36TH COMMITTEE

Members: 
Mr. Ponkumaran Selvam, Mr. Irshath Mohamed, Mr. Syed Ashratullah, Ms. Nasima Begum, Ms. Farzanah Samad, Mr. Aravindh Raj, Ms. N Anirtha, Ms. Furhanah Azharuddin, Ms. Mogana Priya, Mr. Mohamed Razeen, Mr. Mohamed Faizal, Ms. Gowry Chandrasegaran  
Ms. Nachammai Vidhya, Mr. Tamilarasan Teyagarajan, Ms. Rinaa Ragupalan, Ms. Agnes Mary Sneha, Ms. Dhashni Manogaran, Ms. Priya Vasudevan, Ms. Azimah Begam, Mr. Vishnu Muthiah  

Our Projects

  • Sangae Muzhangu 2013 @ Esplanade

  • Saadhanai ‘A’ Level Tuition Project 2013

  • Sports Spectra 2013

  • Project Archive

37TH COMMITTEE

Members: 
Mr. Irshath Mohamed, Mr. Syed Ashratullah, Ms. Aruna d/o Ramasamy, Mr. Mohamed Shaik Faizal s/o S, Mr.Muthiah Nachiappan, Mr. Aravindh Raj, Ms. Aruna d/o Anantha Sayanam, Mr. Balamuniappan Pranesh, Ms. Jeya Ranjani, Mr. Jharyathri Thiagarajah, Ms. Lakshmi Shandra Bos, Mr. M. Ganeshkumar, Mr. Mohamed Shameer, Ms. Nanthinii Yegambaram, Ms. Rezvana Fairouse, Mr. Rias Bin Abdul Rahim, Ms. Shantiya Angelina, Ms. Yoggaranjeni Vickraman, Ms. Divyalakshmi Ganeson

Our Projects

  • Saadhana 'A' Level Tuition Project

  • Sports spectra

Other Initiatives

  • Maalu Maalu Lanka

  • NAC writer’s festival 2013

  • Tamil Language Festival 2014

  • Project Archive

  • Community Engagement Programme Retreat

  • Tamil language learning festival 2014

38TH COMMITTEE

From Left to Right: 
Row 1:  Arjun Vijaya Ratnam, Pandiyan Vinith Kumar, Muthiah Arunaachalam, Arvin Kumar S/O Balamurugan, Heshvin Mathva, Elangovan Indu, R Priya, Siti Nuraini Binte Abdul Haleem, Syed Hakkim Nisha D/O Sikkandar, R R Vigneshkumar, Fazrina Salauddin 
Row 2: Rameshgandhi Venkat, Sarika Nishaini D/O Manimaran, Srinidhi Manikantan, K Sangeetha, Shalini Ramasamy, P. Rubinishree, A. Subethira D/O V Ahrumugam, Anutra Guru, Shanmathi Surulimuthu, Halida Thanveer Bte Asana Marican, Jason Lorenzo Velaisamy, N Lavanya
Absent: Kalaivani D/O Subramaniam

Our Projects

Sports Spectra is an annual Sports event organised by NUS TLS. This event has been conducted over the past 30 years and has built rapport amongst the Singapore Indian youth. New sports such as Kin-ball and Captain’s Rug were introduced, and soccer was brought back. Kabaddi (our traditional Indian games) was also included in the event but was played non-competitively. They also included a Kalari Payat (Indian martial art) showcase (by the Kalari Academy) to educate our youth about this traditional but important element of tamil culture. Sports Spectra 2018 had a carnival with booths selling snacks, drinks as well as mini games. Youths from other races were called so as to foster racial harmony between the participants as well as extend the objective of inculcating healthy lifestyle to them.

