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Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Kolkata inaugurated a new building in the school premises on April 5, 2024. Classes 4 and 5 will be conducted there from the new academic session (2024-2025). An inaugural Puja ceremony was organised to seek the blessings of the Almighty.

Poila Baisakh Celebration

Bengali New Year or Poila Baishakh marks the beginning of the Bengali calendar year as well as the harvest calendar. On April 12, 2024, the little ones of the Pre-primary wing of Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Kolkata welcomed this auspicious occasion with happiness, joy and fervour, and wished for prosperity, health and wealth in the new year. They actively participated in activities like colouring the Mangal Ghat with Amro Pallab (mango leaves), and Kulo with Swastik. The celebration helped the students to understand the importance of the day and to stay in touch with their rich cultural heritage.

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Mural Painting

From March 27-29, 2024, Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir (BGKV) organised a unique Mural workshop on Bengal Potochitra (Patachitra), a rural art form of West Bengal.
The workshop was conducted by eminent Patachitra artists and National Award winners from East Midnapore District of West Bengal, Noordin Chitrakar and Kalpana Chitrakar.
Under their professional guidance, the students of Std. 9 and 11 of BGKV, along with the teachers of the Art Department, made different kinds of murals on the outer walls of the school premises. Usually, stories from the Puranas and popular legends of Bengal are often depicted through Potochitra. However, the
wall murals of BGKV depict the advancement of students in the field of education.
This workshop not only helped in the beautification of the city, but also enriched the students on the cultural and artistic heritage of Bengal.

Spring Festival

On March 29, 2024, Rabindra Bharati Society organised Basanta Utsav (Spring Festival) at Rathindra Mancha in Jorasanko Thakurbari, Kolkata, the ancestral house of Biswa Kabi (World Poet) Rabindranath Tagore.
Students of Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir whole-heartedly participated in this celebration of the spring season. The chorus group presented a melodious performance on Tagore’s songs. The students also staged solo and group dance performances. The touch of the vibrant gulal powder added a different charm to the programme.

Bidding Adieu

Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir (BGKV) bid adieu to four teachers, who were pillars of the institution and served for years in the field of education.
On March 27, 2024, a Farewell Programme was organised in the school auditorium. It was attended by the Director of Kolkata Kendra, Dr. G.V. Subramanian, Deputy Director Mrs. Sujata Ghosh, Principal Mr. Arun Kumar Dasgupta, Vice Principal Mrs. Monami Chattopadhyay, and all the teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of the Secondary Section. Mrs. Mohua Kundu (serving the institution for 32 years), Mrs. Dalia Jana (serving the institution for 32 years), Mrs. Suman Mukherjee (serving the institution for 26 years) and Mr. Abhi Roy (serving the institution for 8 years) successfully completed their tenure with the institution. They were felicitated with a potted sapling, an uttoriyo, a memento, books, and several other presents.

NAAD - Festival of Music & Dance

The 3rd Edition of ‘NAAD—Festival of Music and Dance’ was held from March 29-31, 2024, at GD Birla Sabhaghar, Kolkata, presented by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in association with Senhati Pandit Shankar Ghosh Tabla Foundation, organised by Dr. G.V. Subramanian, Director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, and curated by Pt. Bickram Ghosh.
The highlights of the festival included: Kathak dance recital by Pt. Rajendra Gangani; Vocal recital by Sangeeta Kalanidhi, Padma Shri winner Aruna Sairam and Pt. Bickram Ghosh on Tabla; Sitar recital by Sri. Purbayan Chatterjee, accompanied by the Table Maestro Pandit Kumar Bose; “An Evening of Ghazal & Qawwali” by Vidhushi Gayatri Asokan and Shri Prithvi Gandharv; Bharata Natyam dance recital by Padma Shri winner Geeta Chandran and Percussion Ensemble by Ustad Taufiq Qureshi (Djembe and Percussion) and Maestro Pt. Bickram Ghosh (Tabla).

