Schedule of Events

Day One – Friday, 2nd June 2017

16:30 - 23:30 Cruise at Westminster River Thames

LMS will begin with a grand style on a luxurious exclusive cruise on river Thames on prestigious Dixie Queen.

Breath-taking river views, live entertainment and professional service.  What better way to spend an evening than cruising down the river enjoying the sights of some of London’s favourite landmarks.  Delicious canapes will be served through the evening followed by sit down Indian Dinner.

  • 18:30 to 19:00 – On boarding the cruise at Westminster Millennium Pier
  • 23:00 – Disembark and jump on the coach back to Watford Hotels

Day Two – Saturday, 3rd June 2017

08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:20 Ganesh Poojan and Deep Prajwalan
Ganesh Vandana, Deep Prajwalan and official Inauguration of London Marathi Sammelan by our Honourable Chief Guest – Shri Devendra Phadnavis – Chief Minister, State of Maharashtra, India.
09:20 - 09:30 Opening Speech
09:30 - 10:00 Speeches by Chief Guests and Other Key Sponsors and Dignitaries
10:00 - 10:30 Breakfast and Tea
Upama and Kothimbir Wadi, Chai ke saath
10:30 - 11:00 Local Mandal Performances

High quality variety programmes from our supporting organisations (details to be confirmed soon):

  • Maharashtra Mandal France – MMF will be showcasing a fantastic programme by coming all the way from France
  • South England Marathi Pariwar
  • North East England Marathi Association (NEEMA)
  • North West Marathi Association
  • Midlands Marathi Association
11:00 - 12:30 Naad Vedh

Presenters – Sulabha Tai Godbole, Achyut Godbole (Two singers and harmonium & tabla players). The program normally covers 4 ragas e.g. Bhimpalasi, Yaman, Malhar (or Shivranjini or Des) and Bhairavi.

This is a very well received program attended by hundreds of people for each concert and liked by thousands as also reported in newspapers. One of these programs was house full even when there was a Bharat-Pakistan final Cricket match!! According to the listeners, they found the program not only extremely entertaining, but also educative in terms of classical and light music. Many have started listening to and enjoying Classical and light classical music after listening to this program.

12:30 - 13:00 Mulakhat One (Stree Shakti Samwaad)

 An inspiring session with the woman power … By Uttara Mone (Press Reporter, Stage Shows, Event Organiser, Anchor and Writer)






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13:00 - 14:30 Lunch


  • Kaanda Bhaji
  • Papad and Salad

Main Course

  • Varhadi Chicken
  • Olya Kajuchi Bhaaji
  • Puri
  • Vaalachi Aamti
  • Saadha Varan
  • Saadha Bhaat
  • Toop
  • Koshimbir

Sweet Dish

  • Amrakhand
14:30 - 15:45 Comedy Show

He He 🙂 – Be ready to hold your stomach tight!




15:45 - 16:15 Mulakhat Two (Talk with Trainer No 1)

It’s never too late to become what you might have been – Prashant Sawant

A celebrity personal trainer, Prashant Sawant has been working in the fitness industry for more than 20 years and sculpting the bodies of many of bollywood’s superstars. He established a personal training studio “Body Sculptor’’ in 2003.

Prashant will be sharing interesting anecdotes of his interesting celebrity interactions over last 20 years and will also be inspiring and guiding all of us the best ways to stay fit, look fit and be fit.  That is why we call “Fit Marathi, Hit Marathi” !!

16:15 - 16:45 Tea Break
16:45 - 17:45 Marathi Ekankika
We are proud to bring you a totally new concept and that is Ardhankika i.e. Ekankikas of 20 minute each.  It will be a challenge to our performers to convey the message and create same impact in half the time. More details about these will be revealed to you nearer the time.
17:45 - 18:15 Mulakhat Three (Rocket Woman)

Anima Sabale Patil

Anima Patil-Sabale is on a mission to be an astronaut. She is based in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center and has worked on NASA’s Kepler Mission for more than 3 years, with 14 years of experience in the software industry prior.

Anima was selected as Commander for the HERA VII mission, a 14 day Human Exploration and Research Analog at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. She is a First Tier Support Engineer for Hi-SEAS and scientist-astronaut candidate for Project PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere). She kindly shared her story with me.

She says … On how she was inspired to study space:

It all began when I was 7 years old and we had a book fair at our school, St. Josephs Convent in the small city of Jalgaon in Maharashtra, India. At this book fair I came across books that had pictures of the US and Russian spacecrafts, astronauts lying on their backs when launching and Apollo astronauts. On that day I said to myself if I ever want to become something in life it is this – I want to become an astronaut. Now I decided that and saw one of the most difficult dreams of all, but had no way to figure out how I was going to go about making my dream come true. To top that there criticism and taunts I had to face when I would tell people I want to become an astronaut.


18:15 - 19:15 Local Artist Performances (Dance, Singing, Kavita Vachan etc.)

We too have got fantastic talent and this time slot will portray fine performances by our UK based artists.