Link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqqzVEvbEqc

Sports Spectra

yutham

Yutham is a Tamil vocabulary competition, held in conjunction with the Tamil Language Festival, which aims to encourage students to improve and expand their vocabulary in a fun and engaging manner. Yutham was initiated in 2016 and was targeted at pre-university students from junior colleges and polytechnics. It also aimed to introduce the Tamil translations of English words and phrases commonly used in the singaporean context to students. Following its success in the previous year, Yutham was organised for the second time and incorporated several new aspects. One of the highlights of Yutham 2017 was that the competition was expanded to include a category for secondary school students. In addition, the event had an additional intended outcome of developing the conversational Tamil skills of students

Saadhana ‘A’ Level Tuition Project, organised by NUS TLS is a non-profitable, student-run project that has been running for 33 years since its inception in 1984. Saadhana aims to provide quality and affordable tuition to support Indian students in the Junior Colleges or Pre-University Institutions and help them achieve their goal of entering university by supporting them in their academic endeavour to help them cross the ‘A’ level milestone.

On top of the usual initiatives, Saadhana Portal acted as a platform to bridge the gap between the administrators, teachers as well as the students. It allowed students to access educational resources and have active discussion with their tutors even after classes.

saadhana 'A' level tuition project

Other Initiatives

Project Strive is a new initiative to help the low-income families in Zhenghua community. This is a combined effort of National University of Singapore Tamil Language Society, National University of Singapore Indian Cultural Society, Nanyang Technological University Tamil Literary Society and Singapore Management University Tamizha. Through Project Strive, we aimed to unite the expertise of the different societies regarding community involvement, instill the spirit of service amongst Indian youths and enable them to grow into servant leaders.

Project strive

Sangae Muzhangu 

In this committee, Sangae Muzhangu 2017 was staged for the 20th time. It was definitely a milestone not only for the production crew but also for many Executive Committees and Production Crews that have worked on Sangae Muzhangu before. Following 2015, Sangae Muzhangu 2017 was staged for 2 days and it also featured English surtitles in an effort to appeal to a wider section of the Singapore Community.

To celebrate its 20th Anniversary, the production crew decided to give back to the community. Without the help of the community, Sangae Muzhangu would not have reached such milestones.

Link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1LVtIrwZ7k

39TH COMMITTEE

From Left to Right: 
Row 1: A K R Thawfiqa Banu, Shanaz Farvin Binte Shariff Tajudeen, Monicka Alexander, Muthukumarasamy Sindhuja, Deepika, Halida Thanveer Bte Asana Marican, Kausalya Vijayan Kumaran, Kerrthegaa D/O Gopalan, A R Julia Nazarene Ranee, Sutheshini D/O V Dhanaraj, Ashwinii Selvaraj
Row 2:  Vikash Jeyathevan, Rahul Rajesh, Jason Lorenzo Velaisamy, R Saravanan, Rameshgandhi Venkat, Sairesh Pillai, Valavan Rajarajan, Vishnu Varathan S/O Mohan, Kuppan S/O Chockalingam
Absent: R.R. Vigneshkumar, P Rubinishree, Shreyas Kuthanoor Prakash, Mukeshwaran Baskaran, Charavanan

Our Projects

Sports Spectra is a non-profit annual Sports event organised by NUS TLS. This event aims to bring together Indian youths through sports and promote an active lifestyle. Sports Spectra 2018 was held on 24th February 2018 from 12pm to 6pm at NUS Outdoor Basketball Courts, University Sports Centre. This year marked Sports Spectra’s 25th Anniversary. Hence, the organising team included a brand new effort of opening it up to youths of other races as well. Furthermore, we introduced new sports such as Kin-ball and Captain’s Rug as well as brought back soccer which were played in a competitive manner. Kabaddi, a traditional Indian sport was also played non-competitively.

Sports Spectra 2018 also included a carnival with booths selling snacks and drinks as well as carnival games. The unique elements to the carnival this year was the inclusion of ‘Kalari Payat’ and ‘Uriyadi’ stations. In collaboration with Kalari Academy Singapore, Kalari Payat, one of the world’s oldest traditional South Indian martial art, was showcased during the event. The inclusion of traditional elements allowed our Indian youths along with participants from other races to develop appreciation for the Indian culture.

