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Saaral 2018

Saaral 2018
November 17, 2018
Meet & Greet Trishaon Nov 16, 2018

Oasis Palace, 35145 Newark Blvd
Newark, CA 94560

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.

Kitchen Khiladi 2018

KK 2018
October 06, 2018
Shastha Foods
2205 Ringwood Avenue
San Jose, CA 95131

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
Maanja Elangovan Kulandaivelu
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)

First Place Ashrithaa
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.

Geethanjali (Boston)

June 16, 2018
Trottier Middle School Auditorium
49 Parkville Road
Southborough, MA 01772

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.


February 18, 2018
Dublin High School,
8151 Village Parkway,
Dublin, CA 94568

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.

Happy New Year 2018

Sunnyvale Temple Murugan
January 01, 2018

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


Cancer Institute Foundation is IRS recognized charity under 501(c)3. Your donations are fully tax deductible. Tax ID: 20-1140049. CIF ensures that 100% of your donation goes to the cancer treatment of the underprivileged.

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