Marathi Mandal activities and events have been organised in the Rheinland region by enthusiasts and volunteers for several years (>20!), but in 2014, a significant step was taken to raise the bar.
Marathi Mitra Mandal Deutschland e. V. was founded, and celebrates 5 years since its foundation this year!
The 'eingetragener Verein' or Registered Association is the formation of a legally recognized entity in Germany, with certain pre-conditions to be met. You can read more details of this in the links attached.
While on hand it creates a set of obligations to the German state that are mandatory to be fulfilled per year, it gives us a platform for recognition when we have dealings with other professional or government bodies (Such as potential sponsor companies, the Indian Consulates etc.)
Simply on the personal side, it creates an obligation towards the members to organize relevant and interesting events, since of course in the end, the e.V. is still is group of volunteers.
Wikipedia - Registered_association (e. V.)
Deutsches Ehrenamt - Infos zu eingetragener Verein (Deutsch)
So become members, participate in and enjoy our events, and most importantly - give us your feedback!
For more information of questions please feel free to write to