Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, founded by Kulapati Dr. K.M. Munshiji in the year 1938, has been inculcating ethical, moral and spiritual values through institutions, departments and various activities. It was inaugurated by the then President of India, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan at Hyderabad in 1965. This was also Bhavan's first Kendra in the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh. Kendra is engaged in various educational and cultural activities as under:-
NEWS & EVENTS
Sowmanasya Trust, Chennai, in association with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, released a Telugu version of the book, Advaitha & Autism, in Rajaji Sabhagruha, Hyderabad Kendra, on August 20, 2023, followed by a thematic musical presentation on Saint Thyagaraja by two visually-impaired and autistic children. Swami Sithi Kanthananda, Ramakrishna Mutt, Hyderabad; Smt. Shoba Pirindevi Gurjada, President, Senior Citizens Assn., Hyderabad; Sri Bnim, Writer and Cartoonist; Dr. M. Ranganathan, Audiologist and Speech Language Therapist; Dr. Prashant R. Utage from the Child Development Centre; Sri G. V. Sethuraman, Chairperson, Meenakshi Venkataraman Foundation and President Kalasagaram and other dignitaries graced the occasion.
1. Kushaal Srinandan Reddy Bandi of Class 3 secured the First Position in the International Olympiad of Science 2022-23, International Olympiad of Mathematics, International Reasoning and Aptitude Olympiad 2022-23 and International Olympiad of English Language 2022-23 conducted by Silverzone Foundation.
2. Priyanshi Sahu of Class 4 secured the third position in Roller Skating at Telangana Tri Kreeda Veduka 2023; third position in Gymnastics (Floor exercises) at the 2nd Kalinga Open National Artistic Gymnastics Invitational Championship 2023 and the third position in Gymnastics at Infinity Gymnastics LLP.
The State Forest Department, along with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), held the ‘International Tiger Day’ celebration at Hyderabad KBR National Park on July 31, 2023 to promote awareness on tiger conservation. Sixteen students of Classes 8 and 9 joined the celebration. The event included an orientation session consisting of various interesting activities like camera trap selfies, conservation-based games, occupancy game, snakes and ladders, all of which are based on the tiger and the threats it faces.
Bonalu, a festival which symbolises the unique culture of Telangana, was celebrated on July 18, 2023. The students presented a colourful and vibrant cultural programme which depicted the fervour of the festival through a traditional song and dance in praise of Goddess Mahakali for bestowing good health and prosperity to the people all through the year. A speech made by a student highlighted the significance and the scientific reason for celebrating this festival, particularly in the month of Ashada. (It is done to ward off communicable diseases.)
World Population Day was celebrated on July 11, 2023. The theme for this year was ‘Unleashing the Power of Gender Equality’. Several activities were organised for Classes 4 to 8 such as slogan writing, quiz, debate and drawing. Awareness on gender equality was discussed by the students of Classes 9 to 12. The students were conveyed the message about the importance of raising small families, the ill-effects of over population, the need to conserve our resources and to prioritise saving our planet Earth for the future generations.