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Online lecture (in Hindi) on ‘Sanskrit literature and poetics in modern context’ by Prof. Dr. Amrita Yadav

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan paid homage to its Founder-President Kulapati Dr. K.M. Munshi on his 53rd Punyatithi (death anniversary) on Thursday, 8-2-2024. On this occasion, the Parayana of 15th Adhyaya (chapter) of the Gita and Vishnu-sahasra-nama-stotra was performed by Shri Krishna Kumar Jha, Dr. Shivgopal Mishra and Dr. Hitesh Trivedi, the staff-members of Bhavan’s Sanskrit Depts. and an lecture (in Hindi) on ‘Sanskrit literature and poetics in modern context’ was delivered online by Prof. Dr. Amrita Yadav, Asst. Professor Dept. of Sanskrit, S.N.D.T. Women’s University, Mumbai.
Dr. Hitesh Trivedi, Assistant Director, Bhavan’s P. G. and Research Dept. rendered
the Vedic prayer, and delivered the welcome address. Dr. Girish B. Jani, Director, Sanskrit Studies and Research, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, paid homage to Kulapati Dr. K. M. Munshi, and introduced the speaker.
In her interesting lecture, Prof. Dr. Amrita Yadav discussed the topics like
etymological explanation of the word Sahitya, various genres and objectives of literature, purpose and scope of poetics, modern relevance of Sanskrit literarure and its aesthetics.
Quoting profusely from the Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, Ramayana, Mahabharata and standard works on Sanskrit poetics like Kavya-prakasha and Sahitya-darpana, she elaborated the importance of human values, wisdom, beauty of narration, art of creative genius, and mass education through literature, as depicted in the vast Sanskrit literary heritage, in modern context.
Dr. Hitesh Trivedi, proposed the vote of thanks and compered the programme.


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Karate Tournament

XIX Mumbai Interschool Sports Kudo Tournament was organised by Nippon Budo Sogo International India. The Primary Section students of Bhavan’s A. H. Wadia School secured 14 Gold, 7 Silver and 25 Bronze Medals in kicks and squats categories. In addition, the school also won the Second Best School Trophy.


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Online Lecture (in Hindi) on 'Sanskrit Proverbs and Practical Wisdom' by Smt. Ujjwala Pawar The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan paid homage to its Founder-President Kulapati Dr. K.M. Munshi on his 136th birth anniversary on Saturday, 30-12-2023.

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan paid homage to its Founder-President Kulapati Dr. K.M. Munshi on his 136th birth anniversary on Saturday, 30-12-2023. On this occasion, the Parayana of Vedic hymns was performed by the staff-members of Bhavan's Sanskrit Depts. and an online lecture (in Hindi) on 'Sanskrit Proverbs and Practical Wisdom' by Smt. Ujjwala Pawar, Vice-President, Sanskrit Bhasha Sanstha, Mumbai; was organized at the Central Bhavan.
Dr. Shivgopal Mishra, Asst. Examination Secretary, Bhavan's Sanskrit Exams. Dept.; rendered the Vedic prayer, and paid homage to Kulapati Dr. Munshi. Dr. Hitesh Trivedi, Asst. Director, Bhavan's P.G. & Research Dept.; delivered the welcome address, introduced the speaker, and compered the programme.
In her interesting lecture, Smt. Ujjwala Pawar discussed the topics like etymological explanation of the word Lokokti (Proverb), its characteristics and various types, varied subjects of proverbs and wise sayings, and their importance in day-to-day life. She quoted many Sanskrit proverbs and Subhashitas from the Sanskrit classics, and explained their inner purport and their significance in living life.
Dr. Girish B. Jani, Director, Sanskrit Studies and Research, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan; proposed the vote of thanks.


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Online Lecture (in Hindi) on 'Bhagavad-gita: Art of Living Life' by Prof. Dr. Kalpana Athalye, at the Gita Jayanti Celebration on 22-12-2023

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan celebrated Gita-Jayanti on 22-12-2023. On this occasion, the recitation of Bhagavad-gita was performed by Bhavan's staff-members - Shri Krishnakumar Jha, Dr. Shivgopal Mishra and Shri Ajinkya Sampat, at the Central Bhavan. A lecture (in Hindi) on 'Bhagavad-gita : Art of Living Life' was delivered online by Dr. Kalpana Athalye, Associate Professor and Head, Sanskrit Dept., Gogate Joglekar Collage, Ratnagiri (Maharashtra).
Dr. Hitesh Trivedi, Assistant Director, Bhavan's P.G. & Research Dept., rendered the Vedic prayer, delivered the welcome address, and introduced the speaker Prof. Dr. Kalpana Athalye.
In her lucid lecture, Dr. Kalpana Athalye explained various aspects of the art of living as depicted in the Gita and elaborated various topics like the importance of human life, conflicts in life, one's own duties, selfless actions, social welfare (Loka-sangraha), mental capacities, and omnipresence of God. Quoting profusely from works of Jnaneshwara, Lokamanya Tilak and Vinoba Bhave, she briefly presented the holistic view of the Gita for leading a meaningful life.
Dr. Girish B. Jani, Director, Sanskrit Studies & Research, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, proposed the vote of thanks.


