The Jaffna Hindu College OBA Sydney AGM was held on the 4th November 2016 at the Reg Byrne Community Centre, Wentworthville, NSW. Around 55 old boys participated at the AGM. The meeting started at 6.30 PM with college song. Mr.M.Sivanathan, the outgoing president, presented the President’s Report for 2016. Then the Secretary's Report and Treasure's Report for 2016 were presented.
Sydney OBA presented their Flagship event Geethavani Awards 2016 on last Saturday, 8 October 2016, to a fully packed audience at the Bankstown Sports Club. The Geethavani Awards is a music concert and a singing competition to identify and encourage local talents and was conducted, as usual, under four categories. The Eastern Empire directed the music concert.
JHC OBA Victoria presented their Flagship event Ghana Mazhai 2016 on 01, October 2016 at the Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin. The main purpose of this annual event is in two fold. One is the fund raiser for their alma mater. The raised proceeds are better spent on the carefully selected projects. The second purpose is the get to gather of the past students of the college...
The annual cricket encounter between Jaffna Hindu and Hartley was held on Monday, 3rd October 2016, in Sydney. Two matches, one each for open and over 40 teams, were played. Jaffna Hindu won the match between open teams by 4 wickets and, in the over 40, Hartley won the match by 3 wickets. The cricket encounter was sponsored by Excellent Jewellers Wentworthville.
Kugan Cup annual cricket match between Melbourne and Sydney was held on Sunday, the 25th Sep 2016, at the Kareela Reserve Eastern Rd, Doonside, NSW 2767. The Melborune team was captained by Garthik Sivapalan and the Sydeny team was captained by Muhunthan Thuraisingam. The Melbourne Jolly Stars won the match and clinched the Kugan Cup for the second time.
The Victoria OBA AGM was held on Monday, the 28th Feb 2016, from 2.30 PM at 27 Rupert Drive, Mulgrave Vic 3170. At the AGM, the new committee for the OBA was elected. Mr.Sathiyalingam Krishnapillai was elected as the new President while Mr.Sivasuthan Kulendrasingam was elected as the Vice President and Mr.Noyel Abraham as the Secretary.
Sydney OBA together with Tamil Merchants of Sydney hosted a grand Pongal Vizha in Sydney on Sunday 17th January 2016, at the Pendle Hill Civic Park, Sydney. Over 1000 people enjoyed the festivity that as usual reflected the Tamil culture and traditions strongly. The Holroyd Mayor Clr. Cummings, Councillor Lisa Lake, NSW Parliamentarians for Prospect and Granville too graced the event and enjoyed the celebration.
The Annual General Meeting of the Sydney OBA was held last Saturday, the 21st of November 2015, at 6 PM. At the AGM, the executive committee for 2015/16 was elected. Mr. Muthiah Sivanathan was elected as the President and Mr. Sivakurunathan Srikumar was elected as the Vice President. The Secretary elected was Mr. Sivabalasingam Rishikesan.
The Battle of Blue and White, the cricket match between JHCOBA Sydney (Open Team) and Jolly Stars Melbourne for the Kugan Cup, was played for the second successive year on the Sunday, 15th November 2015, in Melbourne. Jolly Stars Melbourne thrashed Sydney OBA and took away the Kugan Cup, which was won by Sydney in the inaugural match played last year in Sydney.
Mr.Nimalan Tharmalingam, who was from the 1994 batch (Bio 13D class) at Jaffna Hindu College, was a born artist. Admiring the creativity of an old boy of Jaffna Hindu, the Sydney OBA honoured him with the title "Hindu Creative Artist" (Inthuvin Varainjar) at the mega Geethavani Awards 2015 held on the 19th September 2015 in Sydney.
The Geethavani Awards, an iconic programme of Jaffna Hindu College Old Boys Association Sydney, had always been a great show but this time, it was unprecedented and a master class programme. The master piece of the event was the solo drums performance by Kalaimamani Sivamani. It was an exquisite, stellar performance.
ஈழத்து கலைஞர்களில் யாழ் இந்துவின் பழைய மாணவர்களை அடையாளம் கண்டு அவர்களின் திறமைகளை வெளியுலகத்திற்கு எடுத்துக் காட்டும் நோக்குடனும், மற்றும் ஈழத்து இசைத்துறை, சினிமாத்துறைக்கு அவர்களின் பங்களிப்பினை மெச்சியும் யாழ் இந்து சிட்னி பழைய மாணவர் சங்கம் அக் கலைஞர்களுக்கு “இந்துவின் கலைஞன்” என்ற உயரிய விருதினை வழங்கி கௌரவிக்கின்றது.
