London Nagarathar Sangam
The London Nagarathar Sangam (popularly known as LNS) was established by Mr. Nachiappa Thiagarajan of Kallal in 2004 at London. Mr. Thiagarajan felt there was a strong need for a Sangam to be setup in London so that all the Nagarathars in London can get together, share their thoughts, celebrate Nagarathar festivals and provide an opportunity for their children to know and enjoy the traditional Nagarathar culture. The Sangam met for the first time on the occasion of the Tamil New Year in April 2004 and celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2014. The members of the Sangam meet at least four times during a year on the occasion of Tamil New Year, Deepavali, Pillayar Nombu and Summer Picnic.
- The Sangam's key objectives are:
- A platform to socialize and share the thoughts and happiness among all our Nagarathars.
- Promote our rich Nagarathar culture and its values among the members and children.
- Celebrate our Nagarathar festivals with pride and happiness.
- In 2009, the LNS Committee put forward a proposal to the members for contribution towards the educational and marriage needs of our fellow Nagarathars in India. This was accepted and added to the list of key objectives.
If you belong to the Nagarathar community, live in or around London and would like to become a member of our Sangam, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the North of England there is another Nagarathar Sangam, operating as a separate entity.
London Nagarathar Sangam Deepavali event -10th November 2018
When and where: Saturday, from 2pm to 9.30pm @ Adeyfield Community Centre, The Queen's Square, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4EW
Years most awaited event is here , we have outlined a summary of what to expect:
E-Info : https://youtu.be/WJZRjduAkyU
DEEPAVALI EVENT AGENDA -2018
Arrival at 2pm
~Coffee / Tea served with Snacks
~An Inaugural Speech and Talk from OUR SPECIAL GUEST ''DEVAKOTTAI RAMANATHAN''
~LNS Members Performances*
~Dance performance by passionate Bharathanatyam dancers
~Neeya Naana style debate/ discussion - Conducted by Devakottai Ramanathan (need active participation – Topic to be circulated soon)
Quiz - conducted by Devakottai Ramanathan on Nagarathar Traditions and our Cultural Awareness (for adults & kids)
~Thank you, Speech
~Home time at around 9.30pm
Event scheduled to start at 2pm…. Please make sure to arrive promptly so that you don't miss out on any fun...
*LNS Members Performances: Calling out to all members.... Can be singing, dancing, drama or any other performance on stage - preferable theme Deepavali.... An opportunity to show off your hidden talents and steal the limelight. A grand stage is available for any member (regardless of age) to take over and perform... From reading a poem/story about Deepavali to playing your favourite instrument. Please put your names down (whilst completing the registration form, link below), thank you.
Neeya Naana debate / discussion:
Interested members in participation can reach out to our Secretary (email@example.com) on or before 5th October 2018
Event Registration details:
Please complete the online registration form by clicking the link below on or before 12th October 2018. For payment, please pay into our LNS bank account - HSBC, (details stated on the form):
Please feel free to invite your friends. You can either share the registration link with them or include them as part of your registration.
LNS Committee team will keep you updated re our Deepavali event in subsequent emails.
Recent Events And News
Saturday 30th June 2018
Summer Day Trip-Virginia Water, Surrey GU25 4QF
Our annual summer trip happened on 30th June 2018 at Virginia Waters, Surrey.The event happened on a lovely sunny day with members started arriving from 11:30 AM.Our chettiars and the children started playing a gentle game of cricket and our achi's enjoyed a game of cards.
Following lunch everyone enjoyed the walk around the lake , then we had evening snacks.Following fun filled event all members headed back home safely with a day to rememeber until next LNS event.
14th April 2018
LNS Tamil New Year-Temple Hill Community Centre, Temple Hill Square, Littlebrook Manor Way, Dartford DA1 5HY
The LNS Tamil New Year event along with Thiagarajan Annan 80th birthday celebration took place on April 14th, 2018.
The LNS committee would like to thank all members for their attendance at this year's Tamil new year function and making it a grand success .Please find below the Meeting minutes (along with Photos, Videos link) document. Apologies in case we have missed to call out any names in the document, it is unintentional.
