Indian Cultural Society




The Indian Cultural Society organized various activities for its members and non-members. These include cultural, literary workshops and activities including VIA projects. Our highlight of the year was the revived Sangamam 2.0 Cultural Show cum Inter Sec School Competition Finals where ten schools took part in the Tamil RAP Singing, Fusion Dance and Thirukural Couplet Recitation (for non-Indian students) Competitions. RGS emerged as the overall champion.  Proceeds from the ticket sales were donated to NKF. ICSians  showcased their innate creative talents by dancing, acting and singing in the Show. The event was  featured extensively on Taalam - Indian Beat over Vasantham TV and local Tamil Daily - Tamil Murasu. The other significant highlights of ICS was the Pongal Celebrations cum Exhibition where Rafflesians witnessed live demonstrations of the Pongal (sweet rice) cooking and tasting including colouring of the Kulfi pots. Prizes were  awarded to the participants for the most colourful pots.  Members did proud by emerging third in the National JC Tamil Debate- Sorsilambam'23. Our members, initiated a VIA activity with Whitley Sec School to engage the NA/NT TL students in Tamil Touch Typing and Short Story Appreciation.  



Achievements & Highlights


Pongal Festival Celebration

Sangamam 2.0  

Mother Tongue Fortnight (Kacang Puteh) 

National JC Tamil Debate-Sorsilambam ‘23

3rd Place



  • ‘Kalaichaaral ’22: Hosted the inaugural Inter Secondary School TL Competitions- (A Capella, Stand-up Comedy and Thirukural couplet recitation-for non-tamil students)
  • Alumni Talk: Ex-Rafflesians from different fields (medicine, law, banking and finance, bio-medical sciences) engage with ICS members about their professional work experiences.
  • Reading Programme: Collaborated with St Anthony’s convent to read and engage with the P3-P6 students.
  • Set up a booth to showcase Pongal (harvesting festival) to engage Rafflesians


Aruna Pubalan (23A01E) and Suvitha Sabesan (23S03B) were the top eight finalist prize winners(not in order of merit) in the National Poetry Writing Competition(JC Category)-Naanum Oru Padaipaali organized by MOE-CPDD TL UNIT. They each won for themselves a trophy and a certificate of participation. RI was the only Institution with two prize winners.