In a first of its kind, ETS raises funds to help in the recovery following the Gajja Cyclone and raises hundreds of pounds from its generous supporters.
ETS has become big and decide it is time to deeply involve public in decision making and to have much greater access to Government Grants. It decides to officially become a Charity. Her first Annual General Meeting is held that year to elect Trustees to run the organisation.
The ETS Tamil New Year’s Day finds a new home in Crammond Church community centre, with the events focussed on native Tamil arts and culture.
With what has now become the ‘Flagship’ event for ETS, the Deepavali is now being attended by hundreds of patronising guests. It needs a larger venue and it’s moved to the Dalkeith Community Campus outside the city.
In what will soon become a famous addition to the event, a Live Pyrotechnical Firework display is added to the event.
ETS invites artists to perform for it virtually twice this year and its Deepavali is celebrated as a Virtual event.