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To celebrate the auspicious occasion of National Youth Day, Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, along with 12 other schools of Kolkata, was invited to Yogodyan Math, Kolkata on January 20, 2023. Fourteen students from Classes 8 and 9 took part in the group song and yogasana. They were cordially welcomed by the monks and other volunteers of Yogodyan Math and were also given some books, photos of Swami Vivekananda. Adhyaksha Sri Swami Vimalatmanandaji addressed all the students from different schools and informed them of the inspirational thoughts of Swami Vivekananda.
Eminent scientist Dr. Uday Banerjee, Director, Bose Institute, was the president of the programme. He delivered an inspiring speech to the students. The performance of our students was highly appreciated by all present there.
Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Kolkata celebrated Republic Day in the school premises on January 26, 2023.
The tricolour was unfurled in the presence of the dignitaries, teachers and students assembled there. It was followed by a programme organised in the school auditorium.
The most awaited moment of the programme was a song performance by the primary students. They sang Saraswati Vandana and a patriotic song in a beautiful and melodious manner. The students of Bhavan’s Institute of Management Sciences also sang and performed a dance.
National Centre for Financial Education (NCFE) in coordination with National Bank For Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) organised G20—a financial education programme for the school students on January 10, 2023, at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, Kolkata. Commerce students of Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir attended the programme.
The objective of the programme was to sensitise students about the importance of financial literacy, to enhance understanding about basic tenets of financial well-being and to inculcate right skills, behaviour and attitude towards money. Approximately 3000 students of Class IX- XII drawn from 25-30 schools in and around Kolkata participated in the programme.
On January 13, 2023, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kolkata Kendra, received the ‘Most Prominent Leadership Award’ from News 18, a 24-hour Bengali News Channel, in a grand function ‘Leadership Conclave 2023’ organised at J. W. Marriott, Kolkata.
The Director of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kolkata Kendra Dr. G. V. Subramanian, Principal of Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Mr. Arun Kumar Dasgupta and Principal of Bhavan’s Institute of Management Sciences Dr. Shibaprasad Mahapatra attended the programme to receive the prestigious award which was handed over by Dr. Santanu Sen, M.P. Upper House of the Parliament.
Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir organised the Annual Sports Meet 2022 on December 22, 2022. Ms. Susmita Singha Roy, Olympian, and Ms. Swapana Barman, Arjun Awardee, were present as the Guests of Honour.
A welcome dance, flag-hoisting ceremony, march-past, torch lighting and oath-taking ceremonies, all marked the celebrations of the day.
A number of track and field events followed, like flat races and relay races. The students exhibited their potential and their hard work paid off as they emerged victorious. The deserving winners were awarded by the dignitaries present.
Two students of Bhavan’s Institute of Management Science have made special achievements in the field of sports.
Biswa Ujjwal Das, a first year student of BBA won the first prize in the All Bengal State Yogasana Championship organised by Shikha Yoga & Physiotherapy centre on December 11, 2022.
Bansari Chakraborty, a first year BBA student, won a bronze medal in the National Open Karate Championship organised by Shorin-ryu-Shorinkan on December 18, 2022.
With profound grief, we announce the demise of the honourable Chairman of Bhavan’s Kolkata Kendra, Dr. G.D. Gautama, IAS (retired), on November 11, 2022.
During his tenure as Chairman, he attended to the duties on an honorary capacity on almost every working day, helping everyone to face the challenges of the organisation. He built the brand name of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and has placed its name on the cultural map of Kolkata. He brought a turnaround in the culture of Bhavan’s Institute of Management Science, which is now one of the top 10 educational institutions for learning marketing and sales as per Higher Education Review.
His contributions shall be remembered and revered forever by the Bhavan’s family.
May his departed soul rest in eternal peace.
On December 10, 2022, Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir celebrated Deedhiti (Inspiration), the Annual Day, in the Science City Auditorium, Kolkata, in association with the radio partner 91.9 Friends FM. It was a remarkable day, which began with the invocation, where the students presented ‘Guru Vandana’ along with the vocal and instrumental orchestra.
This was followed by the auspicious lamp-lighting ceremony by the Chief Guest Dr. Arun Bandyopadhyay, Director, CSIR – Indian Institute of Chemical Biology.
All the dignitaries were felicitated and welcomed with potted saplings and an ‘uttoriyo’ fabricated by Ramnagar Unnayan Sangstha, a self-help group of 35 rural women of Purba Midnapore Zilah, West Bengal. The dignitaries then released the 20th edition of the school magazine ‘RIPPLES’.
A cultural programme ‘Glimpses of Bengal’ was presented in which about 400 students presented dance, music, a pageant and fashion show, showcasing the culture, heritage, dance forms, textiles and costumes of different parts of Bengal, from Darjeeling to the Sundarbans.
On October 31 and November 1, the Bhavan’s Intra MUN was organised with great splendour on the school premises and it generated active participation and interest.
The committee of the session was an AIPPM (All India Political Parties Meet), with participants comprising class XII students having 18 delegations representing seven political parties deliberating on the agenda of the outstanding situation in Kashmir. The event was marked by enthusiastic participation, heated debates, a barrage of charismatic orations and on-the-spot brainstorming of solutions revolving around the issues of Article 370, the human rights situation and the security situation of the Kashmir region.
The commerce students of Class XI visited the Coca-Cola factory at Taratala on November 9 and 10, 2022.
The pupils acquired knowledge about the history of the Coca-Cola company, its product portfolio, country of operations and scale of operations. They were very excited as they went into the production room and learnt a lot about the manufacturing process, its packing, packaging, labelling processes and finally how the soft drinks are transported to various retailers by virtue of the company’s supply chain.
The industrial visit benefitted the students immensely. They were asked to submit a project report on Business Studies based on their visit.
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