A song “Elunthidu Thola Elunthidu” tributing Jaffna Hindu College was released by the Jaffna Hindu College Old Boys’ Association Sydney (JHC OBA Sydney) at the Geethavani Awards 2015, which was held on the 19th of September 2015 at the Sir Clancy Auditorium, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
OBA Sydney presents Mega Geethavani 2015 on Saturday, 19th September 2015, at the Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW, Sydney. Mr. Mr.Kanagasingham Vishnu Mohan, a high profile banker and a proud product of Jaffna Hindu College (1963 to 1971), is the Chief Guest. Also, to provide a special performance and bring magnificence to the stage is the Ace drummer, Kalaimamani Sivamani.
யாழ்ப்பாணம் இந்துக் கல்லூரி பழைய மாணவர் சங்கம் சிட்னி கிளையினர் கல்வி எங்கள் மூலதனம் மற்றும் வாழ்வாதார செயற்திட்டத்தின் கீழும், யாழ் இந்துவின் 125 ஆவது ஆண்டு நிறைவினை முன்னிட்டும், போரினால் பாதிக்கப்பட்ட, மற்றும் புனர்வாழ்வு பெற்றவர்களுக்கு உதவும் நோக்குடன் முதல் கட்டமாக பசு மாடு மற்றும் அதற்கான வளர்ப்பிட கட்டிடம் அமைத்து வழங்கியுள்ளனர்.
Sydney OBA hosted the A/L students and the school leavers to the “Aim for Excellence” workshop in Jaffna this week from 9th of September to 11th of September 2015. The workshop was held at the HNB Auditorium, Hatton National Bank PLC, Jaffna and was chaired by Jaffna Hindu College former Principal Mr.A.Panchalingam. This workshop was opened to all schools in Jaffna and was offered free of charge.
எமது தாயகப் பிரதேசத்தின் கல்விசார் பிரச்சனைகளை ஆராய்வதன் மூலமும், அதனை நிவர்த்தி செய்யும் வழிமுறைகளை கலந்தாலோசிப்பதன் மூலமும், எமது தாயகத்தில் ஒரு வளமான கல்வியியற் சூழ்நிலையை உருவாக்க உதவுதல் என்ற நோக்கத்துடன் கடந்த மார்ச் 20 திகதி செயலமர்வு ஒன்று நடாத்தப்பட்டது.
The Sydney OBA Education our Investment (கல்வி எங்கள் மூலதனம்) Project donates classroom furniture to the school. Classroom furniture for A/L classes was a long-standing issue of the school that was putting the students at discomfort. Though it is the very basic need of a school, it is taken lightly by many.
The 125th anniversary celebration of Jaffna Hindu triggers in Australia. The celebration function was hosted by the Sydney OBA on Saturday, the 9th May 2015, at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, Seven Hills, New South Wales. The theme of the event was Saivamum Thamizhum.” Mr.S.Ponnampalam, former principal of Jaffna Hindu, was the chief guest.
The Jaffna Hindu OBA Singapore chapter was inaugurated last Sunday, the 12th April 2015. It is the 12th OBA of Jaffna Hindu College. We are proud to have established an OBA in Singapore, the hub of South Asia.
The annual cricket match between Jaffna Hindu College (JHC) and Jaffna Central College (JCC) Sydney OBAs for the Mahendran Cup was played in Sydney on Sunday, 15 March 2015. Jaffna Hindu OBA won the 40 overs cricket match by 38 runs and proudly carried the Mahendran cup.
Sydney OBA AGM was held on Sunday, the 16th Nov 2014, at the Blue Elephant, 2 City View Road, Pennant Hill, NSW. The Sydney OBA has completed 20 proud years and entering into its 21st year. Mr.G.Partheepan was elected as the President of the Committee for 2014/15.
Annual Hindu versus Hartley cricket encounter was held on Monday, 6th Oct 2014, at the John’s Park Parramatta in Sydney. Two 40 overs matches were played; Hindu versus Hartley OBA Open teams and Hindu versus Hartley Over 40 teams. Ranjithan’s massive 121 runs not out took Hindu’s Open team to a comfortable victory, but it lost in the match between Over 40 teams.
The Battle of Blue and White, the cricket match between JHCOBA Sydney (Open Team) and Jolly Stars Melbourne for the first Kugan Cup, was played on Sunday, 14th September 2014, in Sydney. The match was at the Jones Park, Burnett Street and Banks Street Corner, Parramatta. Sydney OBA won the match and took away the first Kugan Cup trophy.
