Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is one of the premier and coveted educational institutions in India. It has its foundation from Kulapati Dr K M Munshi, a freedom fighter and Educational leader in 1938 with blessings from Mahatma Gandhi. The latest entrant in the family of BVB is its new generation Centre at Vashi. This Centre is poised to be the next generation entity of BVB catering to the cultural and Educational needs of Navi Mumbai and beyond. Besides educational activities, the Navi Mumbai Kendra will focus on Children Club, Yoga and Related Activities and a Cultural Club. The Centre is likely to become one of the hubs of education, spiritual, fine arts and cultural activities in the satellite city of Navi Mumbai
NEWS & EVENTS
On August 12, 2023, Bhavan’s Children’s Club organised Independence Day celebrations. Children participated in two contests in which they recited poems in English and Hindi and sang patriotic songs. Three prizes were awarded by Bhadrasheela Hegde, Director in Human Resources with Thermosonics Pvt Ltd for each contest. Anika Bhat, Arjun Adige and Vivaan Kapoor won prizes in the recitation contest while Sumedha Pai, Paarmi Shah and Mukund Kamath were the winners in the patriotic song contest.
An Independence Day quiz was also conducted. Each child brought a fistful of soil for a pot in which a tulsi sapling was planted.
Flag Hoisting Shri M N Ramchandra, Hon. Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Navi Mumbai Kendra, hoisted the tricolour on Independence Day amidst a galaxy of VIPs and well-wishers, committee members and staff.
Dr. Gosavi, Dy Chairperson of Navi Mumbai Co-operative Bank, Smt Sindhu Nair, founder director of Ghungroo and leading dance exponent, Shri Palashranjan Bhowmick, Photo Editor, Business India magazine, Dr. Rajesh Dashaputra, Shri Sujitkumar Poride, well-known singer (Junior Kishore), Dr. Somnath Gosavi, director Navi Mumbai bank, president HIMPAM, were among the attendees.
The dignitaries were felicitated by Shri M N Ramchandran and were presented mementos on the occasion. Shri Sujitkumar rendered a beautiful patriotic song, ‘Ai mere pyare watan’.
Second Photo ExhibitionThe Dilip Piramal Art Gallery, NCPA, presented ‘Mumbai Monsoon Beyond 24x7’ with beautiful photographs by 36 photojournalists in an exhibition held at Bhavan’s Art Gallery. It was open to the public till August 27, 2023. The photographs were curated by Mukesh Parpiani, head of the gallery.
The photos depicted Mumbai monsoon in all its glory, beauty and fury. Hundreds of people visited the exhibition.
Ace photographer and Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated the 21st International Salon 2023 exhibition at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Navi Mumbai Kendra (BVBNMK), on July 29, 2023. Organised by the Photographic Society of India, the exhibition had beautiful eye-catching exhibits chosen from entries of 43 countries.
Seated on the dais were the Chief Guest, the Guests of honour Subhash Desai, former Minister of Maharashtra; Sandeep Patil, Film director; M N Ramchandra, Hon Chairman BVBNMK and others.
The exhibition was visited by hundreds of people. A workshop on mobile photography and a slide show of Wildlife photography was also held.
Members of Bhavan's Children Club were treated to an interesting science experiments session on July 15, 2023. Thirty-seven children participated in the session conducted by members of the Indian Women Scientists Association (IWSA).
The two-hour session saw children moving from table to table to experiment with magnetism, gravity, and other science phenomena. They learned hands-on about interesting scientific principles.
Satyam Sumiran Yoga Research Foundation and Bhavan's Navi Mumbai Kendra celebrated the birth anniversary of Paramahansa Swami Satyananda Saraswati by organising Nava Chandi Yajna, havans, Chandi path, Lalithasaharchana chanting and Kanya Puja on June 25, 2023 at the Bhavan's Navi Mumbai Kendra in Vashi. Dr. Swami Yogapratap Saraswati organised and participated in the Yajna.
Two concerts by Bhavan's Kala Kendra on Guru Purnima Bhavan's Kala Kendra along with Vashi Fine Arts hosted two beautiful concerts on the occasion of Guru Purnima on July 2, 2023 at the Navi Mumbai Kendra Auditorium. Recitals by renowned violinist Dr Narmadha and Hindustani Classical vocalist Sanjeev Chimalgi delighted the audience.
Ujwala Gokarn, a well-known lady percussionist from Nagpur, enthralled the children, their parents and invitees with a beautiful demonstration of various instruments and the music they create. It was an online programme organised by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Navi Mumbai Kendra's Children's club.
Ujwala uses tongs, combs, scales, ghungroos and other items for making music. They are used by her to create the sounds of a horse galloping, a train running or rain falling. She made the Novel Musical Programme interesting by playing popular Hindi film songs. Then she showed all her instruments while playing music, keeping the audience enthralled.
Ujwala Gokarn wears many hats, has received several accolades and has won the first prize in a Facebook live contest recently.