HMM Celebrates Holi


By Megha Ozarker

HOUSTON: On March 20, Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) celebrated Holi/Rangapanchmi at Bear Creek Park in Houston. HMM Committee Members greeted guests by applying dry herbal colors on their faces and wishing them “Happy Holi”. The weather was just picture perfect and sunny for adults and kids to enjoy the Holi event using dry colors and water.  Attendees participated in exciting games and dances.  Attendees danced on popular Bollywood and Marathi songs while children were busy playing with water. Puran Poli, prepared by HMM Member Sonali Kulkarni was offered to all attendees along with tasty thali from HMM Platinum Sponsor Maharaja Bhog.


Some attendees from Pune, India commented that they were returning back to India the next day but decided to attend HMM Holi Event. They said that HMM Holi was better organized than Holi events they have seen in India which was a great compliment for the team for the 20 hardworking and enthusiastic committee members/volunteers.  HMM would like to thank all attendees, volunteers, sponsors, and committee members who made this event so successful.  On the auspicious day of Gudi Padwa, April 9, 2016  (i.e. first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New year and the actual date of Gudi Padwa) HMM Committee has planned an exciting and first musical event of 2016!

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