The Battle of Blue and White; i.e. JHC vs. JHC cricket match, will be played between JHCOBA Sydney and Jolly Stars Melbourne for the first Kugan Cup on Sunday, 14th September 2014 at the Jones Park, Burnett Street and Banks Street Corner, Parramatta, Sydney. The Kugan cup cricket match is organized in memory of Yogaratnam Kugan.
Ghana Mazhai 2014 & Dinner, the annual fund raising event of OBA Melbourne, was held on Saturday, 9th August 2014, at the Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin, Victoria. The Kingston City Hall was filled with around 650 enthusiastic people.
The old boys of New Zealand have launched JHCOBA in Auckland on 24th of May 2014. The constitution of the OBA NZ was finalized and the application for registration was lodged on April 25th and the association was registered in early May 2014. The inaugural meeting of the first committee was convened on Saturday the 24th May 2014.
Jaffna Hindu vs Hartley OBA Sydney's Annual Tennis match happened on 30th Match 2014, Under Suren Ram’s captaincy. Hindu team played against Hartley with their full effort and won the final for the first time by a big margin of 8-3.
The Annual General Meeting of the Jaffna Hindu College Old Boys Association Australia, Victoria (Melbourne OBA) was held on last Sunday, 16th February 2014, at the Alvie Hall, Mount Waverly, Victoria. At the AGM the new committee for year 2014 was elected. Mr. Kathirgamarajah Vijayarajan was elected as the new president.
யாழ் இந்து கல்லூரி பழைய மாணவர் சங்க சிட்னி கிளையின் வருடாந்த பொதுக்கூட்டம் நேற்று ஹோம்புஷ் உயர்தர பாடசாலையில் நடைபெற்றது. அங்கு சிறப்பு விருந்தினராக வருகை தந்த கவிஞர்.ச.வே.பஞ்சாட்சரம் இந்து மண்ணின் பெருமையை வியந்து பாராட்டினர்.
Hindu OBA beats Hartley OBA in both the cricket matches played today in Sydney for the Hartley - Hindu Challenge Cup 2013. Jaffna Hindu Over-40 team won the match comfortably by 54 runs and the Jaffna Hindu Open team won the match by 23 runs.
OBA Sydney President Cup cricket match is an annual event in the calendar of JHCOBA Sydney. The President Cup 2013 was in remembrance of Late Dr.Venthanar Ilango and was held on Sunday, the 29th September 2013, at the Monty Bennett Oval Turf in Wentworthville. Jaffna Hindu open cricket team won the Dr.Venthanar Ilanko Memorial President Cup.
Ghana Mazhai 2013 & Dinner, the annual fund raising event of OBA Melbourne was held today Saturday, 17th August 2013 at Hungarian Community Centre, 760 Boronia Road, Wantirna, Victoria, Australia 3152.
The mega music competition Geethavani Awards 2013 hosted by the Jaffna Hindu College Old Boys’ Association of Sydney (JHC OBA Sydney) was taken to a new height this year with popular Indian artists in the judging panel.The Geethavani Awards 2013 was held on Saturday 22nd June 2013 at Sir Clancy Auditorium,UNSW.
Jaffna Hindu Melbourne OBA played a cricket match against Hartley College OBA on Sunday (07th April 2013). This is for the first time both teams met at Melbourne and JHC won the match by 60 runs.The 30 overs match was played at the KNOX garden Reserve in Melbourne
Sydney OBA together with Tamil Merchants of Sydney hosted a grand Pongal Vizha in Sydney that reflected the Tamil culture and traditions strongly. It was held on Sunday (20th January 2013) morning at the Pendle Hill Civic Park, Sydney.The idea of celebrating Pongal hatched in the minds of Sydney OBA and was made possible by the Tamil Merchants of Sydney.
Sydney OBA's AGM & Dinner was held today, Saturday, 10th Nov 2012 at the Homebush Boys' High School. Mr.S.Mahendravarman was elected as the new President of the OBA NSW.The AGM started at 6.30pm with the silent prayer for martyrs and followed by college song. Then the formal proceedings of the AGM took place and the new committee for 2012/2013 was elected.
The annual musical show 'Ghana Mazhai' of Melbourne OBA (Vic Inc.) this year offered a new experience to its spectators. True to its name, "Ghana Mazhai" showered the audience with an array of lovely songs, and the dances in between added more flavour to the whole event.
Geethavani Awards 2012, the Sydney OBA's prestigious annual singing competition for 2012, took place on Saturday, the 1st of September 2012, at the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta.This is their 7th successful musical awards function.