CONGRATULATIONS.
Aadi Agnihotri recently won the South Carolina State Scholastic Chess Championship in the K5 section by scoring 5/5 wins.
He was declared the State Champion in the Elementary section and would be representing the State at the 2021 John D Rockefellar III  National Tournament of Elementary School State Champions.
Aadi (aged 10 hrs) started playing chess at the age of 5 yrs and has  won the state Championship in K-3 section in 2019 and was 1st Grade Champion in 2018. He has also won 15th place trophy at Nationals in 2019.

Aadi has played at a few state and national events over the last 4 years and has done considerably well. At the local events in Greenville,Charlotte, Columbia and Atlanta Aadi has played in higher sections with grown up kids and in some open events too where there are no sections based on age/grade. He has done considerably well in those tournaments too and has won a few. These events have given him good exposure.

He follows chess on the internet and games of Grand Masters like Vishwanathan Anand , Vidit Gujrathi and Magnus Carlsen.He himself wants to become a Chess GrandMaster one day.

Congratulations and Best Of Luck to Aadi and his parents , from all members of GVLMM.  We are very proud of you Aadi – Keep it up.  

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साजरा होणार उत्सव कुटुंबाचा.  सोहळा सुरांचा – 

पाहायला विसरू नका.

 

Join us on April 17 @ 6:00 PM EST

 

 
 
 
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ज्ञानेश्वरी पाठ  ( १८ अध्याय ) – starting from Jan. 9th , 2021

 

प्रवक्त्या : श्रीमती प्रतिभा विवेक बिवलकर

  • श्रीमती प्रतिभा बिवलकर ह्यांचे  सुमारे ३० वर्षे ज्ञानेश्वरी वाचन , अभ्यास चिंतन रुजू आहे .  ज्ञानेश्वर महाराजांना गुरु मानून ज्ञानेश्वरांच्या ज्ञानेश्वरी , अमृतानुभव , चांगदेव पासष्टी या ग्रंथांवर अनेक ठिकाणी व्याख्याने दिलीये आहेत.

  • ज्ञानेश्वरीचा अभ्यास स्वताहा केला , गीता धर्म , पुणे, ह्यांच्या वतीने घेतल्या जाणाऱ्या ‘ ज्ञानेश्वरी प्रबोध ‘ परीक्षेची समीक्षक म्हणून गेली २३ वर्षे काम करीत आहेत.

  • Sessions starting from Jan. 9th,  2021 – every Saturday whenever possible. 

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GVLMM Online Classes:

Sanskrit (संस्कृत) for Beginners.

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About Speaker : 

Name:  Ms. Sudha Sathaye
 
▪ Ms.Sudha Sathaye is an entrepreneur, owns a business and awarded design petant by government of India. 
 
▪She also works as a freelance translator, knows six languages, four ancient scripts and understands nine Indian languages.
She has a passion for Sanskrit and ancient Indian knowledge. She volunteers for teaching  Spoken Sanskrit..

▪She has written & presented many research papers in international seminars .

Recently, her article about “Sanskrit Sanketik Tatha Kut  Bhasha” is published in sanskrit daily news paper ” विश्व्स्य् वार्ता ‘.
 

Details about Sanskrit class curriculum to be Updated soon.

  • Kick-off Class on Nov.1st, 2020 @ 8:00 PM US EST  ( India time @ 6:30 AM) 
  • Classes will be scheduled every Sunday at above mentioned time.
  • Any changes in Class schedules will be conveyed via Sanskrit WhatsApp Study group.
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GVLMM Online session : श्री गणेश पुराण  sessions from Aug. 17th – Aug. 21st  @11:00 am US EST.  
(8:30 pm India time)  

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About Speaker : 

नाव:  श्रीमती प्रतिभा विवेक बिवलकर 
 
▪श्रीमती प्रतिभा बिवलकर ह्यांनी या  पूर्वी पसायदान व गीता रहस्य ह्या विषयांवर व्याख्याने दिली आणि आपण सर्वानी ह्या व्याख्यानांचा आनंदही  घेतला .
▪श्री गणेश चतुर्थी निमित्त आपण  ह्यांच्याकडून श्री गणेश पुराण पाच दिवस ऐकणार आहोत ! . 
 
