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The Chandigarh Kendra was founded on July 16, 1979, under the aegis of Shri Jai Sukh Lal Hathi, former Governor of Punjab & Haryana.
The main activity of the Kendra is centered around its three schools, DRA Bhavan Vidyalaya, Bhavan Vidyalaya (Junior) and Bhavan Vidyalaya New Chandigarh.
Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh, was established on 17 July 1983, with 62 students and a team of 6 dedicated teachers and today is considered to be one of the premier institutions, not merely in the region but also at the National level. At present, the combined strength of all the schools under this Kendra, from Pre Nursery to XII is 3022, with a total of 141 teaching and non-teaching staff.
NEWS & EVENTS
The students of Class XI bid an unforgettable farewell to the outgoing Class of 2023 on February 15, 2023. Themed uniquely with the Bollywood catchphrase ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’, the farewell brought together the best memories for the students. The school auditorium was transformed into a visually stunning setting that set the stage for the juniors to bid adieu to their beloved seniors.
From an array of games, melodious songs, and dance performances on foot-tapping numbers, the students of Class XI had no shortage of creativity and enthusiasm, leaving their seniors captivated and moved. The most memorable moment of the day was a video featuring the seniors in different moods, as they shared their experiences and memories of their time at Bhavan’s, something that the students thoroughly enjoyed watching. The event was further enlivened with entertaining anti-awards presented to some of the seniors, which filled the auditorium with laughter and joy.
The event reached its crescendo with a spectacular ramp walk by the boys and girls.
The much-awaited results were announced, and Prabhat S. Rajagopalan and Bhoomika Chawla were crowned Mr Bhavan and Ms Bhavan, respectively. Himash Baweja and Pranjul Chandel were awarded the titles of Mr Debonair and Ms Elegant, while Ashmit Thakur and Diya Gupta won the titles of Mr Dashing and Ms Charming, respectively.
The students of Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh have once again showcased their exceptional talent and earned the school immense pride in the field of science and technology. Six students have qualified, at the state level, for the highly prestigious Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan (VVM) 2022, held on February 5, 2023.
Aditi Dhiman (Class 6), Siya Aggarwal (Class 9) and Pranit Sachdeva (Class 10), secured an awe-inspiring second place, earning a cash prize of Rs. 3000, a certificate, and a memento. Anvi Garg (Class 6), Anshika Kansal (Class 9) and Vedant Saini (Class 11) won the third place and received a cash prize of Rs. 2000, certificates and mementoes. Aditi, Siya and Pranit will now embark on their journey to the next level of examination in May 2023. VVM is organised by Vijana Bharati (VIBHA) in partnership with Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and NCERT.
A dazzling reunion was organised by the Bhavan’s Old Students’ Society (BOSS) on February 4, 2023, at Hotel Novotel, Chandigarh. Over 300 former students of Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, gathered at the event to relive old memories and bask in the company of their teachers and old schoolmates.
Chandigarh Mayor Shri Anup Gupta, a Bhavan Chandigarh alumnus, was the guest of honour. He launched the first edition of the coffee table book of BOSS (Bhavan’s Old Students’ Society), illustrating the extraordinary work done by the alumni association in the past. The book contains details of diverse activities undertaken by the society including outreach programmes, sports activities and other endeavours.
The students of the 1996, 1997 and 1998 batches were felicitated by Ms. Vineeta Arora for completing their 25 years with Bhavan Vidyalaya.
The 74th Republic Day was celebrated with patriotic fervour and enthusiasm at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh.
The Chief Guest for the occasion was Ms. Manraj Grewal Sharma, the Resident Editor of The Indian Express, Chandigarh. Special Guest Shri R. K. Saboo, esteemed Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chandigarh Kendra, Secretary Shri Madhukar Malhotra and other dignitaries also graced the occasion.
The celebrations commenced with the customary hoisting of the tricolour by the Chief Guest followed by the national anthem. An impressive march-past by the students of the School received thunderous applause from the gathering.
The Induction of the new Senior School Cabinet was an event eagerly looked forward to by everyone. The Award Ceremony commenced with students being felicitated for their commendable achievements in various fields. The most coveted C. Subramaniam Award for Excellence in Character went to Hargunjit Kaur, Narayani Khanna and Tanaya Bansal, while the Pranlal Devkaran Nanjee Award for Harmonious Behaviour was bagged by Arushi Ahuja. Sh. Venkatesan Memorial Award for Best Outgoing Student was bagged by Arushi Ahuja and Narayani Khanna. The coveted Luis Vincente Giay Trophy for outstanding leadership went to Himash Baweja. The prestigious Col. & Mrs B.K Sharma Memorial Award for All Round Achievements, Self Determination and Motivation was conferred upon Megha Tayal. The K.J Khosla Memorial Award for Sanskrit was given to Anshika Kansal, while the BOSS (Bhavan’s Old Students’ Society) Award for Outstanding Leadership Quality was given to Miloni Tiwari.
The Chief Guest Ms. Manraj Grewal Sharma and Shri R K Saboo then released the School Year Book 2023, which documents the plethora of activities the school undertakes and exhibits students’ creativity and imagination through its many well-designed pages.
The auspicious festival of Lohri was celebrated with immense cheer and enthusiasm at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, Sector 27 Campus on January 13, 2023. Vice Principal Mrs. Suparna Bansal lit the bonfire along with enthusiastic staff members amidst song and dance. The ritual of lighting the bonfire, going around the pious fire, the chanting of ‘Dulha Bhatti’, distribution of the traditional goodies like rewadis, popcorns, peanuts and gachak—all brought much needed respite from the cold environs of the classrooms.