Then India Sanmarga Ikya (NZ) Sangam
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723 Great South Rd . Papatoetoe Auckland . New Zealand
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The Executives, Trustees and members of the Then India Sanmarga Ikya (NZ) Sangam would like to wish everyone a
Happy and Prosperous Diwali
The Sangam has been active in New Zealand for over 25 years
Auckland Sangam was formed in Auckland in 1988, and successfully carried out many activities including Tamil Natak dance performances, annual sports competitions, diwali events, and social and dinner functions, and helped form over 16 sports teams.
In 1999 Auckland Sangam President Mr Avinash Naidu and World Cup Director Mr Narendra Gounder approached Mr M K Pillay and asked him to form a National Sangam body.
Apart from the need to better organise the various Sangam groups and branches into a formal structure, there were discipline and accountability issues with some soccer teams.
And so the National T.I.S.I. (NZ) Sangam was formed in 1999 by Mr M K Pillay, who had at the time over 30 years management experience with Fiji Sangam. He also became the inaugural National President.
It was envisaged that this would lead to better communication, increased co-
There are now various groups in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington. T.I.V. Sangam men’s youth groups and Maathar Sangam women's groups hold regular activities and meetings.
The Sangam in New Zealand was formed along the lines of the T.I.S.I. Sangam in Fiji,
which is the largest non-
Initially formed in Fiji in 1926 in Fiji, it is also the largest non-
The following links also give an insight into the background and history of Fiji
Sangam and South Indian people from Fiji -
A Brief History of Sangam