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The aim of this weekly half hour is to reflect the richness of Tamil language and culture, while promoting harmonious communities within Aotearoa. Sanganaatham features news, current affairs, interviews, arts and music.


  • Producer / Presenter: Aputasingham

    Aputasingham is a portrait artist and signwriter. He worked 26 years in Sri Lanka painting backdrops for cinema and painting cinema hoardings to promote movies. The father of three and grandfather of five has experience as a theatre and radio drama producer and director. When he's not busy with art and radio, he likes to watch cricket and garden.

  • Presenter: Pavithira Ashokkumar

    In Sri Lanka Pavithira studied drama and theatre and has an avid interest in dance, participating in many dance programmes. She enjoys listening and presenting Tamil news, music and poetry. Her experience in drama paid off with the award of best actress in a Tasmanz Tamil short film. Pavithira is the mother of a young son who enjoys loud rock music as well as quiet gardening. 

  • Presenter: Balachandran Saravanamuthu

    Bala has worked as a teacher and school principal and was a member of the school book writing community.  He graduated from Sri Lanka Peradeniya University, was a J.P. and insurance advisor.  Bala enjoys writing poetry and participating in radio drama productions.  He sometimes presents a children’s segment explaining cultural matters and covers poetry and literature for the show.

  • Presenter: Rasaladchumy Balachandran

    Drama is the great passion of Raji who was formerly a civil servant in Sri Lanka. She has been involved in several drama productions for cultural celebrations and takes part in the radio dramas on Sanganatham.  Raji writes devotional articles and presents commentary on Tamil poetry and literature and is the voice of the community bulletins.


Friday, 23 June, 2017

Promoting Tamil language and culture

Sanganaatham features news, current affairs, interviews, arts and music.

Previous podcasts

  • FRIDAY 16/06/2017

  • FRIDAY 9/06/2017

  • FRIDAY 2/06/2017

  • FRIDAY 26/05/2017

  • Dr. Bala Vigneswaran

    • MONDAY 15/08/2016
    • Health

    Sivaram Anandasivam speaks to executive member of the Australian Tamil Congress Dr. Bala Vigneswaran about the current issues facing Tamil refugees in Australia.

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