Kuwait Tamil Sangam (KTS) organized a New Year and Pongal Vizha program, its 50th show, on 22 January at the American International School, Hawally.
Aquasan’s Deputy General Manager Jaseem Al Aidan and Sri Lankan Airlines Country Manager Anthoni Pillai kicked off the event with lighting up of the Kuthu Villakku. This was followed by a welcome address by KTS president Chelladurai. The chief guests of the program were Indian Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Sunil Jain and Nouri Industrial Est. Managing Director Jasim Al Nouri. Actress Rohini was the special guest for the evening.
A video presentation detailing KTS’s role in relief operations during the recent floods in Tamil Nadu was displayed, and it was also mentioned that donations arranged by KTS helped 900 families.
Mani, of Vijay TV Super Singer fame, and his band along with singers Srinivas, Santhosh, Sharanya and Ranina conducted a live orchestra. Gokul, of Manada Mayilada fame, and Zoo Zoo added to the flavor of the evening with stage performances. The show was anchored by Pooja Varshini Raja. Towards the end, Indian Ambassador Jain presented the KTS Souvenir 2016 to Mr. Nouri and committee members.