The Tirupati Kendra was inaugurated by Shri N. Sanjiva Reddy, the former President of India, on August 16, 1989.
NEWS & EVENTS
‘Sravana Sangeetha Lahari’ represents a blend of music and dance, imparting a festive spirit while enhancing spirituality. This year, on August 18, 2023, students of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan honoured Indian classical dance and music through their presentation ‘Sangeetha, Bhakthi Vaibhavam’. The programme was formally inaugurated with Bhavan’s prayer and the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest of the day, Shri Aswathi Thirunal Rama Varma, renowned classical musician from the royal family of Travancore.
Sangeetha Geyavadhani Dr. V. Bhaskara Sai Krishna Yachendra, eminent scholar and chairman, S.V.B.C., T.T.D. Tirupati sang a mellifluous song highlighting the rich culture of the school.
Shri Aswathi Thirunal Rama Varma emphasised that the guru-shishya bond should extend beyond the classroom, with the student striving to imbibe guru’s blessing by embodying virtuous qualities.
As per the tradition of felicitating musicians during the Sravana Sangeetha Lahari, this year the renowned classical musician Shri Aswathi Thirunal Rama Varma was felicitated by the Director, the Executive Committee Members, and other dignitaries.
The auditorium resonated with a magnificent display of dance and music by the students, effectively portraying the culture, tradition and spiritual essence of India.
Vanaradhana programme, the ceremonial worship of various trees and plants including Tulasi, Amla, Maredu, Neredu, and Ashwatta trees was organised on December 8, 2023 as a part of Karthika Gnanamrutham at Bhavan’s Sri Venkateswara Vidyalaya, Tirupati.
During an address on the occasion,Dr. N. Satyanarayana Raju, Honorary Director and Treasurer, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Tirupati Kendra, emphasised the critical role of trees in sustaining oxygen and human survival. He highlighted the importance of dedicating one-third of our land to forests, expressing concern over the current situation of dwindling forests cover amidst growing human population.
In order to honour and celebrate the legacy of Saint Veda Vyasa, the Management of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Tirupati Kendra, have drawn a detailed plan for the construction of a magnificent statue of Maharshi Veda Vyasa and to establish Veda Vyasa Vanam on the premises of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Tirupati.
The Ground Breaking Ceremony for this huge project was held on November 20, 2023, at 5.30 a.m. with traditional rituals and prayers invoking blessings for the successful completion of the project. A magnificent statue of Sage Veda Vyas will be constructed at Veda Vyasa Vanam overlooking the Holy Tirumala Hills, the abode of Sri Venkateswara. Vyasa Vanam will also include verses from the Holy Scriptures.
Mass Chanting of Vishnu Sahasranamam was conducted at Bhavan’s Sri Venkateswara Vidyalaya, Tirupati. Visva Vishnu Sahasranama is a charitable service-oriented organisation with an aim to provide a platform and facilitate global aspirants and school children to learn and embrace Vishnu Sahasranamam.
On August 9, 2023, the volunteers of VISVAS visited Bhavan’s Sri Venkateswara Vidyalaya, Tirupati, to bring awareness about the significance of chanting Vishnu Sahasranamam. Nearly 400 students and 20 teachers participated in the mass chanting of Vishnu Sahasranamam. The participants felt the aura of positivity and experienced peace of mind.
The programme was sacred and created a transformative experience.
A 3-day Teacher In-Service Training Programme was conducted at Bhavan’s
Sri Venkateswara Vidyalaya, Tirupati, on June 6-7, 2023. The session was presided over by Prof. P. Murali, Vice-Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Tirupati Kendra, who initiated the meeting by sharing insightful quotes from renowned thinkers and philosophers.
In his Presidential Address, Prof. P. Murali highlighted how India is steadily emerging as a global superpower and the main objective of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is not only to foster intellectual growth but also to instil ethical and human values among students.
Dr N. Satyanarayana Raju, Hon. Director and Treasurer, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Tirupati Kendra, delved into the qualities of a good teacher, emphasising the significance of imparting holistic education that nurtures character, wisdom and values in students.
The First session of the event was presented by Prof V.N. Sampangi Venkata Narayana and his team on the Scientific Research on Transcendental Meditation.
Sri Nagaraj, Secretary, His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, emphasised the significance of Transcendental meditation in the realms of Science and Creative Intelligence through an enlightening power point presentation.
In Session 2, Sri Arun L. Naik, a distinguished speaker from Azim Premji University, shared insights on the essentiality of Teacher Professional Development in the context of a rapidly changing world. Moreover, he also highlighted the importance of teachers adopting a reflective practitioner approach, continuously evaluating and refining their teaching practices.
On the second day, June 7, 2023, Sri Ramnath, Consultant, Azim Premji University, held a discussion-based session on Leadership Perspectives. Leadership involves being mindful of one’s own surroundings and circumstances, as well as having the capacity to influence the thoughts and behaviour of others. Regarding educators, Sri Ramnath emphasised that they should embrace inter-dependence and foster collaboration, moving beyond mere co-operation. Furthermore, a teacher should have a purpose of continuous improvement, strive for mastery that ultimately leads to autonomy.