As 2020 draws to a close, it is now time to reflect on the year that was! My first year as President of MMD has been eventful, to say the least !! From the dread of COVID-19 that made most of the news, we saw a change in the political scene, a year that improved pollution & air quality across the globe and brought us closer to home …. home where the heart is and chefs reside !!
MMD year had a promising start with an exciting musical program Ganyache Gaon and then we were forced to cancel the rest of the year, an action we took for the safety and well-being of all. Our sincere thanks to all the contributions from our talented local artists that kept our creative juices flowing and gave us a great guide to using Facebook and Zoom for our entertainment.
Our health initiative continues online with our recurring Yoga sessions. MMD’s Facebook page now has 2500 lifetime likes and engagement from India as well! Our collaboration efforts with local Mandals and other organizations such as MICS, MAI services, Palav, Kallol entertainment have widened our horizons and reach. We are not only successfully entertaining our Members but are also helping other smaller nonprofits achieve their goals.
MMD Shala continues to thrive online now. We were able to beat last year’s enrollment numbers and currently have 137 registered students learning Marathi from our dedicated teaching staff. We were able to pass on savings from having no rental fees for classrooms this year, by giving Shala students a 50% discount for enrollment.
We plan to continue to provide online entertainment at no extra cost to Members with our available funds. We will review quarterly CDC and state guidelines to decide on our future course of action. Snehabandh will be published to promote local talent and thank our sponsors.
This year although unprecedented, has widened our ideas of entertainment; this year has seen a loss of a lot of loved ones but has brought us closer than ever before; this year a tiny virus brought us to our knees but ideas and innovations gave us a vaccine in record time that brings hope!
I want to take a moment to thank my executive committee and BOT for their unwavering support, our volunteers for being on stand by ready to help, and our Sponsors for keeping the faith. Above all, a truly heartfelt thanks to our Members and my family members for understanding our decisions and standing by us.
Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year, signing off from 2020 with a positive outlook for 2021 and a possibility of in-person programming.
With sincere regards,
Manjiri Joshi

Passed 2020 EventsVenueDateFeedback
Makar Sankrant – Ganyache Gaon
PM: Seema Wadekar
Adlai E Stevenson High School
33500 Six Mile Rd
Livonia MI 48152
02/01/20, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pmPhotos_1
Detroit Volunteering Event
PM: Sampat Patil
Gleaners Community Food Bank
2131 Beaufait St
Detroit MI 48207
02/15/20, 9:00 am -11:30 am Photos
Carrom Tournament
PM: Jay Munj
Dongre Residence
4310 Birch Run Dr
Troy MI 48098
02/22/20, 9:00 am – onward Photos
Kids Movie Night
PM: Mandar Purekar
Rachmale Resience
160 Canterbury rd,
Bloomfield hills, MI-48304
02/29/20, 7:00 pm onward Photos
Aarogyam Dhanasampada – Yogathon
PM: Anju Vale
Costick Center
Farmington hills
03/08/20 9:00 am to 11:30 am Photo