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Yellow Day celebrations

Yellow Day was celebrated by the students of Pre-primary section of Bhavan’s G.K. Vidyamandir, Kolkata on February 13, 2024. The motive of celebrating Yellow Day was to make the children aware of the fact that this bright colour carries the promise of a positive future, happiness, freshness, intellect and joy. The little ones decked up in yellow dresses did ‘tearing and pasting’ activities with paper and ‘thumb painting’ on yellow coloured objects. The yellow vibe was also present in the food items that they brought in their tiffin boxes.

Athletic Meet

In the 26th Bidhannagar Sub-Divisional Inter School Athletic Meet 2024, held in BA-CA Ground, Salt Lake, BGKV students won several prizes. Devangshi Dutta Gupta of Std. 9 stood first in shot put. Saanvi Maiti of Std. 6 got 3rd position in the 600m Race. Rohan Aditya Pradhan of Std. 7 got 3rd position in the 100m Race.

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Yellow Day

Yellow Day was celebrated by the students of Prep I and Prep II on February 13, 2024.
The motive of celebrating Yellow Day is to make children aware of the fact that this bright colour carries the promise of a positive future, happiness, freshness, intellect and joy. The little ones decked up in yellow clothes, did tearing and pasting activities with paper, and thumb-painting on yellow-coloured objects. The yellow vibe was also present in the food items that they had brought in their tiffin boxes.

JEE MAINS Achievers

Students of Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir (BGKV) have done exceptionally well in JEE Main.

International Kolkata Book Fair

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kolkata Book Sales Division, participated in the 47th International Kolkata Book Fair held from January 18 to 31, 2024, at Central Park, Bidhannagar. The team showcased our publications, highlighting the latest Books and engaged with visitors. This participation has contributed positively to the promotion of literature and knowledge-sharing and a good amount of Book Sales and Promotion.

Vasant Panchami Celebrations

Vasant Panchami, the festival dedicated to Goddess Saraswati (the goddess of knowledge, learning, music and art), was celebrated with much enthusiasm and fervour by the students of the Primary Section of BGKV, Kolkata. The auspicious day began with the Saraswati Vandana. The students wore yellow-coloured (Basanti) traditional attires to mark the advent of the spring season. Students also did various craft activities like drawing and colouring the swan, the vahan (vehicle) of Ma Saraswati. The celebrations helped the students understand the importance of the festival and stay in touch with the customs of our country.

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Science Activity Session

On January 12, 2024, Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir organised a Science Activity Session in the school auditorium with all the students of Std. 7. The teachers presented various scientific experiments, which they have been doing in their classes. It was an extremely interesting and interactive session.

Munshi Memorial Day

On February 8, 2024, the students were enlightened on the life and works of Dr K. M. Munshi. Since Dr. K. M. Munshi was a great visionary and was greatly concerned about the holistic development of children, therefore this day was chosen for observing National Deworming Day. 
The objective of this day was to make parents, teachers and students aware of this vital health issue. Eminent Paediatrician Dr. Samik Hazra conducted a workshop explaining how children are vulnerable to infection caused by worms. He also suggested several preventive measures for deworming.

Republic Day

The 75th Republic Day was celebrated by the students of Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir (BGKV) with great enthusiasm in the school premises. All the students, teachers, staff members and parents gathered for the flag-hoisting ceremony, which was followed by the singing of the National Anthem. 
A prize distribution ceremony was held, and the prizes of various inter-house competitions were awarded to the students. The day ended with a brief cultural programme by the students of BGKV, primary and secondary wings, along with the students of BIMS, in which they staged a mosaic of patriotic songs and dances.

Fun Strikers

Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Kolkata, organised Fun Strikers Inter School Junior Athletic Meet 2023-2024 on January 18, 2024. The host school, along with nine other schools, participated in the Athletic Meet. A total of 110 students (55 girls and 55 boys) participated. Once the Chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Dr. Bikram Sarkar, declared the Athletic Meet open, the tiny tots of the Pre-Primary section performed a welcome dance with the vital message of saving our planet Earth. The oath-taking ceremony took place after this, which was followed by the athletic events. All the students showcased their talent on the field. The Prize Distribution Ceremony was held after the completion of the Athletic events. The winners were awarded medals and certificates.