30th December 2017
Nagarathar Pillayar Nonbu- Bromley Parish Church, Church Road, Bromley, Kent, BR2 0EG
The LNS Pillaiyar Nombu took place at Bromley Parish Church on 30th December 2017.As a new initiative,Our LNS Children were involved in the Events.Kudos to all the young Nagarathars.The meeting was attended by 66 families (nearly 130 adults and 60 children), which was an amazing turnout.
LNS committee thank all of sponsors & members for your incredible support to achieve grand success on this event.
Please find attached the Meeting minutes (along with Photos, Videos link) document. Apologies in case we have missed to call out any names in the document, it is unintentional.
-Photos: LINK1 LINK2
21st October 2017
Nagarathar Deepavali event - Adeyfield Community Centre, The Queen's Square, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4EW
The Grand Deepavali event took place at Adeyfield Community Centre, Hemel Hempstead on 21st October 2017. For the first time, LNS children did anchor the event. Well done, Anchor team. The event was held in an interactive manner with Live DJ/Singer, Magician and Caricature artist along with Sangam Children performances.
Thanks to LNS members and committee team to make this event happen in such a grand scale. LNS committee thank all of sponsors for your incredible support to achieve grand success on this event. Overall, it was a great, successful event and the Committee is extremely happy to have received positive feedback from the members who attended and from those who couldn't attend.
Find below the Meeting minutes document along with Photos, Videos link . Apologies in case we have missed to call out any names in the document, it is unintentional.
- Photos Link - Photos taken by Mr. Chidambaram
- YouTube Link - Video Link
- Meeting Minutes
Saturday 23rd September
SPORTS/FUN DAY OUT -Valentines Park, Ilford
Sports / fun day event started with delicious Lunch prepared from home by all Aachi’s. Thanks to all who did bring food for the event.Late afternoon was all fun / laughter with playing cricket, Women’s and children enjoyed playing kho-kho, duck duck goose game, children at Park Kids play area.
Following the fun games everyone relaxed with evening snacks.Later evening all members headed back home with the cheerful memory and joy.
Summer SPORTS MoM
Saturday 8th July
Summer Trip - 2017-"Academy Newland Park,Buckinghamshire, HP8 4AD"
Our summer trip was grand success , LNS sangam organised an overnight stay for the summer trip this year on the 8th of Jul 2017 to 9th Jul 2017. It was fun filled event with BINGO and field games. All winners received prizes from Mr. Thiagarajan Annan.Thanks to the members for their attendance at this year's summer outing. With all their presence the event was a memorable one.
Photos link 1, Photos link 2
Videos' link, YouTube link
15th April 2017
This year the Tamil New year function was celebrated on Saturday 15th April 2017 by the LNS sangam. The new 2017-18 LNS committee took over as office bearers on this occasion. This years function was a fun packed event .Thanks to the members for their presence at this year's Tamil new year function. With all their help and presence the function was a successful one.
7 January 2017
Pillayaar Nombu :"Petts Wood Memorial Hall, 200 Petts Wood Road, Petts Wood, BR5 1LA"
The traditional Pillayar Nombu function took place in the Petts Wood Memorial Hall, on the 7th of January 2017. The function was well attended by Nagarathar families and youngsters, all enjoyed the joyous occasion with traditional Ilai yeduthal and delicious homemade palagaram and finishing the event with fun and successful LNS yelam.
Around £3000 was raised during the Yelam contributing towards sangam charity work.
Pillaiyar Nombu 2017 Meeting Minutes
Pillaiyar Nombu 2017 Photos
30 Oct 2016
Deepavali :"Manor Park Hall, Malden Road, New Malden, KT3 6AU"
For the first time LNS sangam organised a live music troupe for the Deepavali celebrations which was held on the 30th of Oct 2016.
Thanks to the members for their attendance at this year's Deepavali function. It was one of the largest gathering of Nagarathars in the UK, all age groups throughly enjoyed the event.
Deepavali 2016 Meeting Minutes
Deepavali 2016 Photos
Deepavali 2016 Videos
16 Jul 2016
Summer Trip :"Walnutree Manor House, Haughley Green, Suffolk, IP14 3RQ"
For the first time LNS sangam organised an overnight stay for the summer trip this year on the 16th of Jul 2016 to 17th Jul 2016.
