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Current Epatra Volume 2014-09 dated April 08, 2014


Marathi Bhashik Mandal, Toronto
ePatra Volume 2014-09
Shalivahan Shaka 1936, Shaitra Shudha 09 , April 08, 2014

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Program summary 2014:                                                                                                                 

MBM Sangeet Sammelan-SurLaTa: June 21

Upcoming MBM events : 

Dates are tentative subject to availability of venue and programs.


Picnic: July 12th, 2014 at Erindale Park, Mississauga

Kala Sanskruti Sammelan: July 26th & 27th, 2014

Youth Camp: August 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 2014 at Camp Manitou, Scouts Canada

Ganapati Programme: September 6th, 2014

Kojagiri Programme: October 11th, 2014

Diwali Programme: November 1st, 2014



Upcoming MBM Programs


MBM Holi- Dinner and Dance:

First time in the MBM history, we had celebrated Holi program in a banquet hall on  29th March 2014.

Please visit following links to enjoy video clip and photos

Holi Event Videos

Holi Event Photos


MBM- Career Information Session:

An information session on career options will be conducted on 27 April 2014. This session will give

information about a variety of courses and financing options available to enable entry into the Canadian job market.

Information about upgrading your academic skills to prepare yourself for the Canadian job market will be given.

It will be especially useful for newcomers to Canada. The session will be conducted by Chitra Potnis who is an

engineer by qualification and has been an educationist for many years. She is the Education Director of a career

college. The session will be interactive in nature.

There is no entry fee. You are welcome to attend with your friends and family. Please provide RSVP.

Date and TimeApril 27-  2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Venue:Dr. Sanjeev Deodhare's residence: # 1767 Grosvenor Pl , Mississauga, ON, L5L 3V8 

RSVP:  Pravina Kale - Phone 905 793 8064


MBM Vasantik Programme


1.    Varhad nighalay London la" by Sandeep Pathak -- Artist from India !

धमाल लोकप्रिय एकपात्री दीर्घांक ,"वऱ्हाड निघालंय लंडनला ".

भारतातील अतिशय गाजलेले  कलाकार : संदीप पाठक  


2.    Mother's day Special . Very well acclaimed in North America " Akash Peltana"

नृत्यनाट्य"आकाशपेलतांना "  An emotional journey of a woman's sensitive mind based on Poems written by 

Neela Satyanarayan and sung by renowned singers from India.

This melodious musical  is a spectacular blend of Bharatnatyam and Kathak  the twoprominent styles of

classical dancing. Planning to honor all the attending mothers in a unique way!


Vasantik is planned during the day which will allow attendees to celebrate Mother's Day with

Family and Friends in the evening.


Date: Sunday May 11th, 2014


Time: 10.00 am -- registration opens and Pooja starts

            11:15 am -- Arati

            12 noon to 1:30pm -- Prasad and Bhojan

            1:30 to 5:30 pm -- Entertainment with a short snack break


Venue: Chinguacouzy Secondary School, Brampton , ON L6S 1V3


Tickets: Members $20; Non Members $25 ,

                Children 6-11 $15;   Kids under age 5 -- Free   , Babysitting available                                                                                  


RSVP by May 4th , 2014

Contacts:  Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Pravina Kale: 905-793-8064

                             Vaidehi Raut-Bhagat: 905-874-8689  Sudhir Pradhan: 905-272-4018



MBM Sangeet Sammelan-SurLaTa

Date: Saturday June 21st, 2014

Venue: York wood Library Theatre, Toronto


Celebration of "Sur", "Laya" and "Taal", showcase of MBM member's talent, age above 18 years.


First 10 entries of Vocal Music (4 minutes each maximum)

First 5 entries of group dances (5 minutes each maximum)

First 3 entries for Instrumental Music (5 minutes each maximum)


Participation entries last date: May 15th, 2014


Contact: Rama Joshi:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for participation.




Other Programs



Raag-Mala Concert -- Dr Prabha Atre

Raag-Mala Presents: Vocal Recital by Dr. Prabha Atre

Accompanied by: Dr Chetna Banawat (Vocal), Kedar Naphade (Harmonium),  Vikas Naregal (Tabla)

Date and Time: Saturday, April 12th, 2014, 7pm* (*Latecomers will be seated at a suitable interval)

Venue: Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front St W, Toronto (CBC Building)

Tickets: $40, $30 ($5 member; $10 student discount with valid id)

Tickets Call: Zahid: 416-995-3968, Rishi: 647-521-3816, Nishant: 416-795-9216
Online at 

Dr. Prabha Atre is one of the senior torchbearers of classical music in India today. She trained under 

Sureshbabu Mane and Hirabai Badodekar, children and disciples of Ustad Abdul Karim Khan, the

preeminent modern day exponent of the Kirana Gharana. She is widely acclaimed for her grace and

excellence in performance, and her research into, and teaching of, Indian classical music. 

She has numerous publications (books and CDs) to her credit

and has been a visiting professor at a number of universities in India and overseas.  

