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Month : January
Year : 2011


                      SWINDON TAMIL ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER
                      SWINDON TAMIL ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER
                                      Registered Charity No: 1114939

From the President
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First of all let me wish a VERY HAPPY &                                                                                  "       #
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Another successful year has passed and we are proud to                               *               %       '                       +
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been achieved without the support and enthusiasm of all       11
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members, particularly the committee members. I thank         3 ((    #     2 2       4   (        4
you all for your continued support.                            ,
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The School was closed for the Christmas break on 19            ,    ,              2       (
December with a Christmas celebration. Our children               ((    #
sang carols and took part in nativity play. Christmas
celebration won’t be complete without Santa who                      ( 7              New College Phoenix Theatre8
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Deepavali was celebrated on 6 November, in the Phoenix       Swindon Borough Council), ' ,           2 Rod Bluh
Theatre, Swindon New College with the Mayor of               9' ,             <8 ( (                '
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celebrations. The programme included classical and folk         '                      #
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(children & adults), A play on Ramayana written and
directed by Tulaksia & Mithula was well received. The                ( (                  . :
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teacher concluded the programme. The dinner which                          )                             '       ((        # !
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Thaipongal was celebrated on 15 January in the Lawn          Community Hall                          -       # . + ( 0.
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Community Hall with over 100 members and children               2       (              B                - -
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participated. The celebration was preceded by the Annual                                 Lawn Community Hall        5-
General Meeting at which new office bearers were                 2         $         5( 5                 $ '
elected. A full list of the 2011 Committee is given at the    5           ((         #
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continuing at Savernake till at least the half term break            6
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and then this will be reviewed.
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There are now over 60 children in our books and many           3             #
more are still joining. However if we need to weather the     BME Forum, Schools Forum, SAPAC, The Stronger communities
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financial difficulties we will face in the coming years, as
Local Government grants become scarce, we need to
increase our membership. As agreed at the AGM I urge                  •               Swindon Advertiser Barclays Bank
everyone to make extra effort to recruit at least one new                                      “Cash for Schools” $    "( +     $
member this year.                                                                     0    (    9£5,000)             # 5-   "
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The following children celebrated their birthdays during the         •     8                                                                            9 ((
reporting period. Our best wishes goes to all of them.                     (                       (                     () (!                          < $-
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Abinash Rajendrakumar 3 January                                      •     8                                                 5                          2("(
Alan Paulson 7th January                                                                           (
Akshaya Jeyaseelan 7th January                                       •     8                                                 2(           "(
Alina Vinod 8th January
Shenoj Jasotharan 16th January                                       •     8                                                                  2
Aria Paulson 18th January                                            •     8                                                                            9H +
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Raahavy Ragunathan 19th January
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Management Committee for 2011                                                                                                                                     5

Ram Thiagarajah, Nalayini Jeevakumar, Shamine Ravindran,
Siva Murugesan, M Maran, S Vakeeson, S Sripavan, , N
Sathyadevan,        Aruna    Thiagarajah,, G.Ratnanandan,
M. Vakeesan, Selvaradha Vakeeson, Sivahamy Rajendran,
Unnikrishnan,         G.Suriyakumar,       Rajendrakumar,            F((                                                     %
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V.R.Baghirathan, Anbarasi      Ragunathan, K.Thavarajah,
Sutharshi Thavarajah, M.Sundareswaran

Trustees

Ram Thiagarajah,
M. Sundareswaran
Shamine Ravindran
Nalayini Jeevakumar                                                                            =                                  2           8
V. R. Baghirathan (elected 2011)                                                           (            "(
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Date of publication of Next News Letter - April 2011.
  Address: Lawn Community Centre, Guilford Avenue,
               Lawn, Swindon. SN3 1LA.
            http://swindontamils.tripod.com
         Email : swindontamils@yahoo.co.uk                                                              8                          I
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           Contact : Ram Thiagarajah President                                 8                   %                                               I
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                  Phone: 01793 487471

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