Aapli Maati Aapli Manasa The Marathi Club of La Trobe University

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Aapli Maati Aapli Manasa

The Marathi Club of La Trobe University


About us:
This club is our humble attempt to preserve our Marathi culture and heritage. We are aiming to spread awareness about Marathi culture in Australia and to create cross cultural engagement and dialogue. We do not consider anyone or any culture inferior or superior to another. Our club members are proud to be good human beings first, proud Indians, proud Australian residents, and proud Marathi people.
About our culture:
Maharashtra is a state in the western region of India and is India's third-largest state by area and is also the world's second-most populous sub-national entity. Marathi culture is the culture of this state. The capital of Maharashtra is Mumbai. Maharashtra is known as the land of saints, educationists and revolutionists. Maharashtra has huge influence all over the world of 17th century King Shivaji of Maratha Empire and his concept of Hindavi Swarajya which translates self-rule of people. The state of Maharashtra spans multiple cultures which includes cultures related to Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, Christians etc.
List of Events in Semester two:

30August: Free Vada Pav and Masala Chai
Location: Agora.
Time: 1230pm.
Come join us for a free Maharashtrian street food and staple snack called ‘Vada Pav’. Vada Pav is popularly known as the Indian burger. It is vegan friendly and is made from spiced potatoes, fried in a chickpeas batter.
Also learn to drape a Marathi style ‘Pheta’ around your head.

5 September: Marathi Karaoke
Location: SS 429
Time: 5pm-8pm
Come along to sing some popular Marathi songs. Karaoke also includes English, Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, Teulgu, Punjabi and Hindi songs.

13 September: Ganesh Utsav
Location: Agora
Time: 11am to 4pm
Please turn over for details about this event.
Free Modak, Puri and Potato Bhaji for everyone.
Aarti timing: 12pm and 2pm.
Food served around 1230pm, until 2pm.

3 October: Free Marathi Movie Screening with English Subtitles.
Location: TLC 115
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Movie: Ashi hi banva banvi
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/311465099211882/

Location: Agora outside the library
Time: Session 1: 1pm to 1.30pm sharp and Session 2: 2pm until vadas run out
170 Vada Pavs will be served!!!
Gold Coin for each vada pav - i.e. pay either $1 or $2 as per your choice. Only one vada per person at a time. Kindly queue again for round two :)
Event Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/870671929732797/

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We had our AGM on 17th February at 5pm and a new committee for 2017 was elected. The AGM was chaired by the founder president Eshan Arya who has handed the club into the hands of the following: Aishwarya Kulkarni- President Chaitanya Talloju- VP Sushrut Deshpande- Treasurer Sainath Kasha- Secretary Phanisha Arabatti - Council Delegate

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