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                                        January/February 1999

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    Clovepic.gif (482 bytes)  HINDU/TAMIL CALENDAR        Clovepic.gif (482 bytes)  NEW MEMBERS

    Clovepic.gif (482 bytes)  FORTHCOMING EVENTS           Clovepic.gif (482 bytes)  CHANGE OF ADDRESS             

    Clovepic.gif (482 bytes)  ANNOUNCEMENTS                       Clovepic.gif (482 bytes)  MARRIAGE BUREAU  

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1. HINDU /TAMIL CALENDAR

BAHUDHANYA  SAMVATSARA   THAI / MAKARA MAASYA

  

THAI

DAY

DATE

EVENT

1

FRIDAY

15-01-99

UTTARAYANA PUNYAKALAM / 1ST THAI VELLI / PONGAL PANDIGAI / PRADOSHAM

2

SATURDAY

16-01-99

MASA SIVARATHRI

3

SUNDAY

17-01-99

AMAVASYA THARPANAM

7

THURSDAY

21-01-99

CHATURTHI VRATAM

8

FRIDAY

22-01-99

2ND THAI VELLI

9

SATURDAY

23-01-99

SASHTI VRATAM

10

SUNDAY

24-01-99

RATHA SAPTHAMI

12

TUESDAY

26-01-99

KARTHIGAI VRATAM

13

WEDNESDAY

27-01-99

EKADASI

15

FRIDAY

29-01-99

PRADOSHAM / 3RD THAI VELLI

17

SUNDAY

31-01-99

POURNAMI / THAI POOSAM

21

THURSDAY

04-02-99

SANKATAHARA CHATURTHI

22

FRIDAY

05-02-99

4TH THAI VELLI

29

FRIDAY

12-02-99

EKADASI / 5TH THAI VELLI

PONGAL GREETINGS 

The President and Members of the Management Committee wish all members and their families

A VERY HAPPY PONGAL  

 

2. NEW MEMBERS

We welcome the following new members to the Sabha.

Sri Balasubramanian Iyer (OB-33), Blk 64 #06-150 Marine Drive, Singapore 440064, Tel: 447-0594
Sri Balasubrahmanyam C (OB-34); Blk 819 #04-642; Tampines Avenue 3; Singapore 520819; Tel: 786-0429
Sri Gangadharan K.R. (OG-34); Blk 547 #04-1450; Bedok North Street 3; Singapore 460547; Tel: 242-8870
Sri Ganesh C (OG-35); Blk 225 #06-517; Yishun Street 21; Singapore 760225; Tel: 787-7154
Sri Ganesh S (OG-36); Blk 31 #03-165; Taman Ho Swee; Singapore 164031; Tel: 278-3458
Sri Easwaran R (OE-04); Blk 263 #06-130; Tampines Street 21; Singapore 520263; Tel: 789-2567
Sri Hari Ananthanarayanan (OH-12); Blk 95 #16-02; Cashew Heights, Cashew Road; Singapore 679666; Tel: 766-2641
Sri Jagadish C.V. (OJ-13); 4 Angklong Lane ; #05-04; Singapore 579979; Tel: 458-7952
Sri Kasu Naga Veerabhimanyu (OK-61); Blk 6 #07-104; Kim Tian Road; Singapore 163006; Tel: 9-681-4991
Sri Lekshminarayanan K (OL-02); Blk 106 #06-12; Jalan Dusun; Singapore 320106; Tel: 356-4980
Sri Lakshmanan Shankar (OL-03); #08-11 Peninsula Plaza; 111 North Bridge Road; Singapore 179098; Tel: 337-6230
Sri Murali Krishna H.S. (OM-38); Blk 17 #10-216; Holland Drive; Singapore 271017; Tel: 779-8754
Sri Narayanan K.V. (ON-38); Blk 404 #04-1232; Yishun Avenue 6; Singapore 760404; Tel: 757-9694
Sri Premkumar R (OP-16); Blk 5 #12-191; St George’s Lane; Singapore 320005; Tel: 291-5679
Sri Rangamani Ganesh (OR-143); Blk 122 #06-2897; Paya Lebar Way; Singapore 381122; Tel: 744-0774
Sri Rajendra Kumar Kasinath (OR-144); Blk 882 #12-76; Tampines Street 84; Singapore 521882; Tel: 788-3647
Sri Ramesh Viswanathan (OR-145); #14-02 Beaverton Court; 45 Mount Sinai Rise; Singapore 276958; Tel: 464-9240
Sri Sreenidhi S.K. (OS-190); Blk 864A #03-458; Tampines Street 83; Singapore 521864; Tel: 789-2830
Sri Sreenivasan K.H.R. (OS-191); Blk 559 #03-219; Pasir Ris Street 51; Singapore 510559; Tel: 582-3617
Sri Sairam N (OS-192); #05-03 Katong Park Towers; 114-A Arthur Road; Singapore 439826; Tel: 440-9304
Sri Srikanth S (OS-193); Blk 4 #13-113; Normanton Park; Singapore 119001; Tel: 275-9463
Sri Vijay Rajagopalan (OV-77); #09-03 Horizon Tower; 15 Leonie Hill Road; Singapore 239194; Tel: 736-3240
Sri Venkatasubramanian S.H. (OV-78); Blk 642 #05-266; Yishun Street 61; Singapore 760642; Tel: 753-7552
Sri Viswananth B Kasi (OV-79); #08-02 Minbu Villa; 56 Minbu Road; Singapore 308185; Tel: 250-2853
Sri Radhakrishnan S. (OR-146); 91 Holland Road; #04-02 Hollandia; Singapore 278536; Tel: 471-2280
Sri Veeresnar Rao Ganti (OV-80); Blk 141 #11-1533; Bedok Reservoir Road; Singapore 470141; Tel: 841-5832
Sri Seetharaman Bharathan (OS-194); Blk 405 #17-197; Bedok North Ave 3; Singapore 460405; Tel: 442-6244

