About MMS

Maharashtra Mandal (Singapore) a. k. a. MMS is a non-profit community 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 makes it easy to settle down in Singapore.

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 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 here.
  • 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 here.
  • It also runs a forum called ‘Sahitya Sahavas wherein MMS member poets come together every month to share their original Marathi literature creations and also read the classic literature of well known authors with like-minded literary enthusiasts.
  • We run 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 here.
  • Swaragandha is a music lovers’ circle providing platforms to showcase musical talent within MMS community. The interest group meets at a regular frequency online and also organises musical performances that are staged on MMS forums. For more information write to us.
  • Natyarang is a theatre interest group that meets regularly to do Natyavachan, hone theatrical talent of MMS and also hosts plays for Mandal. Catch its latest creations on MMS Youtube and MMS FB Page videos.
  • Nrutyarang is a dance interest group of MMS that organises online dance workshops every month. Do check MMS Youtube channel for a glimpse of the past workshops. Further workshops will be announces via MMS Events. Stay tuned.
  • MMS Teenagers Debate Club युवा वादविवाद कट्टा (यु वा क) engages teenage kids of MMS where they debate the topics that rhyme with them. To join this club, MMS kids or their parents can write to feedback@mmsingapore.org
  • Advaitachi Gaani : MMS 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 here.
  • Smaranika is a special annual souvenir published by MMS which reaches all families and members who have updated the postal address with us. It carries 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 here.

Please email feedback@mmsingapore.org to enquire about and be a part of any of the above activities.

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.
  • 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. You can find our latest ratecard here.

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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