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Diwali Celebrations by Bhavan’s Children’s Club

Bhavan’s Children’s Club organised a Diya Painting contest and a Lego Model making contest on the eve of Diwali on November 8, 2023. The children were given earthen diyas and asked to paint on them. The judge was Kiran Jadhav, an arts and crafts teacher and the prizewinners were Leysha Saxena, Mihir and Aavya Mahajan.
In the Lego model contest, Ramjanmabhoomi, aeroplane, garden, house, skee-ball game, and others were made. Prizes were won by Arham, Samar Jaggi, Sumdeha Pai and Arjun Adige.
This was followed by games and distribution of Diwali gifts.


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Art Exhibition

The members of Bhavan’s Children’s Club along with their parents participated enthusiastically in the art and craft exhibition held on October 29, 2023 at the Navi Mumbai Kendra.
Mandala art and craft, and photographs of rural folk, aeroplanes, animals and birds — were some of the superb creations on display.
Brainchild of Dr Sengupta, founder of My Retired Life (MRLF) and displayed by Rohit Viswanath, Rajendra Waghmare and Shailendra Waghmare, the exhibition featured the work of more than 30 artists. Jointly organised by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Navi Mumbi Kendra and My Retired Life Foundation, it was a treat for the eyes and mind. 


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Kala Bharati Inaugurated

Kala Bharati, Bhavan’s school for Indian classical performing arts at the Navi Mumbai Kendra, was launched on Vijayadasami, October 24, 2023. The chief guest at the programme was Shri Janak Sudhir Merchant, Chief Manager (Sourcing), Reliance Retail.
There were performances by the disciples of the teachers who will be steering the School: Smt. Gayatri Subramanian (Bharatanatyam), Pandit Sanjeev Chimmalgi (Hindustani Vocal) and Smt. Vishakha Gandre (Kathak).
The evening began with a dance by the students of Smt. Gayatri Subramanian. It was based on the composition of Saint Purandaradasa invoking the blessings of Lord Ganesha. Chairman of the Kendra, Shri M.N. Ramachandra escorted the chief guest and the teachers for the lighting of the traditional lamp. The first presentation was a Hindustani vocal music recital by Shri Yash Warrier, a disciple of Pandit Sanjeev Chimmalgi.


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Independence Day Celebrations

On August 12, 2023, Bhavan’s Children’s Club organised Independence Day celebrations. Children participated in two contests in which they recited poems in English and Hindi and sang patriotic songs. Three prizes were awarded by Bhadrasheela Hegde, Director in Human Resources with Thermosonics Pvt Ltd for each contest. Anika Bhat, Arjun Adige and Vivaan Kapoor won prizes in the recitation contest while Sumedha Pai, Paarmi Shah and Mukund Kamath were the winners in the patriotic song contest.
An Independence Day quiz was also conducted. Each child brought a fistful of soil for a pot in which a tulsi sapling was planted.
Flag Hoisting Shri M N Ramchandra, Hon. Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Navi Mumbai Kendra, hoisted the tricolour on Independence Day amidst a galaxy of VIPs and well-wishers, committee members and staff.
Dr. Gosavi, Dy Chairperson of Navi Mumbai Co-operative Bank, Smt Sindhu Nair, founder director of Ghungroo and leading dance exponent, Shri Palashranjan Bhowmick, Photo Editor, Business India magazine, Dr. Rajesh Dashaputra, Shri Sujitkumar Poride, well-known singer (Junior Kishore), Dr. Somnath Gosavi, director Navi Mumbai bank, president HIMPAM, were among the attendees.
The dignitaries were felicitated by Shri M N Ramchandran and were presented mementos on the occasion. Shri Sujitkumar rendered a beautiful patriotic song, ‘Ai mere pyare watan’.
Second Photo ExhibitionThe Dilip Piramal Art Gallery, NCPA, presented ‘Mumbai Monsoon Beyond 24x7’ with beautiful photographs by 36 photojournalists in an exhibition held at Bhavan’s Art Gallery. It was open to the public till August 27, 2023. The photographs were curated by Mukesh Parpiani, head of the gallery.
The photos depicted Mumbai monsoon in all its glory, beauty and fury. Hundreds of people visited the exhibition.


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International Photo Exhibition

Ace photographer and Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated the 21st International Salon 2023 exhibition at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Navi Mumbai Kendra (BVBNMK), on July 29, 2023. Organised by the Photographic Society of India, the exhibition had beautiful eye-catching exhibits chosen from entries of 43 countries.
Seated on the dais were the Chief Guest, the Guests of honour Subhash Desai, former Minister of Maharashtra; Sandeep Patil, Film director; M N Ramchandra, Hon Chairman BVBNMK and others.
The exhibition was visited by hundreds of people. A workshop on mobile photography and a slide show of Wildlife photography was also held.


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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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