Namaskar Mandali

“मैत्र”चा तिसरा अंक 

Upcoming Events

Dec 8: AGBM, Veterans Elementary School, Ellicott City, MD

BMM Annual General Body Meeting

Please join us to elect BMM Executive Committee for the upcoming year 2020 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Veterans Elementary School – 4355 Montgomery Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Meeting Agenda

  • Call for the meeting, certification of quorum and review of Agenda
  • Opening remarks and 2019 highlights
  • Annual Activities Report
  • Annual Financial Report
  • Motions, Comments, and Other items
  • Election (if needed) and Introduction of Incoming 2020 BMM Executive Committee
  • Q & A

If you have any motions to be discussed during AGBM, please send them to election@baltimoremarathimandal.org. Considering the time limit, BMM EC will decide the precedence of motions sent via email.

BMM is seeking nominations for the following committees for 2020 –
A. Executive committee:
1. President
2. Vice President
3. Vice President Marketing
4. Secretary
5. Treasurer
6. Co-Treasurer
B. All other committees – list of current committees can be viewed here
C. Volunteers at various events and for miscellaneous projects throughout the year

All candidates must meet the following requirements

  • Willingness to serve the mandal and its community
  • Passion to lead and help the community
  • Time commitment
  • Must take mandal membership for 2020 by January 15 or earlier
  • Web programming and accounting experience is a plus

In addition to the above, executive committee candidates must be 2019 members of BMM as of December 1st, 2019.

Please fill out the candidate information form to submit your nomination or send in your nomination via email to election@baltimoremarathimandal.org.

Our election officers for this year are Mr. Sanjay Pawar and Mr. Sandeep Kesarkar. They have kindly agreed to take on this responsibility. All decisions for the 2020 slate will be made at AGBM by this group and will be considered final.

We are looking forward to welcoming the 2020 committee members!

Past Events

Thanks for your support for the all our events and initiatives.


Diwali Dhamaka

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Please join us for BMM Diwali Dhamaka from 4:00PM to 9:30PM on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at River Hill High School. We have a number of fun filled activities lined up, here is the agenda for the day:

Registration (4:00-4:30 PM)
Performances (4:30-7:00 PM)
Dinner (7:00-8:30 PM)
Karaoke music show (8:30-9:30 PM)
Lego Killa showcase (submit your creation during registration)
Akash kandil showcase (submit your creation during registration)

Entry fee:
$3 for members, $5 for non-members (Free entry for kids under 5 years) – scroll down for the entry fee payment buttons.

Snacks and dinner will be available for purchase, not included in the cost of admission.

Please submit your performance entries to Prajakta Dravid (via phone or email) by October 31st, 2019. Performers who are not members of BMM have to pay a performer fee of $10 (using the Non-member performer fee payment button below).

Food Drive:
We will be collecting canned and non-perishable food items and donating it to local food pantry, please bring canned and/or non-perishable food items for donation.

Vendors:
Please contact us if you would like to showcase your products / services at the event (pay using the vendor table fee PayPal payment below).

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Pursuit of Happiness

Please join us for an interactive workshop on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 from 3:00-5:30 PM at Lucille Clifton Meeting Room, East Columbia Branch, Howard County Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045.

In this workshop, presented by Nobility in Action, you will learn of the scientific discoveries around happiness, and the secrets of how to achieve life-long happiness.

The workshop will be followed by an Ice Cream Social.

The workshop entry is free of cost, however, the capacity of the room is limited (60), due to which entry will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please plan to arrive at venue by 2:45pm.

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Bhondla / Hadga / Bhulabai

Please join us for celebrating Bhondla / Hadga / Bhulabai on Sunday September 29th, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 PM in Veterans Elementary School Gymnasium. Entry fee is $5 per adult; kids join in for free.

 

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Maha Ganeshotsav

Thanks for attending Maha Ganeshotsav – our sarvajanik Ganesh Chaturthi celebration.

Visit the Maha Ganeshotsav 2019 homepage for information about the event

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BMM Math Challenge 2019

Hey BMM Kidz!

