Bhavan’s Calcutta Kendra was started in the year 1975 at Meredith Street, Kolkata as a Book Store and Advertisement Department. Shri Vidhyarthi was looking after the Book Store and Mr. Thomas was the In-Charge of Advertisement Department. In 1978 Shri C. V. Viswanathan was appointed to look after Book Store Department and the Advertisement Department was closed.
In 1980 a land measuring 5.25 acres was allotted by the Government of West Bengal to Bhavan’s Kolkata Kendra for starting its educational activities at Salt Lake. The foundation stone for the School Building was laid down by the Former President of India, Shri Neelam Sanjiva Reddy on 6th December, 1980. This was possible due to the efforts of Shri Giridharilal Mehta and Shri S. Ramakrishnan with the good wishes of the then Chief Minister of West Bengal, Shri Jyoti Basu. The Kendra Committee was then chaired by Dr. Pratap Chandra Chunder, Former Education Minister of Government of India. The School building was constructed with financial help of Shri Basudev Kanoria. Hence, the School was named as Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir. In 1980 Bhavan had also started a College of Communication and Management at Salt Lake premises and another at Bhowanipore under the name of Asutosh College of Communication and Management to run the Post Graduate Diploma Courses of Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communication & Management, Mumbai.
In 1984 Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir was started in the Salt Lake premises when Mr. Amalendu Bose, Planning Officer and Director of Birla Industrial and Technological Museum was appointed as the Director of Bhavan’s Kolkata Kendra. In 1992 Shri K. V. Gopalkrishnan took charge of the Kolkata Kendra and developed the School. He established a School at Agartala in the year 1996 and a Centre at Guwahati, Assam. In the year 1997 as School named as Bhavan’s Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Vidyaniketan was started at Haldia, East Midnapore, West Bengal. A Management College was then established in Kolkata Salt Lake Campus in the year 2000.
NEWS & EVENTS
All the faculty of Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Kolkata attended a seminar on June 25, 2022 on the topic “Mental Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents”. The seminar was presented by Mrs. Salony Priya, a counselling psychologist, HR Trainer & Education Consultant and the Founder Director of Ummeed Counselling Camp & Consulting Services.
The speaker focused on the contribution of schools to a child’s development into a productive and capable citizen. Mrs. Priya spoke about the ‘life-course’ approach to promote healthy behaviour among children. Its primary objective is to address the issues of well-being and psychological competence that affect the entire school community including students and teachers and the necessary steps that can be taken to improve coping skills and decrease stress, anxiety and aggression in children. The session also discussed NEP implications on senior school students.
Everyone actively participated in an open question-answer session.
Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir celebrated International Day of Yoga online on June 21, 2022, an event in which several students of the school participated with great enthusiasm.
An inter-school competition was held which was graced by various dignitaries,
judges, guests, teachers and participants. A skit was performed on the theme of yoga and children made paper bags using handmade paper and designed logos on the same theme. The celebration of World Yoga Day, on the theme of ‘Yoga for Humanity’ turned out to be a great success.
On June 8, 2022, a team of 173 students and 8 teachers from Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Kolkata, visited Birla Institute and Technological Museum, Kolkata for an educational tour. The students visited the science, electricity and digital world galleries to name a few. The students also attended a science show. They were thrilled and excited to see the 3-D theatre and the high voltage theatre. It was a fun-filled day for the students.
On June 7, 2022, a small interactive session was conducted by Dr. Sourav Kundu, a successful entrepreneur settled in Japan, for all the faculty members of Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir and B.I.M.S. The session began with Dr. Kundu being felicitated by the Director, Dr. G.V. Subramanian. Dr. Kundu, who has secured his Doctorate degree in Engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan University, shared his observations and personal experiences of Japan along with giving a peek into the philosophy, culture and professional ethics followed by the people of Japan like Ikigai, Kaizen, Mottainai, Gaman, Kintsugi etc.
Dr. Kundu exhibited colourful slides, and used an eloquent and articulate conversational method. His session turned out to be quite an enriching and
Active and enthusiastic participation of the teachers and the deft handling of questions by Dr Kundu enlightened the teachers about Japanese culture
Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir, Salt Lake, held its third free Covid Vaccination Programme (1st and 2nd dose) for their students aged 12-14 years and 15-18 years, within the school campus, in association with the Bidhan Nagar Municipal Corporation. A total of 255 students got their 1st and 2nd doses.