Raffles Institution

Indian Cultural Society

  • photo by Daniel Choo for Deck the Walls 2018, a project by the Raffles Photographic Society


    Year 5-6

    The Raffles Indian Cultural Society (or ICS for short) is an amalgamation of culture, service and entertainment as we hope to provide our members a glimpse of what the larger Indian community entails. We strive to establish and maintain a strong sense of culture and identity, while sharing it with others as well. Members are given opportunities to enhance themselves through the plethora of activities we take part in each year.

    Amidst all the fun and banter, time in ICS consists of various competitions, service platforms and team-building activities. The year will typically begin with an orientation for new members to get to know each other. The Tamil Language month in April will bring about many opportunities for our members to challenge their mind and demonstrate their language prowess.

    Our CCA schedule is rather flexible, and we have sessions as and when it is required (most frequently from March – May). That being said, one shouldn’t assume that we are a ‘slack’ CCA, for it’s also not uncommon for us to stay back after school every day during our annual concert and competition season! So what are you waiting for? Come join our family, and your experience will be nothing short of fun!

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    Achievements and Highlights

    Year 1-4


    Organised and hosted Tamil Literary inter-school competitions for 40 secondary schools

    Organised ICC Nite’2017. A Literary production by our boys consisting of dance, drama and song

    Proceeds of ICC Nite were donated to Ramakrishna Mission



    Year 1 HTL boys participated in the HTL camp organised by Umar Pulavar Tamil Language Centre

    Year 1&2 HTL boys attended the workshop on ‘Language appreciation through songs’ conducted by Mr Kamalanathan



    1 st prize in Thirukkural Vizha organised by Tamil Language and Cultural Society – Mikhil Anand

    1 st prize in Translation Competition organised by Ministry of Communication and Ministry of Education – G Bharath Kumar

    1 st prize in Short Film Competition organised by Singai Tamil Sangam & Valar Thamizh Iyakkam – Adrian Anandselvan, Roshan s/o Kunacilan, Muhammad Fawaz Mansoor, Avinash Parthiban Elangovan


    Year 5-6

    Sorsilambam - National Tamil Debate

    2nd place

    Yuththam - NUS Tamil Vocabulary Competition

    1st place

    Viyoogam- Sangamam 2017

    SINDA Youth Leaders Seminar

    Singapore Tamil Wikipedia Competition 2017

    Teachers in Charge

    Year 1-4

    Mdm Subbiah Kalyani

    Mdm Manimehalai

    Year 5-6

    Mdm Meera Saminathan