The Akhil Australia Marathi Sammelan (AAMS) that is, All Australia Marathi Convention will be held from March 25 – 27, 2016 at Kingston City Hall, 979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin Vic 3189.
Formed under the vision of Mrs Mohini Jatkar, the Akhil Australia Marathi Sammelan (AAMS), which came into effect in 1993 was established with the intention of bringing all Maharashtrians in Australia together. Meeting, greeting, and knowing one another and share a common platform to celebrate their culture is the aim of the Sammelan.
The first Sammelan was held at a high school in Mentone (Melbourne), and had around 350 attendees. The Sammelan is now held every 2 -3 years alternating between Melbourne and Sydney. So far, Melbourne has hosted the Sammelan in 1993, 1997, 2004, and 2010, while Sydney has been the host in 1995, 2000, 2007, and 2013. Enthusiastic artists from Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and Darwin have participated in the Sammelan and have entertained the audience with plays, music, songs, folk dances, and other items. Such is the popularity of the event that it is now common to have 1000 attendees with the number expected to rise.
For the past two Sammelans, popular and famous artists from India have been invited to perform in Australia. These artists have collaborated with their local talent and performed plays. An important point to note regarding the Sammelan is that a special edition of the Marathi Mandal magazine “Hitguj” is published with all information regarding the Sammelan detailed in it.
This year’s Sammelan is going to be huge. International Artists will be coming for the Sammelan. There will be various entertaining programmes that will be held during these three days.
The Sammelan, besides presenting entertaining programmes, will also facilitate the following subjects:
- Art and entertainment
- Sports and adventure
- Literature and spiritual discourse
- Culture and social work
- Science, education and environment
- Industry and business
- Health and service
Participants from all states will present quality entertainment programmes on pre-selected and approved topics.
Join them in Melbourne on March 25, 2016 for the much awaited Akhil Australia Marathi Sammelan.