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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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KARKATHAR ASSOCIATION(Madras)-EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

PRESIDENT

VICE-PRESIDENT

VICE-PRESIDENT

K. Subramanian
D-4 Saravana Flats
7-B/17, 13Th Cross Road
New Colony, Chrompet
Chennai - 44.
9841732421

S. Sivakumar
No.1,Marudhu Pandian street
Thirumurugan Nagar
Chitlapakkam,
CHENNAI - 64
9841569494

S. Somasundaram
No.5, Vishnu Apartments
24, Soundara Pandian Street
Ashok Nagar
Chennai - 600 083.
9283147392

SECRETARY

JOINT-SECTRETARY

TREASURER

S. Gnanasekaran
G5, 8, Murugesan street
Irumbuliyur, East
Tambaram
Chennai - 59.
9444048509

Vanaja Ilangovan
No 6, Sand Stone Apt
73, Rukmani Road Extension
Kalashetra Colony, Besant Nagar
Chennai - 90
9444840323

T. Selvakumar
A307, Grahalakshmi Apt
Vaiyaputira st, Elango Nagar
Virugambakkam
Chennai - 92.
9841563769

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

G. Swaminathan
Plot No 5 - A
20/4 2nd Main Road
Ram Nagar, Nanganallur
Chennai - 600 061.
9790701320

Kallai Shanmugam
2-C Amirtham Flats
13-1st Cross Road
Sithammaal Colony Ext
Thenampet, Chennai - 18.
9840211079

R. Udayakumar
Flat No G-1
Arul vel Apt
34, Vellalar St,
Kodambakkam, Chennai - 24
9176433303

R. Ilangovan
No.6, Sand Stone Apartments
73, Rukmani Road Extension
Kalashetra Colony,
Besant Nagar, Chennai - 90
9840646337

R. Madhivanan
"Thiruvallauvar Illam"
No.6, M.M.T.C Colony
Nanganallur
Chennai - 600 061.
9840072220

A. Ramalingam
15-B Pallavan Nagar
Kumudam Nagar 3rd Street
Mugaliwakkam
Chennai - 600 125
9444422813

R. Kundavi
15, 5th Street
C.I.T. Colony
Mylapore
Chennai - 600 004.
9840488823

S. Sivanarul
D-4, Saravana Flats
7B/17, 13th Cross Road
New Colony, Chrompet
Chennai - 600 044
9841732422

G. Raghu
9840771638



KARKATHAR OPPURAVU:

PUBLISHER

HONARARY EDITOR

EDITOR

D.S. Ganapathy
G1, Viswams
8,Venkatarathinam Nagar,
Extn II, Adyar, Chennai - 20.
9840091977

V. Rathinasabapathi
6, Vellala street
Kodambakkam
Chennai - 24.
9841231995

S Anbalagan
BHARANI Plot 58, 7th Street,
Sakthi Nagar, Thoraipakkam, Chennai - 97
9841373184