Sivaganga Sahathevan has trained from very early age in Indian Carnatic music - vocals and the String Instrument, Veenai. Her parents have persistently encouraged art along with academic education for all their children. All through Sivaganga’s education in India & her married life with Sahathevan in Australia, she has pursued her passion for music along with a professional alacrity as State Revenue Officer in the Victorian State Government. Siva and Saha’s household is an hotspot with the various art & culture related activities that her family chooses to surround itself with, in their Australian lifestyle.
Apart from being a dedicated music teacher to children & youngsters in Darebin, she has performed in Perth, Sydney, Canberra & United Kingdom and this stands testimony to her ability to mingle with people, her proficiency in her chosen art forms & her enterprising nature. An active member of the Darebin Music Feast committee, she has produced successful TOI shows with her music students for the last 13 years. Exploring her synergy with Shylaja Chetlur, she expands her foray with her artistic engagements.
Shylaja ChetlurShylaja Chetlur as an actor, film maker and art gallery promoter from India with earnest concerns to the development of fine arts - theatrical & visual, has been associated with TOI for the last four years. Being the college mate and close friend of Sivaganga, Shylaja partners with her to coordinate the TOI event in Australia by providing the logistic supports from Indian metropolis of Chennai. A popular artist working across film, television & theatre media both as performer & content creator, Shylaja owns a Media Production House in Chennai called Shylaar Production. She is a promoter of a contemporary art gallery - Art & Soul (www.artnsoul.co.in) since 2011 and a core organizing committee member of the Chennai International Film Festival (www.chennaifilmfest.com) . She is the founder of Cinema Rendezvous, a Film club - show casing & discussing World Cinema of substance. Endowed with entrepreneurship Shylaja has a contagious enthusiasm and passion that leave a qualitative mark on all that she carefully chooses to pursue whether in media, social work or the arts.
Mr E Vimalanathan B.Sc Eng. (Lond) MIE Aust, CP Eng.
Charted Professional Engineer with 34 years' experience in the area of telecommunication, Network engineering and 25 years of managerial experience, working with the productivity objectives and targets aimed at the achievements of the company's short and long-term goals. Member Hindu Society Victoria and Tamil Educational Cultural & Charitable Association Inc.