Raffles Institution

Indian Cultural Society

  • photo by Wallace Oh for Deck the Walls 2017, a project by the Raffles Photographic Society


    Year 5-6

    The Raffles Institution Indian Cultural Society (ICS) has always had a vibrant history of cultivating young talents, stressing the importance of preserving Indian culture and organising meaningful events to give back to the community.

    Led by the executive committee of 2017, ICS took part in the National Tamil Debate, Sorsilambam and after the clash of wits and words with tertiary institutions around the island, we came in 2nd place. Our members also clinched the championship trophy at NUS Tamil Language Society’s Vocabulary Competition, Yuththam after putting up a tough fight. In Addition, ICS also staged its annual Indian cultural variety show, Sangamam, with a unique family-mystery plot entitled Viyoogam. In addition to gaining attention from the media as well as the public, this year's show undoubtedly reinvigorated the passion for Indian culture among the youths who attended the show. The Raffles Indian Cultural Society has always been constantly striving for greater heights together as a CCA. Beyond cultural activities such as performances and participating in literary competitions, the CCA has grown, expanding its reach in the community. Members of the CCA also participated in the SINDA Youth Leaders Seminar which served as an enriching platform to discuss issues faced by the Indian community in Singapore today. With many community as well as creative initiatives, ICS continues to serve as an exciting place to forge new friendships and discover one’s self while growing as a family.

    Achievements and Highlights

    Year 1-4

    Organiser of Tamil Literary Competitions 2016 for 35 secondary schools.

    Sorkalam 2016- National Tamil Debate – Champion Trophy & best speaker trophy

    Creative Writing Competition(MOE)- 1st prize in essay writing competition (lower secondary), Consolation Prize in short story writing competition (upper secondary)

    ACS(independent) literary competitions- 2nd prize in Quiz

    Singapore Tamil Writers’ Association- Translation contest- 1st prize

    Singapore Tamil Writers’ Association- Kamban Vizha- 1st prize

    ICC Nite- Literary Drama Night- tickets are sold at $2 each- proceeds will be donated to Ramakrishna Mission.

    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