▪श्री गणेश पुराण हे सर्वश्रेष्ठ पुराण आहे. पूजे मध्ये जसा पहिला मान गणपतीचा असतो , तसेच पुराणा मध्ये गणेश पुराणाचा पहिला मान असतो.
 
▪श्रीमती प्रतिभा बिवलकर – पूर्ण गोष्टी रूप गणेश पुराण सादर करणार आहेत –   हे गोष्टीरूप पुराण असून , गणपती संभंधात .पडणाऱ्या विविध प्रश्नांची उत्तरे आपल्याला प्रतिभा ताईंच्या पुराण कथनातून कळतील . 
सलग ५ दिवस – १७ ऑगस्ट  ते २१ ऑगस्ट ., रोज रात्रौ ८:३० वाजता (India  time ) आणि सकाळी ११:०० वाजता (US  EST) 
 

Please see below details of session subject matter , covering all 5 days.

  • मुख्य पुराणे : १८

    • विष्णू , मत्स्य , वामन , कर्म , ब्रम्ह , ब्रह्मवैवर्त्य , नारद, गरुड, वराह , वायू , अग्नी , देवी ,पदम , स्कंद , शिव, लिंग, देवी, भागवत
  • उप पुराणे :  ३ 
    • नरसिंह  पुराण  , नारद पुराण , गणेश पुराण .

       

  • गणेश पुराण – २ भाग . ( व्यास रचित )

    1. गणेश पुराण – २ भाग . ( व्यास रचित )
    2. क्रीडा खंड     – २९ अध्याय

  • पहिला दिवस :

    • ♦ गणपतीची मानस पूजा :  ॐ गं गणपतये नमः आणि ॐ या मंत्राचे महत्व .  आंब्याच्या टाळा चे महत्व 
    • रोज शेवटी गणपतीची एक आरती (कर्पूर आरती व समारोप )

  • दुसरा दिवस :

    • ♦ श्री गणपती अन्यायाच्या विरोधात लढले . स्वतःचे सैन्य उभारले . गणेशाचे वर्णन व महत्व – अग्नि , नारद , वराह , मत्स्य , ब्रह्म , भविष्य आणि स्कंद पुराणात.
    • गणेश पुराणाचे ८ ते १६ अध्याय कथा भाग.

  • तिसरा दिवस :

    • ♦ चार गणपतीची उपनिषदे . त्यात १ अक्षरी ते २१ अक्षरी गणेशमंत्र .
      १) अथर्वशीर्ष हे उपनिषद
      २) हेरंब उपनिषद
      ३) गणेश पूर्वतापिनी
      ४) गणेश उत्तर तापिनी उपनिषद
    • गणेश पुराण कथा भाग १६ ते २२ अध्याय 
    • गणेशाचे संकट नाशक गणेश स्तोत्र
    • १६ उपचारी पूजा
    • वर्षाच्या १२ संकष्टांची नावे व नैवैद्य
    • गणपतीला नैवैद्य दाखवताना पदार्थ
    • गणपतीला तुळस का नको ?
    • शमीपत्र का हवीत  ??

  • चौथा दिवस :

    • ♦ श्री गणेशाचे ३ अवतार  ( महोत्कट , गणेश आणि महागणपती )
    • श्री गणेशाची विविध रूपे
    • श्री गणेशाला दुर्वा का प्रिय आहेत
    • श्री गणेशाची २१ नावे
    • अंगारकिचे  महत्व
    • गणेश पुराण – २२ ते २६ अध्याय
    • रुई , मंदार, बेल , पिंपळ  महात्म्य .
    • २१ मोदकच का – ह्याचे विवरण.

