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The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan organized online its annual Smt. Rasikaben Mehta (Mombasa) Memorial Lecture on Friday, on 23-9-2022.
The well-known Sanskrit scholar Prof. Dr. Yogini Vyas, Retd. Head, Dept. of Sanskrit, Uma Arts and Nathiba Commerce Mahila College, Gandhinagar (Gujarat), delivered online this memorial lecture (in Gujarati) on 'Contribution of Rishikas (female seers) to the Vedic tradition'.
Smt. Aprami Mota, Assistant, Bhavan's Saral Sanskrit Exams. Dept., rendered the prayer, and read the text of tribute paid to Late Smt. Rasikaben Mehta, by her daughter-in-law Smt. Renu Bharat Mehta (from London). Dr. Girish B. Jani, Director, Sanskrit Studies & Research, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, delivered the welcome address and introduced the speaker.
In her enlightening lecture, Prof. Dr. Yogini Vyas highlighted the various aspects of the vast Vedic heritage. She discussed the topics like uniqueness of the prayers, human relationship with divinity, mystical experience and God-realization as depicted in the Vedic Mantras revealed to Aditi, Lopamudra, Ghosha, Apala, Yami, Vishvavara, and other Rishikas. She emphatically presented the brief survey of the literary beauty and philosophical richness of the Vedic hymns related with the female seers.
Late Smt. Rasikaben Mehta's son Shri Bharat Mehta (from London), paid homage to her mother. Dr. Hitesh Trivedi, Asst. Director, Bhavan's P.G. & Research Dept., compered the programme and proposed the vote of thanks.
Bhavan’s Vivekananda College was awarded the ‘Green Campus Programme Award’ in the Gold Category for the year 2022 by The Climate Reality Project INDIA. Among the 12 recipients in India of this award, three are Bhavan’s Institutions: (i) Bhavan’s Vivekananda College (ii) Bhavan’s Varuna Vidyalaya, NPOL Campus, Thrikkakara, Kochi, and (iii) Bhavan’s Atmakuri Rama Rao School, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. The college principal, Smt B. Niraimathi, received the award personally at a function held at IIT, Madras Research Park, Chennai on August 6, 2022.
The First Copy of the BJ Annual Number was presented to Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan Governor of Telangana and Lt. General of Pondicherry in a function held at Chennai. She was extremely happy to see the cover page celebrating unsung women heroes. The Tamilnadu Governor, Shri R. N. Ravi was also presented a copy during a function held to commemorate the 150th Jayanti of Sri Aurobindo held at the Rajbhavan.
Bhavan’s student Hardik Sharma topped in the city in JEE MAIN with 409 All India Rank by scoring 99.96 percentile. He has scored perfect 100 percentile in Physics in JEE MAIN (Session 2). He is an NTSE scholar and has already topped the city in KVPY-SX (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna) and JEE MAIN (Session 1) and brought laurels to the institution.
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The Bhavan London celebrated Independence Day on August 4, 2022 with a grand event of speeches and cultural performances.
The celebration marked the 75th year of India’s independence. The dignitaries who were present on the occasion included Executive Director Dr. M.N. Nandakumara, Shri Subhanu Saxena (Executive Committee member of Bhavan UK), Cllr. Daryl Brown, Deputy Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham, Shri Lal Chellaram (Corpus Fund Donor), Dr. Surekha Mehta (Vice Chairman, Bhavan UK), Baroness Usha Prashar OBE (Honorary President UK Community Foundations), and Shri Amish Tripathi (Director of the Nehru Centre).
The Chief Guest of the evening H.E. Mr. Sujit Ghosh, Acting High Commissioner, enumerated the great progress India had made in various fields. He also spoke about the continuing work and contributions of institutions like the Bhavan, and stressed on nurturing the younger generation to achieve further glory for the country.
The audience was treated to melodious patriotic songs in Bengali, Hindi, and Tamil. The programme concluded with scintillating Bharatanatyam and Kathak performances by the Bhavan’s students.
A. Gautam of Std. 8 brought laurels to Bhavan’s Public School with his commendable achievement in SAAP Tennis League (6th Andhra Pradesh State Open Tennis Tournament) organised by Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh on July 30 and 31 in Vijayawada, NTR District. He was the winner in the Under-12 boy’s category at state level.
July 30 was celebrated as Colours’ Splash day at Bhavan’s Public School. The students of senior and junior KG dressed in glowing colourful attire had a day full of fun and enthusiasm identifying colours. The children engaged in colouring, printing, origami and singing songs and jingles on colour.
Aarushi Nandi of Class 8 became the champion in the U-15 Girls Event at Chandernagore District Table Tennis Championship 2022. She was also runner-up at the CCD (Cricket Club of Dhakuria) under-13 Championship held at Sports Authority of India, Salt Lake City, Kolkata.
She won the Cossimbazar Table Tennis Championship in the Stage 3 tournament, held at Rajdanga. Aarushi received trophies, medals, cash prizes and certificates.
Master Gautham Krishna, a student of Bhavan's Higher Secondary School, Vattiyoorkavu, Thiruvanan- thapuram, was crowned champion in the under-12 category in Western Asian Youth Chess Championship held in Maldives. He also won the championship in the Rapid format in the U-12 category. On the final day of the classical event, Gautham was leading the fray with a clear one point and was almost confirmed winner of the championship with a round to spare. Gautham displayed sheer audacity to win his last round game and the championship by scoring 8.5 points out of 9 rounds. In the process, he also earned the norm for FIDE Master Title (the third-highest title a player can achieve). The title will be granted by FIDE once he attains a FIDE ELO rating
The students of Bhavan Vidyalaya Panchkula showcased a glimpse of their patriotic fervour weeks prior to the 75th Independence Day. This enthusiasm was also apparent during the visit of R.J. Jassi and his team from My FM 94.3. The team interacted with the students and engaged them in various fun-filled activities to promote ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’, a government initiative to instill patriotism. The winners of various competitions received movie tickets for the complete family. The school also organised a patriotic song workshop.
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