Friday, February 12, 2021 at Fickling Convention Centre at 7 pm
Auckland, January 14, 2021
Singapore and New Zealand based Rambutan Media Works has planned a unique event with the twin aspects of highlighting Tamil Heritage and providing an evening of entertainment next month in Auckland.
Called, ‘Miss and Mrs Heritage 2021,’ the programme, scheduled to be held from 7 pm on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Fickling Convention Centre (546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings), will also recognise ‘Valentine’s Day’ that will be observed on February 14, 2021.
Saree Parade and Q&A
Yugendran Vasudevan and Malini Yugendran, who are organising the event, said that the highlight of the event is the selection of ‘Miss and Mrs Heritage 2021.’
“The Pageant, designed for women of Indian and Sri Lankan descent, will go through a proper selection process and will include a ‘Saree Parade,’ a Question & Answer Session. The Winners will be featured in an original song that will be uploaded on social media and social networking sites. There will be prizes including Cash, Trophy, Crown and gifts,” they said.
The Winners will also be featured in a series of webisodes on YouTube.
Those interested, should complete an application form and send it with two photograph, one each of a close-up of the face and full length.
“Shortlisted contestants will be informed and must attend a Workshop on Catwalk and Public Speaking,” Mr Yugendran said.
About Tamil Culture
Tamil culture is experiencing renaissance and people take great pride in their traditions, with a number of cultural organisations helping to recover the beauty of their language and heritage. Their passion for and the love of their language and culture which has a cherished heritage is the one that binds the Tamil diaspora worldwide and their coherence and unity is fast growing to be recognized as an international force.
As the late V Sivasupramaniam wrote in Indian Newslink, the world’s first and one of the six original languages, Tamil has been spoken for more than 3500 years with its basic structure almost unchanged.
“The name Tamil is itself unique meaning “sweetness” and “coolness”. Language and culture are two facets of the same identity, and language is a major cultural element. As Culture is everything which is socially learned and shared by members of a society; it is an organised system of behaviour and said to be normative because it defines standards of conduct. According to Edward Burnett Tylor an Anthropologist “it is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, customs and any other capabilities acquired by man as a member of a society.”