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
Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh has been conferred the India’s Best School title for the year 2021–22, in the rankings by Careers 360. This meritorious recognition has been conferred on the school for a second consecutive year.
The school has been awarded the highest AAAAA ranking based on parameters including students’ academic performance, faculty quality, infrastructure and other facilities. Careers 360 is a data and technology driven company that is driven by a 280+ member young team, specialising in career counseling, exam preparation and college recommendations. The Careers 360 website covers over 25,000 colleges, and is used by over 225 million students every year.
In the fourth Khelo India Youth Games held at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Panchkula, Devika Sihag, a student of Class 12 of Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh clinched the bronze medal in badminton in the singles category. This tournament has top ranked players contesting, and national level player Devika Sihag met everyone’s expectations.
It is notable that she was selected to be part of the badminton squad participating in the World School Games held in Normandy, France this year. This feat is another feather in the shuttler’s cap.
Devika Sihag earlier shared her message for youngsters like herself and said “Believe in yourself. Losing and failing is not the end. We are created to endure stress physically and mentally.”
She began playing at the age of 10 and has never looked back. From representing Panchkula District, Devika moved up the ranks to represent Haryana and has been playing at the national level since last year. She has also been recognised for her achievements as part of the Khelo India Programme by the Government of India and the Haryana government. Recognition has come after years of gruelling practice for the young champion.
Under the aegis of the renowned Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, Bengaluru, Devika has been making steady progress. Although now in Class 12, with steadfast support from her school and her parents, she has been able to strike a balance between academics and sports.
The Induction Ceremony of the Senior Cabinet was held at Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh. The ceremony took place in a special assembly, where the newly-appointed Cabinet Members were conferred with their badges. Himash Baweja and Miloni Tiwari of Class 12 took over as Captains, while Prabhat Rajagopalan and Pranjul Chandel of Class 12 were appointed Vice-Captains. The appointed Cabinet members pledged to carry out their duties with sincerity and efficiency.
Vedant Saini, an outstanding student of Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh, proved his mettle with yet another feat as he secured a spot in the squad representing India at the 63rd International Mathematics Olympiad to be held in Oslo, Norway from November 6 to 16, 2022. He is part of a team of six students who have been selected on the basis of their performance in the Indian Olympiad Qualifier in Mathematics (IOQM).
A student of Class 10, Vedant had made the school proud earlier when he was selected for the Asia Pacific Maths Olympiad 2022 from the northwest region. It is notable that Vedant had also represented India at the International Maths Olympiad, St Petersburg, 2021. This promising youngster had also bagged AIR-1 at Technothlon 2021 held by IIT Guwahati.
Eivaksh Aggarwal, a student of Class 10 of Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh, did the school proud when she was selected to be part of the prestigious Young Scientist Programme (YUVIKA) 2022 organised by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) conducted from 16–28 May 2022 at the Department of Space located in ISRO, Bangalore.
Eivaksh’s scientific temper was evident when she qualified for the national level of the Indian Olympiad Qualifier for Junior Science (IOQJS) also known as the NSEJS (National Standard Examination in Junior Science) conducted by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) and Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) earlier this year. The test is one of the most challenging and sought after exams organised by the IAPT.