  • पाचवा दिवस :

    • ♦ श्री गणेश पुराणातील कर्म खंडाबाबत माहिती
    • ” सुमुख एकदंतश्च , कपिलो ‘  ह्या श्लोकाचे महत्व
    • गणपतीची १२ नावे
    • गणपतीचा नित्य पाठ का करावा ?
    • गणेशपुराण अध्याय २७ ते ३१ कथा भाग
    • गणेश पुराण माहात्म्य
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GVLMM Online session : लोकमान्य टिळकांच्या १०० व्या पुण्यतिथी निमित्त – टिळकांचे गीतारहस्य – कर्मयोगशास्त्र on Aug. 1st (Saturday) @ 11:00 am US EST.  
(8:30 pm India time)  

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About Speaker : 

नाव:  श्रीमती प्रतिभा विवेक बिवलकर 
 
▪श्रीमती प्रतिभा बिवलकर ह्यांनी लोकमान्य  टिळकांच्या चरित्रावर , त्यांच्या गीता रहस्य ह्या ग्रंथावर  अनेक भाषण दिले आहेत
 
▪तसेच टिळक आणि सावरकर , टिळक व्यक्तिमत्व दर्शन , लोकमान्य टिळक साहित्यसंपदा , टिळकांच्या  आठवणी , अश्या अनेक विविध विषयांवर गेली ३५ वर्षे व्याख्यान देत आहेत ! . 
 
▪१ ऑगस्ट – टिळक पुण्यतिथीच्या निमित्ताने त्यांना दरवर्षी आगत्याने बोलावले जाते!
 
▪२०१६ साली रत्नागिरित गीतारहस्य  ह्या ग्रंथाचे शतक महोत्सव झाले, त्यात अनेक वक्ते  बोलले . स्त्री वक्त्यांमधे श्रीमती प्रतिभा एकमेव वक्त्या होत्या . 
 ह्या कार्यक्रमात त्यांना मानाची पुणेरी पगडी व शाल देण्यात आली . श्रीमती प्रतिभा ह्यांनी टिळक चरित्र व साहित्याचा अभ्यासातून प्रेरणा घेऊन आपले लेखन , वाचन व भाषण हे छंद जोपासले आहेत 
 
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GVLMM Online session about ज्ञानेश्वरी हरिपाठ starting from July.4th (Saturday) @ 11:00 am US EST.  
(8:30 pm India time)  

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About Speaker : 

नाव:  सौ. प्रज्ञा हेमंत अगस्ती
 
परमपूज्य सद्गुरू श्रीकृष्ण दत्तात्रय देशमुख उर्फ डॉ. काका, मुरगूड यांची अनुग्रहित शिष्या .
 
शिक्षण
M.A. sociology (Pune University), Diploma in journalism (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan), Diploma in Yoga ( Yogasadhana Institute), Diploma in Dance (T.M.V) 
 
▪गेली २२ वर्षे शास्त्रीय नृत्यशैली भरतनाट्यम् याचे अध्ययन, अध्यापन आहे. 
 
▪मागील १० वर्षे डॉ. काकांच्या मार्गदर्शनाखाली वेदान्तग्रंथ, संतग्रंथ रचना याचा अभ्यास सुरु आहे. 
 
▪Cultural ministry of India तर्फे गेली दोन वर्षे fellowship मिळाली असून त्याचा विषय अद्वैत तत्वांच्या आधारे नृत्यप्रवास हा डॉ. काकांच्या मार्गदर्शनाखाली पूर्ण केला. 
▪पंचदशी हा शास्त्रग्रंथ आणि नारदभक्तीसूत्र हा भक्तीसूत्रांचा ग्रंथ आधारभूत घेतले होते. 
 
Speaker’s source of Inspiration: 
▪वेद, उपनिषद, ब्रह्मसूत्र, गीता, संतविचारांचा प्रचार, प्रसार, संस्कृत भाषेतील उपनिषद अत्यंत सुलभ मराठीत करणारे, अद्वैत तत्वज्ञानाचे सखोल चिंतन करणारे माझे सद्गुरू डॉ. काका अविरत, अखंड कार्य करीत आहेत. तत्वज्ञान ग्रंथापुरतं मर्यादित न ठेवता ते जीवनात उतरवण्याची कला सांगणारे आमचे डॉ. काका त्यांनीच मांडलेले विचार आपल्यापर्यंत पोहोचवण्याचा मी प्रयन्त करणार आहे.
 
