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World Dance Day Celebrations 2024

The Bhavan, London celebrated International World Dance Day on April 27 and 28, 2024.
The event saw performances by dancers and dance schools from across England. It brought together dancers of all age groups starting from 8–10-years to dancers of a more mature age. There were dancers who had performed previously at The Bhavan as also debutantes.
On the first day, the Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham, Councillor Patricia Quigley, graced the occasion with her presence. The first day saw performances from Natyakshetra School, Vidya Shyam Vetrivel and team, Arthi’s Kalalayam, Bhadram School of Dance, Samarpana Classical Arts, Dr Priyanka Balachandar and team, Edgware Dance Group over-50s, Ahana Ghosh Sikka Dance Team, Natyasri Dance Company, Ponsita School of Dance, Nikkan Dance Academy, Edinburgh, and Urja Performance Team.
On the second day, Team Annam, Sarjan Nartan Academy, Team Anubhava, Noopur Dutta and Team, Nital Dance, Satyam School of Dance and Music, Kathak, Odissi and Bharatanatyam teams from The Bhavan, Asmitha Keer and Team, and Indradhanush Kids Academy put up performances.

Jaipur Kendra

Spring Workshops

Suruchi Kendra organised Spring Workshops for the age groups 4 years and above in different disciplines. For the first time, very young Balwadi students were involved in theatre activities in the workshop PLAY N ACT. Almost 25 students participated and presented a short skit for their parents on the last day. Nearly 200 students and others participated with great enthusiasm.

Celebrations Galore

BVB Vidyashram, K.M. Munshi Marg, Jaipur celebrates the remarkable journey of Pururaaj Solanki, a cherished alumnus and a proud IIT Mumbai graduate, who has been selected for Indian Administrative Services.
He is a shining example of dedication, passion, devotion and dedication. Pururaj’s achievement inspires peers to reach for stars, to embrace challenges with courage and never lose sight of a dream.
Yashneil Rawat from Class 12 (2023-24) achieved an exceptional feat in the JEE Main 2024 exam by securing a perfect 100 percentile, earning him the esteemed All India Rank 45 and clinching the top spot in Rajasthan as State Rank 1. His humility and thirst for knowledge truly embody the spirit of a Bhavanite.

Nehal Grover, Class 9 and Nakshatra Garg, Class 8, qualified among the Top 100 Science Talents, shortlisted through the National Science Promotion Oriented Test (SPOT) - 2023-24 conducted by the Vikram Sarabhai Science Foundation (VSSF). This achievement is the result of the students’ hard work, passion and eagerness to learn science.

Conversation with an Icon

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Vidyashram, K.M. Munshi Marg, Jaipur, organised an event called Spotlight: Conversation with the Icon— Dr. Rajendra Singh, Waterman of India on April 24, 2024 in the school auditorium.
Dr. Singh shared anecdotes from his journey, emphasising the importance of community involvement and indigenous wisdom in tackling water scarcity. He gave invaluable lessons on the importance of preserving nature’s bounty and urged the young minds to become ambassadors of change in their communities. As an environmentalist and water conservationist, Dr. Singh’s work has left an indelible mark on India’s landscape, making him a beacon of inspiration for generations to come.

Competency Based Assessment

Bhavan Vidyashram, K. M. Munshi Marg, Jaipur hosted a two-day Capacity Building Programme on Competency Based Assessment (Secondary Level)— English under the aegis of Centre of Excellence, CBSE on April 24 and 25, 2024. The training programme focused on managing the well-being and mental health of students and bringing about desirable changes in their behaviour.
The programme culminated with the framing of appropriate questions for assessment that stimulate thinking and develop higher order thinking skills, strategies and habits. Most importantly, it improves teaching and learning methods and informs education policy decisions.

Visitors from Germany

A group of 13 students and two teachers from St. Kilian School, Heilbronn, Germany, visited Bhavan Vidyashram, K.M. Munshi Marg, Jaipur from April 10 to 17, 2024 as part of an Indo-German Exchange Programme.
During the visit, the group was introduced to the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan through various hands-on activities like Mandana Art, Rajasthani Gourmet, Rajasthani Cuisine, Yoga, Indian Music, Dance and Musical Instrument—Tabla.
Students and teachers stayed with the host students and teachers to have a closer look at the Rajasthani tradition and culture. The group visited various archaeological sites viz. Jaigarh Fort, Amber Fort, Albert Hall Museum and Hawa Mahal.
The reciprocal visit of BVB Vidyashram to St. Kilian School, will be organised in October 2024.

