About Us

President’s Message

Rajesh Katare

I am honoured and pleased to be unanimously elected by the members as the President of the Dunedin Tamil Society. I sincerely thank everyone for having placed their confidence and trust in me to guide the society and to carry on the duties of the President for the period I will hold a position as President.

Dunedin Tamil Society is a registered non-profit charitable organization with aims to promote the rich heritage of the Tamil speaking population, whose cultural background are built on the three pillars of Tamil language: Literature(Iyal), music(Isai) and drama(Nadagam) in the wider Dunedin region. It also provides a platform to know the culture, heritage, traditions, language and history, from various perspectives. We provide a ‘home away from home’ environment and strive to provide various ways in which we can benefit and support you in Dunedin.

Our purposes also lie in engaging and collaborating with other Tamil Societies, such as hosting Tamil events or attending events that are organised by other societies such as cultural events, sports events, etc.. By interacting with other societies in and around New Zealand, members are not only able to showcase their heritage but are also able to explore the many traditions that exist within Tamil culture in New Zealand.

I also take this opportunity to thank each and every community member and sponsors for their continued support and encouragement. Without them, growth of our society wouldn’t have been possible.

I request the support and co-operation from the entire membership to engage themselves in all events lined up for the year.

Thank you

Dr.Rajesh Katare
Dunedin Tamil Society