We welcome the following life member to the Sabha.

Dr. Venketasubramanian N. (Ramani) (LV-09); 205A Tagore Avenue; Singapore 287774; Tel: 456-7600

The following members have converted their Ordinary membership to Life membership:

Sri Sathiamurthy P.S. (LS-34); #09-163 Cavenagh Court; 151 Cavenagh Road; Singapore 229628; Tel: 737-8389
Sri Ramanathan P.S.(LR-27); 7 Marine Vista; #13-15 Neptune Court; Singapore 449031; Tel: 442-7841

3. FORTHCOMING EVENTS

3.1.  THAI VELLI POOJAS

Thai Velli Pooja will be conducted at the following members’ residences on the respective dates as follows:

22-01-1999 Smt & Sri S. Ramanathan (OR-69) Blk 14A #12-227 Lorong 7 Toa Payoh; Tel: 259-5145
29-01-1999 Smt & Sri A.K. Varadharajan (OV-19)

Blk 770 #10-251 Yishun Ave 3; Tel: 758-2864

05-02-1999 Smt & Sri V. Varadarajan (OV-45)

Blk 290G #04-91 Bukit Batok St 24; Tel: 665-1436

3.2  SHUTTLE BADMINTON TOURNAMENT

The Sabha will be conducting a Special Sports Event in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary Celebrations of the Sabha. All members and their families are invited to participate in the Shuttle Badminton Tournament of this millennium scheduled to be held during 13, 14, 20 & 21 of March 1999 (just after the school exams). Mark your calender and keep the dates FREEEEE!

Snatch this golden opportunity and be a WINNER. Every participant will receive "Participation Certificate". This is yet another opportunity for lots of social interactions and togetherness to continue the bonding within our community.

Early bird entries will receive attractive prizes. Special invitation is extended to the senior members of our Sabha who are 60 years and above to come and participate and celebrate the "International year of the Older Persons 1999".

Further details of this event will follow in the next newsletter. Please do not hesitate to contact the following members for entry forms or any additional information on the event including sponsorships and donations.We solicit generous donations and sponsorships to make this sports event a grand success.

Smt. Raji Srinivasan

346-1850

Smt. Vijaya Sreenidhi / Sri Sreenidhi

789-2830

Smt. Malathy Krishnamurthy

733-6634

Smt. Deepa / Sri Shyam

344-5804

Sri Sundar

787-3914

Sri Venky

583-3544

Sri Venkatramani

344-2097

Sri Ramakrishnan

782-7407

Sri Suresh Kumar

564-4870

Sri N. Kannan

567-3015

Sri P.S. Somasekharan

293-8089

Secretariat (Sri Siva)

298-8892

Kindly send in your entry forms duly filled along with the entry fees by crossed cheque payable to "The Singapore Dakshina Bharatha Brahmana Sabha", Singapore on or before 5th February 1999 and SECURE your place in the Badminton Tournament.

 4. CHANGE OF ADDRESS & TELEPHONE NUMBER

Below is the list of change of addresses & telephone numbers received in December '98.

Sri Seshan C.G. (OS-150); #12-06 Lion Towers; 2 Essex Road; Singapore 309330; Tel: 355-0453
Sri Sridharan V (OS-187); Blk 623 #07-1520; Bedok Reservoir Road; Singapore 470623; Tel: 242-9416
Sri Rengarajan K.E. (OR-136); Blk 111 #03-605; Serangoon North Avenue 1; Singapore 550111; Tel: 281-3945
Sri Ramakrishna Sharma K (OR-55); Blk 45 #02-273; Tanglin Halt Road; Singapore 141045; Tel: 474-9537
Sri Jagadesan R (LJ-01); #16-01 Neptune Court; 9 Marine Vista; Singapore 449033; Tel: 244-2906
Sri Muralidharan K (OM-26); Blk 118 #04-274; Bukit Batok West Ave 6; Singapore 650118; Tel: 569-3354
Sri Mahesh Krishnaswamy (OM-29); Blk 351 #02-357; Choa Chu Kang Central; Singapore 680351; Tel: 762-3367
Sri Nagarajan N (ON-17); #04-03 Mergui Mansions; 81 Mergui Road; Singapore 250197; Tel: 299-6416
Dr Mahadevan K Iyer (OM-35); Blk 26 #20-61; Dover Crescent; Singapore 130026; Tel: 773-2804
Dr Sriram Shankar (OS-136); 78 Cambridge Road; Singapore 219752; Tel: 299-8307
Sri Ishwar K (OI-08); Blk 78 #09-36; Marine Drive; Singapore 440078; Tel: 345-4432
Sri Srinivasan C (OS-15); 105A Lorong "H"; Telok Kurau; Singapore 426130; Tel: 345-1658
Sri Raju K.M. (LR-20); Address: No change; Tel No: 463-4641
Sri Srinivasan T.N. (OS-16); 19 Dairy Farm Road; #04-02 Dairy Farm Estate; Singapore 679044

