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Month : Oct / Nov
Year : 2010


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

From the President
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The Tamil School and other activities restarted after the                  ''
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summer break on 5 September 2010. There have been                "                             +
some new arrivals to Swindon and we welcome the                   ! $      $
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families who arrived recently.                                                  -                 .        ,        /
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Aruna and I have been away from Swindon for 2 months                                                                         $
to arrange my son’s wedding in Colombo and therefore          $       !             +
this message will be short.                                  ( 2 !
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Vijayadasami was celebrated on 16th of October in the                "
Lawn Community Hall. As in last years puja was                 3 -4                 5"                6                          +               7
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conducted by a priest from London who also initiated                 .     /                         *
Vidyarambam to several children. Dance, music and                         +                          6    # 9:$$
violin were also initiated by the respective teachers on that ( '
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day. More than 100 adults and children participated and            $$        +
the evening ended with the distribution of prasadam.            -           )                                                   +
A number of new faces were seen at the Vijayadasami           /                                                              /
function and we hope that all of them will become                   $ *                                /   /                   $
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members and support the Association.                              ;)                                       6         !       9
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There are still some members who have not paid their         !    "          $
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membership fees and I urge them to pay their dues to the
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Treasurer.                                                                  .                                            -               .
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The President & Mrs Aruna Thiagarajah were the guests
at the Onam Celebrations by the Malayalee Association.                                            8      =
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                                                             BME Forum, Faith Forum, Connecting People Connecting
The president attended the following events/forums on        Places, OMG Plus
behalf of the Association:
BME Forum, Faith Forum; Connecting People
Connecting Places and OMG Plus.                              Savernake Community Hall    $                     /                 "           +
NEWS                                                           "               .       /                                 .
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We have now received the keys for the Savernake Social                      ) +         $$                                       $$
Hall and within the next few weeks a trial run will be                                                                   $        $$ " +
carried out to see whether all our classes can be
accommodated in the new premises. If successful we will
be moving to the new premises shortly.