Thanks to the members for their attendance at this year's Summer trip function. It was great fun and all the members enjoyed the trip.
Summer Trip 2016 Meeting Minutes
Summer Trip 2016 Photos
15 May 2016
LNS Hot Wheelz team comprising of 30 LNS members took part in the Race for Kids charity event raising £439 for a very good cause.
Well done to all the participants and the organiser Mr Lakshmanan.
Highest individual fund raiser: Mr. Sendhil Thiagarajan - £157.
LNS Hot Wheelz 2016 Run
16 April 2016
Tamil New Year :"Bromley Parish Church, Church Road, Bromley BR2 0EG"
The traditional "Chithrai Tamizh Puthandu (Durmukhi Varudam) vizha" was celebrated on the 16th of April 2016 at the Bromley Hall.
The new 2016-17 LNS committee took over as office bearers on this occasion.
Thanks to the members for their attendance at this year's Tamil new year function. With all their help and presence the function went on very well.
Tamil New Year 2016 Photos
Tamil New Year 2016 Meeting Minutes
14 March 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Sendhil Thiagarajan are proud to inform all of us that their Son Ravi Thiagarajan has passed his LLB with flying colours from Buckinghamshire University.
Congratulations to Ravi and his proud parents.
We welcome a new solicitor in our community and best wishes to Ravi Thiagarajan !
19 December 2015
Pillayaar Nonbu :"Bromley Parish Church, Church Road, Bromley BR2 0EG"
The traditional Pillayar Nombu function took place in the Bromley Parish Church, on the 19th of December 2015. The function was a memorable one, with a huge gathering following the traditional Ilai yeduthal and LNS Yelam.
Around £3900 was collected during the Yelam contributing around £2000 towards charity.
Pillayaar Nonbu 2015 Photos Link:
Pillayaar Nonbu 2015 - Photos
14th November 2015
Deepavali 2016 : "Main Hall, Oaklands College - The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6AH"
The grand gala event 'Fun for All' Deepavali event took place at Oakland’s college, Welwyn Garden City on 14th November 2015. For the first time, we had celebrities from India (Pattimandram fame Mr.Raja and Mrs.Bharathi Bhasker) visiting us for our LNS Deepavali function.
We are happy that we have achieved a grand success on this occasion with incredible support from all the members and sponsors.
Deepavali 2015 Photos and Videos Link:
Deepavali 2015 photos
Deepavali 2015 videos - part 1
Deepavali 2015 videos - part 2
Deepavali 2015 videos - part 3
Deepavali 2015 videos - part 4
01 November 2015
We are happy and delighted to share the news of a new addition to our LNS family.
We would like to Congratulate Dr.Nachiappan, one of our trustee member and his wife Mrs.Sivagami achi for the good news of the birth of their grandson to their daughter Nachu and son-in-law Raju, on 28.10.15 in Queen Charlette Hospital.
We wish the family and the little one health and happiness.
27th June 2015
Summer Trip :"Cambridge, Cambridgeshire"
This year for our summer trip 2015 our LNS community visited Lammas Land, Cambridge. Blessed with sunshine the day was beautiful with a good number of nagarathar families joining.
It was a fun packed picnic with various activities planned. Members started the day with punting in river Cam - enjoying the ride through the popular colleges of Cambridge.
After the punting, delicious lunch prepared by Aachis was served at the Lammas Land open park. Following lunch, the special event of the day arranged and sponsored by our committee surprised the members.
Our special guest Mr. Madurai Ramakrishnan (Popular SUN TV Asatha Povadhu Yaaru fame) entertained our members with his stand up comedy and conducted games for both Adults and Children.
All Children and winners of the games / raffle received prizes. Mr. Thiagarajan Annan felicitated the guest Madurai Ramakrishnan with a memento.
Finally our members enjoyed the hot samosas and tea served in the park and kick started a game of Cricket which ended at 8pm. Truly a day to remember forever. Thanks to the committee for the excellent planning and organizing such a fun filled family picnic !
Summer Trip 2015 Photos Link:
Summer Trip 2015 - Cambridge Photos