VARNAM Cultural Society (QLD) Inc. kick started the Tamil Month of Chithirai in a grand manner with a Grand Chithirai Kalai Vizha New Year Celebrations at St.John’s Anglican College, Forest Lake. The event started in a Traditional manner with the lighting of Deepam (Lamp) by distinguished guests. Dignitaries including Mr. Umesh Chandra, CEO Chantex Group, Mrs. Usha Chandra, President GOPIO, Cr. Angela Owen-Taylor, Parkinson Ward, Chief Superintendent of Police Mr. Paul Ziebarth, Mr. Anthony Shorten, Former MP, Algester, Mr. Sathish Rajendran, President Brisbane Super Kings Cricket Club, Mr. Palani Thevar, President, FICQ & Brisbane Tamil Association, Mr. Ramanathan Karuppiah, President, Tamil Association QLD, Mr. Shaji Theckanth, President Kairali Brisbane graced the event with their presence along with a crowd of over 600, followed by Traditional dances from various dance schools showcasing Indian & Tamil Culture, Indian Sitar Musical performance, Tamil Traditional Martial Arts Silambam performance, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu & Bollywood variety dance & singing performances made the event look more colourful as the Varnam Cultural Society slogan states “Bringing Colour Into your lives”
Varnam Cultural Society (QLD) Inc.’s aim is to promote Tamil language, its culture & significance at the same time providing opportunities to new and hidden talents within the community and the event did stick to its principles by showcasing a lot of new talents especially performances by lot of small kids made it look colourful and happy to see these kids following traditions and keep the culture alive in Australia.