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Shri Kanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi established the Ahmedabad Kendra of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
With the above strong fundamental and Indian values of Ahmedabd Kendra was established on a plot of land on the River bank of Sabarmati. The land was allotted by Gujarat Government on 18th July 1964. Shri Morarji Desai performed the ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ ceremony of Jethalal Amrutlal Auditorium for Bhavan’s Gujarat Kendra on this plot of land. Bhavan’s started Ranchodlal Acharatlal College of Arts & Science in a new building near the Auditorium in the year 1965. On the generous donation given by Shri Navnitlal Ranchodlal Parikh. Following colleges and institutions were added to the Kendra –
|a)||Sugam Sangeet Vibhag||1967|
|c)||H.B. Institute of Printing and Journalism||1969|
The construction of JA Auditorium was completed by 1977 and inaugurated by His Excellency Jaisukhlal Hathi, the Governor of Punjab Haryana and also an ex-president of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
In the early sixties there was an urgency to add additional Science and Arts College in Ahmedabad. Gujarat State was carved out of Bombay State and development in the education field was felt necessary. At this juncture the great freedom fighter, an educationist lawyer a staunch Gandhian and son of the soil, Shri Kanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi came forward and established the Ahmedabad Kendra of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
Shri K. M. Munshi and Committee Members persuaded the Gujarat Govt. Authorities to allot land for this education purpose. On his request 5083 sq. meters of land was allotted on revenue free basis on the bank of river Sabarmati on Lady Vidyagauri Nilkanth Marg, Khanpur area on 18th July, 1964.
NEWS & EVENTS
Ms. Elavenil Valarivan, the famous Tokyo Olympic 2020 participant in 10 metre air rifle shooting, is a student of Bhavan’s Sheth R.A. College of Arts and Commerce, Ahmedabad. She has been awarded the highest and the most prestigious award by the Government of India in sports —the Arjuna Award. She received the award from the honourable President of India Smt. Droupadi Murmu on November 30, 2022, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. The entire Bhavan’s Family congratulates her for this exceptional achievement.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Ahmedabad in collaboration with Infosys Foundation, Bangalore is organising a series of cultural events throughout the year under the Cultural Outreach Programme. The Kendra organises several activities with the sole purpose of promoting Indian arts and culture.
Bhavan’s Cultural Academy & Centre for Arts, Ahmedabad Kendra organised Ras Garba with Divyang (Physically Challenged people) in Bhavan’s Campus.
This programme was organised with the PHA International team. The team of differently abled people enjoyed the programme. Though each one had a disability of some kind, they really enjoyed themselves. The energy and enthusiasm was stupendous.
More than 600 people participated in the Ras Garba programme.
Bhavan’s Sheth RA College of Science Ahmedabad organised a lecture on “Unsung Heroes of Indian Science” under the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Teachers Award Popular Lecture Series on September 15, 2022. Professor (Dr) P.N. Gajjar, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Gujarat University was the keynote speaker. He mentioned the research done in India in the past and the scientists of India who gained worldwide fame. He also imparted interesting information about the research being carried out by different Indian scientific institutions at present.
Ahmedabad City Joint Commissioner of Police Shri Ajay Kumar Chaudhary was the chief guest of the programme. A poster and book exhibition based on the life of the great scientist C.V. Raman was organised by Shri Dilip Satashiya. A large number of students from different colleges of Ahmedabad participated in this programme.
Shri Rohitbhai Mehta, Ex-Chairman, Bhavan's Ahmedabad Kendra passed away on September 17, 2020.
A dynamic personality and a true mentor, Rohitbhai had mentored the Kendra for more than 40 years as its Chairman and was responsible for the growth of the organisation.
May his soul rest in peace.