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
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.