Link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg6MUGtjSGc

Sports Spectra

KALAM

After having organised Yutham, a Tamil literary competition for the past two years, NUS TLS came up with a new initiative Kalam. Kalam 2018 was an innovative Tamil Language competition, organised by NUS TLS to try something more theatrical to engage students in a creative and entertaining manner. Kalam 2018 aimed to improve Tamil usage and instill passion towards Tamil among pre-tertiary students. This event was held in conjunction with the Tamil Language Festival, that celebrates Tamil language, culture and heritage during the month of April. Kalam 2018 featured Junior College students, Polytechnic students and ITE students. Mr G Selvananthan, founder of Avant Theatre, graced our event as the guest of honour, with Mrs Vickneswari Vadivalagan and Mr Arunasalam Eranien as the judges for the competitions.
The 2 competition segments of Kalam 2018 gave students the opportunity to think and converse in tamil outside of the classroom environment, especially the Polytechnic and ITE students who have limited exposure to Tamil Language related activities.

Saadhana ‘A’ Level Tuition Project funded by Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) and Singapore Indian Education Trust (SIET), is mainly conducted for Indian tertiary students (Junior Colleges/Pre-U institutions) at affordable prices. Even though the programme is offered at a subsidised rate, our lessons are taught by experienced and qualified NIE trained teachers. In 2017, 86.7% of students improved their grades in the ‘A’ level examinations and 80% of JC1 students managed to either maintain or improve their results in their final examination.

Moreover, there were some changes introduced in Saadhana 2018 such as a change in the subsidy tiering system. The tuition project now provides subsidies to a wider range of students as compared to 2017. Apart from that, Saadhana also went through a complete revamp of the web portal from 2017 (www.projectsaadhana.com). The portal is a platform that aimed to bridge the gap between the administrations, teachers and students. The portal also provides students access to educational resources and has a forum page to let students have active discussions with their tutors. In addition, Saadhana 2018 was doing mentorship through the portal as well. Students can ask pertinent questions in relation to their university aspirations or clarify doubts with us through the portal. The team will then source for the answers through our network in the university.

saadhana 'A' level tuition project

CSPD

The newly created Community Service Programme Directorate pioneered two projects namely Pongal Galatta and Varnam which received warm praises from many. This event was organised with the support of Fei Yue community services to work towards an inclusive community in which the less-fortunate are also able to celebrate special festivals. It has also helped our own TLS members to serve the Indian community through meaningful engagements which banks on culture and heritage. Varnam 2018 was held at Sree Narayana Mission for the residents there. TLS members and the residents came together for two sessions on 4th and 11th February to create painted artwork on tote bags. The students befriended the elderly and forged bonds with them. The activities were aimed to form interaction with the elderly and provide them with a creative experience. The designed tote bags were sold by TLS members to their friends and family. The funds raised through the sales was donated to Sree Narayana Mission

Other Initiatives

Project Strive is a new initiative to help the low-income families in Zhenghua community. This is a combined effort of National University of Singapore Tamil Language Society, National University of Singapore Indian Cultural Society, Nanyang Technological University Tamil Literary Society and Singapore Management University Tamizha. Through Project Strive, we aimed to unite the expertise of the different societies regarding community involvement, instill the spirit of service amongst Indian youths and enable them to grow into servant leaders.

Project strive

Singapore Tamil Youth Conference

Singapore Tamil Youth Conference (STYC) optimized the structure of round- table discussions by accentuating youth’s ability to identify problems and propose ideas with possible methodology on pertinent issues in Singapore Tamil Community. The conference will expose youth delegates with specific problem statements of the pillars- Education and Arts- and engage them in intriguing discussions. STYC 2018 served as the building block of STYC 2016 and hopes to continue to construct ways in capturing voices of the youth.