MOVING HOUSE: HAVE YOUR INFORMED THE SABHA OF YOUR NEW ADDRESS/TEL NO? IF  NOT, PLEASE DO SO IMMEDIATELY EITHER BY MAIL TO NO: 2 JALAN TENGGIRI, SINGAPORE 428248 OR BY EMAIL (sdbbs@hotmail.com) OR BY FAX TO:298-0768.

5. ANNOUNCEMENT

5.1 APPEAL FOR SUPPORT

The Management Committee of Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple, Ulu Kelang, Kuala Lumpur have embarked on an ambitious programme to expand and upgrade the temple facilities. In this respect the temple has been accorded the opportunity to acquire a prime land (3/4 of an acre) adjacent to its present premises at a discounted price of RM2.4 million. The land will be used for the construction of a multi storey complex, wherein a multi purpose hall for a variety of religious festivals, wedding ceremonies, meetings and religious seminars,talks,lectures and cultural shows, studio rooms for music classes, yoga and meditation, guest rooms for outstation and overseas visitors and a basement parking area has been envisaged. However the enitre development project will depend on public donations. They have appealed for our generous support. Funds received for this purpose will be handled by a professional accounting firm to oversee the operations and management of the fund. Donations can be made direct to Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple, 4 mile, Jalan Ulu Klang, Ampang, 68000 Selangor or forwarded to Sri V. Sivaramakrishnan (LS-15) Tel: 298-8892.

5.2 VEENA LESSONS

Veena classes on a one-to-one basis will be taught by Mrs.Gayathri Ramachandran, at her residence, 19 Toh Tuck Road, #04-01 Greenlodge, Singapore 596683. Interested members may kindly contact her at 467-8694.

6.   THANKS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

6.1 MANDALA VEDA PARAYANAM:

The parayanam was completed successfully with the enthusiastic support of the members. The Sabha once again thank the hosts for their kind gesture in holding the parayanam in their houses.

6.2 SASTHA PREETHI

Our annual Sastha Preethi function on 1st Jan 1999 was celebrated in a very grand manner with good attendance. This success would not have been possible without your participation, assistance and co-operation. On behalf of the Sabha, the Management Committee extends a very BIG THANK YOU! The Sabha’s 75th Anniversary Souvenir Magazine was launched on that day.

6.3 VOCALCONCERT

The Sabha wishes to thank all the members who attended the vocal concert by Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan and those who have helped for the successful staging of the concert. Our Sabha member Sri R. Ganesh(OG-22) has sent in his review of Sri Santhanagopalan's concert.

7.         REMINDER

7.1  SUBSCRIPTION FOR THE YEAR 1999

The ordinary membership fees for 1999 will fall due on 1st Jan 1999 and there are no changes in the rates. The applicable rates are as follows: For members residing in Singapore & Malaysia :S$50.00 For members residing in other countries :S$70.00

Please note that the subscription is on a calendar basis and all ordinary members are required to pay the subscription for 1999 by 1st Jan 1999. Please send your cheque payable to "THE SINGAPORE DAKSHINA BHARATHA BRAHMANA SABHA", to No: 2 Jalan Tenggiri, Singapore 428248.

Please note that the address booklet for 1999 will only include the names of members who are current in their subscription for 1999. Hence please send in your subscriptions cheques as soon as possible to ensure that your name is included in the booklet.

8.     CONGRATULATIONS

1998 National Indian Music Competition conducted by NAC on instruments – Intermediate Category- Arvind Ganesh - 1st Prize;  Lavanya Raghuram - 2nd Prize

9.      MARRIAGE BUREAU

"Alliance sought for US employed, well settled, handsome divorcee, 31 years, 178 cm, Srivatsa Gothram, Vadakalai, Pooram Nakshathiram (1st Padam), from suitable girls, housewife or professional, sub-sect no bar. For further details please contact Sri Ram Tel:587-3977."

"Alliance sought for Vadamal girl aged 23 years, , B.Sc(Maths), B.Ed, Punarpoosam Nakshathiram (4th Padam), Athreya Gothram. For further details please contact Sri P.S. Somasekharan Tel:344-1694 or the girl’s father Sri Hariharan Tel: 91-44-857-1777".

 

P S Somasekharan

Hon.Secretary