What We Do
Vannakum! Bath Tamil Society aims to provide opportunities for its members to embrace Tamil culture and make lifelong friendships. By uniting students, we provide a platform to participate and celebrate the Tamil traditions that exist across the world. This society is not just inclusive to Tamil speaking students, as it is also targeted at anyone who wants to learn this diverse South Asian culture.
Tamil is one of the oldest languages spoken in the world dating back to 300BC and it comes with its rich traditions and vibrant festivals. Being a newly affiliated society we hope to build a sense of community this year and to truly feel like a 'home away from home'.
Our purposes also lie in engaging and collaborating with other University Tamil Societies, such as hosting Tamil events or attending events that are organised by other universities such as sport charity events or special club nights. By interacting with other universities, members are not only able to showcase their heritage but are also able to explore the many traditions that exist within Tamil culture.
Reasons to Join Us
This year we plan to introduce a wide variety of cultural and entertaining events. These include Tamil club nights, movie nights and game nights, some accompanied with a wonderful range of traditional Tamil food such as dosa, mutton rolls and kesari. Additionally Bharatanatyam and Gaana dance classes will be running each week giving our members an opportunity to experience new art forms that originate from South Asia. We are keen to celebrate the main Tamil events in the Tamil calendar, some of which include, Thai Pongal (Tamil Harvest Festival), Tamil New year, Karthigai Deepam (Festival of Lights) and Maaveerar Naal (Tamil Remembrance Day). Partaking in these events will be a great way of making new friends and creating beautiful memories.