Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Nagpur Kendra was established in 1970. Since its inception, the Kendra has been managing varied activities as catering to the development of the Schools, managing the Infrastructure requirements, arranging for guest lectures of eminent personalities, demonstration-lectures for Bhavan's Kalasrjan etc. to name a few.
The Nagpur Kendra manages 9 Bhavan's Schools (six in Nagpur City, and one each at Wardha, Mouda and Satna. To promote Indian Culture through Dance and Music, it takes care of Bhavan's Kalasrjan (Academy of Indian Music, Dance and Fine Arts), wherein, in Dance, Bharatnatyam and Kathak are taught, in Music, Hindustani Vocal and Carnatic Music is imparted, and in Instruments, lessons are conducted in Tabla , Mridangam and Sitar.
The Kendra also has its Computer Division i.e. Bhavan's Gandhi Institute of Computer Education & Information Technology, where Computer Courses are imparted to the economically weaker sections of the society. The Courses are Office Assistant, Desktop Publishing and Account Assistant Course, which have a three- month's duration. A session of Personality Development Module is also conducted at the Institute to groom the students with Interview Techniques and Group Discussion, which help them in securing jobs.
The Bhavan's Centre for Human Excellence is also an added feature, through which Guest Lectures and Interactive Sessions on latest trends in Education Policy, Maintaining a Healthy Life, Science Awareness Programmes, Workshop on Quality Education etc. are held.
The Kendra also conducts the Saral Sanskrit Examination every year under the aegis of Saral Sanskrit Examinations Department, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai, wherein an average of 300 students give the exam, and are awarded certificates.
The Sanskrit Examinations are held for Balbodh, Prarambh, Pravesh, Parichay and Kovid.
NEWS & EVENTS
Reflections International, a competition of History, Civics, Legal Studies and Psychology, was organised by City Montessori School, Lucknow, where the students of Bhavan’s Civil Lines emerged ‘Overall Champions’. In all, 10 international, 34 national and 21 local schools participated in the event. Team BVM, CL, gave an exemplary performance and won the overall championship. They bagged the First Prize in Endeavour (Community Service) and Leadership Legacy, Second Prize in Pain to Power and Sculpting Ideas and Third Prize in Astra Grace. The team comprised of Saumya Lakhanpal, Yashasvi Saboo, Rudrani Chandurkar, Shivalee Tiwari, Anika Sharma, Urvi Bhoyar, Madhura Dani and Yashika Jaipuriya. The school received the coveted trophies, certificates and medals.
Mast. Devansh Dhoka of Bhavan’s Bhagwandas Purohit Vidya Mandir, Ashti, scripted history in the annals of BVM, Ashti, by securing 99.40 per cent in AISSE-2023 and by achieving Nagpur City Topper and Regional Topper Position in Pune Region. He has added yet another feather in his cap by becoming the Topper among Bhavan’s Schools all over India. For this stupendous success, Mast. Devansh Dhoka was felicitated by Shri Shreehari Aney, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Trustee, Mumbai, in the presence of Hon’ble Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh, and Trustee, Vice President, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai, in an inaugural function at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Bhagwandas Purohit Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines Auditorium on July 6, 2023. He was honoured with a Cash Prize of Rs. 5000, a Certificate and a Bouquet.
Bhavan's Bhagwandas Purohit Vidya Mandir, Koradi, Nagpur School, organised a four days' workshop for Std. IX students on Robotics which was conducted by 'Maxenia Product School' sponsored by IEEE VNIT Student Branch and IEEE Bombay Section Joint chapter of PELS-IES from March 27 to 29 and March 31, March 2023 (four days).
The aim of the workshop was to arouse the interest of students towards the emerging field of Robotics in order to face the challenges of the modern world and to provide them a hands-on experience in the creation of manual robots which will help them in the future.
Shri S Uday Shankar and Miss Shivani Madhusoodhanan, Embedded Engineers, guided students throughout the session of four days and helped them create small machines on their own.
Bhavan's Bhagwandas Purohit Vidya Mandir, Koradi, Nagpur, organised a Guest Lecture on 'Adolescence Education' on February 16, 2023, under Peace Foundation, which was attended by students of Std. VII and VIII.
Dr. Neha V Bhargava (MS DNB Gynaecology) and Dr. Vivek Shivhare (MBBS MD Paediatrics) were the resource persons. The lecture gave a subjective and thorough knowledge about adolescence. Some of the points covered were, how excess energy should be channelised properly, how selecting peers can play a crucial role at this age and more importantly, not to bully or tease anybody. Anxiety, depression and addiction to harmful things can drastically affect one's health mentally and physically, resulting in poor academic performances.
The resource person further elaborated that the focus of the students should be on balanced diet, regular exercise/playing, studying, sleeping time, etc. so that they use their high energy to improve their overall personality. They told students to open up on these topics with someone they are close to and who can direct and guide them in the right direction. They summarised by saying not to blindly follow the trends that are shown in the media as these are shown just for entertainment.
'Ashirvachanam'-”This programme was organised to bless the students of Std X in the premises of Bhavan's B. P. Vidya Mandir, Koradi, Nagpur and also to make them ethical, commendable and admirable citizens of tomorrow.
Shri. Amitesh Kumar, Commissioner of Police, Nagpur City, was the Chief Guest at the 'Ashirvachanam Ceremony to bless and bid adieu to the outgoing students of Std. X. In his speech, he conveyed the message to the students that academics is one part of life, but it is the character that truly reveals one's personality because it is one's character, integrity and ethics that nurture and shape one's personality. He further stated that the 'Ashirvachanam' ceremony creates a sense of bonding, a sense of responsibility in the students towards the country. He congratulated and wished good luck to the students for their exams.
To bless the students for their future life, an exhortation from the 'Taittiriya Upanishad' was read out, which was repeated by the students. Students holding lamps lit up the map of India to pay their respect towards the motherland and pledged to conduct themselves in accordance with high ethics and morals.