Tamil (Kara) New Year Celebrations

கர வருடப் புத்தாண்டு விழா

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Rec Hall, Alumni Village, Tallahassee, FL 32310

  • 2011 Tamil New Year (April 2011) Program Sequence
    1. Hall Set-up (5:30-6:30 PM)
    2. Serving of the Snacks (5:45-7:00 PM)
    3. Thamizthai Vazhthu (7:00 PM)
    4. Welcome Address (7:05 PM)
    5. Entertainment (7:10-8:15 PM)
      1. Children
      2. Adult
        1. Thillumullu Thirumanam (தில்லுமுல்லு திருமணம்) photos
        2. நாடகம் (Drama Script) | YouTube Scenes: 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 |4 | 5 | 6 | 7
    6. Closing Remarks (8:15 PM)
    7. Dinner (8:15-9:15 PM)
    8. Hall Clean-up (9:15-9:45 PM)

Tallahassee Tamil Sangam's 'Kara' Tamil New Year Celebrations were held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 evening at the Rec Hall at Alumni Village, Tallahassee, FL 32310. The program started around 7:00 PM with Tamil Thai Vazhthu (தமிழ் தாய் வாழ்த்து). Then Dr Swamy welcomed everyone who had come to the celebrations. There were about fifty families with children.Then we had Siva and Guna do mimicry and several children performed songs and dances.

Then our drama was staged. Our drama's theme was conceived by my sister Ambiga and I wrote and modified the dialogue to suit our cast and Bhanu helped me in directing the play. The play named Thillumullu Thirumanam (தில்லுமுல்லு திருமணம்) featured 10 characters of which six of them were adults and four of them were kids. The play is a situation comedy where one set of parents tries to dupe the other set in getting their son (a hotel server) married to a girl (whose parents cheat by presenting her with imitation jewelry). The play ends with everyone realizing that they all duped each other.

There was also another play called டன் வந்து டிக்கி கிட்டு போய்ட்டான். Following the plays Mrs Karpagam gave of vote of the thanks and we adjourned for dinner.

Last updated: Thu, Apr 21, 2011 by TS.