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Maharashtra Day Celebrations
MML Is delighted to present Maharashtra Day Celebrations
For all to Enjoy:
- A variety of food stalls with tantalising delicacies including Vada Pav, Shrikhand, Modak, Misal, and much more.
- Marathmola Family Costume Showcase – (you can represent Indian Sants, Famous People, and Indian Regional Attire – be as creative as you want)
- Book swap for kids – such as educational, fictional/non-fictional stories
- Singing performances from Ashvini Kane and the team
- Amazing dance performances
- A variety of stalls including Books, Handicraft Gifts, etc
- Carnival Games & Activities for kids
- One lucky family will win a gift hamper from Global Bappa Ltd
To book a stall please contact Pritam 07733 895647. Stalls will be allocated on a first come first serve basis (Please ask for Terms & Conditions)
To participate in performances please contact Suvarna 07557 644879
Please contact [email protected] for any queries.
Shiv Jayanti 2023
Maharashtra Mandal London invites you to join us on Saturday 18th March at 3 pm for the celebration of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s 393rd Birth Anniversary. His name alone raises thoughts of overwhelming pride, courage, bravery, and admiration.
Thus, the program is based on who Shivaji was, his accomplishments, and conquests including how his military maneuvers lead to the expansion of the Maratha sphere, capturing and building forts, and promoting the use of the Marathi language.
The Chief Guest is Shri Amish Tripathi Minister of Culture & Education (High Commission India, UK) & Director Nehru Centre, London, who will honour us with an oral presentation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Please view the poster for full Program details.
- Shivastuti presented by Irawate Mulmule & Musician Team
- Music & Dance Performances to celebrate the life of Shivaji Maharaj
- Killa making competition by young talent,
- Drawing Competition – all ages,
- Vocal performances – “Shivstuti” presented by Irawate Mulmule & Musician Team
- Dhol Tasha
Other aspects of the program encompass Gondhal, Lezim Dances, Shivjanma and many more exciting performances.
This will most definitely be exhilarating entertainment for kids and Adults of all ages, you don’t want to miss it.
Venue: 306 Dollis Hill Lane, London, NW2 6HH
Tickets: £12 per person, £6 Kids (between 6 – 12 years), Kids below 6 years Free. Fee includes dinner. Each family will receive a Gudhi Hamper and Mithai Gift Box.
Seats are limited, please book your tickets via the following link below or view poster for QR Code.
For any queries, please email [email protected].
MML Badminton Tournament 2023
For all the health enthusiasts out there; Based on last year’s successful and overwhelming response to Maharashtra Mandal London’s (MML) Badminton Tournament, we are hosting another tournament this year on Sunday 19th February 2023 at Vale Farm Sports Centre. The tournament includes representation from High Commission of India, London.
Entries are limited and on a first come first serve basis.
Each team will play a minimum of 3 matches
Venue: Vale Farm Sports Centre, Watford Road, North Wembley, HA0 3HG (Free Parking)
Time: 11:30 – 7:30 pm
Some of MML’s key values are towards promoting sports and raising the importance of good health. We are looking to resume sporting activities of various kinds at our premises at 306 Dollis Hill Lane, London NW2 6HH. We strongly believe in motivating people of all ages to a healthy lifestyle approach, which includes participating in sporting activities. And we are constantly seeking ideas, resources, and support for promoting sport/recreation.
At last year’s Badminton Tournament, 73 Doubles teams participated from across South East England. The talented players ranged from youth to 50+ years, the games were extremely entertaining to spectate. It was a truly exhilarating tournament full of energy and relentless competition.
To participate in this year’s Badminton Tournament, please click on the poster for the QR Code for registration or register via the Register now! link.
Please ensure to confirm your booking to avoid disappointment. Once we reach full capacity, we are unable to permit any further entries.
For any queries, please email [email protected].
Diwali 2022 Dinner & Dance
Let’s make this Diwali joyous & bright, let’s celebrate in true sense this festival of light. This year we are celebrating Diwali with great splendour and pomp. We have a live band “INDRIA” acclaimed artists starring the very talented Sachin Torne entertaining the audience with renditions of popular songs, let your hair down and dance all night long.