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Celebration of 86th Foundation Day of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, and Online Lecture (in Marathi) on 'प्राचीन भारतीय शोध परम्परा' (Ancient Indian Research Tradition)’ by Prof. Dr. Shakuntala Gawde, held on Tuesday, 7-11-2023

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s 86th Foundation Day was celebrated on Tuesday, 7-11-2023. On this occasion, the Parayana of Rudradhyaya and other hymns was performed by Shri Krishna Kumar Jha, Asst. Exam. Officer, Bhavan’s Sanskrit Exams. Dept., and other staff members of Bhavan’s Sanskrit Depts. A lecture (in Marathi) on ‘Ancient Indian Research Tradition’ was delivered online by Prof. Dr. Shakuntala Gawde, Head and Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai, Mumbai.
Dr. Hitesh Trivedi, Asst. Director, Bhavan’s P. G. and Research Dept., rendered the Vedic prayer, delivered the welcome address and compered the programme. Dr. Girish B. Jani, Director, Sanskrit Studies and Research, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, introduced the speaker.
In her enchanting lecture, Prof. Dr. Shakuntala Gawde discussed, at length, the basic research norms including observation, curiosity, research problem, evaluation of hypothesis, design of research, data collection and process, acceptance or abondonment of hypothesis, eduction and application of researched facts. Quoting profusely from the standard texts like Kautilya’s Arthashastra, Yaska’s Nirukta, Charaka-samhita and Shushruta-samhita, she elaborated the prominent Tantra-yuktis (research devices) applied therein for arriving at the correct purport of the core subject of these scriptures. She also analysed the select norms of Indian research methodology as presented in the texts of the Nyaya and Mimamsa schools of Indian philosophy, and commenterial works of Shankaracharya, Ramanujacharya and Sayanacharya.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. S. G. Mishra, Asst. Examination Secretary,
Bhavan’s Sanskrit Exams. Dept.


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Saraswati Puja

The Saraswati Puja was organised at the Bhavan’s Munshi Saraswati Granthagar (Bhavan’s Library), on October 21, 2023. This puja is organised every year in Sharadiya Navaratri for seeking Goddess Saraswati’s blessings for Bhavan’s mission of the promotion of Indian culture and education.
Prof. Dr. Urmi Desai (renowned Gujarati writer and linguist from Mumbai), the senior member of Bhavan’s Library, performed the Puja as the host. Dr. Hitesh Trivedi, Assistant Director, Bhavan’s P.G. & Research Dept., conducted the rituals of the Puja, as the priest. All officials of Bhavan and staff-members of Bhavan’s various institutes and departments attended the function and offered floral tributes to Goddess Saraswati.


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Annual Exhibition

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s V. M. Public School, Vadodara, hosted the Annual Exhibition for Classes 6 to 12 on the theme ’17 Sustainable Development Goals’ on October 14, 2023. The event commenced at 8:30 am with an inaugural ribbon cutting by the principal, Shri Rajeev Kumar Singhal and the audience then embarked on a musical journey along with delightful dances celebrating the rich heritage of Gujarat and Jammu & Kashmir. The event continued with a thought-provoking skit, a creation of the school’s drama club, addressing sustainable development and quality education. 
Various departments showcased presentations reflecting the theme like smart city, websites to show the use of AI for achieving affordable and clean energy, rain water harvesting, mallakhamb performance and so on. It was indeed a captivating exhibition, a testament to the exceptional talent and creativity of the students, promoting collaborative learning, triggering their psychomotor skills and inculcating a sense of pride in their talent through self-designed models.


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Birth Centenary Special Released

On the occasion of the Birth Centenary Year of the Legendary Industrialist Shri Arvind N. Mafatlal, the Bhavan’s Journal issue dated October 16-31, dedicated to him, was released by his son Shri Hrishikesh Mafatlal and his sister Maithili Desai on October 27, 2023, at NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai. The first copy was presented to Swami Radhanathji, Head of ISKCON.


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Durgotsav Book Stall

The Bhavan in association with the Progressive and Cultural Mahila Mandal, Mumbai had set up a Book Stall near Mantralaya on the occasion of 'Shankho Dhwani Sarbojanin Durgotsav-2023', from October 19 to 24, 2023. An overwhelming and enthusiastic response was received. Many book-lovers including the RBI Governor visited the stall and many of them purchased our publications.


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Shraddhanjali


We are sorry to inform you about the sad demise of Shri Lalbihari Prajapati on October 13, 2023.
Shri Lalbihariji served Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai for around 61 years and was a very devoted employee.
May God give strength to his family to bear this loss and may his soul rest in eternal peace.


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