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CMA’s Initiatives

Youth Development Program (Paalavi)

Paalavi is the next generation of Marathi youth in Calgary. It’s an opportunity to meet other youth with diverse interests, while creating long lasting friendships and promoting community involvement.

Adding new dimension to youth. Over the past few years, the Marathi community has grown quite a bit, and there are many new faces!

We’re trying to create a more close-knit group where we all can hang out and have fun. This year we’re changing things up a bit. Our aim for this year is to try out new things.

 

Samadhan Club for Seniors

Due to popular demand, the BOT along with CMA launched a new initiative i.e. Samadhan club focused to cater the recreational needs for Seniors (60+ years).

The first introductory program was on June 12th, 2016 at Cedarbrae Community Association, 11024 Oakfield Dr. SW, Calgary, AB from 3.30 PM to 6.30PM.

We are now in the 3rd year and so far 9 programs have been conducted with more than 250 participants in various events.

Our aim is to organize Picnics, Bowling nights, Karaoke night, mind and body fitness workshops and Health seminars relating to the well-being of our Senior members. For more information on various activities or your participation please contact samadhan@cmacalgary.ca.

Marathi Shala (Marathi School)

Marathi Shala was started in Calgary on a small scale by Mrs. Shubhangi Purohit in the year 2003 at her residence. She felt that kids should learn to read and write Marathi language which brings them more close to the Marathi Culture and Heritage.

She has volunteered 1000s of her hours, space and effort so that the school is kept free of any charge. Expected in return is students and parents with genuine interest, strong commitments and passion for Marathi Language learning.Over the years 100s of students successfully completed the Primary (0-4) Level from her school.

As the demand for school grew a need was felt that we start an additional NW campus. Sucheta Kolhatkar and Deepa Mishra from BOT took the lead and the new Marathi Shala at NW opened up in January 2018. Details of both the schools are as Follows;

Marathi Shala SW Campus
Principal: Shubhangi Purohit
Location: Woodbine Community, SW
Classes are conducted on Saturday and/or Sundays
Contact details:  Ms. Purohit (pshubhangi@hotmail.com or Phone:403-238-1648).

Marathi Shala NW Campus**
Principal : Nutan More
Assistant Principal: Deepali Shishodia
Location: Rocky Ridge Community, NW
Classes are conducted: Sunday  from 11.00 am to 12.00 pm noon
** NW Campus follows a syllabus approved by Brihan Marathi Mandal, North America and provide text books.

Small groups are formalized into the house classrooms as per students’ age group and learning abilities.
Both Schools are FREE. Parents who are interested and committed can register their child by sending an email to shala@cmacalgary.ca.
Provide your child’s full name, age, and 2 emergency contact details. For any further inquiries you can reach Deepa Mishra @ 403 918 0898.

Currently around 20 students are gaining the knowledge through this regular learning interventions at both campuses.

Abhiruchi – A Marathi Library

A Group of enthusiasts under the Leadership of Ms Shubhangi Joshi did a signature campaign in year 2010 to introduce Marathi books and Magazines in Calgary Public Library.
The efforts have paid off and the Calgary Public Library has introduced 100s of titles over the last 5 years.
Visit your local library or online at www.calgarylibrary.ca for further details.
Do you know Calgary Public Library happy to take suggestions on new titles / Videos? Please meet your local librarian and put forward your suggestions.

Enjoy reading!!