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[2018-2019] Diwali Celebrations

Grand Center, 300 Chisholm Place, Plano, TX 75075

Dear Members,

Celebrate the festival of lights with us and add sparkle to Diwali celebrations on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at The Grand Center in Plano.

DFWMM is gearing up to celebrate this glorious festival where will have Faral, Competitions, Tasty Food and a blast of Entertainment! 

Event ticket booking is scheduled to start on 18th October, 2018 at 6:00 PM on our website. Registration for Competitions and Talent Show is already open and you can register using below mentioned links.

Competitions (participation for Members only):

  • Floral Rangoli (Ages 13 and above)
  • Akash Kandil (Family Entry)
  • Killa (Family Entry)

CLICK HERE to register for competition/s.

Competition entry registration policy:

  •     Participation is open to current individual/family DFWMM members only.
  •     We request our members to participate in a good sporting spirit!
  •     DFWMM won't be able to entertain any late entries or participation requests past the deadline.
  •     Please fill in entries details abiding to the rules and age requirements for the each competition you/family wish to participate.
  •     Bring, setup and recollect your material at your own risk.
  •     Expenses incurred in making the competition material/article to participate are to be borne by the participants.
  •     The number of winners for each competition will be decided based on the number of participants and at DFWMM’s discretion.
  •     DFWMM reserves a right to cancel any competition due to any unforeseen circumstances or for lack of enough participation.


Talent Show (participation for Members only):

We are inviting all community members (14 years and above) to showcase their talent in our Talent Show specially hosted for 14+ members this year. This is a great opportunity to perform at DFWMM and opens up possibilities for BMM 2019 Opening Ceremony participation.

2018-2019 is a centennial celebration year for the legends of Marathi Literature, Pu La Deshpande, G D. Madugulkar (Ga Di Ma) and Sudhir Phadke. DFW Maharashtra Mandal would like to honour them by proposing the community to create performances based on their lyrics, literature, movies and everything associated with these great inspirations of our community. This is completely optional and not mandatory. Please feel free to create your own performance.

CLICK HERE to register for Talent Show.

Performance entry registration policy:

  • Participants is open for members age 18 and above only
  • All participants must be DFWMM members
  • Group Leader must be DFWMM member
  • Performance time limit is 5 minutes for song/dance and 15 minutes for skit (limited entries)
  • Participants can perform in no more than 2 performances
  • Minimum 4 participants (including instrumentalist) per group
  • Programming committee will review all entries for timing, content and quality.

Due to time constraints, only those entries complying with participation policy will be considered for the program. If you have any questions, please contact us at

We are also looking for enthusiastic volunteer photographers/videographers from the community to cover the event. Please contact us at if you are interested.

Thank you for your support.

DFWMM Committee