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Ahmedabad Kendra

Sanskrit Yatra

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Ahmedabad in collaboration with Infosys Foundation, Bangalore conducted various outreach cultural programmes. Bhavan’s Cultural Academy, Ahmedabad celebrated its 100th Programme by organising Sanskrit Yatra—Nritya Natika on March 17, 2024.  
Sanskrit Yatra—Nritya Natika, directed by Sanskrit Vidya Pratishanam Charitable Trust and Ekalavya Sanskrit Academy, explores the evolution of the Sanskrit language and the changes in its form from the Vedic period to the present. It has made an attempt to inform today’s generation by combining Kathak, Bharatanatyam and the Gujarati folk dance Garba with the theatrical works of Kalidasa and Bhasa.
Shri Bhagyesh Jha, Secretary, Gujarat Rajya Academy, Gandhinagar was the Chief Guest for this programme.


Vishakhapatnam Kendra

Science Odyssey

Bhavan’s Public School hosted the Bhavan’s Science Odyssey on March 23, 2024, blending education and entertainment through the marvels of science. The event, held at the school premises, delighted attendees with an array of hands-on scientific activities and a thrilling science show.
The fest featured interactive stalls where children indulged in hands-on experiments, exploring the magic of science firsthand. From slime making to engaging experiments, students from Grades 1 to 9 immersed themselves in the world of science with enthusiasm and curiosity. The highlight of the event was a lively science show on stage, with active participation from children. Mrs. L. Chandrakala, District Education Officer, Visakhapatnam graced the event as chief guest and Prof A. Prasanna Kumar, Director, Centre for Policy studies, Visakhapatnam joined as the guest of honour. In addition to the science fest, a graduation ceremony for upper kindergarten kids was held, where they received certificates for the successful completion of kindergarten.


Kolkata Kendra

Yellow Day celebrations

Yellow Day was celebrated by the students of Pre-primary section of Bhavan’s G.K. Vidyamandir, Kolkata on February 13, 2024. The motive of celebrating Yellow Day was to make the children aware of the fact that this bright colour carries the promise of a positive future, happiness, freshness, intellect and joy. The little ones decked up in yellow dresses did ‘tearing and pasting’ activities with paper and ‘thumb painting’ on yellow coloured objects. The yellow vibe was also present in the food items that they brought in their tiffin boxes.


Athletic Meet

In the 26th Bidhannagar Sub-Divisional Inter School Athletic Meet 2024, held in BA-CA Ground, Salt Lake, BGKV students won several prizes. Devangshi Dutta Gupta of Std. 9 stood first in shot put. Saanvi Maiti of Std. 6 got 3rd position in the 600m Race. Rohan Aditya Pradhan of Std. 7 got 3rd position in the 100m Race.




Chandigarh Kendra

Second Annual Athletic Meet

Bhavan Vidyalaya, New Chandigarh organised its Second Annual Athletic Meet on March 15, 2024 at the Sports Complex, Sector 7, Chandigarh. Students from Classes 3 to 8 participated in an array of track and field competitions, showcasing their athletic prowess, dedication and sportsmanship spirit. 
From lightning-fast sprints to endurance races, students exhibited extraordinary skill and determination. The highlight of the day were the relay races, where each participant not only showed agility and focus, but also team spirit. 
A palpable sense of excitement filled the air as students cheered on their teachers, who enthusiastically joined the races, a mark of their dedication to healthy competition and fostering camaraderie with the students. 
The Best Athlete trophies were awarded to Kanishk (Boys) from Class 5 and Samridhi (Girls) from Class 4 in Group 1. In Group II, Shivansh (Boys) from Class 5 and Paridhi (Girls) from Class 6 secured the Best Athlete Trophy. Group III saw Armaan Garg from Class 8 receiving the Best Athlete Trophy for boys, while Sanehdeep and Shivanshi from the same class secured the Best Athlete Trophy for girls.

Triumph at INMO

Three meritorious students of the school Abhinav Khetan of Class 10, Eivaksh Aggarwal of Class 11 and Vedant Sani of Class 12 qualified in the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) and were selected for the Indian Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC). They are the only students from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh region to clear INMO this year.

