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CANADA NAGARATHAR SANGAM

Monday, September 26, 2016

Welcome to Canada Nagarathar Sangam's website! For those who are visiting our site for the first time, canadanagaratharsangam.com is your window into the Nagarathar Community in Canada.

About Us

 

Canada Nagarathar Sangam (CNS) is a voluntary association of Nagarathars and their families resident in Canada. CNS is a not-for-profit organisation. Most of our members are based out of Toronto, Canada.

 
   

History

 

The first Nagarathars arrived in Canada in the early seventies. Many of them came to different parts of Canada, primarily for higher education. Nagarathars started immigrating to Toronto from the early eighties and started celebrating Pillayar Nonbu from 1987. The number of families in and around Toronto grew from 3 in 1987 to nearly 60 in 2008.

The Canada Nagarathar Sangam was established in Toronto on December 14, 2002.

 
 
 

Objectives

  1. To unite and promote the cultural identity of all Nagarathars in Canada.
  2. To promote the traditional values of Nagarathars such as charity, spiritual life and righteousness among Nagarathar children.
  3. To provide financial assistance to Nagarathars, specifically for education, old age homes, marriage, medical help and any other welfare needs.
  4. To provide support to new Nagarathar immigrants in Canada.
  5. To hold social events that reflect and promote the cultural identity and values of Nagarathars and at the same time not ignoring the culture of the society we live in.
Click here to view the Objectives and Guidelines
 

Membership

Nagarathars and their spouses who are residents of Canada are eligible to join the association.

Nagarathars in the age group 18 to 30 can apply for Youth membership. Nagarathars living outside of Canada, specifically the US, and who plan to regularly participate in CNS functions can apply for Associate membership.

Membership fees of CAD 30 for families, CAD 10 for youth and CAD 25 for associate members is collected by the Treasurer every year during the Pillayar Nonbu function.

The membership fee is waived for the first two years for any new immigrants.

Full-time students are exempt from paying this fee.
 

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