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Celebrating the Launch of Chandrayaan -3

Bhavan’s Ganagbux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Salt Lake, Kolkata, under the guidance of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Kolkata, was witness to the historical moment of the launch of India’s third Lunar Mission CHANDRAYAAN-3 on July 14, 2023, from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, with the help of an online platform.
The students of all the classes (from VI- XII), along with their teachers, had their eyes glued to the screen of their Classroom Smart Boards since 2:15 p.m. With bated breath, the students cheered and had their fingers crossed for the successful launch of CHANDRAYAAN-3.
The students spontaneously broke into the National Anthem and the entire school building was replete with the cries of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ as the students cheered aloud to express their jubilation.

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Awareness Rally

In order to raise essential awareness about the devastating effects of drug abuse, every year June 26 is celebrated as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking or World Drug Day. The students of BGKV, Kolkata, participated in an awareness rally observing the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The students highlighted the consequences of drug abuse which are far-reaching, leading to deteriorating health, broken relationships and a loss of productivity. The successful rally upheld this year’s theme— ‘People First: Stop Stigma and Discrimination, Strengthen Prevention’—with banners and posters.

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9-9-9 Challenge

The entire Class VI of Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir (BGKV), Kolkata, recently participated in the 9-9-9 Challenge which started on July 11, 2023, and was successfully completed on July 21, 2023. The 9-9-9 Challenge is an initiative of the Integrated Holistic Healthcare: Mind, Body and Environment—an official working group of C20 or Civil Society 20. This challenge seeks to demonstrate the vital impact of Yoga and meditation in our life. The 9-9-9 Challenge comprises 9 rounds of Surya Namaskar, 9 minutes of Meditation and 9 days of committed practice of these two activities. The overall co-ordination of the programme is done by AYUDH, the International Youth Movement of Mata Amritanandamayi Math.
Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) introduced the 9-9-9 Challenge programme keeping in mind the theme of G20—”Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: One Earth, One Family, One Future”. On all nine days, the students performed nine sets of Surya Namaskars, after which the students as well as the teachers practised nine minutes of guided meditation.

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National Integration Camp

A National Integration Camp was organised by Bhavan's Kolkata, attended by 300 students from 50 Bhavan's Schools from all over India. A contingent from Bhavan's Vidya Mandir, Tripura, comprising six students and three teachers attended the camp.

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International Yoga Day

Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir (BGKV), Kolkata, celebrated International Yoga Day on June 21, 2023. Students took a pledge to make yoga an integral part of their daily lives and practise it every day. It was followed by warm-up exercises and all the students performed some asanas and Surya Namaskar, the importance of which were explained simultaneously.
Apart from the school activities, 11 students from BGKV participated in the morning yogasana practice held at Victoria Memorial grounds organised by the Ministry of Tourism and Youth Affairs. 31 NCC Bengal Battalion had also organised yoga sessions on Fort William Grounds. BGKV students actively participated in the session and displayed their yogasanas.

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Rath Yatra

The Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath was celebrated with full piety and solemnity in the Primary Section of Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir on June 20, 2023. All the students from Pre-Primary to Class V got the chance to pull the Rath around the school campus amidst the chants of 'Jai Jagannath' and the blowing of conch shells. The students took part in various activities to celebrate the occasion.

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World Environment Day

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kolkata Kendra, celebrated World Environment Day on June 5, 2023. The celebration started with the planting of six neem saplings in the campus at Salt Lake, Kolkata. It was followed by handing over the e-wastes from Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Salt Lake, Kolkata, to P U Steel and Electro Process Pvt. Ltd., a house of E-waste Processing and Recycling, authorised by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board.
Shri. Ramesh Chandran, Environ-mentalist; Dr. G. V. Subramanian, Director, Kolkata Kendra; Smt. Sujata Ghosh, Dy. Director, Kolkata Kendra, and other Faculty Members and Staff of the school and college attended the programme.

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11th National Integration Camp

Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Kolkata hosted the 11th National Integration Camp for all Bhavan's Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools from May 7-12, 2023 in the school campus. The main objective of the camp was to promote unity, integrity and harmony. 
360 students and teachers from different Bhavan's Schools all over India assembled for six days and participated in various camp activities like Yoga, Aerobics, Workshops and Cultural Programmes. 
The Inaugural Programme was graced by the presence of Swami Suparnanandaji of Ramakrishna Mission as the Chief Guest along with other dignitaries. 
The students started their morning with yoga/ aerobics, followed by Interactive sessions on topics like stress management, environmental consciousness, space and planetary world and attended workshops on alpana, public speaking, theatre, self-defence, jewellery making and making 'tal-patar sepai'. The workshops were conducted by eminent personalities from different walks of life. 
The afternoon sessions were reserved for an exhibition on 'Tribes of India', a PPT presentation on Kulapati K.M. Munshi and tree plantation while the evenings were rendered colourful with aspects of regional cultures presented by all the schools on different days.
The students were taken for a city tour on 10 May 2023 for a glimpse of Kolkata during which they visited the Eden Gardens Ground, Princep Ghat, Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum and several other places. They were also taken shopping on the same evening to City Centre Mall, Salt Lake.
The final day was no less eventful. All the students and teachers participated in 'Prabhat Pheri', a walk round the neighbourhood campaigning for 'Mera Bharat Swachh Bharat' singing 'We Shall Overcome' in three different languages English, Hindi and Bengali and displaying placards for a cleaner India.
This was followed by the valedictory session, where students and teachers received mementos, certificates and a can of rosogolla each, to savour the sweetness of Bengal. The DJ night marked the end of this glorious camp where the students grooved while bonding with each other and promising to stay connected with the friends they had made from all over India.

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Contest Winners

ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), Mayapur held a contest to introduce young minds to the beautiful concepts of the Bhagavad Gita. A value education contest was held for more than 500 school children where the students of Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir participated with dedication and enthusiasm.
BGKV students bagged several prestigious prizes.

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Importance of Forest and Wildlife

To instil awareness and love for Mother Earth, the secondary wing of Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Salt Lake organised an inspiring programme on World Forestry and Wildlife Day on April 13, 2023. 
The salutation to Nature began with an introductory speech followed by a short play on the biodiversity, flora and fauna of Amazonia. The colourful masks and robes of the students dressed as different animals, as well as the illustrative models presented a spectacular sight. As part of the programme, students also pledged to conserve natural resources.
The function concluded with a heart-touching oration on the agony we are inflicting on our cohabitants.




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