Sunny Sprint Carnival

Bhavan Vidyalaya New Chandigarh hosted the Sunny Sprint Carnival for the Pre-Primary students from March 18–20, 2024. The event, part of the Annual Parents’ Day Celebrations, welcomed energetic young athletes from the Pre-Primary wing who showcased their agility, fitness, and teamwork.
The first day saw parents of Pre-Nursery and Toddlers join in. The torch ceremony marked the start, followed by a melodic welcome song, exercise drills and various races that entertained spectators. Parents also enthusiastically participated in some fun games planned for them adding to the day’s joy.
The second day had enthusiastic performances of the Nursery students, with Ms. Kunika Sharma, Principal of Bhavan Vidyalaya Junior Wing Chandigarh, as the Chief Guest. Sports-themed dances, ribbon twirling drills, umbrella dance, Zumba performance and foot-tapping Bhangra beats delighted the audience.
The final day of the Sunny Sprint Carnival was also Graduation Day for the KG students, who mesmerised the crowd with their cheerful energy through flower drills, a yoga display, fitness drills, Bhangra and some fun races for the students and parents. The event concluded with a heartwarming graduation ceremony for KG graduates wherein the young kindergarteners received their graduation certificates.

Parents’ Orientation Programme 2024–25

Bhavan Vidyalaya, New Chandigarh held a Parents’ Orientation Programme on April 1, 2024, in the school campus for the parents of the new students of the Pre-Primary Wing, to help them prepare for the academic journey of their wards in the school. The parents were oriented about the ethos, culture and tradition of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chandigarh Kendra, through an introduction to the rich history of the institution. They were also introduced to the management of the three campuses under the umbrella of the Chandigarh Kendra.
The parents were given a bird’s eye view of the comprehensive curriculum followed by the school in complete alignment with the NEP 2020. The parents were made aware of the wide array of co-curricular activities and sports facilities provided by the school for the overall development of the students.


Panchkula Kendra

Sub Junior Open Nationals Gymnastics

Lakshita, a sixth grade student of Bhavan Vidyalaya Panchkula shone at the State Sub-Junior National Artistic Gymnastics Championship and was selected to represent Haryana state in Sub Junior Open Nationals at Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh in under-12 category from March 20–22, 2024. Lakshita’s remarkable skills and dedication earned her this esteemed opportunity. Notably, only a total of six talented girls from Haryana, including Lakshita, competed in the national championship.

IIT Ropar's ADVITIYA Science Exhibition

In a remarkable achievement, two students from Bhavan Vidyalaya Panchkula, Ishrat Sandhu and Utkarsh, secured second prize at the prestigious ADVITIYA science exhibition organised by IIT Ropar. The duo’s innovative model focused on rescuing children trapped in open borewells. It sparked enthusiasm and curiosity among the IITians. The project showcased the students’ dedication to addressing real-world challenges through science and technology.

‘Bhavanotsav — A Festival of Curricular Joys’

Bhavan Vidyalaya Panchkula hosted an educational extravaganza titled ‘Bhavanotsav —A Festival of Curricular Joys’ within the school grounds on March 21 & 22, 2024 to celebrate the culmination of the 202324 academic session for students of Nursery, L.K.G and U.K.G. classes. The school campus was transformed into a mini-jungle with interesting and stimulating stalls put up in every corner. Children adorned themselves in jungle-themed attire and accessories, adding to the vibrant ambience of the event. The academic stalls gave a peep into students’ joyous journey of learning throughout the session and showcased their skills and talent through various invigorating academic activities. Each stall was embellished with jungle-inspired decor and the activities echoed the nature-inspired theme. 
The Academic Carnival—a modern-day evolution of the traditional ‘Parent Teacher Meet’— introduced a distinctive concept of commemorating the year-long academic and extracurricular achievements of the students. This two-day event was a complete fusion of art, literature, dance, music, and games.
With a mission to transfer the focus from mere grades to the acquisition of skills, the carnival not only provided an informal platform to celebrate students’ skills and talent but also nurtured a sense of community among parents and teachers.

Holi Celebration

Bhavan’s Chetna Vidyalaya witnessed vibrant hues and jubilant spirits as students came together to celebrate the festival of colours, Holi. In the true spirit of Holi, sweets were distributed among the students, symbolising the sweetness of togetherness and harmony. Laughter echoed through the corridors as students exchanged warm greetings and shared delightful moments with each other.