She has established a Foundation to promote the cause of Indian classical music and performing arts. 

Dr. Atre has been honoured with many national awards, including the title `Padmabhushan' and

the Sangeet Natak Akademi award, in recognition of her creativity, artistic excellence, outstanding

achievement and distinguished service in the field of classical music. 

Dr. Chetna Banawat, a senior disciple of Dr. Atre will provide vocal accompaniment,

along with Kedar Naphade on harmonium and Vikas Naregal on tabla.

Next Concert:  May 11th, 2014:  Ashwini Bhide-Deshpande


Interactive Workshop : Hindustani Classical Performance

"An Interactive Discussion and Workshop on finer aspects of Hindustani Classical Performance"

This workshop will be led by Shri Kedar Naphade, senior disciple of the legendary Pt. Tulsidas Borkar,

and is well known Hindustani Classical soloist and accompanist. This event is designed to benefit

students learning vocal, instrumental Hindustani classical music of all levels.

The workshop will be informative and educational for avid listeners of classical music as well as

to help improve the appreciation of hindustani classical music. The following topics will be covered in the

workshop, aided by lecture, demonstration and interactive discussions and question-answer sessions .

Alaap - How to improve Alaap, Methods of Riyaaz for a performer.

Please take advantage of this unique opportunity to improve your ability to learn as well as

increase your appreciation of the music you listen to!

A light refreshment will be served.

Date : Sunday - April 13 from 9:30-11:30 am


Place : Residence of Deepamala Dubey, 1446 Inuit Trail, Mississauga L5N 7R8


Fees : $15 per person (discounted fees if more than 1 person is attending from a family).


RSVP : Rupali Vatve - 905 232 4645 /  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  ; Nishant Parekh - 416 795 9216 /  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Number of seats are limited so please RSVP soon...

More about Dr. Kedar Naphade http://www.kedarnaphade.com/ 


MSSO : Gauri Pathare music concert

MSSO has sponsored Gauri Pathare's visit to Toronto and will be hosting the artist and her music concert 

in Toronto. Gauri has learned from different "Gurus"(teachers) but mainly from Smt. Padma Talwalkar of 

Gwalior-Jaipur Gharana and Late Pt.Jitendra Abhisheki ji. In addition to pure classical style, 

Gauri sings semi classical forms like Thumari, Dadra as well as Marathi Natya Sangeet and devotional music also.

Please visit her website www.gauripathare.in So you can listen to her audio-video clips. Harshad kanetkar will be

coming to accompany her on Tabla.

Date: Saturday April 26, 2014, 7:00 PM Onwards

Venue:  Home of Tushar and Alka Shekhar, # 5320 Forrest Ridge Dr, Mississauga, L5M 5B4

RSVP: Before Wed, April 23,  2014 by phone 416-226-1350 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


MSSO Toronto is welcoming a prominent social activist and an award winner 

Anuradha Bhosale to Toronto during the May 3-4 week end.

We will organize a  Gath-Bhet program and advise the venue and time.





BMM 2015 Convention-LA

The deadline to donate for the BMM 2015 Convention-LA has been extended till April 15th, 2014.

Also the website, http://www.bmm2015.org/ is up and running with all updates and new logo/slogan.

Make sure to visit the website to get the latest information about the LA convention.


Call for Sponsorships and Advertisements


MBM EC 2014, appeals for Event Sponsorship, Donations, Advertisements and  for  Volunteering

Please contact any of the following:

Leena Deodhare  905-828-0822, Vaidehi Bhagat  416-318-9846  or Namita Dandekar  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 EC 2014  very much appreciates and  values the contribution given in any kind or form,

from the community



Call for volunteers


AC's priorities: Increase the scope of the Admin Team


We want to add some more functions to the above list in order to have smoother operation, and

for that we are seeking volunteers from the Marathi community who have some background/experience,

and who can study, analyze, and write procedures and monitoring mechanism for the following:

-creating and maintaining a registry of rental facilities,

-creating and maintaining a registry of resources to carry out Public relations,

-creating and maintaining a pool of volunteers,

-maintaining a register of media people for publicity purposes,

-finance (consolidation of investment records, process of reporting to CRA and other government agencies),

-general administration(inventory of assets, archiving MBM records, smooth transition from one year to the next),


It is necessary that these tasks are carried out smoothly and consistently year after year.


The Admin Team is a supporting structure and a knowledge source with procedures and databases for maintaining

consistency in the Mandal activities. It does not have executive powers. The members of this team are not elected,

but chosen by AC. They will function under AC's guidance to disseminate information when needed. 

The AC will be solely responsible for selecting suitable individuals for the above tasks

Please send an e-mail to ACChair @mbmtoronto.com


Please include your background, relevant experience, specific field you are interested in, your e-mail ID,

and telephone number. 







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Submissions can be for cultural or community related projects or programs,

relevant to the Marathi Bhashik community for up to 2 months in advance. 

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