Demise of Dr. Ramasamy Kumarasamy


With deep sorrow, we inform you all the sad demise of Dr. Ramasamy Kumarasamy of Edison, New Jersey on May 11th 2014 at the age of 64.
Viewing     :    Thursday, 15th May, 2014 from 6 to 9 PM.
                       Branchburg funeral home
                       910 Route 202 South
                       New Jersey, 08876
Car pooling encouraged. 
Suggested dress code: 
Men     : Suit
Women: Semi formal (Western)

Cremation (private) will be on Friday, May 16th May 2014.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish can contribute to: JSS Spiritual Mission. Please mention "For Tamil Research at Perur Mutt in memory of Dr. Kumarasamy, Edison, NJ" in the memo of the check. 

‘Kongu Maamani’ title for Sivakumar

For service to the community:Actor Sivakumar being presented with the title ‘Kongu Maamani’ by Kongu Friends Association.

Kongu Friends Association celebrated its Golden Jubilee at the Kamarajar Arangam recently.

Tamil scholar Silamboli Chellappanar inaugurated the function. As a part of the celebrations, actor Sivakumar was felicitated and conferred with the title ‘Kongu Maamani’, for his achievements and invaluable service rendered towards the uplift of the Kongu community.

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UNT’s Murphy Center awards $40,000 to student entrepreneurs


DENTON (UNT), Texas--The University of North Texas Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship, housed in UNT’s College of Business, awarded $40,000 in prizes to student winners of the center’s New Venture Creation Contest Nov. 9 (Friday).

The annual contest simulates the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early-stage investors and venture capital firms. Each year student groups submit business plans for consideration, and winners are announced at the Murphy Center’s Leadership Luncheon.

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Chinnamalai, a lesser-known freedom fighter of Kongu soil


ERODE: Tamil calendar Aadi 18, which is August 2, 2008, marks the 203rd anniversary of the hanging of a lesser-known freedom fighter Dheeran Chinnamalai. According to historian Pulavar S. Raju, Dheeran Chinnamalai was the first freedom fighter in history to make freedom struggle a people’s movement. In the run up to his attack on British East India Company’s fort in Coimbatore in 1800, Chinnamalai tried taking the help of Maruthu brothers from Sivaganga and a Maratha chieftain in Mysore. He also forged alliances with Gopal Naicker of Virupatchi; Appachi Gounder of Paramathi,Velur; Joni Jon Khan of Attur, Salem; Kumara Vellai of Perundurai and Varanavasi of Erode in fighting the Company. The plan was to attack the fort on June 3, 1800. Pulavar Raju says Chinnamalai drew the plan to keep up the momentum in the fight against the Company after Kattabomman’s and Tippu’s death in 1798 and 1799 respectively.

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கொங்குநாட்டில் சென்னிமலை தேர் திருவிழா


கொங்குநாட்டில் சென்னிமலை தேர் திருவிழா


கொங்குதேசத்து எல்லா குல மக்களுக்கும் இஷ்ட தெய்வம் என்றால் அது முருகன் தான். அறுபடைவீடுகள் போல கொங்கு நாட்டுக்கென புகழ் பெற்ற முருக ஸ்தலங்கலாக பழனிமலை, சென்னிமலை, சிவன்மலை, மருதமலை, காளிபட்டி, திருசெங்கோடு, பச்சைமலை, பவளமலை, பொன்மலை என இந்த பட்டியல் மிக நீளம்.

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