All the faculty of Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Kolkata attended a seminar on June 25, 2022 on the topic “Mental Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents”. The seminar was presented by Mrs. Salony Priya, a counselling psychologist, HR Trainer & Education Consultant and the Founder Director of Ummeed Counselling Camp & Consulting Services.
The speaker focused on the contribution of schools to a child’s development into a productive and capable citizen. Mrs. Priya spoke about the ‘life-course’ approach to promote healthy behaviour among children. Its primary objective is to address the issues of well-being and psychological competence that affect the entire school community including students and teachers and the necessary steps that can be taken to improve coping skills and decrease stress, anxiety and aggression in children. The session also discussed NEP implications on senior school students.
Everyone actively participated in an open question-answer session.
Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir celebrated International Day of Yoga online on June 21, 2022, an event in which several students of the school participated with great enthusiasm.
An inter-school competition was held which was graced by various dignitaries,
judges, guests, teachers and participants. A skit was performed on the theme of yoga and children made paper bags using handmade paper and designed logos on the same theme. The celebration of World Yoga Day, on the theme of ‘Yoga for Humanity’ turned out to be a great success.
On June 8, 2022, a team of 173 students and 8 teachers from Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Kolkata, visited Birla Institute and Technological Museum, Kolkata for an educational tour. The students visited the science, electricity and digital world galleries to name a few. The students also attended a science show. They were thrilled and excited to see the 3-D theatre and the high voltage theatre. It was a fun-filled day for the students.
On June 7, 2022, a small interactive session was conducted by Dr. Sourav Kundu, a successful entrepreneur settled in Japan, for all the faculty members of Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir and B.I.M.S. The session began with Dr. Kundu being felicitated by the Director, Dr. G.V. Subramanian. Dr. Kundu, who has secured his Doctorate degree in Engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan University, shared his observations and personal experiences of Japan along with giving a peek into the philosophy, culture and professional ethics followed by the people of Japan like Ikigai, Kaizen, Mottainai, Gaman, Kintsugi etc.
Dr. Kundu exhibited colourful slides, and used an eloquent and articulate conversational method. His session turned out to be quite an enriching and
Active and enthusiastic participation of the teachers and the deft handling of questions by Dr Kundu enlightened the teachers about Japanese culture
Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Salt Lake, held its third free Covid Vaccination Programme (1st and 2nd dose) for their students aged 12-14 years and 15-18 years, within the school campus, in association with the Bidhan Nagar Municipal Corporation. A total of 255 students got their 1st and 2nd doses.
On May 22, 2022, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation and the Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre in association with the Ministry of Culture, Govt of India organised a cultural programme ‘Yugpurush Raja Ram Mohan’, to mark the 250th birth anniversary of the Father of Modern Indian Renaissance.
The inaugural ceremony was held at the Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation, Salt Lake and in Science City auditorium. Union Minister of Culture and Tourism Shri G.K Reddy and the Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal Shri Jagdeep Dhankar and the First Lady inaugurated the programme.
A statue of Raja Ram Mohan Roy was unveiled by Shri G.K. Reddy in virtual mode at the RRRLF Kolkata. Dignitaries from across India graced the occasion, including eminent personalities Shri Niranjan Pradhan sculptor, Shri Pradip Chakraborty, President of Sadharan Brahmo Samaj and Shri Atul Mishra, Director Ministry of Culture.
The programme commenced with Brahma Sangeet followed by a Seminar on different facets of the life of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, live audio-visual quiz and cultural programme. Different schools from across Kolkata participated in this programme to make it a success. In the audio-visual quiz round, two students of Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidya Mandir, Debadrita Ghosh and Hotri Mazumdar of Class 9 won prizes.
Earth Day was observed in Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir by the students of Classes 6, 7 and 8. In an effort to highlight this year’s theme for Earth Day, ‘Invest in our Planet’, the students of Classes 6 and 7 came up with beautiful posters, slogans and collages which were put on display. The students had also handcrafted common household waste materials to show how to make ‘The Best out of Waste’. This was followed by a skit for raising awareness about the deteriorating conditions of Planet Earth, a dance performance to motivate people to take steps towards restoration and lastly, a pledge song to protect and save the Earth, all of which were performed by the students of Class 8. The principal message conveyed by the programme was to ‘Be the change instead of waiting for change and believe that every day is Earth Day’.
On January 26, 2021, Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, celebrated the 72nd Republic Day in a very unique way.
The programme began with the hoisting of the Tricolour and singing of the National Anthem in the school premises. Students of the Secondary section presented a patriotic song. The students of the primary section and secondary section presented dance performances and students of all the classes attended the programme on Google Classrooms.
Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir organised Mission Planet, on the occasion of World Environment Day, an Inter-Bhavan's Event involving the North and North East Bhavan's Schools. The celebrations consisted of one online event which was performed live on the 5th of June and two offline projects that were done by the participants and submitted to the host school. The online event-Plans for our Planet, required students of classes IX and X to present PPTs on innovative ways to control pollution on our planet.
Re-use and Re-cycle, a DIY project, through which students of classes VI - VIII created useful products or art work from biodegradable materials. Good-Planeteers, a 5 minute video performance by the students of classes XI and XII on creating a greener planet.
The event was successful in its mission of sensitising the students about some of the environmental issues which is indeed very important especially during the current pandemic.
An inter-school invitational Yoga Competition was organised on the virtual platform by Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Kolkata to commemorate World Yoga Day on 21st June 2021.
Around 13 schools in and around Kolkata participated in the event.
Five renowned personalities Mr. Rakesh Dutta, PE and yoga teacher, Pathways School, Noida, Dr. Sajal Kumar Biswas, PhD Exercise Physiology, Kalyani University, Mr. Anup Kumar Roy, Bengal Yoga Champion, Mr. Sagar Ghosh, National level Yoga Champion, Mr. Sudipta Bhowmik, Principal of 'Yogayan' judged the event.
In Category 1 for classes 6-7, BGKV secured the 2nd position.
Category 2 was Rhythmic Yoga for Classes 8 and 9 and BGKV bagged the 1st position.
In Category 3 for Classes 10- 11, BGKV got the 2nd position.
The winners and participants were given merit and participation certificates respectively.
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