Tamil Theni is proud of kindling the interest of 2000+ young Children in US who aspire to learn and improve their Tamil vocabulary.
Selvi Prithika from CA, a two time National Tamil Theni winner is in the process of applying for her College program. Her dedication and effort to improve her Tamil vocabulary and being recognized at a national stage, will make an impact with the college admission team. While the Tamil community in the US is very proud to see our next generation continue to learn and enrich our language and culture, it is important that it is also equally recognized by the border US community our children are integrating into. Tamil Theni is starting to do just that.
Thiru James Vasanthan is a strong supporter of our vision and has been the chief guest since the 2018 national event. His vast experience in conducting Vijay TV’s “oru varthai oru latcham” has provided us the foundation for making our competition all about learning and having fun balancing with competitively winning the national trophy.
Kavinjar Magudeswaran has decorated us with Zonal felicitation and guides us with making right choices between grammatically correct approach and beauty of Tamil being flexible and adaptive to new changes.
Prof. Kurinji Vendhan is an expert at bringing Tamil to the reach of young children. His explanation through story and practical relevance helps our contestants be confident in how they learn the language.
With the support of FeTNA (Peravai), we have successfully conducted 4 national competitions. Each year, the competition starts with selection of students from Tamil schools across the country, who then represent their schools through regional, zonal, semi-final and final national level competition. With over 2000+ registered Tamil schools, our humble beginning and hard work of volunteers has consistently attracted 300+ students to represent their schools.
Beyond the FeTNA competitions, Tamil Theni continues to curate Tamil vocabulary for children living in the US, develop and conduct live online quiz, and leverage technology to conduct national level competitions.
In 2022, the volunteer team is expanding the learning opportunity beyond Tamil schools to welcome any children interested in learning and improving their Tamil vocabulary.
We are curating content including words in daily usage, technical words, Sangam literature words – all with the goal of making them attractive and useful for practicing every day of their US life.
We are improving the online quiz app leveraging Artificial Intelligence to encourage spoken and written Tamil.