19:15 - 20:45 Dinner


  • Kaanda Bhaji
  • Papad and Salad

Main Course

  • Chicken Bhandari
  • Bharleli Bhendi
  • Hirwya Watanyachi Aamti
  • Chapati
  • Tondli Bhaat
  • Hiravi Chatani

Sweet Dish

  • Shira OR Gajar Halwa
20:45 - 22:45 Moksh Rock Band
Moksh a five-piece Rock outfit from Mumbai is World’s First Marathi Rock Band and India’s First Raaga Rock Band. They have performed around 500+ shows in and around India at venues ranging from International to private corporate events along with 3 Bollywood movies and 4 Regional Marathi movies for Promotional Rock covers. Read More

Day Three – Sunday, 4th June 2017

09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast and Tea
Misal Paav and Suralichya Paatwadya, Chai ke saath
10:00 - 11:30 Swayam Talk Show
‘स्वयं’ कशासाठी ?

प्रत्येकजण सामान्य माणुस म्हणूनच जन्माला येतो. पुढे हे जगणं केवळ ‘रोजीरोटी’ भोवती फिरत राहतं. स्वतःची आवड, घेतलेलं शिक्षण, मिळालेलं ज्ञान आणि हातात असलेलं काम … यातली तफावत वाढतच जाते. इतरांशी स्पर्धा करत, तुलना करत जगताना आपला ‘स्व’ कधी गमावला ह्याचंही मग भान राहत नाही. आतून मन कित्येकदा धडका देत असतं, बंड करण्यासाठी. तरीही आयुष्य बांधलेलं असतं ‘रोजीरोटी’ भोवती.

खरं तर हा एक भोवराच; ज्यानं फोडला, तो सुटला. पण बाहेर पडावं तरी कसं? हा प्रश्नही मोठा असतो. अवतीभोवती दिसणारा प्रत्येकजणही सामान्याच असतो.

अशावेळी सामान्यातूनच असामान्य झालेली माणसं भेटली की, जीवनाकडे पाहण्याचा दृष्टीकोनही बदलू शकतो. एरवी स्वतःला लोखंडासारखा समजणाऱ्यालाही तो परिसस्पर्श बदलून टाकणारा असतो.

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11:30 - 12:30 Local Performances (Fashion Show, Dance, Singing, Kavita Vachan etc.)
More details to be published soon.
12:30 - 13:00 Mulakhat (Gappa with Vishwas)

Shri Vishwas Nangare Patil

LMS is proud to announce the presence of Shri Vishwas Nangare Patil whereby we will have “man mokalya” gappa with him.

Vishwas Nangare Patil, one of Maharashtra’s most popular decorated IPS officers was born in a small village near Kolhapur in 1973. His humble beginnings have given him a sound foundation to base his honest career in policing.

After being selected for IPS at a young age of 25, he was posted in Dhule, Nanded, Aurangabad and many other cities in Maharashtra. After being selected for IPS, he continued his love of education and garnered many additional educational qualifications like MBA (Police Management) and LLB.


13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

  • Kaanda Bhaji
  • Papad and Salad

Main Course

  • Chicken Kolhapuri
  • Vangyache Bhareet
  • Jhunka Bhakar
  • Dalimbay Bhaat

Sweet Dish

  • Puran Poli
14:00 - 15:30 Maharashtra Maza
महाराष्ट्र एक बहुरंगी, बहुपेडी राज्य. महाराष्ट्रीयन संस्कृती आज सर्वदूर पसरली आहे. या महाराष्ट्रातल्या सांगीतिक वाटचालीची झलक दाखवणारा हा कार्यक्रम. निवेदनातून महाराष्ट्रातील समाजकारण, राजकारण यावर टिप्पणीकरीत त्या त्या दशकातील अविस्मरणीय गाण्यांच्या सादरीकरणाचा हा कार्यक्रम.

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15:30 - 16:00 Mulakhat Five (Samwad with Sayaji)
LMS is proud to announce the presence and “man mokalya” gappa with leading Marathi actor who has done all of us proud not only through his acting in Marathi film industry but also across Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam languages.  From humble background to a celebrity, talented actor – Sayaji truely symbolises the theme of LMS and that is “Celebrating Marathi Global Successes”

Few of his key accolades consist of:

  • 2 awards for Best Actor
    • Sanskriti Best Actor award for Mazi Mansa – 2007
    • Best Actor Marathi Filmfare Award For “Aboli” in 1996
  • 7th annual Telugu Cine Awards 2007 – in Swarnandhra awards  Best Appreciation Actor
  • Hero Honda 21st Cinema Express Award 2000-01 – Critics Award
  • Screen Videocon Award 1999 – Best performance negative role
  • 2001 : Nominated : Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award-Kurukshetra
  • 2000 : Nominated : Filmfare Best Villain Award for Shool
16:00 - 16:20 Sangata Samaroh
We will be concluding our fantastic London Marathi Sammelan with a grand “Sangata Samaroh” … it will be a fantastic surprise that you will remember and cherish for a long time to come.