Author: After Hours Correspondent
The Brihan Maharashtra Madal of North America (BMM) is holding
its 13th Biennial convention in Seattle, Washington from June 28 till July 1,
2007. The BMM serves the Marathi community in the North America. The
conventions which is attended by approximately 5 to 6 thousand people
from all over America provides an opportunity to interact and discuss
issues of common interest and provide a forum to display artistic talents.
As a part of this convention the BMM has invited the director Madhur
Bhandarkar as a guest of honour for having made a significant contribution
using the film medium to portray social issues. They also plan to felicitate
him, commending his efforts for bringing the social conscience of his
audience to the surface.
Madhur, who's all set to fly to US tomorrow, says, "I'm feeling
honoured to be a part of such a prestigious forum and convention. Six to
seven thousand people will be present there…so it is kind of
overwhelming." Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and minister Ashok
Chauhan are also expected to be present at the occasion. The BMM has in
their previous conventions honoured other noted Maharashtrians like Asha
Bhonsle, Bhimsen Joshi, Madhuri Dixit, etc
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