KTS is a socio-cultural organization that represents the Tamil community in the city of Ahmedabad. Its main objective is to bring together the Tamil population spread across the city and to foster a strong bonding with the local populace such that they can cohabit in a mutually congenial atmosphere.
Ever since its inception in 2011, KTS has initiated and organized various programs that is aimed at the development of its members and of the city at large. Be it extending support to the deserving students, reaching out to the needy during the times of calamity, encouraging sports and cultural activities or organizing health camps, KTS has always played a crucial role. Needless to say, these activities have also brought the community closer to the local Gujarati community.
KTS has today grown into a vibrant and pulsating family with over hundreds of members representing all walks of lives. The membership profile includes professionals, bureaucrats, government employees, senior citizens, students, housewives etc. and the membership base is also growing rapidly with new members joining the KTS every year.
The first generation Tamilians who came to Gujarat were drawn primarily from the ranks of mill workers, factory labours while only a few handfuls were from the executive class.
Over the next several years, Ahmedabad – the Manchester of India – began slipping ground on the textile front in the face of an onslaught from the synthetic garments sector. In 1962, Bombay was carved up into the two states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
This led to a significant realignment in the blanket job description of the Tamilians, per se, with quite a few taking up jobs both in the government and the private sector – the latter, predominantly downstream petrochemicals industries. This is not to forget a handful who started their own enterprises.
Meanwhile, it was collectively decided by a few pioneering souls who were committed to their origin, firmly rooted in the ethos and culture of Tamil Nadu. It was thus decided that the vital umbilical cord linking the settlers to their state of origin be kept intact at least by virtue of annual get-togethers.
With all these history the Tamilians in Gujarat decided to float an association to keep alive its ethnic identity, free of any religious, caste or political affiliations. The KTS was born on 14th January 2011.
It would be difficult and to some extent not relevant also, to pin point every achievement of a social organization of the stature of KTS. However, our elders who spent a lot of their time and energy for KTS for the welfare and well being of Tamil community in Ahmedabad did succeed in their relentless efforts to some extent and best of their capability with the limited resource.
|Mr. Balaji Iyer||President||Satellite|
|Mr. Thiyagarajan||Vice President||Satellite|
|Mr. R.Shiva||Joint Asst. Secretary||Maninagar|
|Mr. R.Vetrivel||Joint Asst. Secretary||Sabarmati|
|Mr. Vijay Kumar Iyer||Co. Asst. Secretary||Satellite|
|Mr. Selvam Mudaliar||Program Management||Maninagar|
|Mr. Shivaraman||Joint Asst. Treasurer||Maninagar|
|Mr. Karunanan||Joint Asst. Treasurer||Maninagar|
|Mr. Satyavan||Legal Advisor||Godasar|
|Mr. A.Muthayan||Content Writer||Maninagar|
|Mr. Senthilkumar Mudaliar||Media & Publicity||Maninagar|
|Mr. Mahesh (Venkat)||Cultural Management||South Bopal|
|Mrs. Saradha Lakshman||Cultural Management||Maninagar|
|Mr. V.Jagannath Mudhliyar||Photographer||Maninagar|
|Mr. Kiran Kumar||Team Member||Maninagar|
|Mr. K.Kumar||Team Member||Maninagar|
|Mr. S.Karthikeyan||Team Member||Maninagar|
|Mr. Rajamani||Team Member||Maninagar|
|Mr. V.Palaniswami||Team Member||Maninagar|
|Mr. V.M.Manimaran||Team Member||Maninagar|
|Mr. K.Kandasamy||Team Member||Maninagar|
|Mr. Kumar Pillai||Team Member||Maninagar|
An organization that is actively involved in community welfare activities like organizing medical checkup and blood donation camps, undertaking eco-friendly initiatives, providing support during calamities, encouraging education through motivational initiatives for students, recognition of notable contribution and achievements by members, felicitating senior citizens for their long term association, encouraging women power through various women-centric initiatives.
An organization that has received acclaim and recognition as a truly Tamil community organization from all quarters including the Govt and other reputed institutions.