About MMS

Maharashtra Mandal (Singapore) a. k. a. MMS is a non-profit social organization registered with the Registrar of Societies (ROS) in Singapore since August 1994. (UEN: S94SS0093G) MMS strives to organize events and activities, which give a feeling of belonging to the Maharashtrian Indian diaspora and hence make it easy for them to settle down in Singapore. Its principal objective is to cultivate artistic talent and to preserve/promote/share the culture & heritage among its members or other interested individuals.

MMS’ prime aim is to do community building by providing a stage for showcasing member talent and appreciating the rich cultural heritage of Maharashtra, India and the world around us. Towards that goal, MMS organizes various cultural events and activities through the year, which include festivals celebrations, celebration of arts and many social causes. MMS works closely with other social/cultural organizations in Singapore and participates in a variety of collaborative events that help our members to integrate with local diaspora and other Indian communities here. We also strive to be a part of many social and local causes that come its way and thus give back to the society in a small way.

MMS Celebrates festivals such as Sankrant, Gudhi Padwa (New Year), Holi, Maharashtra Day, Shravan - Mangalagaur Games, Ganesh Festival, Dandiya - Bhondala, Kojagiri Pournima and Diwali annually. We also organize annual performing events such as a musical orchestra, a multi-act theatrical play and dance programs (all presented by local talent among its members and their children). An annual sports meet, debate competitions, picnics, various enrichment workshops for kids and adults are organized through the year. It also organizes programs presented by visiting professional artists. Maharashtra Mandal is invited to participate in various cultural showcases organized by various Singapore organizations where our members get to showcase their talent, culture and do some social service.

Ganesh Festival is the most attended event of the year, which runs for 5 days. It includes Ganesh pratishthapana, daily Ganesh puja (Aarti), Ganapati Atharvashirsh pathan, cultural programs of members, literary programs, concerts and Ganesh Visarjan Procession.

  • Marathi Library : MMS runs a Marathi books library consisting of over 3000 books available to its members. More information on http://mmsingapore.org/library
  • It publishes an bi-monthly E-magazine ‘Rutugandha (six editions per year) published in the blog format. Members contribute their own literature to this publication. You can read the current and past issues at http://mmsingapore.org/rutugandha
  • It also runs a forum called ‘ShabdaGandha wherein MMS member poets come together every month to share their original Marathi Poetic creations with like-minded literary enthusiasts. More information on http://mmsingapore.org/shabdagandha
  • It runs a Marathi Shala for kids to be able to read and converse in Marathi fluently. It is a fun school with many audio visual, poetry and games based activities woven around the language appreciation. More information on http://www.mmsingapore.org/marathi-shala
  • Swaragandha is a music lovers’ circle providing platforms to showcase musical talent within MMS community. Swaragandha also provides musical entertainment to music lovers by inviting overseas guest artists to perform under our banner. Swaragandha is also in a process of launching its own youtube channel with original marathi compositions. The channel can be viewed at http://www.mmsingapore.org/youtube.com/c/MmsingaporeOrganized
  • Advaitachi Gaani : A collaboration of Swaragandha & Shabdagandha staged a marathi concert of homegrown songs lyricised by members, composed by members, sung by members in 2015. It became a huge hit and then was released as an album the same year. We have sold over 200 CDs of the same and many digital downloads as well. You can listen online or download it for free at http://mmsingapore.org/AdvaitachiGaani
  • Smaranika (You are holding one now) is a special annual souvenir published by MMS during Ganeshotsav which reaches all attending families and members. It carries quality literature contributed by our members, advertisements & compliments messages from members, patrons, donors & well-wishers. Our members tend to keep it for years. You can read past issues at http://mmsingapore.org/smaranika

HOW CAN YOU ENGAGE WITH MMS?

·       JOIN US by registering yourself as a member of the Mandal. You can do so by filling up the membership form on our website at www.mmsingapore.org/membership. Membership year goes from 1st January to 31st December of any year.

·       PARTICIPATE as an attendee in MMS events, initiatives and/or as a volunteer to help / perform in MMS events.

·       ADVERTISE in our bi-mothly E-magazine Rutugadha, annual print souvenir magazine Smaranika or in our newsletter/website. You can also engage with our members at MMS events for a small fee. Contact our Public Relations Officer at pro@mmsingapore.org for the same.

·       For generic queries, please feel free to reach us at feedback@mmsingapore.org

 

Maharashtra Mandal (Singapore)

Established 1994 | UEN S94SS0093G

20 Maxwell Road, #09-17, Maxwell House, S069113  Fax # : 63993699

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