BVB Vidyashram Pratap Nagar organised World Youth Skills Day on July 15, 2023, for the students with the theme ‘Transforming youth skills for the future’. The programme focused on nurturing the skills of the youth for the betterment of the development process. Different events related to skill development were organised to equip students with skills to achieve personal success and to make a sustainable world for all.
Panel Discussion, Power Point presentation, Street Play and Clay Pottery Workshop were conducted as part of the programme.
Overall, World Youth Skills Day celebration was a great success as it provided an opportunity to recognise the importance of investing in the skills of young people by providing opportunities for skill-building and thus creating a brighter future for all.
Bhavan's Suruchi Kendra organised several activities in the months of May and June, 2023, under the banner of 'Summer camp activities 2023'.
A plethora of activities catering to students of different age groups and different disciplines were planned. All activities were open for any student of that age group.
Nearly 215 students from the age group of 4 to 14 years enthusiastically took part in various activities like stage anchoring, clay modelling, craft work and paper-mache, drawing and painting, and in theatre workshops.
Two students from the theatre group were adjudged the best performers and two students each from the two groups of art students were also given prizes by the chairman.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan organised a Yoga Meet on June 21, 2023. The students, parents and teachers performed various asanas to bring out the importance of yoga for a healthy body and a healthy mind.
Students also participated in a 'Yoga' quiz with great passion and performed their best. They also took a pledge to make yoga an integral part of their daily lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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