Kolkata Kendra

Primary Section

Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Kolkata inaugurated a new building in the school premises on April 5, 2024. Classes 4 and 5 will be conducted there from the new academic session (2024-2025). An inaugural Puja ceremony was organised to seek the blessings of the Almighty.

Poila Baisakh Celebration

Bengali New Year or Poila Baishakh marks the beginning of the Bengali calendar year as well as the harvest calendar. On April 12, 2024, the little ones of the Pre-primary wing of Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Kolkata welcomed this auspicious occasion with happiness, joy and fervour, and wished for prosperity, health and wealth in the new year. They actively participated in activities like colouring the Mangal Ghat with Amro Pallab (mango leaves), and Kulo with Swastik. The celebration helped the students to understand the importance of the day and to stay in touch with their rich cultural heritage.

Amritsar Kendra

16th Mass Marriage in Bhavan

Bhavan’s SL Public School and Rotary Club Amritsar Midtown organised the 16th mass marriage on April 21, 2024 on its school premises. This joint venture was made possible under the able guidance of Chairman Sh. Avinash Mohindru, Director Principal Dr (Mrs.) Anita Bhalla and Secretary Prof SN Joshi and management committee of Bhavans with the generous cooperation of Rotary Club Amritsar Midtown, teachers, parents and social workers of the city. Twenty-six couples tied the knot. Dr Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, IPS (retd) MLA, Rtn Adv Vipan Bhasin, Distt Governor RI Distt 3070, Rtn Rohit Oberoi, nominee Distt Governor (2024-25) RI Dist 3070, Rtn Sh Anil Singhal, District Governor Nominee Designate (2026-27) RI Dist 3070, and Ms Rita Sharma Distt IW Distt 307 graced the occasion as Special Guests.
Gift items worth Rs. 40000 were given by the school and Rotary Club to each couple to start their new life. After that students presented cultural items to enliven the ceremony.

Panchkula Kendra

Pearl Jubilee

To mark the Pearl Jubilee of the school, Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula organised on April 20, 2024 in the school auditorium. The day became more special with the presence of esteemed Chief Guest, Sh. Banwarilal Purohit, Punjab Governor and Administrator of U.T. Chandigarh. The event commenced on a very positive note with lamp lighting by Sh. Purohit which was followed by a programme showcasing the journey of 30 years of the school through theatrical drama and dance performances. The event revolved around the visionary ideals of Dr. K. M. Munshi.

Visit to Bird Park

An educational and recreational trip themed around Earth Day was thoughtfully organised for the students of Class 3 on April 26 and 27, 2024. The lush greenery and meticulously maintained habitat of the bird park offered the students an immersive and enlightening experience. The interactive exhibits and educational presentations proved to be both engaging and informative, capturing the attention of the students and enriching their understanding of avian ecology and conservation efforts.

Agartala Kendra

Achievements of Teachers and Students

Team at Indo-Nepal International Games 2024 organised by Youth Sports Development Forum, Nepal at Pokhara Stadium on March 26-28, 2024. The best of best in Saraswati Puja Idol decoration and overall, also stood second in Inter school Group Dance Competition organised by DIGI GYANAM.

Vishakhapatnam Kendra

Lemonade Preparation

As the annual exams concluded, students at Bhavan’s Public School, Visakhapatnam, embarked on an enriching journey towards health and wellness. In an engaging activity, students from LKG to Class 5 enthusiastically learned to prepare lemonade, fostering both healthy hydration habits and hygiene awareness.

Chandigarh Kendra

SOF - Academic Excellence Scholarship

Aarush Singhal of Class 10 has been awarded the prestigious SOF-Academic Excellence Scholarship for 2023-24, a testament to his outstanding performance in the Zonal SOF Exams. He received a trophy, a Merit Certificate and a cash award of Rs 5,000.