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GVLMM Online session about मनाचे श्लोक will be on June.20th (Saturday) @ 11:00 am US EST. 
(8:30 pm India time)

Speaker – Mrs. Shamika Kulkarni, is from Mumbai and has been delivering lectures on ज्ञानेश्वरी , दासबोध , भागवत , वेद / उपनिषद and on many other diversified subject matters related to life philosophy.  (see profile details below)

मनाचे श्लोक   Online session will cover following: 

  • Introduction to मनाचे श्लोक (निरूपण ).

  • The role of mind. 

  • उपदेश फक्त मना साठीच का असतात ? 

About Speaker : 

 

नाव: सौ. शमिका गिरीश कुलकर्णी, मुलुंड, मुंबई.

शिक्षण: MCom, DPM ( Personnel Management), DBM ( Business Administration)
नोकरी: 17 वर्ष I T field मध्ये कार्यकात ( Capgemini Ltd ) असून 2017 मध्ये सद्गुरू आज्ञेवरून स्वेच्छा निवृत्ती घेतली.

आई, सौ. अलका मुतालिक, डोंबिवली; ह्या स्वतः जेष्ठ आणि अधिकारी भागवतकार आणि प्रवचनकार आहेत. अध्यात्माचे बाळकडू घरूनच प्राप्त. वडील, श्री. दत्तात्रय मुतालिक हे संत साहित्य अभ्यासक आहेत. तसेच श्री. गिरीश कुलकर्णी, पती; हे वेदांताचे गाढे अभ्यासक आहेत.

बालपणी शिवथरघळीतील शिबिरे अनुभवल्यामुळे समर्थ विचारांचा पगडा मनावर होत गेला. त्याशिवाय लहान वयातच सद्गुरू परम पूज्य डॉ श्रीकृष्ण देशमुख, मुरगुड; ह्याचा कृपार्शिवाद मिळाला.

सध्या विविध विषयांवर प्रवचन सेवा रुजू करत आहे. श्रीसूक्त, हरिपाठ, संपूर्ण रामायण, दासबोधातील निवडक समास, रामरक्षा, नवविधा भक्ती, ज्ञानेश्वरी अश्या आणि इतरही अनेक विषयांवर अभ्यासपूर्ण प्रवचन सेवा रुजू केली आहे.  उपनिषद्, भागवत, भगवत् गीता ह्यावर अभ्यास-चिंतन चालू आहे

पौरहित्य करणाऱ्या सौ. गौरी खुंटे, डोंबिवली ह्यांस बरोबर “गर्भसंस्कार” देण्याचा एक अल्पसा उपक्रम चालु असतो.   शिवथरघळीतील शिबिरांमध्ये प्रत्येक वर्षी योगदान असते.

Enjoy the session ! 
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Date:  May. 30th, 2020 
Time @ 11:00 am  US EST.  (India time: 8:30 pm)
Duration: 60-90 minutes.

Speaker : Mrs. Binda Kanayalkar

About Speaker : 

She is a HR & Wellness Consultant and  has over 30 years of experience into Corporate training, providing HR consultancy to various  SME’s (Small and Medium size Enterprises). Mrs. Binda is also a Yoga practitioner and Instructor for over 20 years now. 
She works with Employers who offer an employee assistance program (EAP) as a benefit of employment and recognize that professional counseling and related services help their employees more expeditiously resolve personal problems that diminish their work performance. As a practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga for over twenty years, she uses her experience and exposure in her workshops and programs. She has successfully guided and handled many Yoga therapy cases.

She has delivered lectures and covered programs about following topics to name a few .

  • Personality Development
  • Stress Management with Yoga Therapy
  • Personal Effectiveness and Professional excellence. 

Following Topics will be covered in this online session : 

  • Understanding Fatigue, Insomnia, Stress, Anxiety and Depression.  Are they all linked –  connected ?
    • Most common causes
    • Signs and Symptoms
    • How can i help myself
    • Self care strategies.
  • Breathing Techniques and Meditation.

Enjoy the Session.  

GVLMM Online session about ज्ञानेश्वरी will be on May. 23rd (Saturday) @ 11:00 am US EST. 

