About Us

Mission and Purpose

Our main purpose is to share our Marathi culture with everyone. And bring together all, who have an affinity for our Marathi language and culture.  We are a registered non-profit organization serving social and cultural interests of Marathi community in Utah. From the humble beginnings in 2009, we have grown in size of up to 50+ members. The financial support comes mainly from our members and various local sponsors.

What do we do?

Every year we host about 6-7 programs mainly around occasions of Marathi cultural significance. The organization of these events and general operation of the Utah Marathi Mandal (UMM) is handled by the UMM committee.

We strive to offer a variety of entertainment and social programs and support the growth and presence of cultural activities in the metroplex.

UMM also provides a platform for talented members of the community to showcase their talents/skills during various programs/competitions. Our most events are catered for all age-groups. If you have a fun event or program ideas for specific age groups, do let us know, we can work together. As per our process, selected on-stage event performances would go through audition and compatibility check, so they are not offensive to anyone. UMM will do its best, to treat everyone fairly and respect everybody’s time. And most important of all, we make sure that everybody has a great time. We encourage you to become a member and join the community.

How do I become a UMM member?

Please visit http://utahmarathi.com/membership page

How do I volunteer for events?

Please email umm@utahmarathi.com with subject   “Interested in volunteering.”

I do not receive email from Utah marathi mandal.

Please email umm@utahmarathi.com with subject  “Add {your-name} to the umm emailing list.”

How do I become part of UMM committee?

Paid members elect UMM committee every two years.  There are two different type of UMM committees:

1. Executive Committee (two years tenure) – made of President, Vice-President, and Treasurer. These three are elected positions and following is the process of election:
1) Before DIWALI (the last event) of UMM committee’s calendar, email is sent out to all the paid members of UMM about the election process for a new committee.

2) Election officer is appointed for the same and is given the responsibility to conduct fair elections as per the constitution.

3) Election officer invites nomination for core committee positions like President, Vice President, and Treasurer.

4) The election is conducted if there are multiple applications for the core committee position.

2. Extended Committee – This committee is made up of members who volunteer and dedicated time to help UMM Executive Committee. Any UMM member can send the request to the Executive committee to join, and based on need Executive committee appoint the member.

If you want to learn more contact us: umm@utahmarathi.com


Committee 2022-2023

  • Gaurav Patwardhan – President
  • Jaswandi Sakpal – Vice President
  • Snehal Mahajan – Treasurer

Extended Committee


  • Abhijit Agalawe
  • Anuja Gutal
  • Prateek Surange
  • Sandeep Chavan
  • Amit Shrigondekar

Past Committees

Committee 2020-2021

Executive Committee

  • Santosh Harnekar – President
  • Tejaswini Vaidya – Vice President
  • Vijay Lambore – Treasurer

Extended Committee

  • Anuja Gutal
  • Himesh Chaudhari
  • Prateek Surange
  • Sandeep Rane
  • Shaunak Sontakke
  • Sonali Godbole

Committee 2018-2019

  • Archana Yadav – President
  • Mahesh Chavan – Vice President
  • Prachi Ashtaputre – Treasurer
  • Rohit Sonawale – Event Management Committee
  • Monal Shrigondekar – Event Management Committee
  • Sonali Godbole – Event Management Committee
  • Shaunak Sontakke – Media & PR Committee
  • Shriwas Ashtaputre – Media & PR Committee
  • Rajesh Shivekar – Media & PR Committee
  • Amit Shrigondekar – Media & PR Committee

Committee 2016-2017

  • Vijay Sakpal – President
  • Gaurav Patwardhan – Vice President
  • Akhilesh Wadivkar – Secretary
  • Megha Harnekar- Treasurer

Committee 2013-2015

  • Milind Zodge – President
  • Kalyan Ladhane – Vice President
  • Archana Yadav – Treasurer
  • Akhilesh Wadivkar – Secretary
  • Gaurav Patwardhan – Event Manager
  • Megha Shivekar & Shweta Sawant – Cultural Secretary
  • Radhika Gore & Sarika Chavan – Special Task Committee

Committee 2012-2013

  • Mukul Bokil – President

Committee 2011-2012

  • Aditya Desai – President

Committee 2010-2011

  • Hemant Gore – President
  • Vishal Karinik – Vice President
  • Sudhan Kanitkar – Treasurer
  • Aditya Desai – Secretary

Committee 2009-2010

  • Rohit Patil – President
  • Hemant Gore – Vice President
  • Vishal Karnik – Treasurer
  • Snehal Katre & Aditya Desai – Secretary
Utah Marathi Mandal
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