About Us

The Houston Maharashtra Mandal (HMM) is a group of Marathi speaking people, originally from the Indian state of Maharashtra, now residing in Houston, Texas.
HMM Marathi Shala is a division of the parent organization -Houston Maharashtra Mandal. HMM is a non-profit organization registered under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act of September 2, 1980.

The HMM Marathi Shala was inaugurated on Oct 12, 2013 with the goal to teach interested students, speak, read and write Marathi in a structured but playful manner. The Shala (school) operates in Cypress, Katy and Sugarland and has around 40 students and 10 dedicated teachers. The school is run solely by volunteers. The Shala follows the curriculum formulated by Brihan Maharashtra Mandal (BMM) in conjunction with Bharati Vidyapeeth, India.

The classes are held every Sunday from 3:15 to 4:45 pm as per the local school calendars. At the end of each semester, the students put together a Talent Show.
Various cultural activities- Bhondla, Sankrant etc. - are undertaken in order to introduce the Marathi culture to the students. The Marathi Shala teachers and staff would sincerely like to thank all our donors.

Any donations from the community- books, resources and of course time will help us take this project forward!! Thank you!

Contact Us:

Principal - Milind Phadke (hmmmarathishala@gmail.com)

Treasurer- Ajit Ambike (treasurer@hmmmarathishala.org)

Secretary - Dipti Kanhere (secretary@hmmmarathishala.org)

Cypress Coordinator - Geetanjali Khandekar (cypmarathishala@gmail.com )

Sugarland Coordinator- Harshali Kulkarni (hmmsugarlandmarathishala@gmail.com)

Energy Corridor Coordinator - Nitu Tarnekar (tarnekar.nitu@gmail.com)

Inner Loop Coordinator - Mayur Khare (innerloop.marathishala@gmail.com)

Web Administrator - Archana Kulkarni (webadmin@hmmmarathishala.org)

If you are interested in Marathi Class for your son/daughter please fill out the following form -

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