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20-01-2012 - பொங்கல் விழா  -  20 Jan 2012

20-01-2012 - பொங்கல் விழா

Pongal, the ancient Tamil Festival of thanksgiving & the much awaited festival of South India was celebrated in Kuwait with a Mega Musical Feast hosted by Kuwait Tamil Sangam. The festival was celebrated on Friday, 20th January, 2012 in American International School, Medan Hawalli-Kuwait.

15 artists from India had come to perform. The artists include famous Actress and Singer Andrea, Singers- Naveen, Aalaap Raju and Priya Hemesh, Musicians- Keyboard by Navneeth Sundar and Nivas Prasanna, on Drums-Jeoraj George and Vikram, flute by Nikhil Ram, guitar by Keith Peters and Jousua Mark Raj, Variety dancers Gokulnath and Leelavathi. Accompanying them was Erode Magesh, the master compere for the night.

The Chief Guests - Honourable Ambassador of India, His Excellency, Satish.C.Metha, Famous Film Director Mr Pandiraj and Mr Jasim Al Nouri- added glow for the celebration.

The program started with an enthralled crowd in the auditorium. The auditorium was filled with nearly 1500+ even at 5.15 PM. Mrs. Sara Javis saluted the audience a warm welcome. The auspicious beginning was done with the lighting of the ‘kuthuvilakku’ by Mrs. Akila Livingston, Mrs. Akila Palanikumar and Mrs. Mahalakshmi Raja. The ‘thamizhthaaivazhthu’ was sung by the lady members of the committee-Mrs. Anitha Mahesh, Mrs. Lalitha Sridhar, Mrs. MithilaVaradharajan, Mrs. PriyaAmbalavanan and Mrs. SudhaVenkatesh.

Mr G.Raja – General Secretary took on the show to the next feature introducing Erode Magesh to the audience. Erode Magesh gave an attractive appearance with his good humour. The applause of the crowd added more enthusiasm for the artists. The singers Naveen, AalaapRaju and the instrumentalists kept the crowd filled with overwhelming performance throughout the show with the famous song ‘pokiripongal’ as a start. The crowd enjoyed when PriyaHemesh started off with her hit song ‘meow meow’. Every time when Erode Magesh performed the auditorium was filled with laughter and entertainment.

Actress / singer Andrea amazed the audience with her sustainable high voice, rhythm and elegant charm. The dancers Gokul and Leelavathi dazzled the audience with their performance.

During the Event, souvenir on the title of “ yaadhum oore yavarum kelir” was released by His Excellency and was collected by Mr John simon – Al mulla Exchange, Mr Dinu chandran – Western union, Mr Dilip of Srilankan airlines, Mr Laks & Mr A.N.Natarajan, Mr Swaran Singh of Green Springs Intl.

Mr.Livingston addressed his welcome to the guests and the audience. His Excellency Satish C Mehta addressed the audience by delivering his greetings and appreciation to KTS and Pongal wishes to all. Mr.Jasim Al Nouri of Nouri Establishments, the major sponsor also delivered his happiness in participating in the celebration. National Award Winning Film Director “Pasanga” Pandiraj in his speech expressed his happiness to be in the function and shared his olden days where he struggled to come for this position which will be a inspiration & motivation for the people.

 

As a part of custom, the Chief Guests-The Ambassador, His Excellency Satish C.Metha, Mr Jasim Al Nouri and Director Pandiraj were felicitated with mementos by the President of KTS Mr.Livingston, Mr.Palanikumar the Vice President and Mr.Raja the Gen- Secretary.

As an expression of gratitude Mrs.Lalitha Sridhar called on stage the sponsors to receive mementos from Director Pandiraj. All the artists and the volunteers were also awarded with mementos. Mr.Palanikumar gave the vote of thanks. The show ended with the traditional song ‘vazhiyasenthamizh’.

Dinner was served to the members and guests from M/s Avantis Palace.

Each and every viewers of the show were happy and delighted to witness this wonderful show and greeted KTS team. The consistent efforts put in by the committee members turned to give a stunning mega show.

The official carrier is Sri Lankan Airlines and media partner IndiansinKuwait.com. The sponsor line up for the event - Event sponsors- Nouri ,Green Springs ,Al Mulla Exchange, Western Union. Main sponsors –Karur Vysa Bank, Johncrane ,Flowserve, Hotel Saravanaa Bavan, Merit School-Thiruvarur and Co-sponsors – Gulfmart, Gulfspic, Napesco, Hoerbiger,ECCO-Alyasra fashion, Khuff, KMMC, NCC, AlMuhaya, AlMuntaser, W trans, DSR technical servies , Osrathi Center Market & Kuwait Engg - Metal machining Co & Volunteer support from Frontliners Kuwait