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Suruchi Kendra the cultural centre of Bhavan’s Jaipur Kendra conducted three workshops in the last week of December 2022.
‘Get set social’ was a workshop organised for people interested in knowing how to write a good post for social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. The workshop included the basic techniques of photography, videography and content writing spread across six days. The resource persons Mr. Naveen Sharma and Maulshree Mallik from Nirjeet Entertainment were young filmmakers who showed exemplary patience in guiding the participants.
Introduction to Water colouring workshop.
To introduce the art of water colouring to young enthusiasts a water colouring workshop was organised by Suruchi Kendra for students of 8 years and above.
Shri Ankesh Sharma introduced the use of brush and water colours to the young artists. Every day a new exercise was designed with still life, live models and portraits which the students did with great enthusiasm.
Tray Gardening workshop
Tray gardening is a technique to create a miniature garden in a tray. It is a very creative and artistic activity for people interested in gardening. A lecture cum demonstration was organised which gave all the details and the basic principles behind the technique. The resource person was Smt Reena Tomar who shared lots of information on the maintenance of such tray gardens from her practical knowledge and experience.

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2nd Inter-college Drama Competition

Bhavan’s Cultural Centre Suruchi Kendra organised the second season of Dr. K. M. Munshi Memorial inter-college drama competition on November 29, 2022, at Maharana Pratap Auditorium, Jaipur.
The theme of the competition this year was ‘Drama based on Rajasthani folk tales’. Three judges who are well-known personalities from the theatre world of Jaipur judged the competition. University Maharani College secured the first position, SS Jain Subodh PG College secured the second position and the third position was bagged by Parishkar College of Global Excellence.
Besides this, awards were given for the Best Director (Dr Kapil Sharma), Best Actor (Ms. Tanu Nathawat and Ms. Shreyanshi Mishra) and Best Content (Shri Subodh Kachhawa).
The chief guest for the awards function was Shri Krishna Kalpit, a well-known poet and author.

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Mandana Making Activity

In Rajasthan Mandanas are made on almost all festive occasions whether it is a wedding or a housewarming or any other festive celebration like Deepavali, Dushera etc. There are different kinds of Mandanas for different occasions. This folk art is usually made on the floor on different occasions using natural colours/materials like rice powder, turmeric and brick powder. 
To revive this old-age tradition Suruchi Kendra decided to organise a workshop where this art was taught and its significance explained. Students who enrolled prepared two Mandanas in two days spending three hours each day. They made Mandanas on MDF boards which were easy to carry home.

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Diya Decoration Activity

Keeping the festival of lights Deepavali in mind a workshop on Diya decoration was conducted on October 8 and 9, 2022.
Nearly 40 students participated. The participants were each provided with 5 earthen diyas, colouring and decorating material and told to use their own creativity to decorate the diyas. Students in the age group of 8 years and above participated. The students showed a lot of interest and enthusiasm and prepared very beautifully decorated Diyas which they took home to be used on Deepawali and Laxmi puja.

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Ravana Making Activity

Suruchi Kendra organised a workshop for the students in the age group of 10 years and above on October 1 and 2, 2022.
The students were trained to craft a Ravana effigy and they used their creativity to prepare different kinds of costumes, jewellery, crown and other accessories from coloured paper.
Nearly 28 students participated enthusiastically and carried home the Ravana prepared by them.

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Stories from the Scriptures

Bhavan’s Cultural Centre Suruchi Kendra organised a session of ‘Stories from the Scriptures’ for the Pre-primary students of Bhavan’s Balwadi.
Smt. Barkha Khandelwal, a parent and a self-motivated storyteller narrated stories to nearly 80 students and their parents on July 30, 2022. She related two short stories on Ganesha and Gopala in a melodramatic manner which kept the tiny tots enchanted.

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Ganesha Sculpting Workshop

An eco-friendly Ganesha sculpting workshop was organised by Bhavan’s Cultural Centre Suruchi Kendra on August 27-28, 2022 on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
76 students in the age group of 5 years and above registered for the same and participated very enthusiastically. Many parents also joined their wards. There were three resource persons to conduct the workshop led by Shri Rakesh Vyas who is a well-known folk art expert. Students and their parents showed a lot of creativity and innovation. They were very happy to carry the self-created Ganesha murtis home for Puja.

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Summer Camp 2022

Suruchi Kendra began its activities once again in the offline mode after two years. Nearly 110 students participated.
Three workshops were organised—Drawing and Painting, Theatre, Acting and Filmmaking.
The Drawing and Painting workshop was conducted by Shri Ankesh Sharma, a freelance artist. He taught the senior students sketching, shading and colouring. Smt. Reena Tomar, another accomplished artist, mentored the junior group and taught the students the basics of drawing and colouring. She also conducted another workshop on collage.
The theatre workshop was a huge success and nearly 60 students participated. There were two batches who were trained by a very senior theatre artiste Dr. Kapil Sharma, associate professor, University of Rajasthan and Ms. Priyadarshini Mishra another expert in the field of children’s theatre. This workshop was conducted in collaboration with Curio, a performing arts society headed by Shri Gagan Mishra. The finale was held on June 12, 2022 in the presence of renowned film and theatre artiste Ms. Himani Shivpuri. Two very good plays were produced in the 20-day workshop.
The acting and filmmaking workshop was conducted in collaboration with an acting studio at Jaipur called Act to Action with 12 participants who learnt the techniques of facing the camera and acting in front of the camera. A short film was produced using all the participants and a story was woven on school life and was shot in the school premises.
The students were also taken to a film studio to get an experience of film editing, soundtracks etc.  Overall it was a new activity and very fulfilling one.

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Mini Hall

During the lockdown, when all activities of the cultural centre came to a standstill, the Kendra embarked on a project of creating a small auditorium (Mini Hall). This Mini Hall is air conditioned, well furnished and has the capacity of nearly 100 people.
It is an ideal location for organising small cultural performances, book releases, seminars, Kavi Sammelan etc.

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Best Research Paper Award

Dr. Aarti Chopra, Principal, Bhavan's College of Communication and Management, Jaipur won the best research paper presentation award at the International Conference on 'Innovations and Emerging Trends in Global Economy: Opportunities and Challenges and Advanced Research and Technological Issues in Commerce and Management'. The topic of her research was 'Level of Organisational Role Stress and Emotional Intelligence among Male and Female Hotel Managers'. The Chief Guest for the ceremony was Prof. Rana Singh, Vice Chancellor, University of Jazeera, Dubai.




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