Our Mission

The mission of the Tamil Sangam is to cultivate, promote and foster the exchange of ideas and understanding between Tamil ethnicities and other cultures. It seeks excellence in its endeavors for the advancement of knowledge in Tamil language, literature and the arts through its programs. It strives to promote fellowship and to provide, organize and participate in cultural and social functions. The Tamil Sangam has a clear mandate to be a non-profit, non-partisan, cultural, servicebased and secular organization.

In support of its mission, the Tamil Sangam shall:

1. Make all efforts to promote innovative scholarship and excellence in the teaching of the arts and language.

2. Assemble the best of the folk artistry of Tamil origin, allowing enthusiastic professional as well as amateur folk art performers to train in and perform a variety of art genres that will not only showcase their talents but also keep alive traditional art forms.

3. Actively engage in working to foster arts, language, service, and charitable programs that would provide genuine opportunities for TSM to make connections with other local, national and international communities to share knowledge and resources.

4. Promote a sense of active engagement in community affairs without endorsing any specific political group.

5. Strive continuously to improve and build upon its existing infrastructure for the greater good of the community in an ethical fashion.

6. Nurture a sense of sharing, service and socially responsible behavior in the young by supporting the service-based activities of TSM’s youth organization, TSYVO (Tamil Sangam Youth Volunteer Organization).