BMM 2013 was a grand success ! Our sincere thanks to all the performers, attendees, sponsors and volunteers for your support and co-operation !!
We have received lots of feedback ( अभिप्राय) . The most of the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. . We thought we would share some of the feedback with all of you. If you also want to send us your feedback directly, please follow this link here.
"Maharashtrians have become Maharajas with this convention."
"Convention team was excited, humble, genuinely helpful and warm."
BMM BMM म्हणजे BMM असतं
Boston काय Providence काय शेवटी same असतं
मानापमान, सारेगम ते अजय-अतुलच्या गाण्यात BMM असतं
आणि वडापाव मिसळीच्या चटकदार खाण्यात BMM असतं
वेंगसरकरच्या तुफान फटकेबाजीत BMM असतं
आणि सौमित्र-वैभवच्या तरल कवितेत BMM असतं
लेझीम ढोलकीवर थिरकणाऱ्या नाचात BMM असतं
थकल्या volunteersच्या दुखऱ्या टाचात BMM असतं
मित्र-आप्तेष्टासह एकत्र हसणं हे BMM असतं
अन पुढली पिढी आपल्या सोबत असणं हे BMM असतं
ऋणानुबंधाच्या रेशीमगाठीचं हे दुसरं name असतं
BMM BMM म्हणजे BMM असतं
शेवटी तुमचं आमचं अगत्य आणि प्रेम असतं
BMM is just that- it's BMM
Whether in Boston or Providence, it's still BMM.
From "Maan Apmaan" and "Saregama" to Ajay Atul's songs;
From wolfing down vada-pav to tearing over fragrant, spicy misal;
From Vengsarkar's riveting interview to Soumitra-Vaibhav's soul-stirring poetry;
From the captivating lezim danced to the foot-tapping rhythm of the dholaki
To the seductive lavanis performed with great gusto;
From the sore, aching feet of tired volunteers
To hobnobbing with relatives and old friends like 2 years ago was just yesterday.
Having the next generation enjoying the events with us.
It is just another moniker for the love and camaraderie shared by all-
Just another appellation for the silken threads that hold relationships together.
"May NEMM follow "मराठा तितुका मेळवावा" and continue on the path of unity, may NEMM reach 2000 membership in next 2-3 years, may you get great local sponsors to provide "value for money" to members and may BMM take-off now to a huge community across all age groups with even higher engagement from Maharashtrians across North America."
"मला असे वाटते कि "Management" कसे असावे हे तुमच्या कडून शिकण्या सारखे आहे, आणि तुम्ही सर्वांनी मिळून
"गुड गवरनन्स" चे उत्तम उदाहरण आम्हा सर्वांना दाखविले. तेथे आलेल्या सर्व मंडळींना असे वाटत होते कि सकाळच्या नाश्त्याला किंवा लंच आणि डिनर ला खूप लाईन लागेल, परंतु सर्वांच्या शंक्कांना तुम्ही मात दिली आणि मला त्याचा गर्व वाटतो. किती सुंदर वातावरण ची तुम्ही निर्मिती केली होती आणि लहान ते मोठे सर्व वयोगटाचे लोक आनंदाने आपला कार्यभार सांभाळत होते याचे कौतुक करावेसे वाटते."
"This mail is to sincerely thank you and all your colleagues at BMM for organizing a wonderful convention consisting of great entertainment, education and business activities. All the sessions were very well organized and powerpacked especially from the US side. I also enjoyed the CME where Ayurveda was introduced to medical community here.The extended conference at NU campus was truly inspiring with presence of luminaries like ACS President. Mukund was fabulous at all times. Bal's introduction and Vikas's crisp concluding was really enjoyable."
"Once again, congratulations to respective teams as well as all the volunteers, artists, donors and well-wishers for a very successful BMM 2013 Convention. Their efforts for the last 2+ years paid off and were witnessed by 3,200+ attendees. All the programs, facility, food and decoration were great. One can tell that they paid attention to minor details and created a warm welcome atmosphere. Having had a pleasure to work with 163 volunteers for organizing the BMM 2005 Atlanta Convention, I know what all goes behind the scene and what it takes to put together a successful convention. Kudos and thanks to each and every volunteer, who made this possible."
- All volunteers were very humble.
- So many food hits. Mango Sheera, Thandaai, paan, I can go on and on. And then those decorations of Gudhyaa, kandil and tulasi vrundaavan. OMG!
- No program cancellations! Wow!!!
I wanted to thank you once again for the Banquet Tickets, and giving us the opportunity to hear Padmaja .I especially want to congratulate the whole committee and particularly those who were instrumental in getting the 35 yrs and younger artists and Dr Phondke over from India. What a breath of fresh air all of them were !
I just wanted to compliment you and childcare committee on a job extremely well done at BMM. My son thoroughly enjoyed the kids room at BMM and I felt he was in safe hands and could enjoy the convention more because of it. He really had fun with the Bollywood dance and the Indian games. I did a lot of work on the Boston convention and so I can imagine how many hours and hard work you put into this Providence convention.
"The CME was very well arranged and diversity of topics was thoughtful and well balanced. was amazed with how well your whole team organized the whole event with great attention to details from food to events to small things like 'gudhi' on tables, gajra and my personal favorite paan. It is difficult to manage event of this magnitude and more difficult when it is for a large indian group.
kudos to your group."
Well done! My congratulations to you and all the volunteers/organizers of BMM 2013 on a brilliant and successful convention and CME program. Personally it was a real privilege for me to be a speaker in Pain Management. I enjoyed working with each one of you. The CME program and the convention as a whole was very well organized.
" As a young adult born and raised in this country, this year's BMM event was especially exciting and unique for me. The weekend in Rhode Island provided a change of pace to my daily routine. Meeting so many Marathi people from around the world was heartwarming and allowed me to experience a strong sense of family and community without ever boarding a plane. Thank you for so many great cultural events and see you in Los Angeles."
"This was the very first BMM convention we attended. Heartiest Congratulations and a great big thank-you to the BMM 2013 Team for all your efforts in making this event a spectacular success. The diversified events spanning three days made time really fly, indicating the fun everyone was having. The days were action packed and provided opportunities to network with talented and intellectual individuals from all over the world. Nostalgic memories of Maharashtra surfaced at several events. Culinary delicacies representing different regions of Maharashtra were thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks, once again, to the BMM 2013 Committee for supporting Marathi culture in USA. We look forward to the BMM LA event in 2015."
Just received the smaranika in mail today and I was completely blown away by it -- what a beautiful magazine in all aspects -- congratulations to you and the entire smaranika team for such a wonderful job! I have just read the editorial intro yet but I look forward to reading it cover to cover over this holiday weekend -- this is going to be quite a treat... Thanks also for mailing a copy to me so quickly, when you are no doubt very busy with the event... -- I am just happy and honored to get a couple of pages of my own in your beautiful magazine -- thanks again!