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Navaratri is a Hindu celebration that is celebrated every                     2                         )
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year. Navaratri lasts for ten days. Over these days,                       8
Hindu’s worship three lady goddess’s. Durga, Lakshmi                       2       8
and Saraswathi.
The first three days, we worship the Goddess, Durga.             8                      !                   – ;
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Durga gives us braveness so we shall not fear anything. In                             "            :
many pictures or paintings, Durga is seen riding a tiger.                          )                    $
Durga is also known as the Mother Goddess or Devi, and               6              !            8
she occupies a special place in the Hindu Pantheon.              3                                           4
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For the next three days, we look up to the Goddess           2 ! $$                                               !
Lakshmi. The Goddess Lakshmi, represents money and            8 2 ! $$
wealth. Most people would ask her for help if they were                        $
poor or if they were need of money. In many pictures,               !    4
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Lakshmi is sitting on a pink lotus flower.                      4      0        !
Tha last three days are given to Sarasvathi. Sasvathi                     3
brings us good education for all children. She is the one                  3
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who sits on top of a snow white lotus.                          #      !        3
The last day of Navaratri, is called Vijayadasami.                  !      !
Vijayadasami is also the day that Lord Rama killed demon        6      6 /        * " !
king Ravana. Also the day when good rules over evil and                        !    "
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everyone has a very special celebration!                        $ 4                                                   "
At the Lawn Community Centre, The Tamil Association                       :     8
celebrated Vijayadasami. Many children started                8   " !        "
Vidyarambam. All children had a part in the celebration.     <
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About 2000 years ago, Mary was visited by someone. A         5
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special someone. An angel called Gabriel. Gabriel told her   /
that she had been chosen to have a special baby that must                 !
be named Jesus and nothing else. Soon after the angel had         !
appeared, Mary and Joseph got married. Then after a
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while Mary was due to have a baby. So they had to go to                                                  ! C
Bethlehem as they had to pay a tax to have the baby Jesus.
For the next few days Mary had to ride on a donkey                     $                                         $                  5$                     =9   8
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across Galilee all the way to Bethlehem. When Mary and                                              5$        6                 !    9                     # $
Joseph got to Bethlehem, there were so many people                     !     +                                       89        ! )
waiting in the queue and Mary was very tired so they           5$          =9                   8         $                          4                         $ $
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decided to rest at an inn. When they reached the inns they                                                       .
all said the same thing. NO SPACE!!! But at last an inn            896                                                                4
keeper said “I don’ t have space in the inn but you are                                                  $                                6
welcome to stay in the stable with all the animals” After              $           #        $           ; !                       6           8
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about 5 hours later Mary had baby Jesus. She wrapped                   9      .                     ;                89           8                   5$ "
him in strips of cloth and laid him a manger made of hay.          "       ; : +
At the same time on a hill, some shepherds saw a blinding
light. But then they recognised it was an angel. At first          8       D            $ $                                           2            $                $$
they were scared but the angel convinced them that they                             EelectricianF                                                 8
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were not scary and they had some good news. The good           #
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see the new baby. When they got there they worshiped               ,                                         EFlickering LightsF
him. The shepherds had told Mary and Joseph about the                                                               5$ "      $ $$ +
angel coming to visit them. In the Far East the wise men       ; !
saw a bright star gleaming in the black sky. The wise men        9                      "            + E/ !                                           !                  "
studied this special star and found out what it was. This is                                        9 2              :            9 *
what it said: Whenever there is a bright star in the sky it     8                       F+
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means there is new great leader born. The wise men                                 $                                            /                                        : +
decided they were going to see this new great leader. They     2               2
went to Jerusalem to see King Herod as they thought that       ; !   4     +
the baby would be in the royal palace. They asked King         ‘   ’ EAdapterF ; !                                                                ;                 ;
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Herod if the new baby would be new king of the Jews.
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my throne. The king said to find the baby so he could                                                                     89      ;
worship the baby himself. The wise men went to find the                                 $            8                    "               !                 +
new baby. They followed the bright star which led to the                                                     0                                             $              " +
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stable. They found Jesus and worshipped him. They gave                 ,   $                                 *                 $ $ 2
him gifts of gold, incense and myrrh. That night the men                 "               "                 +
had the same dream where an angel warned them that             !                        7!               !                                "
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King Herod wanted to kill Jesus and told then not to go        ;  .
back to the palace. The wise men went back to their             8                                                          9              ;                     /
country and never went back to see King Herod. Soon               4                     +
after, Joseph got a dream from the angel to take Mary and        $ 8
Jesus to Egypt as evil King Herod wanted to kill Jesus.
When the wise men did not come back, King Herod                                                              $        / Thirukkural
realised that they were not going to come back. So he sent
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more people to kill Jesus but they couldn’ t as he in                              $
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Egypt!!!!                                                      Transliteration: akara muthala ezhuththellAm aathi
                        The End!!!!!!                          Pakavan muthatRae ulaku
By Anujan Suriyakumar (10 Yrs)                                                      /0                    /                       2                   #
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What is the census?                                            world's domains.As the letter A is the first of all
The census provides a high quality estimate of the             letters, so the eternal God is first in the world.
population. It is a count of all people and households in
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to help government and local authorities plan the               National Statistics (ONS)) /"                        " $ +                 2!
Services and resources people need, Such as transport,          !                               0                   # 2!
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Yes. Every householder must, by law, complete and               /     :       2           !     " /        4       8
return a 2011 Census questionnaire. If you don't you            ; : $ +
could face prosecution, a hefty fine (up to £1000) and a        /               " !
criminal record. We ask about work, health, national             3            !     " I
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     • Census helpline in over 50 languages                             ! )      !              ! ;       .        ;
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Your answers will be turned into statistics about the
community and groups within it. Personal census                         •                            ;                              !          ;
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More Information and Jobs!
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Congratulations!                                                            .                                                    " +
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The following children have celebrated their birthdays during                                               +
the reporting period. Our best wishes goes to all of them.      !                       .               !                          $       C
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Gayathri Manimaran 28 of July                                   !                       .           www.census.gov.uk
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Nilani Vakeeson 3rd August
Aparna Rose Saji 04th August
Raghini Ragunathan 08th of August                                                   ( A( A& ( / 5"
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Naveen 14th August
Kavinayan Rajan 16th of August
Rakshika 19th August
Aleena Mathew 26th August
Alwin Mathew 01st September
Pathusan Rajendram 11th of September
Siddharth Narayanan 12th of September

Date of publication of Next News Letter – January
2011.
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           Email : swindontamils@yahoo.co.uk
Contact : Ram Thiagarajah President, T.P: 01793 487471
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