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Tribute to Munshiji

Hon'ble Justice Shri Devan Ramachandran of the High Court of Kerala, a Bhavanite himself and an illustrious alumnus of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Senior Secondary School, Elamakkara, inaugurated the sprawling Kulapathi Dr. K. M. Munshi Block that houses an auditorium and the nursery wing at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Senior Secondary School, Manvila, on March 25, 2023. The function was blessed by the august presence of Shri K. S. Premachandra Kurup IAS (Rtd), Chairman, National Award-winning film actor Shri Indrans, Dr. V. Unnikrishnan Nayar, Shri S. K. Nair, Shri P. V. Sivasankara Pillai (Vice-Chairman), Prof. C. Mohanakumar (Hon. Secretary and Educational Advisor), Shri T. E. Kumaran (Hon. Treasurer) Principal Smt. Radha Viswakumar, other Kendra Committee members, parents, staff members and students.

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Dental and Eye Camp

Bhavan's K.M.Munshi Memorial Vidya Mandir, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram Kendra organised a free Dental and Eye care camp for the students to commemorate Gandhi Jayanthi. The Camp was held at the School Campus on October 1, 2022 in collaboration with Indian Dental Association, Sreenethra Eye Care Hospital and Lions Club of Trivandrum Rajadhani. Shri.K.S Premachandra Kurup IAS (Retd.), Chairman of the Kendra inaugurated the function in the presence of Prof. C. Mohanakumar, Hon. Secretary and Educational Advisor. An awareness class by Pedodontist Dr. Manju Renjith on the topic 'Early Dental Care and Oral Hygiene' was arranged for the parents and neighbourhood on the same day. Snacks were also distributed to the children.

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CBSE Topper

Kumari Gauri M. of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Higher Secondary School, Kodunganoor, Thiruvananthapuram, topper in CBSE Class 12 Board Examination at the national level was given the Academic Excellence Award by the Honorable Governor of Kerala Shri Arif Mohammad Khan in a ceremony held at South Zone Sahodaya Complex, Loyola School, Thiruvananthapuram. She scored 497 marks out of 500.

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Western Asian Youth Chess Championship

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
of 2100.

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Summer Sports Camp

The Summer Camp 2021-“2022 organised by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram Kendra was held from April 3 to May 6 under the leadership of Sri S. K. Nair, Vice-Chairman and Former Secretary of BCCI. More than 200 students enthusiastically participated. They were given meticulous practice sessions by seven qualified coaches in football, basketball, athletics, skating and cricket. A committee including the principal, camp director, camp coordinators, teachers, parents and school staff nurse was formed to monitor the activities of the camp. The main highlight of the month-long camp was the involvement of parents.
Motivational sessions were conducted for the students periodically by eminent sports personalities like Miss Sreekala, Indian basketball player, Shri Jose Kurisinkal, former international cricket umpire, Shri V.P. Shaji, former Indian football player and Shri Ramachandran Nair, senior coach. 
A campfire was held before the conclusion of the summer camp where teachers, students and parents relaxed and had a stress-free time. The camp ended with a glittering function during which national chess champion (U-“12) Master Gautam Krishna and Kum. Archa P. (silver medalist in skating) were felicitated.

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World Environment Day Celebration

World Environment Day was celebrated in the two Higher Secondary Schools under Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram Kendra.
Activities to preserve the school environment were initiated by the members of the Mathrubhumi SEED (Student Empowerment for Environment Development) Club of Bhavan's School at Manvila on June 6.
Dr. B. Santhosh, Principal Scientist, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute flagged off the year-long celebrations by planting a sapling in the school premises. He enlightened the children on the immediate necessity of preserving the environment and Mother Earth.
Many programmes including a speech, skit, poem recital and group songs were put up by the children. The celebrations came to an end with everyone pledging to take the initiative of saving the environment and doing their bit for a cleaner and greener Mother Earth. 
Bhavan's School at Vattiyoorkavu observed World Environment Day by embracing a part of nature itself. The Nature Club of the school in collaboration with Mathrubhumi 'Seed' created a butterfly sanctuary in the school campus. The sanctuary was inaugurated by Dr. V. Unnikrishnan Nayar, Vice Chairman of the Kendra by presenting tree saplings to NCC cadets of the school. The venture was implemented to mould a future generation which lives in harmony with nature as well as to create awareness among the young hearts regarding its protection. Teachers and students enthusiastically participated in the programme.

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Vidya Thilak Award - 2020

Sunil Chacko, Principal of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Vattiyoorkavu TVPM was conferred Pravasi Bharathi (Kerala) 'Vidya Thilak' Award - 2020, in connection with 18th National Pravasi Bharathi Divas celebrations, for his outstanding contribution in the field of education.

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Swarnim Vijay Mashaal

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Vattiyoorkavu hosted the 1971 Indo-Pak war golden victory flame - 'Swarnim Vijay Mashaal' - on July 8, 2021.
The 'Swarnim Vijay Mashaal' is travelling in the four cardinal directions of the country and the flame travelling in the southern Cardinal reached Thiruvananthapuram in the first week of July.
A short programme was organised by the NCC Army Wing of Bhavans, Kodunganoor in the Subramaniam Hall of the School where the Victory Flame was received. NCC Kerala Battalion II Cadets of the school presented the guard of honour. During the programme, a film on the "History of Indo - Pak 1971 War" and the decisive role of our Armed Forces in ending the war and gaining victory in the 1971 War was screened.
The Victory Flame was taken to the villages of Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra and Vir Chakara awardees of 1971 war. The event helped to recall the valour and sacrifices made by the war heroes of 1971.

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Indywood Education Excellence Awards 2021

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Senior Secondary School Vattiyoorkavu, Thiruvananthapuram has been declared the winner of the prestigious 'Indywood Education Excellence Awards 2021 -Kerala Chapter' for the category -'Best school for Holistic Development of Students'. The excellence award in the field of education is the first initiative to recognise the efforts of schools, teachers, and administrators across the country that provides quality education in various categories. The former Chief Secretary and lyricist Shri K Jayakumar IAS (Rtd) and MLA and film actor Shri Ganesh Kumar presented the awards.

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Bhavanites Excel in the Kerala Civil Services Exam

In the first ever Kerala Civil Services Examination (Kerala Administrative Service -KAS) conducted by Kerala Public Service Commission, five Bhavanites scored very high ranks.
Two former students Ms. Nandana S Pillai and Mr. Shahin Shah ranked third and twenty third respectively.
Two former teachers Smt. Parvathy Chandran and Smt. Anitha secured third and twenty third ranks respectively.
One of the parents Smt. Gayathri G R secured seventeenth rank.
In two separate functions at BVB Schools at Vattiyoorkavu and Manvila, Chairman Shri K S Premachandra Kurup IAS (Rtd) presented mementos to the achievers. Dr. V Unnikrishnan Nayar, Vice-Chairman, Prof. C Mohanakumar (Hon.Secretary) Principals, Shri Sunil Chacko and Smt. Radha Viswakumar offered felicitations.




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