We have a paid bar offering a complimentary welcome drink and there will be freshly prepared Faraal and an extensive 3-course veg/non-veg meal.
Ticket £29.50 – (free for children under 8 years)
All proceeds go towards the purchase of MML’s Building Freehold. There will be games, prizes, and a raffle and it will also be a great opportunity to network. So book your ticket soon to avoid disappointment. The sale of tickets will cease once we reach the limit.
Please secure your seats via the following link on the button:
31st August – 9th September Ganeshotsav 2022
Maharashtra Mandal London invites you to join us in a celebration of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s 392nd birth anniversary, where we are looking back at the life of this Great Warrior and Emperor.
The program includes kids narrating elements of Shivaji Maharaj’s incredible life; starting with his birth, explaining who he was, what he accomplished and his conquests, including how he carved out and create a kingdom for Maharashtrians and established self-rule – Swarajya.
Other aspects of the program are a spectacle of songs, dances and other interests, including Dhol Tasha performance, beautiful Powada, a Gondhal, a “killa” Exhibition by enthusiastic kids and a 500 word Essay Writing Competition on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s Life.
This will most definitely be great entertainment for kids and Adults of all ages…you won’t want to miss it; and it would be a wonderful treat for the participating kids to perform to a full-house audience.
Date: 12th March 2022 – 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm followed by dinner
Tickets: £10 including Dinner – Free for kids under 10 yrs (All attendees including participants 10 yrs and over must buy a ticket)
Venue: Maharashtra Mandal London, 306 Dollis Hill Lane, London NW2 6HH
Book your tickets via the following link https://webcollect.org.uk/mml/event/shivcharitra
Kids are to prepare their Killa models at home. Then on 12th March, they are to arrive early (from 1 pm onwards) to build their models at the Mandal. Use as many creative ideas as you can to make your model distinctive. You may use card, air dry clay, paper-mache, plastic bottles, paint, colouring pencils, crayons, felt-tips, and any other appropriate materials. Please do not use glass, tiles, sand, wet clay or any other unsafe or messy products.
Upon arrival at the mandal you will be allocated a table number for building and exhibiting your model. The model must be fully built by 3 pm. You are responsible for looking after your model whilst at the mandal.
For registration and queries please contact Minakshi Dudhe:
Email: [email protected] Phone: 07440 110935.
Please view the attached poster for details.
An essay should be written on aspects of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s life, in no more than 500 words, written in English or Marathi. Participants must be in the UK and 16 years or below.
Read about Shivaji Maharaj and then chose what you want to write. Imagine what life would have been like during the 1600s. What would their clothes and armour be made of? How did the spy networks operate? How did Shivaji escape from Agra?
Entries to be emailed to: [email protected] in PDF or MS Word format, by 8th March 2022.
Please view the attached poster for details and Competition Rules including Prize details
We are certain all the essays are going to be a treat for us to read – Good Luck to all the kids
Sunday 6th February 2022, Maharashtra Mandal London along with various other key Mandal’s collaboratively hosted a highly spirited Badminton Tournament as a contribution toward Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The tournament was held at Vale Farm Sports Centre in Wembley and has included representation from the High Commission of India, London. Each duo has played at least 3 matches.
Check out the winners list and photos via:
India is a land of multiple cultures, religions, traditions, and customs; its evolutionary journey started on 15th August 1947. On 26th January 1950, the Constitution of India was adopted. To mark the sovereignty of India’s Republic Day on 26th January, Maharashtra Mandal London will perform a Flag Hoisting ceremony at our Mandal, with Shri Manmeet Singh Narang – Minister for Coordination, High Commission of India London. A video of the occasion will be posted on the HCI website as part of our representation of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The importance of India’s Independence is very closely connected with Maharashtra Mandal London. During 1930 – 1932 Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Narasimha Chintaman Kelkar amongst other important dignitaries, were invited to the UK by the British Government for round table conferences to discuss India’s demands for Self-Rule. Towards the end of these conferences, in the winter of 1932, Maharashtra Mandal London was formed by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Narasimha Chintaman Kelkar amongst other notable public figures, to support the Indian’s in the UK
Join us if you are available for this Flag Hoisting Ceremony. Light Refreshments will be served.