Maharashtra Businesses and professionals council Australia (MBPC Australia) celebrated Maharashtra Day 2017 with elegant Business Networking Gala Dinner in Melbourne at The Thornbury Theater on 5th May 2017.
Prompted by the vision of strengthening business and professional ties between Maharashtra Community in Australia and other countries, MBPCAustralia is enabling many realize their dream.
In addition to fostering Business and professional bridges for continuous engagement, this not-for-profit organization motivates all its members to uphold elite values that result in better relations, mutual understanding and more importantly collaboration among the members of the business community.
MBPCA also keeps high spirits in participating and organizing business events to make the ties even stronger. Regular meetings are held making the execution even more transparent.
Major sponsors for the event include Bank of Melbourne, New Home Shop, Western Business Brokers, LPA Partners, Augment Group and Atlas consultants while media supporters for the same were Indus Age, The Indian Press club, BYSQ and WhatsUpAus
MBPC Australia raised $1300 funds to help charity and is thankful to Mr. Nagesh Joshi for purchasing charity auction item to raise it.
Finally MBPC highlighted their ongoing aims as,
- Bringing Maharashtrian Businesses and professionals together in Melbourne creating stronger network through various activities.
- Increase representation of Maharashtrian businesses in trade missions between India and Australia.
- Create opportunities for Maharashtrian businesses to collaborate in Australia and to make a strong impact.
- Mentoring professionals to setup their own businesses through MBPC members.
- Creating a pathway for cultural , technological, political, sports and industrial collaborations between two countries.
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Four Maharashtrian origin Melbournians felicitated with MBPC Award for their contribution in various fields:
Dr. Meera Joshi was felicitated with the MBPC Business Achiever Award for her contribution in making the community proud. Mrs Joshi is a General Practitioner and runs her own clinic in Hoppers Crossing. In addition, she is associated with the University of Melbourne teaching undergraduate medical students.
At the Gala Dinner, Mrs Joshi iterated, “I’m thrilled that my services are recognized today and it feels like a dream come true.”
She added that when she first came to Australia in 1997, she wasn’t sure if she will be accepted in the new culture or whether her existing qualifications will be recognized here and a million other questions ran through her mind. But with hard work, determination and support of family, she has been able to cross all those hurdles and reach where she is today.
She has worked at various hospitals in different roles including superspecialisation, surgery, gynecology, general and more. Her husband was in Australian Defense Services and the couple feels it is fortunate enough to be in Melbourne. Mrs Joshi further added, “MBPC will go beyond our imagination. I would love to support MBPC as long as I’m here in Melbourne.”
Mahi Khore, has been felicitated with Young Achiever Award for her outstanding participation in Tennis and Swimming. She is just nine year old.
On receiving the award, the confident young winner said that “she felt like being the most fancy and the most special person in the world.”
Mahi started to learn Swimming and Tennis as early as when she was just a toddler. The passionate young swimmer and Tennis player is determined to reach greater heights and stated that her mom and dad are her inspiration. She further added, “If you want to be successful, keep yourself motivated and determined and never give up.”
Yash Pednekar was awarded with Young Achiever Award for his achievements in cricket. He is the first Indian origin batsman selected for under 16 Australian National cricket team. The elated teenager who has represented his community at State and National levels remarked, “I’m very excited as my achievements are being recognized. I take it is as an opportunity which motivates me even more to work harder.”
Young Pednekar’s inspiration comes from his parents and his idol, he says, is Sachin Tendulkar. One message he would like to deliver to everyone is, “Keep dreaming until your dreams come true and work harder for the same.”
Satish Gaikwad representing ‘Jan Garjana Dhol Pathak’was awarded for making Indian especially Maharashtrian community proud by keeping the culture alive and also working for a good cause.
The organization was established in 2016 and its first performance was witnessed by almost 900 people at Maharashtrian Mandal Sammelan. Since then almost 15 performances have been delivered until now at Ganapati Festival, Diwali and other large gatherings. And the best thing is that they don’t charge anything rather all the funds go to charity straightway.
Last year, all funds went to Royal Children’s Hospital, this year the funds will be delivered in kind to an orphanage in Maharashtra, India supporting over 160 girls by providing uniforms, shoes, books, computers etc.
There are over 50 members who are volunteers of the group and people from all age-groups, caste, creed, race, nationality, ethnicity etc. are welcome to join and learn the form of art (Dhol Tasha).
Mr. Gaikwad believes that we should spend this precious gift of life in doing good deeds, he iterates, “Let’s enjoy the rhythm of drums and do some good deeds.”