Jaipur Kendra

Rajasthan Vigyan Mahotsav Winners

The project prepared by Kanishk Verma and Nehal Grover on ‘Smart Heart: Your Raksha Kavach’ won the 3rd prize in Rajasthan Vigyan Mahotsav on National Science Day 2024. The event was organised by the Department of Science & Technology, Rajasthan, Vigyan Bharat Rajasthan, CSIR-CEERI, Pilani and University of Rajasthan from February 27 to 28, 2024.


Khajuraho Dance Festival


In a breathtaking display of talent and unity, two esteemed dance faculty members of Bhavan Vidyashram Jaipur, Smt. Rekha Sain and Smt. Nidhi Bhatt, performed Kathak at the 50th Khajuraho Dance Festival which was hosted by the Department of Culture, Government of Madhya Pradesh. This prestigious event witnessed a remarkable feat—a Guinness World Record for the longest Kathak dance performance involving a staggering 1484 participants.  The mesmerising performance lasted a remarkable 16 minutes, showcasing the exquisite artistry and dedication of the dancers. 


Karate Champions

Bhavan Vidyashram, Jaipur’s karate team emerged triumphant at the 20th Jaipur Karate Championship, hosted by the Rajasthan Karate Association in collaboration with the Oriental Martial Art Academy, Jaipur by clinching a total of 10 medals.
Deshna Kabra (Class 3) showcased exceptional talent by securing two gold medals. Bhavik Goyal (Class 7) also won two gold medals. Ritvi Sharma (Class 6) won a gold and silver medal.
Hitakshi Agarwal (Class 3) and Dishita Rawat (Class 8) won two bronzes each, while Shreyansh Kanwaria (Class 8) also won a bronze.


Art Exhibition

Bhavan Vidyashram, Jaipur, hosted an enchanting art exhibition titled ‘Creativity is Magic Think Like an Artist’ on February 24, 2024. The event aimed to celebrate the boundless creativity and imagination of students from Classes 1 to 5.  A captivating array of paintings and drawings adorned the exhibition hall, showcasing the artistic prowess of the young participants.


Chess

Tejas Joshi of Std.4 participated as a team member for Apex Hospital team at the Doctor’s Chess League 4th Edition, held at Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital from January 20–21, 2024. Team Apex hospital were 1strunner-ups. Tejas contributed 3.5 points to the team.


INTACH Club

To nurture cultural understanding, care and concern amongst school children INTACH Filmit organised a film-making competition on Heritage under various categories. Three films made by the students got awarded as following:

  1. Gatore ki Chatariya—Best Narration.
  2. Dangarthal—Most Unique Film.
  3. FRI—Forest Research Institute, Dehradun—Best Screenplay.
  4. The movie Lassi Wala made by Vidyashram students was also screened at the film festival at the Palace School.

Basant Panchami Celebration

On February 14, 2024, Bhavan Vidyashram, Jaipur celebrated Saraswati Puja with great fervour and devotion. The day commenced with the auspicious Maa Saraswati puja performed at the Saraswati Temple within the school premises. Students, adorned in traditional attire, gathered to seek the blessings of the goddess.
As part of the ritual, a sacred havan was conducted and students actively participated in the ceremony, offering prayers for academic success and enlightenment.


Mathematics Model Making Competition

The best way to predict the future is to design for it. The school organised a Mathematics Model Making Competition for Classes 6 to 8 on February 23, 2024. The aim of the activity was to motivate, and create interest in the subject. The students exhibited their skills in presenting their models like Trigonometric Park, Robotic compasses, Geo board etc. They also showed the use of Mathematics in daily life through models. Almost 60 students participated in the exhibition.


Grandparents’ Day

Students embarked on a heartwarming journey of gratitude and love as they celebrated Grandparents’ Day.  This three-day event was a testament to the cherished bond between grandchildren and their grandparents featuring myriad activities like show your talent, challenge your memory, just a minute games, craft activities and performances by students.


New Delhi Kendra

Visit to Viksit Bharat

A team of art teachers attended Viksit Bharat, an awe-inspiring event organised by the National Gallery of Modern Art and Lalit Kala Academy in Delhi. The event, held at Purana Quila on March 10, 2024, witnessed an impressive gathering of over 12,000 artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. The bustling energy at the venue, pulsating with creative fervour, was a testament to the vibrancy of the artistic community.