Speaker – Mrs. Shamika Kulkarni, is from Mumbai and has been delivering lectures on ज्ञानेश्वरी , दासबोध , भागवत , वेद / उपनिषद and on many other diversified subject matters related to life philosophy.  (see profile details below)

ज्ञानेश्वरी Online session will cover following: 

  • Introduction to ज्ञानेश्वरी.(ज्ञानेश्वरीचे निरूपण). 

  • How ज्ञानेश्वरी teachings can impact our life. 

Meeting link will be published to ज्ञानेश्वरी WhatsApp group when ready.  (please send email to gvlmm21@gmail.com for more details) 

About Speaker : 

 

नाव: सौ. शमिका गिरीश कुलकर्णी, मुलुंड, मुंबई.

शिक्षण: MCom, DPM ( Personnel Management), DBM ( Business Administration)
नोकरी: 17 वर्ष I T field मध्ये कार्यकात ( Capgemini Ltd ) असून 2017 मध्ये सद्गुरू आज्ञेवरून स्वेच्छा निवृत्ती घेतली.

आई, सौ. अलका मुतालिक, डोंबिवली; ह्या स्वतः जेष्ठ आणि अधिकारी भागवतकार आणि प्रवचनकार आहेत. अध्यात्माचे बाळकडू घरूनच प्राप्त. वडील, श्री. दत्तात्रय मुतालिक हे संत साहित्य अभ्यासक आहेत. तसेच श्री. गिरीश कुलकर्णी, पती; हे वेदांताचे गाढे अभ्यासक आहेत.

बालपणी शिवथरघळीतील शिबिरे अनुभवल्यामुळे समर्थ विचारांचा पगडा मनावर होत गेला. त्याशिवाय लहान वयातच सद्गुरू परम पूज्य डॉ श्रीकृष्ण देशमुख, मुरगुड; ह्याचा कृपार्शिवाद मिळाला.

सध्या विविध विषयांवर प्रवचन सेवा रुजू करत आहे. श्रीसूक्त, हरिपाठ, संपूर्ण रामायण, दासबोधातील निवडक समास, रामरक्षा, नवविधा भक्ती, ज्ञानेश्वरी अश्या आणि इतरही अनेक विषयांवर अभ्यासपूर्ण प्रवचन सेवा रुजू केली आहे.  उपनिषद्, भागवत, भगवत् गीता ह्यावर अभ्यास-चिंतन चालू आहे

पौरहित्य करणाऱ्या सौ. गौरी खुंटे, डोंबिवली ह्यांस बरोबर “गर्भसंस्कार” देण्याचा एक अल्पसा उपक्रम चालु असतो.   शिवथरघळीतील शिबिरांमध्ये प्रत्येक वर्षी योगदान असते.

वेदआचार्य Dr. धनदा कुलकर्णी  Online Session Date :  May.16th 2020 , @ 3:00 PM US EST .

The spread of the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) has increased awareness on the value of health and humanity. Now is the great time to not only preserve your health but boost your immunity to defend this deadly pandemic times.

Learn the most Important tools of Ayurveda to be healthy “forever “ :
 Learn the importance of Self-care, Self-awareness and Daily intentions during quarantine times.
 Learn Ayurveda’s secret skills and techniques tips to prevent yourself.
 Eat Right, Eat Light, and Be Bright – Find out how Diet and Lifestyle can be your best Medicine!
 Ayurveda’s popular “Marathi Kitchen” spices and formulations Medicinal qualities and benefits.

Date:  May. 9th, 2020 
Time @ 11:00 am  US EST.   ( India time: 8:30 pm )
Duration: 60-90 minutes.

Speaker : Mrs. Binda Kalyankar

About Speaker : 

She is a HR & Wellness Consultant and  has over 30 years of experience into Corporate training, providing HR consultancy to various  SME’s (Small and Medium size Enterprises). Mrs. Binda is also a Yoga practitioner and Instructor for over 20 years now. 

She has delivered lectures and covered programs about following topics to name a few .

  • Personality Development
  • Stress Management with Yoga Therapy
  • Personal Effectiveness and Personal excellence. 

