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Science Experiments

Members of Bhavan's Children Club were treated to an interesting science experiments session on July 15, 2023. Thirty-seven children participated in the session conducted by members of the Indian Women Scientists Association (IWSA).
The two-hour session saw children moving from table to table to experiment with magnetism, gravity, and other science phenomena. They learned hands-on about interesting scientific principles.

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Kanya Puja

Satyam Sumiran Yoga Research Foundation and Bhavan's Navi Mumbai Kendra celebrated the birth anniversary of Paramahansa Swami Satyananda Saraswati by organising Nava Chandi Yajna, havans, Chandi path, Lalithasaharchana chanting and Kanya Puja on June 25, 2023 at the Bhavan's Navi Mumbai Kendra in Vashi. Dr. Swami Yogapratap Saraswati organised and participated in the Yajna.
Two concerts by Bhavan's Kala Kendra on Guru Purnima Bhavan's Kala Kendra along with Vashi Fine Arts hosted two beautiful concerts on the occasion of Guru Purnima on July 2, 2023 at the Navi Mumbai Kendra Auditorium. Recitals by renowned violinist Dr Narmadha and Hindustani Classical vocalist Sanjeev Chimalgi delighted the audience.

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Performance by Lady Percussionist

Ujwala Gokarn, a well-known lady percussionist from Nagpur, enthralled the children, their parents and invitees with a beautiful demonstration of various instruments and the music they create. It was an online programme organised by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Navi Mumbai Kendra's Children's club.
Ujwala uses tongs, combs, scales, ghungroos and other items for making music. They are used by her to create the sounds of a horse galloping, a train running or rain falling. She made the Novel Musical Programme interesting by playing popular Hindi film songs. Then she showed all her instruments while playing music, keeping the audience enthralled.
Ujwala Gokarn wears many hats, has received several accolades and has won the first prize in a Facebook live contest recently.

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Cyber Crime Workshop

Milind Bharambe, Commissioner of Police, Navi Mumbai inaugurated a five-day workshop on cyber crime prevention and detection in association with BVB K M Munshi Institute of Advanced Studies, Helik India and ISAKA at the Navi Mumbai Kendra on March 27, 2023.
Around 40 police personnel participated in the workshop. Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy, a globally-renowned forensic scientist was the main coordinator. Navi Mumbai chairperson M. N. Ramchandra and Honorary Secretary Harish Aiyer were present on the occasion.

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Personality Development Workshop

An interesting and interactive Personality Development workshop was held by Rajshree Saxena, on March 25, 2023 at the Bhavan's Navi Mumbai Kendra.
Fifteen children from Avalon Heights International, Goldcrest High, North Point, St Mary's and other schools attended the programme. Stories, presentations and discussions, as well as interactive exchanges made the subject understandable for the children in the age-group of five to thirteen years.
This was followed by games like lagori conducted by Arti Kute of Masti ka Pitaara and Sunita Dhagat. Praptee Das Purkayastha and Leysha Saxena won in the game.

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The Children's Club organised an interesting workshop by Nayana Bhat, educator and senior teacher called 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star'. She spoke on respecting elders, being self-sufficient, avoiding addiction to TV, mobile or iPad, having discipline in life and other topics. It was an interactive session. This was followed by a lively Treasure Hunt where riddles and clues were given for the children to find the treasure. One-minute games were also conducted in which the children participated enthusiastically.

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Satsang on Indian Culture

The audience listened in rapt silence as Urmila Shrikant Tabib, Vivekanand Kendra, Kanyakumari kaaryakarta traced the origin and history of Indian culture through centuries. She was speaking at the monthly Satsang organised by the Kendra on February 10, 2023. Her speech, laced with quotations, stories and shlokas, encouraged the audience to think and reflect.
Dr. Vandana Mahajani and Pradnya Lalingkar sang beautiful bhajans. The Satsang ended with aarti.

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Annual Day Celebrations

The children performed prayers, dances, songs, shlokas, karate, poems in Hindi, English and Marathi, Kabir's dohe, and a Taekwondo demo on the occasion of the second annual day of Bhavan's Children's Club.
The annual day also had an exhibition of drawings, paintings, projects and crafts created by the members. Chief Guests Shri Nandlal Rajpal and Shashi Rajpal, Shri K L Khanna and Sudesh Khanna graced the occasion along with other distinguished guests. Smt Shashi Rajpal and Smt Sudesh Khanna inaugurated the exhibition which had the exhibits from 18 children.
Judges and those who conducted workshops were honoured on the occasion and prizes were given away to the winners.

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The Kendra organised a Satsang on Adi Shankaracharya recently. Well known Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader, Chinmaya Mission teacher and a banker, Shantala Bhat conducted the Satsang, singing bhajans in her mellifluous voice and talking about the Hindu great spiritual leader Adi Shankaracharya.
The audience listened in rapt silence to the interesting discourse. This was followed by the traditional arti.

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Warli Art Workshop

A workshop on Warli art was held on December 26, 2022 by Navi Mumbai Kendra's Children's Club. Dwelling on the history of the art, explaining about its importance and usefulness, Aarti Kute, founder of 'Masti ka Pitaara' and an expert on the theme, demonstrated how animal drawings could be made using this simple art, to an eager audience of children aged five to fifteen.




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