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Education

Fostering education has always been one of the main agenda of the Association.

Growth

Way back in the year 1922,some of the Karkathars living in Madras came together and they decided to form an Associ- ation of Karkathars.Thiru Rathinam Pillai,an Educationalist of those days took the lead in forming the Association and also was elected the first President of the Chennai Karkathar Association.

The initial enthusiasm waned during the subsequent per- iod and there was a lull in the activities of the association for some six years. Again Thiru Rathinam Pillai re-formed the association, framed a constitution and had a body elected for the governance of the Association. With great vision he also saw to it that the Association so formed was registered under the societies act.

History

The Karkathar community now is generally a middle class agricultural community which clustered certain areas in the cholanad; the members of that community occupy whole areas in Tanjavur district in the Sirkali, Mayuram, Kumbakonam and Nannilam taluks; large areas in Karaikkal, in Nagappattinam and Papanasanam taluks; whole areas in the Chidambaram and Vriddha- chalam taluks of South Arcot district; large areas in Udayar- palayam, Thiruchi, and Lalgudi taluks in the Tiruchirapalli district; they occupy large pockets in the Tirunelveli, Tenkasi and Ambasamudram taluks of Madurai district and Sattur, Srivil- liputtur and Aruppukkottai taluks of Ramanathapuram district. The first world war had dislodged them from their pinnacles and sent them job hunting and settled them in, urban areas like Madras, Tanjavur and Thiruchirapalli.

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E.C.Members

S.Karpaga Vinayagam
44/1174 Jeevan Bheema Nagar
Anna Nagar West Extension
Chennai - 600 101.

G.Swaminathan
Plot No 5 - A
20/4 2nd Main Road
Ram Nagar, Nanganallur
Chennai - 600 061.

Kallai Shanmugam
2-C Amirtham Flats
13-1st Cross Road
Sithammaal Colony Extension
Thenampet
Chennai - 600 018.

R.Udayakumar
Flat No G-1
"Arul vel" Apartments
34, Vellalar Street,
Kodambakkam
Chennai - 600 024

R.Baskaran
14-B Goutham Flats
Sri Rajarajeswari Nagar
Madhananthapuram
Porur
Chennai - 600 116.

R. Madhivanan
"Thiruvallauvar Illam"
No.6, M.M.T.C Colony
Nanganallur
Chennai - 600 061.

A.Ramalingam
15-B Pallavan Nagar
Kumudam Nagar 3rd Street
Mugaliwakkam
Chennai - 600 125

R.Kundavi
15, 5th Street
C.I.T. Colony
Mylapore
Chennai - 600 004.

S.Sivanarul
D-4, Saravana Flats
7B/17, 13th Cross Road
New Colony, Chrompet
Chennai - 600 044

S.Somasundaram
No.5, Vishnu Apartments
24, Soundara Pandian Street
Ashok Nagar
Chennai - 600 083.

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