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
On December 23, 2023, Bhavan’s Old Students Society (BOSS), the alumni organisation of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, celebrated Christmas with the students of UDAAN, a project initiated by the school. The members of BOSS extended their warmth and support to the UDAAN project at both Bhavan Vidyalaya Sector 27 and Bhavan Vidyalaya Junior 33.
The celebration aimed at spreading joy and happiness among the students. The team distributed writing boards and stationery kits to the students, wishing them luck and success. BOSS President, Mr Keshav Garg, Vice President, Mr Deepak Garg, and other senior members participated actively in the event, offering encouragement to the excited kids in attendance.
The project UDAAN addresses the challenges faced by around 50 students from an underprivileged background, who are at a risk of dropping out of school due to family circumstances.
Bhavan Vidyalaya, New Chandigarh celebrated the birth anniversary of the first Guru and Founder of Sikhism, Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji with spiritual resonance and communal harmony on November 30, 2023. The school echoed with the peaceful sounds of shabad and kirtan, creating an atmosphere of reverence and togetherness.
The ceremony culminated with a communal langar organised by the school, embodying Sikh principles of selfless service and equality.
Sporting brilliance was witnessed at the Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh Annual Athletic Meet held on November 29 and December 4, 2023.
A large spectrum of events such as Track Races, Long Jump, Discus Throw and Shot Put were held during these two thrilling days. On both days there was a fantastic display of skill and camaraderie, which made the Sports Day an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.
The following students were adjudged Best Athletes in the three categories:
1. Category (X-XII)
Boys-Kesho Thapa Std.10
Boys-Arnav Khaushik Std.9
Girls-Ira Chadha Std.9
3. Category (VI-VII)
Boys-Abheer Dhiman Std.7
Girls-Samridhi Bansal Std.7
The four-day 14th All India Conference of Principals of Bhavan’s Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools that was themed ‘Navigating Change — Empowering Educated Visionaries for the Future’ was hosted by Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh. The conference was inaugurated on November 23, 2023, by the Chief Guest, Honourable Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Shri Banwari Lal Purohit, and was attended by 70 Principals and eminent leaders from the fields of education and industry. The event witnessed engrossing sessions and highly productive group discussions on a wide range of topics ranging from Data Driven Growth, Generative Power of Artificial Intelligence to Future of Leadership.
The highly anticipated annual event of the Tricity, Enchante’23 ‘The Diwali Gala’, illuminated the city with joy and glamour. This year’s carnival organised by BOSS was a true celebration of Diwali with a nuanced touch of Bollywood style.
The event attracted a diverse and enthusiastic crowd eager for joyous revelry and was graced by the esteemed presence of the school authorities and various dignitaries.
The Bollywood-themed extravaganza featured a delectable, mouth-watering array of culinary delights. The event was sponsored by Axiom, along with radio partner 92.7 BIG FM. The meticulously crafted game stalls in the Senior Wing created a vibrant and playful atmosphere, enhancing the overall experience for all delighted attendees. The event also featured an interactive Request Stall with a Bollywood-style Photo Booth and other, engaging activities.
In addition to the festivity, the school auditorium hosted a live concert by the school alumni and music artist Ishan Krishna, which was complemented by the mellifluous performances of exceptionally talented students of Bhavan Vidyalaya. A treasure hunt added an extra layer of excitement for the school children, making the event even more remarkable.