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May

Mother's Day, Father's Day & Tamil New year

We had our Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Tamil New Year function on May 12th (on the actual Mother's Day) at the SVBF hall with 125 attendees. The function started off with the Tamil Thai Vazhthu followed by President's speech. A PowerPoint slide was presented with the committee updates regarding marriage assistance, membership fee and CNS contact database. To access the presentation click here.

Social Committee had arranged a skit involving lots of kids. The concept was about Avvaiyar's experience when she visited Canada in 2024. Followed by the skit, there were a variety of individual performances where kids showcased their talents. Potluck lunch and snacks were served. Secretary conducted a fun filled game with small kids followed by Vote of thanks. On behalf of CNS, we would like to thank every volunteer who helped during the skit, arranging food, cleaning and wrapping up.

Bhajan

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Our May CNS bhajan for 2024 was conducted by Lakshmanan and Soundaram's family at their house on May 18th 2024. Over 18 families attended the bhajan. Many Murugan songs were sung as the month Vaikaasi is celebrated as Lord Murugan's birth anniversary. Potluck dinner was served. Thank you from CNS to Lakshmanan and Soundaram's family for hosting the CNS May Month Bhajan. Thanks to Subi Annan for leading the bhajan.

April

Bhajan

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Our April CNS bhajan for 2024 was conducted by Vairam and Swedha's family at their house on April 27, 2024. Over 11 families attended the bhajan. Many Murugan songs were sung as the month April is dedicated to Lord Murugan. Potluck dinner was served. Thank you from CNS to Vairam and Swedha's family for hosting the CNS April Month Bhajan. Thanks to Annamalai Annan for leading the bhajan.

CNS Food Bank Donation

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Happy Tamil New year to everyone. We are happy to inform you that CNS donated $300 worth of nonperishable items to SaiDham Food Bank yesterday (April 13, 2024). Thanks to Vpal Annan for recommending this food bank, purchasing and bringing all the items to the food bank. Thanks everyone for your generous contribution to Yelam. Without your support, we would not be able to donate the funds to a good cause. In addition to CNS funds, Vpal Annan also donated his funds to the food bank.

Murugan Thirukalyanam

Murugan Thirukalyanam went very well on April 13th 2024 at SVBF temple. Around 90 CNS members attended the event. Thirupuzhal Anbargal started the event by singing Thirupuzhal songs. The Temple priest performed all the rituals for Thirukalyanam. CNS members and temple devotees carried all the seer varisai items followed by Oonjal Seva and Pallaku Utsavam. CNS members sang a few murugan songs during the event. Thanks to Arun Annan and Sakunthala aachi for purchasing and bringing all the Vashtrams (Sarees, Veshti, and Thundu) from India. Thanks to Vpal Annan & Chittu aachi for purchasing Maalai, Seeru items & flowers. Thanks to Sindhu & Vijay for purchasing and bringing all the fruits to the temple. Thanks to every one of you for sponsoring all the items to this event including Annadhanam sponsorship ($500). Since we get sponsors for all the items, we can spend the entire CNS funds for good causes such as education assistance, marriage assistance, and humanitarian assistance. Thanks for your continued support and cooperation.

March

Bhajan

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CNS Bhajan for the month of March was conducted by Sethuraman and Nirmala's family at their house on 10th March, 2024. Over 14 families attended the bhajan. Potluck dinner was served. Thank you from CNS to Sethuraman and Nirmala's family for hosting CNS March Month Bhajan. Thanks to Annamalai Annan for leading the bhajan.

February

Bhajan

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Our first CNS bhajan for the year 2024 was conducted by Adaikappan and Devaki's family at their house on 24th February, 2024. Over 10 families attended the bhajan. Potluck dinner was served. Thank you from CNS to Adaikappan and Devaki's family for hosting CNS February Month Bhajan. Thanks to V. Pal Annan for leading the bhajan.

January

Murugan Abhishekam

Thank you to the CNS Members for making Murugan Abhishekam a grand success. We had around 100 people attending the event and many people contributed generously for this function. Thanks to all who generously contributed various item for the Abhishekam. Many thanks to V. Pal for arranging the Murugan abhishekam with the temple and handling all the logistics, including Prasadham distribution and Photography. Thanks to all the volunteers for packing the Prasadham in containers for distribution to all. Thanks to all the people for preparing the Abhishekam items prior to the function at the temple. We would like to acknowledge everyone's efforts for making this function a great success. Once again, thanks to all CNS members for attending this event and making it a grand success.

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