Tamil New Year Celebration - Riga Stradiņš University

Tamil New Year Celebration

19:47, 14 April, 2011
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tamil ny 24We are proud that on 13 April the very first event organised by the RSU Asian Society took place. They were the brave pioneers (special thanks to Pragalathan and Kishan!) to start a tradition that we hope students representing other countries will continue. Attended by most Tamil students studying at RSU as well as other international and local students, the event was received very well.

The programme of the celebrations included:

  • a presentation about Tamils,
  • traditional Tamil dance presentation, and
  • very deliciously spicy and sweet traditional Tamil food.

Additionally, people who are not familiar with Tamil, Sinhala and Hindi had a chance to see their names written (transformed) in these languages.

Tamils are an ethnic group mostly living in Southern India and Northern Srilanka. There are about 77 million Tamils all over the world and they are traditionally representatives of the Hindu religion. They are famous for their ancient and rich culture, active trade routes and Brahadeeswarar Temple in Tamil Nadu State, India.

There are approximately 20 Tamil students currently studying at RSU. They were also among the first international students to come to RSU in the early 90s, when there were as many as 70 studying at one time.

Click here to view the photo album from Tamil New Year Celebration at RSU.


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