Maharashtra Mandal, a cultural organization in Kansas City, became a local organization in 1995. The main objective was to bring the Marathi people in Johnson County together to celebrate festivals and culture. The Board has long been a leader in championing marathi culture and traditions. The leading members of the board are tirelessly helping in preserving marathi culture, values and sowing the seeds of marathi culture in American soil.
In 1997, Maharashtra Mandal of Kansas City got registered as a "Non-Profit" organization in Johnson County, Kansas and we are also a proud member of the Brihan Maharashtra Mandal of North America.
Around 1994, very few marathi families used to gather together and celebrate marathi festivals like Ganeshotsav, Diwali, Gudi Padwa at someone’s house. However, after 1996, more and more Marathi families started to settle down in Kansas City due to the revolution in computer and information technology. Soon it became difficult to celebrate events in small spaces. And then the idea of establishing Maharashtra Mandal got promoted.
Mr. & Mrs. Shuke and Kulkarni along with Limaye, Dr. Chhatre, Sane supported the idea and registered the mandal. The first committee of members formed on the occasion of Gudi Padwa in 1995.
There has been no election for the committee members. The committee members work in a union cohesively. This tradition continues even today. Mrs. Manda Shuke worked tirelessly for the mandal. She also handled the planning and preparation of the meal every time. She has been a constant source of inspiration and knowledge for the mandal. Our mandal has been working in help and cooperation with members and will continue to do so.
Apart from that we have Marathi Shala, Ganapati idol workshop, music concerts, Fort competitions, Marathi film festival, Dhol Tasha team, Nisarga Wari, Seva Diwali food donation project, blood donation camp, group camping, drama, yoga classes etc
To enjoy all these activities, we welcome all Maharashtrians in Kansas City Area to be part of the Maharashtra Mandal – join MMKC and be part of the family! For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org