Following Topics will be covered

De-Stressing the creative Way – Creative Mind and Creative Hand together induces positive health effect.  
An experiential session to help us 
 – Gain more self-awareness
 – Become Self Expressive
 – Become more resilient
 – Experience  peace of mind, tranquility and sense of well-being.
 
Basic Yoga Asans/ Stretches for  Backache & Joint related problems.
 – Understanding the causes
 – Preventive and corrective measures
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GVLMM  वेद  आणि उपनिषद  Online Session by Mr. Achyut Vadoothker .
 
Date : May. 2nd , 2020 
Time @ 4:00 pm US EST. 
 
 
Online session will cover topics like : 
–  What are Veda’s  and Upanishad .
– What is the difference between Veda and Upanishad.
– What are the teachings of Veda and how these teachings can impact our life. 
 
About Speaker : 
Mr. Achyut Vadoothker has been delivering lectures on Sanatan Dharma for more than 20 years now.  He is responsible for initiating Bal-Vihar classes in Greenville , South Carolina  and has been involved in Sanatan Dharma teachings to many community members / groups.   Mr. Achyut Vadoothker has been heavily involved in Vedic Center of Greenville (local Hindu Temple) for almost 20 years and is still very active in various Temple religious activities  with devotion.  
 
GVLMM  is honored to have Mr. Achyut for an Online session on May. 2nd, sharing his valuable knowledge and vast experience about Veda shastra and  Sanatan Dharma teachings. 
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GVLMM Online session about Personal Finance Security . Speaker : Mrs. Kirti Patel . 
 
Date : April. 12th , 2020 
Time @ 2:30 pm US EST. 
 
 

About Speaker : 

Mrs. Kirti Patel , along with her husband Mr. Timir Patel,    presented to GVLMM members,  different ways of investments suggestions – in order to  secure
personal finances for Retirement and also for any emergency situations one may face in life.   Important and useful information was conveyed by presenters which was well received by all session participants. 
 
Thanks to Mrs. Kirti Patel and Mr. Timir Patel    for their time and efforts and for sharing valuable knowledge / information about Personal Finance Security with GVLMM members.  We are sure session participants did take back with them, important and essential information from this online session , for future reference regarding personal investments.

