Marathi Mandal Sacramento

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Picnic 2005

There was more formal coordination for this gathering. We had established our Yahoo group and were soliciting memberships. Though the gathering at the picnic was not significantly larger than before, we had succeeded in "pinging" and registering scores of other Marathi-families via the Yahoo group. Fun was in the form of a lot of food and a lot of games. This was also an opportunity to mark Swatantrata Diwas, and one of our elders, Smt. Madhavi (Akka) Hulyalkar gave a rousing reminder of Bharat's struggle for independence (Click here to listen to mp3 of of this speech). We proudly sang the Rashtrageet together. At the open forum, it was unanimously decided to organize a cultural program during Diwali. Click here for photos