Vannakam. International Tamil Society (ITS) is one of Imperial’s most illustrious and thriving societies. From our award-winning sports teams and well-known clubbing event, Twist, to our annual society dinner and entertaining socials, ITS offers a plethora of activities.
Every year, we take to a reputable London theatre to host our flagship event: Mega Maalai. With an annual attendance of over a thousand people, it is one of the most successful shows of its kind. An evening of dance, music and comedy, Mega Maalai is a celebration of worldwide Tamil culture and the global Tamil identity, from Tamil Nadu and Tamil Eelam, to Malaysia and Mauritius and beyond, as well as exhibiting the many other diverse and vibrant cultures of Imperial students! With performers from across the London university spectrum, getting involved means you will meet many new people and make many new friends. It always proves to be an unforgettable experience!
The society prides itself on its commitment to raising money for worthy causes. Last year we raised a substantial amount for Tamil Health Organisation, Medical Institute of Tamils and the International Red Cross; this year we aspire to do the same. We also work towards increasing awareness of the plight of Eelam Tamils, who continue to suffer at the hands of the Sri Lankan state.
Finally, don’t be put off if you’re not Tamil – the ITS family welcomes everyone. We look forward to seeing you and wish you an amazing year!!