Link to the STYC song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d93uZinbnT4

40TH COMMITTEE

From Left to Right: 
Row 1: Sivagurunathan Raveena, Theenan Kavya , S. Vinodan, Haresh Menon, D. Hariharen
Row 2:  Fahira Farveen, Tharshini, Rishi Varman S/O Sekar, Anbudurai Manisha, Dharmalingam Jayasutha,  Rachanna Velayudham, S M Naheshwari, Gopalakrishnan Rajalakshmi, Kerrthegaa D/O Gopalan, Sutheshni D/O V Dhanara, Shalini Ramasamy, Roshini D/O Selvam, V Jolen Nivetha
Row 3: Kuppan S/O Chockalingam, Luke Sashitharan, Sadiq  Batcha Kamaldeen, Sairesh Pillai, Baradhan S/O Chandrasekaran,  Basheer Ahamed Hamid Maricar, Vishnu Varathan S/O Mohan, Senthil Araavind, Selvanathan Thayumanavan, Bhuvaneshwaran Vignesh, Ravi Arun Kumarr

Our Projects

Sports Spectra is an annual Sporting event organised by NUS TLS. This event has been conducted over the past 30 years since the inauguration of NUS TLS and has upheld its place as a NUS TLS key event. Moreover, it has been widely received with positive response amongst the Singapore Indian Youth; being a platform for networking as well as enriching team spirit amongst other crucial benefits. Open to all races, Sports Spectra also provides an opportunity for our friends from other cultures to learn more about our traditional games and sports.

The 40th Committee had included Captain’s Ball and Soccer as part of the programme plan. Participants also got to try their hand at well-liked traditional Indian games such as Pittugaram. There was also a carnival-like set up with various stalls where participants could play a variety of activities such as Goli, Kaaragattam, Carrom and Kolam-designing

Link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm1Uhj5n9qc

Sports Spectra

KALAM

On 30th March 2019, NUS TLS organised Kalam 2019, at Woodlands Library Auditorium. The objective of the programme was to ensure our Tamil language’s pertinence amongst the youth. We wanted to bring this idea via current media trends such as video memes and other arts mediums such as photography. Our event would not have been a success without our enthusiastic participants from tertiary institutions and universities. We would also like to thank Mr S. Manogaran for gracing us with his presence, our judges, and sponsors. Finally, we thank our audience for supporting our initiative in promoting Tamil language in a fun and unique manner! Stay tuned for such future events from NUS TLS!

The Saadhana 'A' Level Tuition project was introduced in 1984 to provide students with an affordable avenue of academic help, and now revamped into the Saadhana Mentorship programme, the society continues to do our best to guide students both academically and holistically to help them prepare for their various paths of education.

The Saadhana Mentorship Programme 2019 was in collaboration with SINDA. This programme comprised of four sessions that was conducted over the span of three months and was specially tailored for Indian youths aged between 13-15 years old. The objective of this programme was to motivate youths and encourage them to pursue a university education. Mentors wanted to work with this age group as participants in this age-gap are more impressionable. Hence, it is crucial to instill good values in them and get them motivated by setting goals at an early age.

saadhana

Project Kathir

Spearheaded by the 2nd batch of community service project directors, NUSTLS's brand new initiative Project Kathir was concluded on May 18, 2019. With 3 holistically designed sessions, CSPD assisted the residents of HEB-Ashram in preparing for the working world. The project covered a range of skills, from resume-writing and interview tips, to building self-confidence and goal. The project ended with a fun-filled day in the park, where the residents and students connected over engaging games and a picnic session. NUS TLS carried this out with hopes that this newfound bond between the older residents and the youth of the community will lay the foundation for future collaborations with the ashram!

Other Initiatives

Project Orion was an initiative solely aimed at bringing students from NUS, NTU AND SMU together to bond over our shared Indian heritage, and it can be safely said that everyone had a light-hearted day of fun and interaction during our amazing race. Apart from community service and heritage, we could potentially explore different platforms to conduct tri-uni initiatives in the future.

Project Orion

Sangae Muzhangu

Sangae Muzhangu 2019 is the National University of Singapore Tamil Language Society’s (NUS TLS) flagship project spearheaded by the 40th Executive Committee. This biennial Tamil theatre production will be celebrating its 21st anniversary since its inception in 1987. Sangae Muzhangu has a rich history that has been bequeathed by the NUS Alumni who were part of Sangae Muzhangu in the past. Critically acclaimed for creating great awareness of the contemporary pertinent socio political issues in Singapore, Sangae Muzhangu focuses on how the Tamil community is affected by such issues in the form of Theatrical Art.

Link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JZJ_OQAuRM