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About us

About us

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.

Dedication

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.

Achievements

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.

  • Recognize the academically bright Tamil students, KTS has started recognizing to toppers of SSC and HSC examination from the year 2017 onwards.
  • KTS also started distributing on the Notebooks on the discounted price of 50 – 70% from the market rate on the basis of “No Profit – No Loss” in the year 2017.
  • PONGAL celebrations started in 2015 and since then we are celebrating every year along with cultural programs, organizes dances and music programs etc. on a regular basis to encourage budding talents amongst the members and participants from the Tamil community.
  • In 2015, comedy show has been organized of Sun TV’s famous comedy show “Asatta Povadhu Yaaru” fame Comedy King – Mr. Ramakrishnan.
  • On 01.02.2015 with the help of Rotary Club of Keshavnagar, KTS has organized a “FREE MEDICAL CAMP” at Keshavnagar, Sabarmati. 200+ community people get benefitted in this camp.
  • On 22.06.2014 organized Musical Concert my renowned artist Mr. Bhagavat Krishnan at Prakash High School.
  • On 17.03.2013 – KTS Gandhinagar branch headed by Mr. Bhaskar, Mr. Rajagopal and Mr. Thyagrajan organized programme of Thriu Veeramani presided by chief guests Shri Tirupugazh IAS and Shri Ranjit Kumar IAS.
  • On 20.10.2013 comedy show organized of Sun TV’s famous comedy show “Asatta Povadhu Yaaru” fame Comedy King – Mr. Ramakrishnan.
  • With the help of Mr. Satyavan, KTS has organized a “FREE MEDICAL CAMP” at Dharmanagar, Sabarmati. 500+ community people get benefitted in this camp.
  • 14.10.2012 Organized comedy drama – “Endru Taniyum Indha Sundandira Dagham” programme with renowned T.V. actor T. Varadarajan and Cho at H. K. Commerce Hall.
  • On 22.01.2012 organized “Patti Mandram” headed by Shri Tirupugazh (IAS) and Bharat Natyam by Mrs. Vanitha Natarajan.
  • Organized stage drama with renowned T.V. actor T. Varadarajan on 13.11.2011 at Prakash High School.
  • Participated in Kankaria Carnival Cultural Fest every year from 2011 to 2014 organized by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, by Sarda Laxmanan troupe.

Committee Member

NameDesignationArea
Mr. Balaji IyerPresidentSatellite
Mr. ThiyagarajanVice PresidentSatellite
Mr. V.MurugavelSecretaryManinagar
Mr. R.Shiva Joint Asst. SecretaryManinagar
Mr. R.VetrivelJoint Asst. SecretarySabarmati
Mr. Vijay Kumar IyerCo. Asst. SecretarySatellite
Mr. Selvam MudaliarProgram ManagementManinagar
Mr. DhandapaniTreasurerManinagar
Mr. ShivaramanJoint Asst. TreasurerManinagar
Mr. KarunananJoint Asst. TreasurerManinagar
Mr. SatyavanLegal AdvisorGodasar
Mr. Rajgopal ObserverSatellite
Mr. A.MuthayanContent WriterManinagar
Mr. Senthilkumar MudaliarMedia & PublicityManinagar
Mr. BhaskharFundraiserSatellite
Mr. Mahesh (Venkat)Cultural ManagementSouth Bopal
Mrs. Saradha LakshmanCultural ManagementManinagar
Mr. V.Jagannath MudhliyarPhotographerManinagar
Mr. Kiran KumarTeam Member Maninagar
Mr. K.KumarTeam Member Maninagar
Mr. S.KarthikeyanTeam Member Maninagar
Mr. RajamaniTeam Member Maninagar
Mr. V.PalaniswamiTeam Member Maninagar
Mr. V.M.ManimaranTeam Member Maninagar
Mr. K.KandasamyTeam Member Maninagar
Mr. Kumar PillaiTeam Member Maninagar

Why should I join KTS

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.

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