Agartala Kendra

Inaugural Ceremony of Saraswati Temple

Bhavan’s Tripura Vidya Mandir unveiled its newly constructed Saraswati Temple in a grand inaugural ceremony on February 13, 2024. The ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted by distinguished guest, Swami Budhirupanandaji Maharaj, Vice Principal of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Viveknagar, Agartala, who symbolically inaugurated the temple. He praised the artwork, decorations and all the accessories made by the students.
The inauguration of the Saraswati Temple signifies not only the culmination of a dream but also the beginning of a journey towards enlightenment and knowledge for generations to come.

Saraswati Puja Celebration

The students and staff of Bhavan’s Tripura Vidyamandir came together to celebrate Saraswati Puja, a festival dedicated to the goddess of knowledge, music, arts, and learning on February 14, 2024. The school premises were adorned with colourful decorations. The Saraswati Temple echoed with hymns and chants, as students sought blessings for academic success and intellectual enlightenment.

42nd Agartala Book Fair

The 42nd Agartala Book Fair, organised by the Department of Information and Cultural Affairs, Government of Tripura, was held from February 21 to March 5, 2024. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Agartala Kendra’s stall was a focal point, offering a diverse collection of books on Indian culture and heritage, philosophy and educational resources.

National Seminar


Bhavan’s Tripura Teacher Training College organised a two-day National Seminar on ‘Emerging Trends in Teacher Education towards Sustainability: a focus on preparing teachers for the new generation’ from March 5–6, 2024. Dr. Deepak Sharma, Registrar, Tripura University was the Chief Guest. Shri Debashis Chakraborty, Chairman, BVB Agartala Kendra, Dr. G V Subramanian, Director, BVB Agartala Kendra, Dr. Lipika Dey, Principal, BTTTC and Dr. Ashis Shil, Asst. Prof, BTTTC were the President, Vice President, Patron and Convener of the seminar respectively. Prof (Dr.) Nil Ratan Roy from Tezpur University and Dr. Tinku De (Gope) from Tripura University were the key resource persons. In two days of the seminar oral presentations of 24 research papers and six poster presentations were put up by the participants.

Free Health Camp

The NSS unit of Bhavan’s Tripura Teacher Training College in collaboration with BTTTC Alumni association conducted a free health camp at Uriya Para, one of the adopted villages in the West Anandanagar Gram Panchayat on February 23, 2024. Many villagers, especially senior citizens, took the benefit of this health camp and also received free medicines. On February 21, 2024 BTTTC celebrated International Mother Language Day with a colourful cultural programme where students regaled the audience with recitations, songs and speeches. 
BTTTC collected an amount of Rs. 40,105/- from teachers, staff and students for one of its former students, Pritam Debnath, who suffers from a critical stomach ulcer. The money was handed over to his family for his medical treatment.


Nagpur Kendra

Annual Sports and Cultural Festival

Nagpur Kendra sponsors the Annual Sports and Cultural Festival organised by Subhash Mandal, Cotton Market, Nagpur every year. This year the festival was organised from January 19–22, 2024, wherein varied dance groups in and around Nagpur displayed their talent and expertise. The festival comprises competitions in Solo Dance, Group Dance and Folk Dance with the themes of Indian tradition, culture and patriotism. The prize winners are given cash prizes and mementos for their performance in the competition.
The participants in this Cultural Festival comprises individuals and groups from local dance institutions in the various districts around Nagpur. They are selected after a rigid scrutiny of their performances, and the themes, which have to be based on Indian culture, folklore, national integration etc.


Agartala Kendra

Annual Function and Prize-Giving Ceremony

Bhavan’s Tripura Vidya Mandir held its Annual Function and Prize-Giving Ceremony in Bhavan’s Ananda Nagar Branch. Shri Dharam Nath Sharma, Principal, National Skill Training Institute; Shri Sukumar Sarkar, Ananda Nagar, Gram Pradhan; Ms. Sharvani Nandi, Project Director, Sangeet Natak Academy, and Shri Malay Lodh, an
Eminent Social Worker, graced the occasion with their esteemed presence.


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