History

Tamil families and UT students used to organize get togethers at the Gateway Hall for Pongal, Tamil New year and Deepavali. In those days, Dr. Raghunathan was coordinating the events and maintained an address list. A few Tamil students from UT were actively involved in providing small skits, mimicry, songs etc as entertainment before the lunch or dinner. They did have picnic & Saranathan Drama ever year even at these early times when there were just about 30-50 families in Austin. After the dinner the main feature used to be each couple who were new to town would come on stage & introduce themselves – where they work, when they moved & from where, where they live etc. Couple who were leaving town will come on stage to say where they were going & said farewell. After long planning and discussions with many members of the Indian community with interest in Tamil Language and culture, finally a new association was formed. This was done after intense discussion in a meeting on Aug 24th 1991, at RLM Hall 4.102. By unanimous consent Dr. Satasivan was elected as the First President of the newly formed Association. Dr. Vidyashankar Kaushik was elected as the First Vice President.

இரண்டு ஆஸ்டின் வாழ் தமிழ் நண்பர்களை அழைக்க வேண்டும்.