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Event Committee 2024

Management Committee


Rajarajan Thennavan

Founder / President

Experienced HR Recruitment Professional with a passion for arts and community service, I have been fortunate enough in making a positive impact on numerous lives by involving in creating over 300K opportunities both professionally and for the community over the last 17 years in Australia.

About Varnam:

An inclusive professional development academy creating opportunities to showcase talents, redefining learning and community work through wide range of stimulating and joyful experiences thus empowering children to drive their own development and learning of various cultures. 

Ganeshkumaran Gopalakrishnan 



Passionate and Loving Father and caring citizen dedicated and determined to support the family and the community in possible ways 

About Varnam: 

Truly Multicultural and passionate team


Swapna Rajarajan

Event Coordinator

HR by profession, founder member of Varnam Cultural Society (QLD) Inc. have a great passion towards dancing, event coordination, providing professional development by staging new talents.

About Varnam:

Varnam Cultural Society, great to be an integral part of this group for over 8 years and creating opportunities for over 1000+ talents, my second family and close to my heart forever.  


Dr. Preethi Suraj

Event Coordinator 

I am a Scientist by profession with a passion towards showcasing traditional indian cultural art forms. Successful event coordinator with various multicultural organisations for the past 10 years.

About Varnam:

A society which showcases the traditional Indian arts and culture.

Event Planning & Execution Committee

Gracy John Peter 



Website designer owns "Blozomz web designing" and eCommerce business.


About Varnam:

Varnam Cultural society is doing amazing work by bringing together all the communities and providing opportunities to talented individuals to showcase their talents through cultural events. I'm delighted to be part of the Varnam cultural society. I'm passionate about designing and hope I can contribute my best to this great multicultural community.

JP Chinnappan


Event Committee Member

An IT Architect by profession but a Tamil linguistic, social, cultural & medicinal enthusiast at heart, interested in going back to our roots and exploring the natural and eco-harmonious ways of living, our ancestors practised and cherished so well.


About Varnam:

Varnam embraces society with a cultural, social and artistic finesse.


Nageshwaran Muthusamy Somasundaram 

Event Committee Member

A Mechanical Engineer by profession with interest in cultural development, social activities and Tamil Traditional Drumming (Parai).

Christopher Chelliah

Event Committee Member


I have been living in Australia for 16 years. I lived in Rockhampton in Central Queensland for 12 years and now residing in Brisbane for over 4 years. While in Rockhampton, I volunteered for Central Queensland Multicultural Association for several years and was elected as its Vice- President for one year. I was also the President of Rockhampton Tamil Sangam for over 4 years. I work for a Finance Company and volunteer during my spare time. I was selected to volunteer for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in the Transport & Logistics division and had the opportunity to perform along with Guy Sebastian in the closing ceremony as part of the games shapers team. I also volunteer for OzHarvest, a charity organisation that rescues food, prepares meals and serves the needy that would otherwise go as waste to landfills.

About Varnam:

I have been volunteering for Varnam Cultural Society for the last 4 years and have come to embrace this non-profit organization's vision and mission. Varnam has always been a non-partisan and non-political group supporting multi-culturalism and encouraging local talents in Arts and Entertainment. Varnam has also been an active participant in community programs like blood donation, helping struggling students during covid-19, and several other activities. I have the pleasure of working with a multi-talented team from various walks of life under the able leadership of Rajarajan. I'd like to contribute to society through this great organization and serve the multi-cultural interests of our beautiful  Brisbane.


Rekha N Swamy

Event Committee Member

Working with Queensland Government, an ICT Architect who enjoys writing books and blogs. Committed to foster a positive culture within the organization and society at large. 

About Varnam:

Bringing joy and peace by promoting Indian values and culture. 


Ayyappan Kaalidoss

Event Committee Member

Born in Chennai but settled for a longer period with my family (wife Chelvi and two grown-up kids  Vijay and Leena) in Singapore and now all of us are Aussie Aussie Aussie. Being an Indian classical dancer I cannot restraint myself from the various cultural and community activities happening in and around Brisbane. Yoga and Meditation are my part of life.


About Varnam: 

Upbringing the hidden talents from any Individual


Ravi Upamanyu

Event Committee Member

An entrepreneur by profession in horticulture with a love for nature and community. Always keen to extend support and be a part of community service / initiatives wherever and whenever possible.

About Varnam: 


Sucharietha Vijaya krishnan

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Event Committee Member

I am a home maker, I spend most of the time with my kids. I love cooking and I do creative works like painting and I like to travel.

About Varnam:

Varnam cultural society provides a good platform for budding talents and brings people together. 


Senthil Kumar Kumanasadasivam


I joined Varnam in 2019 after moving to Brisbane. I enjoy the outdoors here and really like Springfield.

About Varnam:

I like Varnam because it encourages new talent and we have a great team.

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