Calgary Marathi Association invites all of you on the occasion of “Gudi Padwa ” celebrations for the year 2022.

On this auspicious occasion and welcome the new year together with friends, family and the entire community.

Let’s continue to cherish the new year’s memorable moments with Gudi Padwa Celebrations of the Marathi Nava Varsha.

With a 2-day virtual-hybrid celebration this year we are organizing exciting ” Selfie with Gudi “ competition, ” Swaad Maharashtracha “ sweet-dish competition and a singing competition ” Sur Nava Dhyas Nava “ on their respective dates (given below for each contests).


1. Gudi Padwa Selfie Contest: 
a. Share your selfie with us in traditional attire in front of your beautiful Gudi.
b. Post the selfie on Facebook using #GudiPadwa by 5:00 pm on April 2nd, 2022.
c. Check-In CMA  page on your selfie for FaceBook page.
d. No registration required.
e. No entry fee


2. ‘Swaad Maharashtracha’ : Sweet Recipe Competition [Open to all age groups]

Come share any of your Maharashtrian sweet dish recipes with CMA.
Competition Guidelines:
a. Choose any sweet Recipe [Maharashtrian sweet dish] b. Create a presentable video [15 mins] detailing the
i. List of ingredients
ii. Step by step method of preparation (This should be a cook-along video).
c. Registration deadline: March 12th, 2022 
d. Entries will be judged by professional chefs based on
i. Presentation
ii. Complexity of Recipe
iii. Taste

e. Pick a date and time slot to submit your food dish: You can submit your recipes at one of       the following two locations on one of the following two dates.
 i. March 26th, 2022, 10 am to 8 pm. OR
ii. March 27th, 2022 10 am to noon.
i. Kincora, NW Calgary OR
ii. Bridgeland, NE Calgary

3. Sur Nava Dhyas Nava : Singing Competition  [Open to all age groups]

Continuing with the overwhelming response to our last year’s Sur Sangam 2021 Online Event, this year again we will have the live event as a competition!
Competition Guidelines:
a. Round 1 Theme: Choose any Marathi song of your choice.
b. Create and share a presentable video detailing the Song (Title, Artist, Genre, Year, Movie/Album)
c. The singer should sing the Mukhda and one stanza.
d. Registration deadline: March 12th, 2022 
e. Round 1 Entry Deadline: March 12th, 2022.
f. Entries will be shortlisted by March 20th for Final Round 
g.  Finalists will be judged by professionals based on
i. Vocal (Tone Quality, Breath Support, Intonation, Diction and Articulation)
ii. Expression (How well the performer is able to express the meaning and mood of the song)
iii. Showmanship (Music Selection, Effective use of Stage and Performance Area, Outfit and style).


Gudi Padwa Event date:  9th April and 10th April 2022 (Broadcast on CMA YouTube channel)


Participation in each competition is $5 for Members and $15 per competition for Non-members. Once registered, you will receive a separate email with a link to upload your video(s).


For Registration Form Click here !!

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Gudi Padwa Event date:  9th April and 10th April 2022 (Broadcast on CMA YouTube channel)


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