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Investiture Ceremony

The investiture ceremony for the academic year 2023-2024 was held in the school premises
on July 14, 2023. The programme commenced with invocation, followed by flag hoisting and flag song. The school choir recited the Gayatri Mantra and Loka Samasta shloka. The student council was invested by the chief guest of the day Shri P V Antony. The chief guest appreciated the band and also gave it an open invitation to participate in the district level meet. He said true leaders should meet any challenge that comes their way and never be afraid to fail.
He concluded his speech saying that each one is unique and one should find his or her own identity.

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Annual Awards Function at BVB

The Annual Awards function was organised by BVB, R.S. Puram on June 30, 2023. The members on the dais were the chief guest of the day, the Treasurer, Sh. Alagiri Swamy, the Joint Secretary Sh. Suriyanarayanan, and the Registrar Sh. Prabhakar Rao and the Principal Sh. R.G. Shankar. The programme commenced with a prayer song sung by the school choir. The teachers of Higher Secondary were felicitated with a certificate for producing a great aggregate and a number of centums. This was followed by the toppers of Class 12 sharing their experiences. Then, the overall toppers and the subject toppers of Classes 12, 11 and 10, were commended with medals and certificates for their scores. The retired teachers were honoured with a shawl, bouquet and a citation for their truthfulness and laborious efforts during their tenure.

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Bhavan's 26th Pongal Music Festival

The Coimbatore Kendra made a grand comeback with its 26th edition of Bhavan's Pongal Music Festival after a forced two-year gap. This year, the festival was held between January 13-17, 2023, and it was dedicated to the memory of the Tamil saint, philosopher and social reformer Vallalar Ramalinga Adigal, as the year 2023 coincides with his 200th jayanthi (birth anniversary).
The Bhavan normally uses the occasion to honour musicians who have dedicated their life to music. On the inaugural day, the title 'Sangeeth Samrat' was conferred on noted musician Shri V. Rajkumar Bharathi in recognition of the service he has rendered to music in various capacities such as singer, composer, music-director and coordinator of dance-dramas.
The 'Kovai Subri Muruga Gana Award' was conferred on Shri N. Vaidyanathan who has made it his life's mission to spread Thiruppugazh songs among the masses and has been instrumental for starting the 'Thiruppugazh Anbargal' movement in the city.
The festival opened with the music choir of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's R.S. Puram School, setting the tone with a soulful and melodious rendition of the compositions of Bharathiar and Vallalar.
This 26th Pongal Music Festival featured a galaxy of eminent and seasoned musicians and also launched several upcoming local musicians.

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21st Dance Festival - 2022

The 21st Bhavan's Dance festival that was held for three days from October 14 to 16 2022, gave a much-needed boost to the classical dancers of the city, who could finally perform at a gathering, after a two-year hiatus. 'Sriman Narayana', a deity who is very close to the hearts of millions of Indians was the theme that was chosen for this Dance Festival.
An important feature of the Bhavan's Dance Festival is the conferment of the 'Nritya Ratna' award on an experienced and talented dancer or dance teacher who has contributed richly to the field. This year's recipient of the award was Vidushi Smt. Mrudula Rai, a well-known dancer from this very city of Coimbatore. She is the Founder-Director of Shree Natya Niketan.
A total of six Bharatanatyam dance troupes in the city were invited to perform on the theme, 'Sriman Narayana' and on the opening day, the students of Bhavan's faculty of Fine Arts, led by Guru Smt. Karthyayini Srinath gave a crisp introductory presentation.
The Festival concluded with the recently-conferred Nritya Ratna Awardee, Smt. Mrudula Rai and her Shree Natya Niketan troupe's performance.
The success of the Dance Festival was largely due to the fine interpretation and presentation of the theme by the various dance schools that participated this year.

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Annual Sports Day

The Annual Sports Day was held at Nehru Stadium on July 29, 2022. The students took part in shot put, long jump, 100 and 75 m dash, sack race, balloon bursting, needle and thread, stringing beads etc. The whole day was buzzing with events and the stadium was full of students in their colourful attire.
The event concluded with the prize distribution ceremony by the Chief Guest, Jt. Secretary Shri Suryanarayanan.

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Human Excellence Session

The Human Excellence session for the higher secondary students of both the schools was held at BVB RS Puram on June 25, 2022. The speaker of the day was Smt. Vishakha Hari (Hari Katha Exponent). The Registrar Shri. Prabhakar Rao V and the Joint Secretary, Shri. Suriyanarayanan graced the occasion.
The speaker underlined the various discoveries and innovations done by our nation since ancient times and highlighted how Indians have been the torch-bearers in all the fields. She kindled the feelings of gratitude and belonging among the children towards their own nation.

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Annual Award function

The Annual Awards Distribution function to honour the toppers of the Board Examinations was held on July 6, 2022 at BVB, RS Puram. The delegation included the Chairman, Shri. B. K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, the Correspondent Shri. Alagirisamy M, the Joint Secretary Shri. Suriyanarayanan, the Registrar Shri. V. Prabhakar Rao and the Principal Shri. R.G Shankar.
The Management honoured the teachers with the certificates and a cash award for their hard work. Subsequently, the awards were presented to the top rank holders of Class 10 and 12 and the subject toppers.

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Swami Paramarthananda Lectures

During the last week of April, Pujyasri Swami Paramarthananda delivered a series of lectures, over seven days, in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Coimbatore, on the subject of Uddhava Gita. It was actually a continuation of the lecture series begun a few years ago.
Uddhava Gita is the very final teaching of Lord Krishna before He gave up His worldly body and went back to His abode. It is a teaching conveyed to Uddhava, who was a close friend and a strong devotee of Lord Krishna. This Uddhava Gita shows many similarities to Bhagavad Gita which was a teaching from Lord Krishna to his good friend and cousin, Arjuna. Swamiji pointed out these key aspects of Uddhava Gita and then did a recap of the first few chapters of Uddhava Gita (already covered in the previous years before Covid). He then picked up the thread from the fifth chapter. Undoubtedly the attendees felt lifted up to a highly philosophical and serene plane throughout these lectures. Such was the power of the subject and the spiritual radiance of Swamiji.

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Annual Day Awards

The Annual Day Awards function of both the schools of Coimbatore Kendra was held on April 18, 2022 at BVB, R.S. Puram School. The delegates included the Chairman Shri. B. K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, the Treasurer Shri. M. Alagiri Swamy, the Registrar Shri. V. Prabhakar Rao, the Joint Secretary Shri. C. R. Suriyanarayanan, and the Principals Shri. R. G. Shankar and Smt. D. Maheswari.
The programme commenced with a prayer by the school choir. The welcome address was delivered by the Principal of R.S. Puram School, Shri. R. G. Shankar. The students of Class XII shared their wonderful experience of studying in the school. They also emphasised the importance of character building.
Chairman Shri. B. K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar delivered the Presidential address. Then, the C Subramanian Award, Shri Pranlal Nanjee Devkaran Award, SPL, ASPL, JSPL, Sports Captain, All Rounder Award and Swami Vivekananda Award for Excellence were presented. The recipients were applauded by the audience for their leadership skills, dedication and diligence.

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Winning Recognition

Chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Coimbatore, B. K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, (second right) presenting the 'Sangeeth Samrat' award to Thiruthani N. Swaminathan at the Bhavan's Pongal Music Festival held in the city. The Bhavan also presented 'Kovai Subri Muruga Gana Award' to K. S. Ragunath (right).




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