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The Chandigarh Kendra was founded on July 16, 1979, under the aegis of Shri Jai Sukh Lal Hathi, former Governor of Punjab & Haryana.
The main activity of the Kendra is centered around its three schools, DRA Bhavan Vidyalaya, Bhavan Vidyalaya (Junior) and Bhavan Vidyalaya New Chandigarh.
Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh, was established on 17 July 1983, with 62 students and a team of 6 dedicated teachers and today is considered to be one of the premier institutions, not merely in the region but also at the National level. At present, the combined strength of all the schools under this Kendra, from Pre Nursery to XII is 3022, with a total of 141 teaching and non-teaching staff.
NEWS & EVENTS
Bhavan Vidyalaya New Chandigarh celebrated World Liver Day on April 19, 2023, by organising a three-day event in the school to raise awareness about the importance of liver health. The science faculty started the event with an informative presentation on the functions of the liver, the significance of liver health, and measures to prevent liver disease.
The presentation was followed by an interactive discussion with the science faculty and a quiz to assess the students’ understanding of the topic. Poster-making and slogan-writing activities were held on the themes of liver health, liver donation, etc. Students of classes V to VIII enthusiastically participated in these activities and impressed everyone with their depth of understanding and creativity.
Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh, in collaboration with CBSE, Centre of Excellence, organised a two-day ‘Capacity-building Workshop’. The workshop was organised on April 17 and 18 for the Social Science teachers of classes IX-X. It aimed at enhancing the understanding of the newly prescribed curriculum, its mechanism and other professional qualities among teachers.
The event featured two distinguished speakers who shared their expertise and knowledge on capacity-building for Social Science teachers:
Mr Ram Kumar Sharma, a historian, translator, and author of five books, and Smt. Veena Singh, the Founder-Principal of Unison World School, an all-girls’ residential school in Dehradun.
The workshop was a great success and the participants got the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning activities, interactive discussions and peer-to-peer networking.
The induction ceremony of the Senior Cabinet was held at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, on April 17, 2023. The ceremony took place in a special assembly, where Senior Principal Smt. Vineeta Arora and Vice Principal Mrs. Suparna Bansal conferred the newly appointed cabinet members with their badges. Guneet Singh and Kritvee Sharma of Class XII took over as Captains, while Animesh Dewan and Kavleen Kaur of Class XII were appointed Vice-Captains.
The appointed Cabinet members pledged to carry out their duties with sincerity and efficiency.
The Bhavan Vidyalaya New Chandigarh campus was inaugurated by Honourable Governor of Punjab and Administrator, U.T. Chandigarh, Shri Banwarilal Purohit on April 15, 2023. The event commenced with the unveiling of the school’s foundation stone by His Excellency, the Governor, thereby marking the beginning of the school’s journey.
The inaugural ceremony was also attended by venerable personalities comprising Sh. Dharam Pal, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Shri Vinay Bublani, Special Secretary, School Education and Director General, School Education, Punjab, Mrs. Aashika Jain, DC, Mohali, Mr. Jagdish Lakhani, Joint Executive Secretary and Registrar, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai, Shri R. K. Saboo, Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chandigarh Kendra, Shri Jagesh Khaitan, Vice Chairman, Shri Madhukar Malhotra, Honorary Secretary, other distinguished members of the Kendra Committee, Smt. Vineeta Arora, Director (Education) cum Senior Principal, Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, Principals and Vice Principals of all the Bhavan’s campuses under Chandigarh Kendra, other renowned dignitaries and educationists from the tricity, and the staff and students of Bhavan Vidyalaya, New Chandigarh.
The students and teachers of the Special Cell of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, celebrated Baisakhi with great enthusiasm and joy today. The students were dressed in colourful costumes and enjoyed dancing to the beats of the dhol. The volunteers and teachers engaged with the children and spoke about the significance of the festival and its cultural importance. The celebration was a great opportunity for the students to showcase their talents and abilities. It was heart-warming to see them enjoying themselves with such excitement and enthusiasm.