Thiruvalluvar

Thiruvalluvar receives prominence at LISHA New Year Celebrations

As this year’s Tamil/Indian New Year dates coincide with the Tamil Language Festival, LISHA is giving prominence to Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar. 

 

The celebrations feature 100 banners to be hung along Little India, bearing a sketched image of the ancient poet, along with one couplet proverb (Kural) and a sponsor’s name. Half of the banners will be in English while the other half will be in Tamil.

 

In their formative years, every Tamil student in Singapore is schooled in the couplets that Thiruvalluvar wrote. Throughout his life, Thiruvalluvar wrote 1,330 couplet proverbs. His teachings have been translated into many languages including Chinese and Japanese.

 

A total of six other events will also be organised from 5 April till 17 April 2022. All events will take place at three main locations: the Indian Heritage Centre, One Farrer Hotel Ballroom and rooftop pavilion at Tekkaplace.

 

The following is a list of the events:

 

Indian Exhibition 

Indian Exhibition

The heritage of various Indian communities will be displayed at this exhibition, including that of the Malayalees, Punjabis, Telugus, Maharashtrians, Assamese,  Sindhis, Kannadigans, Indian Peranakans, Gujaratis, Marwaris, Bengalis, Indian Muslims, and Ceylonese Tamils. 

 

Venue: Gallery Hall at Indian Heritage Centre

Date: 5 to 30 April, 2022, except Mondays.

Time: 10 am to 7 pm

 

Cultural Show

Indian New Year Cultural Show

A five to eight minute dance performance by various Indian communities in Singapore – the Malayalees, Punjabis, Telugus, Maharashtrians, Assamese,  Sindhis, Kannadigans, Indian Peranakans, Gujaratis, Marwaris, Bengalis, Indian Muslims, and Ceylonese Tamils. 

 

Venue: One Farrer Hotel (Ballroom)

Date: 8 April 2022

Time: 7 pm to 9.30 pm

Event is only available to 200 invited guests.

 

Chithirai Kalai Vizha

Chithirai Kalai Vizha

‘Chithirai’ is the name of the first month in the Tamil calendar, while ‘Kalai’ means ‘art’ and ‘Vizha’ means celebrations. Popular narrator from India, Isai Kavi Mr Ramanan will be speaking to the audience in Tamil about the ancient philosopher Thiruvalluvar. There will also be classical dances and songs. 

 

Venue: One Farrer Hotel (Ballroom)

Date: 9 April 2022

Time: 7 pm to 9.30 pm

Event is only available to 200 invited guests.

 

Sharing Session with Isai Kavi Ramanan

Sharing Session with Isai Kavi Ramanan

Popular public speaker and narrator from India, Isai Kavi Ramanan will be the guest speaker in a public forum style event. He will address the topic of Thirukural in both English and  Tamil across two sessions.

 

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre Activity Room (Level 2)

Date: 10 April 2022

Session 1: 10.30 am to 12 pm (Tamil)

Session 2: 3.30 pm to 5 pm (English) Register for this event.

 

School Experience Program

School Experience Program

Invited upper primary and secondary school students will compete in teams on specific tasks: saree draping, traditional games, quiz on Thirukkural, musical instruments and dancing. 

 

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre Activity Room

Date: 11 to 14 April 2022

Time: 10 am to 6 pm

Event is only available to invited schools.

 

Yoga for All

Yoga for All

Interested participants can practise yoga, instructed by popular yoga master Sonniya Suppiah. All exercises will be done in such a way as not to put stress on the knees.

 

Venue: Campbell Lane

Date: 15 April 2022

Time: 7.30 to 8.30 am

 

Joy of Tradition

Joy of Tradition

This two-day program, open to the general public aims to educate on the aspects of various Indian cultures. There will be five booths where participants will have to complete tasks given to them:  saree draping, traditional games, quiz on Thirukkural, musical instruments and dance. 

 

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre Activity Room

Date: 15 to 16 April 2022

Time: 10 am to 6 pm

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  1. Thanks for the comment Mr P Manimaran. It’s a valid point. We have relayed your view to LISHA.

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  2. Lot of interesting events here, such as the multi-community dance. But most of them are only available to invited guests. At least is there a Zoom link to view online?

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