தமிழ் மொழிக்கு இருக்கை

 

November 4th fund raiser luncheonStone Middle School


 

Valluvan Tamil Academy will be hosting fund raiser luncheon for Harvard Tamil Chair on Nov 4th from noon to 1.30 PM at Stone Middle School, Centreville, VA. This is a great opportunity to be part of historical moment.

  • No charge for lunch
  • Suggested donation is minimum $50 per family 
  • RSVP is required to attend the event
  • Please donate thru PayPal at https://www.valluvantamil.org/ or give check in the name of "Valluvan Tamil Academy" (Check is preferred to avoid PayPal charge).
  • Your donations for this cause is tax deductible and 100% of your contributions goes to Harvard Tamil Chair.
  • We have regular classes on Nov 4th.

ஹார்வார்டில் தமிழுக்கு ஓர் இருக்கை ! 

வைதேகி ஹெர்பெர்ட் - 'உலகப் புகழ்பெற்ற ஹார்வார்டு பல்கலைக்கழகத்தில் தமிழ் மொழிக்கு இருக்கை கிடையாது. தொன்மையான தமிழ் மொழிக்கு ஓர் இருக்கை அங்கே அமையுமானால், உலகமே பயனுறும். தமிழுக்குப் பெருமை; தமிழர்களுக்கும் பெருமை’ 

http://harvardtamilchair.org/

 


 

November 11th 1 to 1.30 PM @ Stone Middle School

Meet & Greet Jonathan Ripley, Harvard Univ. & Dr. Vijay

Valluvan Tamil Academy welcomes Jonathan Ripley, Preceptor in Tamil, Harvard University, Dr. Vijay Janakiraman and Sornam Shankar on Nov 11th.

 


 

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We need lot of help so please signup for volunteering using below link

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Thanks to Below Members for the valuable contributions 

Illanchezhian

Selva A

Shanthini Ravichandran

Kamalakrishnan Srinivasan

Baskar Kumaresan

Raja Kakayadi

Aarthy Ravichander

Sharmila Arumugam

Ravikumar Keepudi

Saravanan Ramasamy

Nagabalaji Baskaran

Kaliappan Pitchaiah

Sudha Thillai Govindarajan

Arunkumar Ramasamy

Surya Namasivayam

Wildmillet LLC

Antonavin Amalraj

Vijiyan Sundaram

Venkatanathan Iyengar

Danabackiyam Marimuthu

Gopinath Manickam

Chanadramohan Jayaraman

Suresh Bhaskaran

Atchuthan Sriskandarajan

Baskara S.Muthusamy

Packiaraj chimbambaram

Anthoniz R Thanaseelan

Sivaraman K shanmugasundaram

Malini Chander

Saravanakumar kandasamy

Pongal Day In Virginia

 

Commonwealth of Virginia is the first state to Recognize Pongal Day on every Jan 14th in the entire United States based on Valluvan Tamil Academy’s research.

 

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Tamils across Virginia and all around the world - Our beloved Pongal Tamil festival is now officially recognized as “Pongal Day” by the Virginia General Assembly. The Virginia General Assembly is the oldest continuous legislative body in the New World. A resolution introduced by Delegate David Bulova (D-Fairfax) was approved by the General Assembly on February 14, 2017. With the passage of the resolution, the Commonwealth of Virginia has designated January 14 in 2018 and in each succeeding year as Pongal Day in Virginia.

In his testimony to the General Assembly, Delegate Bulova explained to his fellow members that Pongal Day is similar to Thanksgiving Day. He then described the importance of the celebration to millions of Tamils. Committee members in both the House and Senate were deeply moved and inspired by our Tamil Heritage and the resolution was approved unanimously.

We thank and congratulate Delegate Bulova, who represents the City of Fairfax and parts of Fairfax County in the House of Delegates, for his continued and unwavering support and promoting this auspicious festival before is fellow members to pass this resolution. This will provide Tamils across the Commonwealth of Virginia an opportunity to celebrate and share our rich Tamil heritage, culture, language, and history.

By proclaiming January 14th as Pongal Day, both Virginia and our great nation will have the opportunity to recognize the myriad contributions that Tamil Americans provide to this great nation's social, economic, political and cultural fabric. Pongal Day will be an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about the inspirational role that Tamil Americans have played and continue to play in communities across America.

The Valluvan Tamil Academy and its legal advisor Mr. Sriskandarajah has worked tirelessly to make this happen.

Congratulations to VA Tamils, Valluvan Tamil Academy and Thanks to Delegate Bulova!

 

This is a historical moment for all Tamils in the United States. Now Pongal day is one of the official designated days that was enacted by the Virginia General Assembly.

It's a historical moment for all Tamils in Virginia. Thanks a million for your support. We are stronger when we are together.

Press release is posted under https://www.facebook.com/ValluvanTamilAcademy/


http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/schedule/ddCalendar.php

https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?171+ful+HJ573ER

AAP Recommendation

Guidelines to issue AAP recommendation letter effective from Feb 4th 2017 onwards

  1.  Student already completed two years of Tamil learning.
  2.  Passed with minimum 70% score and attended 70% of the scheduled classes.
  3.  AAP recommendation letter should be signed by two authorized individuals.
    1. One of the board of Directors preferably Teacher representative.
    2. One of the class room teachers.

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