NEWS & EVENTS
On the occasion of the Birth Centenary Year of the Legendary Industrialist Shri Arvind N. Mafatlal, the Bhavan’s Journal issue dated October 16-31, dedicated to him, was released by his son Shri Hrishikesh Mafatlal and his sister Maithili Desai on October 27, 2023, at NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai. The first copy was presented to Swami Radhanathji, Head of ISKCON.
The Bhavan in association with the Progressive and Cultural Mahila Mandal, Mumbai had set up a Book Stall near Mantralaya on the occasion of 'Shankho Dhwani Sarbojanin Durgotsav-2023', from October 19 to 24, 2023. An overwhelming and enthusiastic response was received. Many book-lovers including the RBI Governor visited the stall and many of them purchased our publications.
We are sorry to inform you about the sad demise of Shri Lalbihari Prajapati on October 13, 2023.
Shri Lalbihariji served Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai for around 61 years and was a very devoted employee.
May God give strength to his family to bear this loss and may his soul rest in eternal peace.
In collaboration with Kala Kendra, the Sangeet department conducted the third concert of the six-concert Naad Brahma series on August 26, 2023 at the Gita Mandir Hall.
Classical Hindustani vocalist Smt. Rutuja Lad, started the evening with a wonderful Raag Shree followed by short pieces in Raag Yaman. She was accompanied on the tabla by Shri Siddharth Padiyar, and Shri Anirudha Gosavi on the harmonium.
It was followed by a Sitar performance by Shri Shakir Khan, son and disciple of Ustad Shahid Parvez. He started with a soulful Raag Yaman followed by Raag Pilu. He was accompanied on the tabla by Shri Unmesh Bannerjee.
The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan organized online its annual Smt. Rasikaben Mehta (Mombasa) Memorial Lecture on Saturday, 30-09-2023.
The well-known Gujarati scholar Prof. Dr. Abhay Doshi, Head and Professor, Dept. of Gujarati, University of Mumbai, Mumbai; delivered online this memorial lecture (in Gujarati) on 'Noted woman litterateurs and Gujarati literature'.
Dr. Shivgopal Mishra, Asst. Examination Secretary, Bhavan's Sanskrit Exams. Dept., rendered the Vedic prayer. Dr. Hitesh Trivedi, Asst. Director, Bhavan's P.G. & Research Dept., delivered the welcome address and compered the programme.
Dr. Girish B. Jani, Director, Sanskrit Studies & Research, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, paid homage to Late Smt. Rasikaben Mehta, and introduced the speaker.
In his lucid and interesting lecture, Prof. Dr. Doshi discussed various unique features of select poems, short stories, essays, novels, biographies, travelogues and research works of leading woman litterateurs who have significantly enriched the Gujarati literature. He briefly surveyed the praiseworthy literary contribution of Saint Mira, Gangasati, Lilavati Munshi, Dhiruben Patel, Saroj Pathak, Kundanika Kapadia, Varsha Adalja, Panna Nayak, Himanshi Shelat, Jaya Mehta, Jashwanti Dave, Sonal Shukla, Kajal Oza Vaidya and other prominent female writers.
Smt. Aprami Mota, Assistant, Bhavan's Sanskrit Exams. Dept., proposed the vote of thanks.