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Bhavan's College Campus,
Lady Vidyagauri Nilkanth Marg,
Ahmedabad- 380 001.
Phone: 079-25601949
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Shri Kanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi established the Ahmedabad Kendra of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
With the above strong fundamental and Indian values of Ahmedabd Kendra was established on a plot of land on the River bank of Sabarmati. The land was allotted by Gujarat Government on 18th July 1964. Shri Morarji Desai performed the 'Bhoomi Pujan' ceremony of Jethalal Amrutlal Auditorium for Bhavan's Gujarat Kendra on this plot of land. Bhavan's started Ranchodlal Acharatlal College of Arts & Science in a new building near the Auditorium in the year 1965. On the generous donation given by Shri Navnitlal Ranchodlal Parikh. Following colleges and institutions were added to the Kendra :

a)Sugam Sangeet Vibhag1967
b)Commerce College1968
c)H.B. Institute of Printing and Journalism1969

The construction of JA Auditorium was completed by 1977 and inaugurated by His Excellency Jaisukhlal Hathi, the Governor of Punjab Haryana and also an ex-president of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
In the early sixties there was an urgency to add additional Science and Arts College in Ahmedabad. Gujarat State was carved out of Bombay State and development in the education field was felt necessary. At this juncture the great freedom fighter, an educationist lawyer a staunch Gandhian and son of the soil, Shri Kanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi came forward and established the Ahmedabad Kendra of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
Shri K. M. Munshi and Committee Members persuaded the Gujarat Govt. Authorities to allot land for this education purpose. On his request 5083 sq. meters of land was allotted on revenue free basis on the bank of river Sabarmati on Lady Vidyagauri Nilkanth Marg, Khanpur area on 18th July, 1964.

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Sanskrit Yatra

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Ahmedabad in collaboration with Infosys Foundation, Bangalore conducted various outreach cultural programmes. Bhavan’s Cultural Academy, Ahmedabad celebrated its 100th Programme by organising Sanskrit Yatra—Nritya Natika on March 17, 2024.  
Sanskrit Yatra—Nritya Natika, directed by Sanskrit Vidya Pratishanam Charitable Trust and Ekalavya Sanskrit Academy, explores the evolution of the Sanskrit language and the changes in its form from the Vedic period to the present. It has made an attempt to inform today’s generation by combining Kathak, Bharatanatyam and the Gujarati folk dance Garba with the theatrical works of Kalidasa and Bhasa.
Shri Bhagyesh Jha, Secretary, Gujarat Rajya Academy, Gandhinagar was the Chief Guest for this programme.

Gujarat Kendras Meet

Bhavan’s Ahmedabad Kendra hosted a get together of Bhavan’s Kendras in Gujarat on January 29, 2024. Shri. Jagdish Lakhani, Joint Secretary and Registrar of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai was present at the meeting. Shri Mukesh Patel, Chairman,Shri Prakash Bhagwati, Honorary Secretary and Shri Gaurav Shah, Treasurer of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Ahmedabad Kendra welcomed the members.
Representatives of Dakor, Nadiad, Surat and Jamnagar Kendras participated and informed about their activities. The meeting was aimed to discuss the activities of the Kendras and to plan larger scale activities collectively across the state.
All the Kendras were urged to start communication and management courses of Bhavan’s Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communication and Management (RPICM). These are one-year, part-time, evening courses for fresh graduates and working professionals. A couple of short-term courses, tailor-made for industries are also being introduced. All participants welcomed the initiative of bringing together all the Kendras and expressed their desire to periodically organise such get togethers.

Gujarat University Inter College Athletics

Ms. Mahera Siddique, a student of Bhavan’s Sheth R. A. College of Arts and Commerce, Ahmedabad, won two gold medals in Gujarat University Inter College Athletics. She has surpassed her own record of last year by finishing 100 metres running in 12.06 seconds; she has also surpassed last 10 years’ record by finishing the 200-metre race in 25.53 seconds.

Digital Library Inaugurated

Eminent Ramkathakar Sant Shri Moraribapu unveiled a statue of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's founder Shri Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi at Bhavan's Ahmedabad campus on the day of Ramnavami, March 30, 2023.
Moraribapu also inaugurated a digitised as well as physical archives containing over 16,000 articles written by the highly popular Gujarati columnist, journalist, editor and author of over 50 books, the late Kanti Bhatt. Bhavan's, with the support of eminent journalist and editor Sheela Bhatt has set up a memorial and a reading room dedicated to the late Bhatt.
The archives have been hosted by Bhavan's Harilal Bhagwati Institute of Communication and Management (HBICM) and is open to all for access. The digitised archives can be visited on www.hbicm.in and can be accessed in person at Bhavan's campus in Ahmedabad.
Speaking on the occasion, Moraribapu appreciated the first such memorial dedicated to a Gujarati writer-journalist. -œKanti Bhatt was one person who considered me a friend. He was always fearless in his writing, because he was on the side of the truth. He had nothing to fear. I am delighted that Bhavan's has decided to keep his legacy alive,- he said.
He also recollected some of the exchanges he had had with Kanti Bhatt regarding his library. -œHe had asked me to take its possession. But I refused as this should be best done by an institute. So I am really happy that Bhavan's has taken an initiative and hosted this. I am sure this will inspire youngsters.-
Speaking on the occasion, Mukesh Patel, Chairman, spoke about the importance of keeping the legacy of Munshi alive for the youth today. He expressed the hope that the statue will keep inspiring youngsters when they visit the campus.
Prakash Bhagwati, Secretary, talked about the manifold activities of Bhavan's Ahmedabad Kendra, which has over 3,500 students, spread over two colleges and multiple institutes. Gaurav Shah, Treasurer, requested Bapu to felicitate two achievers from Bhavan's -“ Miss Elavenil Valarivan, a Bhavan's student who participated in the Tokyo Olympics and who is a recipient of the Arjuna Award, and Dr Neerja Gupta, the former principal of Sheth
R A College of Arts and Commerce who has been appointed vice-chancellor of Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies at Bhopal.
Veteran journalist and editor Sheela Bhatt appreciated the commitment that Bhavan's showed in hosting this collection. She said she hoped that this project would inspire similar memorials for other writers and journalists.
Memorial curator Shyam Parekh, who is also director of Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communication and Management (RPICM), spoke about the purpose of the Memorial and how it has been curated.

Fabric & Canvas Painting Workshop

A fabric and canvas painting workshop was organised between February 20 and February 25, 2023. The workshop was organised for a total of five days and on the last day a competition was conducted for the participants.  
A total of 32 people participated in this workshop and they made beautiful paintings.