சௌத்தென்ட தமிழ் சங்கம்

History

Due to many unavoidable circumstances our heritage, culture and language were eroding away without much notice . In order to maintain this we felt the urgent need to unite the tamil speaking community, if left unattended the future generations will not be able to converse, read or write in order to prove their identity whenever the necessity arises , and with time an extinct , race. Having all this in mind the Southend Tamil Association was formed in June 2010.

On Thursday 2nd June 2010 at 4 pm a meeting was held at 749-751, Southchurch Road.SS1 2PP, by all five founder members, namely Mr. L. Thayabaran, Mr. K. Sivabalan, Mr. B. Kuganeswaran, Mr. T. Kanthavel, and Mr. Benedict Anton.

It was agreed to start a Tamil Association in Southend. Then elected the following to hold positions of office on the Committee for the Association;

Mr. Logendran THAYABARAN President
Mr. Balasingam KUGANESWARAN Vice President
Mr. Kumarasamy SIVABALAN Treasurer

The Committee then agreed that Mr. Paul E.West would be appointed as Secretary to the Committee and Consultant to the Association. It was decided to add new active members to the committee.
2012 Feb – 2013 Dec
Mr. K.SIVABALAN President
Mr. Paul WEST. Secretary / Treasurer

2013 Jan – 2016 April
Mr. N.KIRUBAKARAN. President
Mr. Pail WEST. Secretary
Mr. E. SRINIVASAN /Mr S..CHANDRAKANTHAN Treasurer

2016 April – 2017 April
Mr. K.GANESHAMOORTHY. President
Mr. K.LOGENTHIRAN Secretary
Mr S.CHANDRAKANTHAN Treasurer

2017 April – 2018 Sep
Mr. T.JEYARATNARAJA. President
Mr. K.LOGENTHIRAN Secretary
Mr .S.CHANDRAKANTHAN. Treasurer

2018 Sep – 2021 March
Mr. A.SARWESWARAN President
Mr. K.LOGENTHIRAN Secretary
Mr. S.CHANDRAKANTHAN Treasurer

2021 April –
Mr. N. KIRUBAKARAN President
Mr. M. PARAMANANDAM Secretary
Mr. S. RATNASINGAM Treasurer

OUR MISSION
To establish a weekend Tamil School
Teach the Tamil language and culture to the children who are born here or abroad and have come to live in the U.K.
Preserve the rich heritage of the Tamils.
Cultivate discipline and help them live in harmony.
Help them according to needs and capabilities whenever possible.
To inspire and encourage the growing generation to be respected professionals and worthy citizens of this country.
Contribute directly or indirectly to the welfare and development of the country as a whole , with time.
Any other services which would bring in peace .
Invite, encourage and work with people from all communities, irrespective of
language, ethnicity, nationality, etc.