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Annual Exhibition

Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir organised its annual exhibition on December 7–8, 2023. The chief guest, Professor Basab Chaudhuri, Senior Director (Education) Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp. Professor Chaudhuri’s encouraging words highly motivated the students. The active participation of a large number of students across all classes and the many visitors made this two-day exhibition a grand success. Not only the parents and ex-students but also students and teachers of various neighbouring schools thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition. All the departments put up their exhibits in different rooms. Along with the mainstream academic subjects like science, social science, mathematics, and language, co-curricular subjects like sports, arts, etc. also were part of the exhibition.

'Sampriti' the Annual Programme Celebration

On December 10, 2023, the secondary wing of Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir organised their annual prize distribution and cultural programme called ‘Sampriti’ or The Harmony. The event was graced by the presence of Honourable Justice (retd.) Subrata Talukdar, Calcutta High Court, and Professor Amlan J. Pal, Director of UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research and J. C. Bose National Fellow. The programme started with an invocation by chanting a Brahma Stotra, followed by a Ganesh Vandana. This was followed by the lighting of the lamp by the chief guests and other dignitaries. The dignitaries released the annual School Magazine ‘RIPPLES’.
In the prize distribution ceremony, prizes were awarded in diverse categories. Next, a few alumni of the school who are now renowned in their respective fields were felicitated. The prize distribution and alumni felicitation ceremony were followed by a brief cultural programme—Geetmala, a medley of Bollywood songs and their Bengali originals along with dance presentations from various states of India.

Annual Sports Meet

The secondary wing of Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir organised the Annual Sports Meet 2023 on December 22, 2023. Justice Ashim Kumar Banerjee, Honourable Justice (retd.), Calcutta High Court and Smt. Ruma Roy, Ex International Player, Coach, and Chief Archery Coach-SAI and Shri Pranab Nandy, ex-Bengal cricketer, graced the event with their presence, along with other dignitaries of the institution. The enthusiasm and excitement of students and parents made the sunny day even more bright and cheerful.

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Dance Drama

The 2nd edition of the Dance Drama Festival 2023 ‘Nritya Gatha’ jointly organised by G. L. Mehta Foundation and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kolkata, was held from November 3 to 5, 2023, at G.D. Birla Sabhaghar, Kolkata.
The Dance Drama Festival was a bouquet of a variety of classical dance forms like Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Odissi and Kathakali along with Uday Shankar dance forms, ‘Nava Nritya’ and ‘Marga Natya’.
For all the three days, the packed hall and the frequent rounds of applause were ample proof of the success of the programmes.

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World Ozone Day

Every year, September 16 is observed as World Ozone Day all over the globe. The theme for World Ozone Day 2023 is “Montreal Protocol: fixing the ozone layer and reducing climate change”. And in order to be a part of this vital environmental issue, fourteen BGKV students of Class-X, went to Paribesh Bhavan to attend a popular lecture on the same organised by the Pollution Control Board. It paid emphasis on the various initiatives that the countries can take in order to fix the ozone layer.

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Meri Maati Mera Desh

In order to pay homage to the spirit of valour and sacrifice of our national heroes the students, teachers, and staff of Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir (BGKV) started their day by taking the “Panch Pran Pledge” in the morning assembly. This was followed by the “Mitti Anthem” created by the Ministry of Culture of India.
The students paid a tribute to the National heroes through various activities like singing patriotic songs, the narration of poems, essay writings and paintings. In order to commemorate and express a heartfelt gratitude towards the many unsung National and Local Heroes of our nation, young saplings were planted around the school field by the dignitaries of the school.

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Mental Health Week

Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir (BGKV), Kolkata, observed the Mental Health Week from October 4-10, 2023, under ‘Manodarpan’, an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Government of India. During the week-long observance, the school had arranged for Workshops on ‘Life Skills and Sexual Wellness’ for the students of Std. 9 and 11. Apart from this, a nukkad natak (street play) that showed how ‘Helping Hands’ can play a crucial role in our lives, was enacted in classes 6 and 7. Gardening, nature walk, games, dance and music activities were undertaken by students of keeping in mind the necessity of taking care of Mother Earth. Yoga and mindfulness activities were practised in all classes to cultivate self-regulation.




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