The Amritsar Kendra was founded in 1987. The Kendra functions from a magnificent building located in the heart of Amritsar City. Its foundation stone was laid in 1981 by Shri Jai SukhLal Hathi, the then Governor of Punjab and Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai, Head Office and Shri PD Kumar, the Founder Chairman of Amritsar kendra in the presence of Sh. RL Bhatia, the then MP. Shri PD Kumar was an industrialist and a divine soul who donated his land for the welfare of residents of Amritsar. This kendra is brought to the zenith due to his sincere efforts which was further propelled by Shri Avinash Mohindru, the then Vice Chairman. As the Amritsar Kendra is a staunch believer of Indian traditions and Values, therefore efforts are always restored in creating an awareness of these values in all the Institutions run under his ageis. Kendra is also committed to serve society and therefore always in forefront for the social engagements and Community Services. Some of the Community Programmes of the Kendra are listed below:
NEWS & EVENTS
Bhavan's Amritsar Kendra in partnership with Chinmaya Mission Amritsar organised C 20 National Conference on 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' at Amritsar on April 17, 2023.
Bhavan's S L Public School Amritsar actively joined this programme of national importance as a major partner. The school staff participated enthusiastically and took on a varied number of duties to make the event a grand success.
Hon'ble Shri Banwarilal Purohit, His Excellency the Governor of Punjab and National Vice-President of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Mumbai, inaugurated the conference. The conference had three plenary sessions on Dharma, Education and Defence. For the session on Dharma, Swami Mitrananda, Singh Sahib Prof Manjit Singh, former Jathedar Sri Akal Takhat Sahib Amritsar and Maulana Usman Ludhianvi Shahi Imam Pb were the main speakers. Acharya Pradyumnji Maharaj, Mukhya Updeshak, Patanjali Yoga Peeth Haridwar and Swami Chidrupananda, Head, Chinmaya Mission Noida, spoke on Education. Lt. Gen (Retd) S N Handa PVSM AVSM, Lt. Gen (Retd) Mohinder Puri PVSM UYSM and Lt. Gen K J Singh PVSM AVSM, were the resource persons for the session on Defence.
The entire focus was on how Dharma, Education and Defence can promote the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. Lively interaction with the audience followed to make the deliberations more interesting and fruitful.
Bhavan's students took out a rally to create awareness of G20, as per the instructions of CBSE, under Sahodaya School Complex, on April 15, 2023, in the surrounding areas of Shivala Bagh Bhaiyan. Students, along with teachers, enlightened the citizens of Amritsar by shouting slogans to encourage 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam', the cornerstone of Indian culture through the G-20 rally. The rally was led by Bhavan's Director-Principal Dr. Anita Bhalla. As many as 400 students of class IX, Scouts and Guides, NCC cadets and Red Cross volunteers actively participated in the rally.
Bhavan's Kala Kendra, Amritsar, organised a soulful 81st Kala Kendra event, 'Rang Sufiyana -“ A Bonanza of Sufi Songs', on February 12, 2023. Mr. Gurlal, Mr. Parampreet, Mr. Avinash, Mr. Sonu and Ms. Indu Bala were the artists, who with their melodious voices, entertained the audience.
The Sufi songs created the ambience in which the human soul can experience divine love. The qawwali, which is the best-known form of Sufi music, left the audience speechless.
Bhavan SL Public School, Amritsar celebrated the 74th Republic Day and Basant Panchami with patriotic fervour on January 26, 2023 on its premises.
The national flag was unfurled and tri-coloured balloons were released in the air in the presence of dignitaries. The school band, NCC Cadets and Scouts and Guides presented the parade which was followed by a PT show by the students of Class 4. A group song on patriotism by the students of Gyandeep School lent a beautiful feeling of wholesomeness and loveliness to the event. The students presented a beautiful play emphasising on the importance of fundamental rights in the Constitution. Bhavanites showcased martial arts and folk dances which left the audience spellbound. Students of Muskaan School presented a role-play based on the theme of saving the environment. The monthly magazine 'Bhavans Darshan' was released by the Chief Guest.
Bhavan's Kala Kendra, Amritsar organised a wonderful 80th Kala Kendra event with 'Main Ki Kra' a hilarious Punjabi play on January 22, 2023. The play was written and directed by Shri Aman Kumar Bhardwaj which was presented in association with K P Art Culture and Welfare Society. Sushree Teena Aggarwal, President, Phulkari WOA graced the event as the chief guest. Shri Ashok Punj, brother of Shri Kapil Sharma and S. Manmeet Singh Nagi, musician associated with famous singer Mika graced the occasion.
The play was touching and depicted a man's life as a slave who becomes a puppet or a victim at the hands of both his mother and his wife. There were a total of 20 characters in the play who performed different roles with full enthusiasm. From plot and characters, to theme, language, rhythm, the play was spectacular in all respects.
Chairman Sh. Avinash Mohindru underlined in his speech about the welfare of the society and especially appreciated the multi-talented Shri Aman Kumar Bhardwaj who was director, writer, performer of the play.