Tamil Eisteddfod Results!

The South African Tamil Federation’s 2014 National Adults Eisteddfod – 13th & 14th September 2014 – Official Results

It is with immense pleasure that the President, Mr Karthigesan Moothsamy and the Executive of The South African Tamil Federation places on record the official results of the 2014 National Adults Eisteddfod held on the 13th and 14th September 2014 which was hosted by The Tamil Federation of Gauteng.

We congratulate all participants who took to the stage and commend each and every one of them for the perseverance, dedication, commitment and passion which they portrayed as they journeyed to take to the stage. The road travelled to compete at the 2014 National Adults Eisteddfod was no doubt one which tested every participant’s strength of character and as such, we acknowledge the winner in all.

The 2014 National Adults Eisteddfod saw active participation from The Tamil Federation of Kwa-Zulu Natal, The Tamil Federation of Gauteng and The Western Cape Tamil Federation.

  • Overall Winner:  The Tamil Federation of Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • Overall Language Winner: The Tamil Federation of Gauteng
  • Overall Dance Winner:  The Tamil Federation of Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • Overall Music Winner:  The Tamil Federation of Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • Bhajan Winner:  The Tamil Federation of Kwa-Zulu Natal:“The Beema Naidoo School of Music”
  • Choir Winner: The Tamil Federation of Kwa-Zulu Natal:“The Hindu Young Men’s Association”
  • Orchestra Winner:The Tamil Federation of Gauteng:The Benoni Tamil School Board”

Recipients of The Adjudicators Special Recognition Awards were:

  • Mr Chinsamy Marimuthu Naidoo who represented The Tamil Federation of Kwa-Zulu Natal for one of the most soul stirring rendition in the Golden Oldie Section at the age of 83
  • Thaveshnie Govender from The Tamil Federation of Kwa-Zulu Natal for an excellently rendered Subramniar Bharathiar composition
  • Gordon Padayachee from The Western Cape Tamil Federation was recognised as a doyen in the field of music that has formed part of Dukes Combo and is now based in the Cape to continue to give his time together with Collin Pillay in keeping the culture through music alive. The work done with The Western Cape Tamil Federation was exceptional considering that this was for some the first time that they participated at a National Eisteddfod.

Please find below the breakdown of Gold and Silver Medals per Provincial Affiliate:

  • The Tamil Federation of Kwa-Zulu Natal:
  1.  69 Gold Medals
  2. 8 Silver Medals
  • The Tamil Federation of Gauteng:
  1. 47 Gold Medals
  2. 6 Silver Medals
  • The Western Cape Tamil Federation:
  1. 8 Gold Medals
  2. 1 Silver Medal

We thank the family of the Late Mr Nagalingam Moodley for allowing us the opportunity to pay tribute to this great man of honour who contributed to the growth and development of the Eisteddfod movement and for the legacy he left behind in his role as community leader.

We also place on record our gratitude to all the well wishes we received from every corner of the globe and throughout South Africa – your encouragement and support of the participants will forever be etched in their memories.

Our humble appreciation goes out to Deena Naidoo (Masterchef SA), Miss Shivani Govender (Miss India SA 2014), Clive Maistry (Mr SA Finalist 2014), Kavin Media and House of Mahi and The International Movement for Tamil Culture for the special prizes and gracing the event with your presence to support our participants.

The memories and friendships created at the 2014 National Adults Eisteddfod will certainly be embedded in the hearts of all our participants.

The South African Tamil Federation are indebted to the dedication and workings of our Provincial Affiliates as we work to preserve, promote and propagate the Tamil Language, Religion and Culture!


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