Hope you are having a great Summer! Are you busy eating ice cream and splashing in the water? Visiting new places or trying a new adventure at the camp? Can you believe it has been a month school is out already? Are you bored of having waaaaay too much fun? Yeah, it’s a thing! No worries! Ganapati Bappa, the God of Knowledge, is looking upon you…
 
Are you entering Grade K-5? Ganapati Bappa has a challenge for you this Summer!
You can pledge to solve 251 or 501 or 1001 Math Problems in the month of August and if you complete the challenge Bappa will reward you at the “Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration” for all your hard work! So are you ready? Ask your parents to sign you up!
 
  • Email us (info at baltimore marathi mandal) by August 3rd with child’s name and math grade level for Fall 2019.
  • Pledge levels: 251 or 501 or 1001 math problems
  • You will receive an email about the “BMM Math Challenge” which would include worksheets covering various topics at the grade level and the “Answer Key” for parents. Please print out the “BMM Math Challenge” for your child.
  • Your child has August 4th-September 2nd (Ganesh Chaturthi) to complete.
  • Please email us on or before September 2nd confirming that your child has completed the challenge. Your word is enough – You do NOT need to send us completed worksheets. 
  • Your child will be recognized and get a reward at “Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration” for his/her efforts.
 
FREE for BMM 2019 members and $10 per child for non-members.

 

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Effortless Weight Loss and Diabetes Prevention – Dr. Jagannath Dixit

BMM is happy to collaborate with Ardent foundation to bring you an opportunity to listen to Dr Jagannath Dixit!

When: Tuesday August 6th at 6:30pm
Where: Veterans Elementary School in Ellicott City

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Summer Picnic

Please join us to enjoy a day in the Sun on Sunday, July 28th, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event will be held in Pavilion #707, Pickall Area, Patapsco Valley State Park (8125 Johnnycake Rd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244).

We have a day packed with activities for the Kids, Moms, Dads and the Grandparents!

  • Come early to enjoy a Magic show at 11 am, followed by balloon art
  • Get ready to grill burgers and corn and don’t miss yummy misal-pav!
  • Get moving – play some cricket, volleyball, soccer or go for a hike
  • Enjoy old and new songs in a few rounds of Antakshari

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Gappa-Goshti

BMM Senior citizens event to welcome parents and grandparents visiting us for the warmer season! An opportunity for them to get to know each other, chat, showcase their talents and cooking skills. We look forward to the performances by local and visiting Aajji-Ajobas!

When: Saturday June 29, 2019 from 2-4:30 PM
Where: Marvin Thomas Meeting Room, HCLS East Columbia Branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045

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Balancing Cultures

Raising a child is hard! Raising a child in a foreign culture is harder!! 

Please bring your Questions, let’s try to find answers TOGETHER.

When: Sunday April 28, 2019 from 2-4 PM
Where: Warfield Room, Howard County Library Central Branch, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044

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NavRas – A Musical Experience

An enthralling musical experience of “Nav-Ras” (nine emotions) rendered through popular Marathi and Hindi songs woven with meaningful narration. The show touches different facets of Indian music. A musical performance by Ras Barase, a team of renowned artists from all over USA.

A sneak peak at some of their past performances (videos captured by the audience):

Please join us to celebrate Holi and Gudi Padwa on Sunday, March 31st, 2019 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. The event will be held in Mt. Hebron High School, 9440 Old Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

The celebration will begin with a musical performance by Ras Barase, followed by everyone’s favorite part of Holi – playing colors. 

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CRAFTernoon – BMM Kidz Event

We invite young artists to “CRAFTernoon” on Sunday, March 17th, 2019 from 2-4 pm. The event will be held in the Patapsco room at Charles E. Miller library (9421 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042)

 

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Makar Sankranti – 2019

Makar Sankrant, first festival of the year was celebrated with great enthusiasm and we had a great turnout for the event. Event was held at Veterans Elementary School in Ellicott City on Jan 26th, 2019. The event was full of exciting programs for the entire family.

  • Introduction of new EC
  • Vote of thanks for the 2018 EC
  • Bor Nhan for children 0-5 years
  • Haldi Kunku and Vaan Exchange
  • Tilgul and Alpopahar (snacks)

Kids enjoyed a lego station, an art station, a few rounds of musical chairs, basketball, and being with their friends.

Everyone enjoyed ‘Gulachi Poli’ & ‘Vada Paav’ as refreshments – made by a local small business (run by a BMM member).

We would like to thank each and everyone of you that came for the event. We appreciate the volunteers that helped before, during, and after the event.

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