Welcome to 2016 - 2017 GPTM Season
We celebrated Tamizh Puthandu at Chittirai Saaral – an evening filled with beautiful music. A big thanks to everyone who spent the evening with us on April 29th to make CS17 a huge success! Thanks to the Geetanjali Band from Seattle, Harish Raghavendra, Sumangali, Arjun Adapalli and our local singers for giving us a musical treat.
Some of the major highlights from the event:
- Playback singers Harish Raghavendra, Sumangali and Vijay TV super singer finalist Arjun Adapalli enthralled the audience with their mesmerising voices
- 20 member Geetanjali Orchestra from Seattle filled up the stage and the auditorium with amazing music
- Local super singers Snigdha Malladi, Ashmita Lakshmanan, Harini Ganesh, Bhavani Ganesh & Jagan Srinivasaraghavan sang beautifully alongside Harish Raghavendra and Sumangali
- Tasty snacks & dinner catered by Namaste Indian Cuisine. Mango ice cream dessert to take home sweet memories!
- Last but not the least, grand decorations all around the auditorium with people taking pictures with life size cutouts of Rajnikanth, Kamal Hasan and many more stars
We couldn’t have done it without the support of our local community who helped us in all areas. Our sincere thanks to:
- Elmo Rajah and his Geetanjali Band for coming from Seattle to perform for us
- Geentanjali Band Members for helping select our local talent who performed on stage
- Namaste Indian Cuisine for the sumptuous dinner and tea
- Our sponsors and donors for their generous support
- Our youth volunteers Nitham Selvanathan, Nandu Manivannan, Adhithya Ananthan, Ashmita Ananthan, Harshitha Rakesh, Kavya Shankar, Manasi Sridhar, Mayurika Bhaskar, Sudhish Rajesh, Srinivasan Murali, Snekha Saravanan, Archith Rajesh and other kids for helping out throughout the event.
- Our adult volunteers Ravi Velayutham, Lalitha Veerappan, Seetha Gandhinathan, Devadas Murali, Dharani Raj, Annie Suganya Jeyaraj, Leena Alfred, Alfred Irudayaraj, Venkatesan Muthu, Regina Ananthan, Rajesh Kallamparampil, Bobbi Rajamoney, Loyola Pitchai, Subha Singaram, Murali Varahaswamy, Sridhar Srinivasan, Chitra Bhoopalan, Hema Shankar, Karthikeyan Rajendran, Jeyavel Velmurugan, Venkatesh Ramakrishnan, Venkatraman Sekar, Sundar Prabhu Shanmugam , Priya Sathees Kannan, Jeyaprakash and others for helping out throughout the event
- Sarathy Jayakumar and Hariharan Subramanian for helping with photography & Raja Narayanasamy and Dinesh Masilamani for helping with videography
- The wonderful Skyview High School Staff for their support