Marathi Shala - Shri Mandir
San Diego Marathi Sanskar Varg is a diligently run educational organization solely operated and controlled by agroup of Volunteers. What started at the Moharir Residence in 2009 as a home school has grown into a biginstitution with a strength of more than fifty students and ten dedicated teachers and one coordinator. Theprimary objective is to instill the rich Indian values, culture and varied heritage into the hearts of thechildren from Maharashtra. Since 2010, the Shala is under the umbrella of SDMM. The parent Organization isBruhan Maharashtra Mandal (BMM). The Shala has about sixty locations throughout US and Canada, with theenrollment of 1700 students. We offer five course levels to complete the school program. The mission is toachieve proficiency in three basic skills of Marathi language: Reading, Writing and Speaking. The primaryobjective is to introduce students to the rich culture and history of our country in general and Maharashtra inparticular using the Marathi Language.
The eligible age for admission is five years and onwards. The students appear for exam at the end of eachyear and are awarded certificates. The students have the freedom of completing one level course in two yearsdepending on their pace of learning. The BMM Shala is affiliated to Bhatiya Vidyapeth, Pune, India. The entireprogram is run together by the Marathi Language Expert Committee of BMM and Bharatiya Vidyapeth.
The San Diego Marathi Shala follows the BMM Curriculum and yearly exam pattern. In addition, we have programslike shlok, and poem recitation, storytelling competition, festival celebration, and annual day event to providestudents more exposure to our language and culture. We also run a library to enhance the reading ability of ourstudents and the community.
The Shala is thriving in the auspicious, safe and sacred environment of Shri Mandir.
For additional information you can contact: [email protected] or 858-335-3042.