First School-cation

Bhavan Vidyalaya school organised a one-of-a-kind School-cation from April 20-21, 2024, featuring an overnight stay at the school campus for Class 6 students. The students forged new bonds with their class fellows and cherished the moments spent together. They engaged in various entertaining activities, enjoyed scrumptious food, pitched their tents, practised yoga, and even had an engaging night time story reading session. 
The young ones learnt the importance of appreciating every meal and understood the value of teamwork through exciting games. The event culminated in the students leaving with lasting memories and radiant smiles as they returned home.

JEE (Mains) Chandigarh Topper

Heartiest congratulations to Vedant Saini on achieving all-India rank 26 in the JEE Mains. This accomplishment is a testament to his hard work and has added another feather to his cap.

Synergy 2024

The Science and Web Designing teams won first prize in Science and Computer Science categories, at Lawrence School, Sanawar’s Synergy 2024, held on April 20, 2024.
Science Team Winners: Mohd. Reyan Asim (Class 7), Ansh Mittal (Class 8), and Abhiraj Jain (Class 9)
Web Designing team Winners: Arnav Kaushik and Aditya Sharma from Class 10.

Blood Donation Camp

The Interact Club of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, organised a Blood Donation Camp in collaboration with Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) on April 27, 2024. This life-saving mission was planned for the first PTA meeting of the academic session. Enthusiastic teachers and parents came forward in great numbers to donate blood and to make this noble cause a success.
A team of doctors from PGI played a pivotal role in coordinating the blood donation camp. The effort resulted in the collection of around 43 units of blood.

World Book Day

On the occasion of World Book Day, the school library at Bhavan Vidyalaya, New Chandigarh organised a weeklong series of activities to promote reading among the students and to celebrate the joy of books. Students and teachers participated in various events throughout the week making it a memorable and enjoyable experience for everyone involved. The celebrations started with the D.E.A.R. activity where everyone in the school, staff and students, dropped everything and read books of their choice. Various literary activities were organised by the school library for students of all classes to help them explore the vast world of books.

Kozhikode Kendra

Football Field & Coaching Camp

On January 29, 2024, Padma Shri Brahmanand Sankhwalker, a recipient of the Arjuna Award and former captain of the Indian football team, inaugurated the newly laid grass-turf football field and coaching camp for selected students of Bhavan’s School in Perumthuruthi Elathur, Calicut. Dr. Gopalakrishnan Vice Chairman, Bhavan’s Kendra, Calicut, presided over the function. Sri. Vijayan Balakrishnan, (IAS Retd), Chairman of the Malabar Sports and Recreation Foundation, Calicut, along with Smt. Sreeja Unnikrishnan, Principal, Sri Sudhish Gopinath, PTA President, and other dignitaries graced the occasion with their presence.

Conference Hall inaugurated

The newly-constructed conference hall and renovated office room at Bhavan’s Kendra in Balamandir Building, Chalapuram, Calicut, were inaugurated on April 12, 2024. The Chairman, Gurusreshta Acharyasri A.K.B. Nair, ceremoniously lit the Nilavilakku during the inauguration. CA Srihari, Vice Chairman, Sri Sachit Kumar, Secretary, Adv. Vasan, Treasurer, Sri V.U. Eradi, IRS (Retd), Sri P. Chandrasekharan, IIS (Retd), M.P. Pradeep Kumar, Prof. Haridas, and Dr. Aryadevi were present at the inaugural function.

Navi Mumbai Kendra

Photography Club

A photography club was inaugurated on April 14, 2024 at the Bhavan’s Navi Mumbai Kendra.
A presentation on light and shade photography was given by Dr Nima John, officiating head of Amity Film School, Mumbai in the presence of club president K V Subramaniam, secretary Sagar Mhatre and treasurer V Krishnamurthy, Rajendra Waghmare, secretary, Photography Club of India and Bhattacharjee, a prominent photographer.

Microscopic Marvels

Microscopic Marvels was an interesting and fun filled activity conducted by Navi Mumbai Kendra’s Children’s Club on April 21, 2024 at the Kendra.
Thirty-seven children from different schools of Navi Mumbai, flocked the venue, armed with colouring material and plenty of enthusiasm.
Arti Kute held the audience spellbound with a story and an interactive question answer session, leading to the microscope and its qualities. Besides a real microscope, Arti had created a working microscope which the children lined up to gaze through the eyepiece.
This was followed by a colouring session where the children were given printouts of a telescope with its parts listed and made colourful pictures.




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