gvlmm-logo-330x3001. GVLMM Committee Formal announcement was made on Nov. 21st , 2018 .
2. Tentative committee structure was created and resources assigned.
3. GVLMM officially Registered as a Non-Profit Organization with ‘Secretary of State’ department on Jan. 27th, 2019.
4. GVLMM officially applied and received a formal TAX ID number ( EIN – Employee Identification Number ) on Jan. 29th, 2019.
5. Official Bank Account of GVLMM was opened on Feb. 4th, 2019 , with TD Bank over Woodruff Road.
6. Committee also went ahead and registered our own Domain name : GVLMM.ORG for Greenville Maharashtra Mandal Website. Domain name registration and purchase was done on Feb. 9th, 2019.
7. Committee announced plans to launch मराठी शाळा on Jan. 13th, 2019. We got tremendous support from GVLMM members and donations poured in immediately after the announcement. Thanks to all generous donors.
8. GVLMM Committee successfully launched ‘ Marathi Shala’ program on Feb. 3rd, 2019, with 3 Teachers and 3 volunteers. Around 21 kids enrolled the very first day. Committee expects to run this program for years to come. This will be committee’s Premium Program and will do our best to continue Shala program for community kids.
9. GVLMM successfully launched another community education program ‘ Knitting and Crocheting “. This program was announced on March. 10th, 2019 over GVLMM WhatsApp group , and introductory class was held at Pelham Library on March. 23rd, 2019, which was attended by around 25 participants.
10. Gudi Padwa, GVLMM Committee’s very first cultural program, was held on April 6th, 2019.
11. GVLMM Logo was launched during Gudhi Padwa program , on April 6th, 2019 .
12. GVLMM “Community Service Club” launched on April 14th, 2019. , under name ‘ GMCS Club ‘ , which stands for ‘ Greenville Maharahstra Community Service’ Club. Various community service programs were initiated via this Club and are successfully
running.
13. GVLMM first Community Service was held at ‘ Habitat for Humanity Restore ‘ over Woodruff Road , on May. 25th, 2019.
14. GVLMM Executive Committee formation took place on May. 3rd, 2019 . (Executive Committee was formed with positions , viz: Secretary / Treasurer / President / Cultural Program chair and Web Development Chair).
15. GVLMM was approved from IRS as a Tax Exempt 501( c)(3) Organization. Letter received on April. 12th, 2019 .
16. GVLMM got Google Suite (Basic) as a result of official Tax Exempt status. This happened on June.10th, 2019 . G-Suite (Basic) is offered by Google at No Charge, to Non-Profit Tax Exempt Organization.
17. GVLMM’s first Food Can Drive was started on June 26th, 2019 , with help and efforts from GMCS Club members.
18. GVLMM’s very first Marathi article published in BMM Newsletter ‘Vrutt ‘ . Article written by Vidya Deshmukh (mother of Prajakta Hajirnis).
19. INDIA DAY participation by GVLMM , with Lejhim performance in opening day parade , on Aug. 24th , 2019.
20. GVLMM participated in Ganpati celebrations, in collaboration with Vedic Center, on Sept. 2nd and Sept. 4th. Aarti was carried out on all 3 days of Ganesh Chaturthi festival by mandal members. ( Sept, 2nd / 3rd / 4th ). Ganesh Chaturthi prasad dinner was prepared by mandal members , for about 500
devotees. Dinner preparation on such a big scale was carried out for the first time by GVLMM members. Ganesh Visarjan was lead by GVLMM , with enthusiastic participation from all members, with Lejhim as a lead dance performance.
21. GVLMM first ever Annual Meeting was arranged on Sept. 15th, 2019 . GVLMM Website www.gvlmm.org was officially launched during this Annual Meeting.
22. Programs like Gudhi Padwa / Picnic and Diwali 2019 were carried out successfully.
23. Committee successfully arranged GVLMM – BMM 2021 Presentation session , having a decent attendance. Charlotte – BMM committee members did the presentation at Five Forks Library, on Dec. 14th, 2019.


GVLMM Committee dedication for Mandal continues in 2020 …..

Our GVLMM – BMM 2021  session of Dec. 14th is posted on BMM website and has been all over social media as well.   
 
See link below : 
 
 
** BMM-2021 Charlotte committee had visited GVLMM  on Dec. 14th, 2019 ,  for a presentation session , about BMM convention details.  
 
— GVLMM Committee
We are thrilled to inform mandal about generous donation from Community partner IAG ( India Association of Greenville ). 
 
IAG  has donated $250 /- to GVLMM  as part of their effort to support partner community organizations. 
 
We thank IAG  for their great generosity.   Such support from IAG  will help further GVLMM‘s mission through projects like ” मराठी शाळा ” and other community projects. 
 
We express our deepest gratitude to IAG  for showing their support to GVLMM
 
Going forward, we are sure GVLMM will be more proactive in showing support to community partners like IAG and others.  
 
We would like to Thank Hemang Bhatt and the entire Lezim ( लेझीम ) team who were instrumental in creating GVLMM presence during IAG India Day , which did establish GVLMM – IAG correlation with a new encouraging start .  
 
Lets hope to have similar continued support of GVLMM  to all our community partners.
 
Thank you. 
 
— GVLMM Committee

Buying Holiday Gifts? AmazonSmile Gives Back To GVLMM

Its Thanks-Giving & Cyber Monday and many of you might be ready to grab the best deals on the internet. 

Use Amazon Smile to support GVLMM.  
 
AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the GVLMM organization when you login to Amazon for purchases, using below link : 
 
 
Start Now… Start Today.. Click on above Link, only for the first time when logging to Amazon select ‘Greenville Maharashtra Mandal’   as your charitable organization , in order for GVLMM  to receive 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon purchases. 
 
Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know, but with added benefit of supporting ‘ Greenville Maharashtra Mandal’  when you use above link to login ( this is a one time selection and Amazon will remember your selection forever )…

What is AmazonSmile?

