Maharashtra 65th All India Adhiveshan At Belgaum
representatives, Mr. Chandrashekhar Mathure, Ex. President & Patron member
and Mrs. Sneha Ketkar active committee member attended to represent 'Mitramandal
Brihan Maharashtra Mandal’s (BMM) 65th All India annual Conference at Belgaum
concluded from 11th Jan - 13th Jan as organizers and participants promised to
keep working for the protection and promotion of the identity of
Marathi-speaking communities settled outside Maharashtra.
day conference was organized by the Marathi Bhasha Premi Mandal, Belgaum, at
Ramnath Mangal Karyalaya in Bhagya Nagar here. The main objective of the
conference was to take fresh stock of various issues and explore areas where
BMM could work for the further betterment of the Marathi-speaking community.
Around 1,000 delegates from different parts of the country participated.
Interview of Dr. Shriniwas Thanedar, prominent enterprenuar of USA & writer
of Marathi book ' Hi Shrinchi Ichha'.( 38 editions have been printed till date
) was very interesting and for new generation a guideline in their future life.
the valedictory address, Mr. Prakash Javadekar, senior leader from Maharashtra
and BJP spokesman, stressed on the need to protect the cultural identity
associated with a linguistic community. He also offered to take up any role to
further the cause of Marathi-speaking people if the mandal came forward with a
proposal in that direction.
in the morning, a Shoba Yatra was taken out, and In the evening session, actor,
writer Shri.Dilip Prabhavalkar who played ‘Bapu’ in the Hindi film ‘Lage Raho
Munnabhai’ presented his famous ' Chimanrao Te Gandhi' a one man outstanding
show to entertain the delegates from all over India.
orator and historian from Maharashtra Mr. Pandurang Balkawde, who inaugurated
the conference along with Mr. Prabhavalkar on Saturday, spoke about
‘Maharashtra outside Maharashtra’. He said that even after migrating from
Maharashtra, the Marathi-speaking community had retained its cultural identity.
were some prominent politicians Mr. Prakash Jawdekar, MP Rajyasabha, Mr. Vishnu
Surya Wagh, MLA and Chairman of Kala Academy, Goa, and Mr. Suresh C. Angadi, MP
were present. Also present were Mr. Ashok Patki, Music Director, of ' Mile Sur
Our representatives briefed the audience about
our cultural, social activities during last few years of 'Mitramandal Bangalore’.