CIF hosted a meet & greet event and the annual Saaral Tamil light music show with Ms. Trisha Krishnan. We thank our community partners Bay Area Tamil Manram and Bharati Tamil Sangam for their support. Local talented band VDAZE entertained the crowd. We thank all our sponsors, donors, patrons and volunteers who made these events a success. Funds raised from these events will be used for Cancer Screening Center at Thiruvannamalai. Learn about project for setting up Cancer Prevention Centers in every district of Tamil Nadu and donate generously.
Preliminary round of cooking competition for Adults was held on September 22, 2018 at Centerville Junior High. To celebrate 10th year anniversary of the competition kids’ cooking, kids’ speech and kids’ dance competitions were also held. A record number of teams participated in these competitions.
Following are the top 3 winners of Kitchen Khiladi 2018 Adult Cooking Competitions!
|Place||Team Name||Participants’ Names|
|First||Rottu Kadai||Alagammai Al, Unnamalai Annamalai|
|Second||Heha||Vanitha, Tamilselvimurthyraajan, Sino Vijay|
|Third||Samayal Thozigal||Vanitha Pitchaimalai, Geetha Pathinga Raja, Gayathri Selvaraj|
Following 8 teams were selected by the judges for the final live cooking round. They are listed here in no particular order.
|Team Name||Participants’ Names|
|Rottu Kadai||Alagammai Al, Unnamalai Annamalai, Al Laxman|
|Heha||Vanitha, Tamilselvimurthyraajan, Sino Vijay|
|Beyond the Team||Geetha, Vanee, Deepa|
|Hearty Kitchen||Vanita Gurnani, Asma, Swathi|
|Samayal Thozigal||Vanitha Pitchaimalai, Geetha Pathinga Raj, Gayathri Selvaraj|
|Sampoorn Ahaar||Sudha Bhaskar|
|Kathukkutti||Nithya Prabhakaran, Prabhakaran Ganesan|
Here are the results of Kids’ Cooking Competition (Age group 5-10)
|First Place||Srijith Abhyuday|
|Second Place||Kamalesh Aravind Kumar|
|Third Place||Armaan Singh Pelia|
Here are the results of Kids’ Cooking Competition (Age group 11-15)
|First Place||Akhash Arjundayal|
|Second Place||Jagannath Prabhakaran|
|Third Place||Aatikah Fatima|
Here are the results of Kids’ Speech Competition (Age group 5-10)
|Second Place||Huzaifa Ahmed|
|Third Place||Saara Diwane|
Here are the results of Kids’ Speech Competition (Age group 11-15)
|First Place||Chandrasekar Kamaraj|
|Second Place||Parth Diwane|
|Third Place||Aatikah Fatima|
Here are the results of Kids’ Dance Competition (Semi-Classical Round)
|First Place||Dazzling Girls (Deeksha Bharath, Rohita Chandramohan Anitha, Parnithaa Sureshchandar, Darshika PraveenKumar)|
|Second Place||Nritya Bhakthi (Chaanakya Bowrisetti, Aditi Meti, Vedha Shiju, Teresa Joseph, Sahasra Boddu)|
Here are the results of Kids’ Dance Competition (Freestyle Round)
|First Place||Shining Stars (Sankaraguru Periasamy, Tanish Boorgula, Indruthi Markuk, Ashvi Verma, Niyuta Gandrapu, Sai Achintya)|
|Second Place||Little Stars (Yashnik Markuk, Vaishnavi Mogillapally, Sripad Bhavi, Ashmita Vivekraj, Savith Pasupunoori, Gurusmaran Catna, Siddiksha Reddy Endoori, Afrah Sayed)|
|Third Place||Swinging towards the Careness (Ameya Shankar, Sahana Sathyagiri, Subiksha Shri Palanisamy, Akhilan Theiventhiran, Shaanvi Mahesh, Joshya Pinnapu, Tejal Anandan, Diya Chandramouly, Ishaani Pillai, Alina Agarwal, Akshita Badrinath, Akila Senthilkumar)|
Congratulations to all the winners!
Admission is free for live cooking final round for adults. Please join us to encourage the participants.
Boston chapter of Cancer Institute Foundation presented Geethanjali, a tribute to Late Smt. Geetha Murali.
Audience enjoyed an evening of divine music. Vocal and instrumental music segment was performed by local music teachers and the finale will be performed by Smt. Rasika Murali.
Checkout the event flyer for details. Proceeds from the show go to treat underprivileged cancer patients in India and also in setting up Cancer Screening & Prevention Centers in every district of Tamil Nadu. Learn about this cause and donate generously!
We want to take this opportunity to thank all the artistes, volunteers, patrons and donors for your kind support.
Cancer Institute Foundation staged veLLOttam (வெள்ளோட்டம்) a Tamil play by Abirami Fine Arts. The play was produced and staged by local Bay Area talents. Abirami Fine Arts has staged many successful plays including mega productions Ponniyin Selvan and Sivakamiyin Sabatham. In 2016 Abirami Fine Arts staged Sivakamiyin Sabatham for CIF as one of the key fundraiser events for the year.
The play was very well received and the audience were very appreciative of the acting, costing, music, script & direction. veLLOttam was about happy times of Pandian rulers in Madurai during Tamil Sangam period and is centered around the golden period of Nedunchezhian (நெடுஞ்செழியன்) II and Ukkirap Peruvazhuthi (உக்கிரப் பெருவழுதி). The play is written and directed by Bagirathi Seshappan, Music & Assistant Direction by Sridharan Minor and Stage Management by Venu Subramaniam.
Proceeds from this event will be used to fund operational costs of Cancer Screening Centers. Please donate generously.
Sunnyvale Hindu Temple
450 Persian Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Cancer Institute Foundation wishes a very happy and prosperous New Year to all the donors, patrons, sponsors, volunteers and their families.
CIF volunteers served coffee for all the devotees at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple on January 1, 2018 from 9 AM to 7 PM.
Checkout the photo album.
We also spread the word about Cancer Screening & Prevention Centers . You can learn about this project here and make a donation to this cause.
If you have any questions about the project please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.