The AmazonSmile Foundation is operated by Amazon.com, the largest online retailer in the world. When customers go to smile.amazon.com they can purchase tens of millions of products through their existing Amazon account. The AmazonSmile Foundation then donates 0.5% of the purchase price (not including service fees or shipping & handling) to the customer’s chosen 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are made directly to the organization’s bank accounts each quarter.

So whenever you are ready to shop at amazon just use this link  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/83-3348384  

search by name search : Greenville Maharashtra Mandal .as registered in IRS)

What is AmazonSmile program for GVLMM ? 
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.
When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to GVLMM. Your same amazon.com login and prime membership works as is at https://smile.amazon.com
Click on the link   https://smile.amazon.com/ch/83-3348384    to receive donations on eligible purchases before you begin shopping.

This is just one time selection and amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a 0.5% donation to GVLMM.

So again, please consider supporting GVLMM when you shop on coming ThanksGiving, Cyber Monday and through the rest of holiday season.

Thanks all for your kind support and encouragement. 

GVLMM Committee would like to Thank Hemang Bhatt for introducing Amazon Smile to GVLMM and for setting up account with AmazonSmile.  

NOTE:  Please feel free to contact Hemang Bhatt for any GVLMM-Amazon Smile related questions. He can be reached on 864.354.9104 (WhatsApp preferred) .

Happy Shopping and Enjoy your year-end holidays.

— GVLMM  Committee 

Greenville Diwali Food Drive is a non-profit organization that strives to make Greenville a hunger free zone.  

This organization’s journey started as a small dream in the eyes of a few seventh graders in the fall of 2017 and has been going on successfully since then, helping out Greenville community raising food for needy ones.

To improve this effort, ‘Greenville Diwali Food Drive’ humbly seeks the support of our organization (GVLMM) .

The Greenville Diwali Food Drive team inviting all to their event on November 10th   at the Vedic Center from 12pm-2pm . Monetary donations and non-perishable goods are welcome on the day of the event. 

** Visit  https://www.greenvillediwalifooddrive.com/   for more details. 

Brad Holland , Director of Miracle Hill Children’s home was very thankful for all the donations provided by GVLMM.

Main attraction of Diwali program will be ‘ भावगीतांचा कार्यक्रम ‘ by our very own local enthusiastic artists . Singers and musicians are our mandal members , presenting मराठी भावगीत for all of us as an opening session program of GVLMM Diwali 2019. We will also have other entertainment following भावगीत session.

 
GVLMM  Diwali program fee structure is as mentioned below : 
 
● Member pricing 
   ¤ Adults ( 13 yrs and above ) : $15 /-
   ¤ kids (6-12)  : $10 /-
 
● Non-Member pricing
   ¤ Adults ( 13 yrs and above ) : $20 /-
   ¤ Kids (6-12) : $12 /-
 
University Students (excluding OPT ) :  $10 /- 
 
NOTE :  OPT Students will be charged $15, same as Member Adult price.
 
Please mail your Diwali program cheque to below address (using either Bill pay or mailing thru US post )  OR  hand over cheque to any Committee member. 
 
GVLMM 
503 Gunnison Drive 
Simpsonville , SC 29681 
 
*Make Cheque payable to GVLMM* 
 
University Students can pay cash either on Diwali program day ( Oct. 26th ) or deliver cash to any Committee member.

Naren Vyavahare, the Hunter Endowed Chair of Bioengineering at Clemson University, is the principal investigator of the grant that created the the South Carolina Bioengineering Center for Regeneration and Formation of Tissues.

Follow link for more details : https://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/statewide-team-lands-five-years-of-funding-for-biomedical-research/

GVLMM  successfully completed Harvest Hope Food Bank Community Service on September 21, 2019
 
Main task was to pack food cans and other packages in cartons and we as GVLMM volunteer team, packed 300 boxes.
 
It was a awesome feat successfully  completed in about 1 hour 30 minutes time frame.  
 
Way to go GVLMM and GMCS Team.   
 
Thanks to all volunteers to attended today’s community service. Appreciate all your time and efforts. 
 
 
— GVLMM Committee