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Saaral with Gangain Amaren

Saaral with Gangain Amaren
September 12, 2020 at 7 P.M.

Online Event
CIF hosted its annual fundraiser Saaral, Tamil light music event. Due to Covid pandemic the show was conducted as an online event. The event was co-hosted by Bharati Tamil Sangam. The songs were performed by the talented Bay Area muscians of the band VDAZE.

The theme of the show was to celebrate the super hit songs from multi-talented Gangai Amaren movies. The songs were hand picked by Gangai Amaren himself from the pictures that he either directed, did music composing, or wrote the lyrics.

Thiru Gangai Amaren joined the show online from his home in Chennai and entertained the audience with anectodes related to each song and walked us down the memory lanes.

The show was viewed all around the globe and brought huge awareness to the Cancer Screening Centers that Dr. Shanta wants to build in each district of Tamil Nadu.

Watch the entire show at

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Isaikkavi Ramanan Show

Isaikkavi Ramanan Show
CIF joined as community partner with Bharati Tamil Sangam to bring an online performance by Isaikkavi Ramanan. Bharati Tamil Sangam promoted this event as a fundraiser for CIF. Isaikkavi Ramanan enthralled the audience by recalling old Tamil movie songs and how the lyrics carried important advice to succeed in life. He also sang many of the popular hits. He also took on audience request and sang a few hits impromptu.

We thank Bharati Tamil Sangam for providing us with this opportunity. We also thank all our donors, sponsors, patrons, volunteers and their family for their support in these trying times of Covid pandemic.

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New Year 2020!

New Year 2020!
Following the tradition CIF started the new year by distributing free coffee to the devotees of Sunnyvale Hindu Temple.

After a nice darshan devotees stopped by the booth and had a hot cup of coffee. We distributed coffee to nearly 4,000 devotees. We thank them for stopping by and saying hello to our dedicated volunteers. Some of them also made a donation for our cause. Our heartfelt appreciation to them.

We wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year and wish you success in all your endeavors.

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Saaral 2019

Saaral 2019
November 2, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.

Chabot College Auditorium
25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545 [ Map ]
CIF rocked this year also with a grand musical extravaganza Tamil light music concert Saaral. Popular music director and actor G.V. Prakash participated in this year’s event and enthralled the audience by singing his popular hits.

The event was a success with a huge turnout. Everyone stayed until the end of the show and enjoyed their favorite hit songs of G.V. Prakash. We thank our sponsors, volunteers and the audience for making this event a success. We thank the audience for donating generously. The funds raised from this event will go to establishing Cancer Screening Centers in Thiruvannamalai.

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Kitchen Khiladi 2019

Kitchen Khiladi 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Centerville Junior High
37720 Fremont Blvd
Fremont, CA 94536 [ Map ]
CIF’s Kitchen Khiladi event reached 11th year! Both Adults and Kids cooking competitions were held. There were also dance competitions and talent show.

All the participants rocked. The entire audience was amazed at the talents in both cooking and dancing on the display! Check out the winners of the competitions and also the photo album.

Following are the top 3 winners of Kitchen Khiladi 2019 Adult Cooking Competitions!

Place Team Name Participants’ Names
First Settu Samayal Alagammai Al, Nacha Subramanian, Al Laxman
Second Shridula Santhana Lakshmi, Srikanth Ravindran, Sridula Srikanth
Third Prakrithi Niranjani, Rashmi, Preethi

Here are the results of Kids’ Cooking Competition (Age 5-10)

First Srijith Abhyuday
Second Kamalesh Arvind Kumar
Third Bhavishya Thirumalesh & Renushree Mandala

Here are the results of Kids’ Cooking Competition (Age 11-15)

First Shaanvi Mahesh
Second Aditya Padinjarel
Third Dhanya Sri Anantha Prakash

Here are the results of Kids’ Dance Competition (Age 5-10)

Winners Sairam Dance Group (Ridhima Kapoor, Ishanvi Verma, Ashvi Verma)
Runners up Dazzling Girls (Deeksha Bharath, Parnithaa Sureshchandar, Darshika PraveenKumar, Shirka Balasubramanian, Sai Sandilya)

Here are the results of Kids’ Dance Competition (Age 11-15)

Winners Dancing Divas (Rachel Leanus, Michelle Maria Vaiz, Pritika Premkumar, Pranita Rajaa)

Congratulations to all the winners!

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