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Launch of Websites

The Bhavan’s revamped website www.bhavans.info was launched at Central Bhavan on July 1, 2022 by Shri I. R. Khandwala. The whole site has been given a new look with pleasing-on-the-eye colour interface and smooth navigation and easy access on all devices. Updated information on all Kendras and activities of the Bhavan have been included. On the same occasion, Bhavan’s Journal Digital version, www.bhavans journal.com was launched by Shri H. N. Dastur in the presence of various dignitaries and heads of departments. The digital version has been launched on popular demand and is available on subscription basis.


Lecture on 'Guru, Shishya aur Shiksha' by Prof. Dr. Bharat Bhushan Mishra, at Guru-purnima celebration

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan celebrated the Guru-purnima on Wednesday, 13-7-2022. Dr. S.G. Mishra, Asst. Examination Secretary, and Shri Krishna Kumar Jha, Asst. Exam. Officer, Bhavan's Sanskrit Exams. Dept., and Shri Ajeenkya Sampat, Administrator, Bhavan's Kala Kendra, performed the recitation of the Guru-gita (from the Skanda-purana).

On this occasion, the eminent Sanskrit scholar Dr. Bharat Bhushan Mishra, Professor and Head, Department of Jyotisha, Central Sanskrit University, K.J. Somaiya Campus, Vidyavihar (E), Mumbai; delivered an online lecture (in Hindi) on 'Teacher, Student and Education'.
Dr. Ganapati V. Hegde, Principal I/C and Asst. Professor (Advaita-vedanta), Bhavan's Mumbadevi Adarsh Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, rendered the Vedic prayer. Dr. Girish B. Jani, Director, Sanskrit Studies and Research, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, delivered the welcome address and introduced the speaker.
In his inspiring lecture, Prof. Mishra pointed out the salient features and richness of the traditional Indian educational system, and emphatically elaborated the topics like four pillars of educational system --- teacher, student, subject of education and teaching techniques; qualities, types and role of teacher; characteristics, types and duties of student; importance of education in multi-dimensional growth of personality; various methods of traditional educational system, relationship of teacher and taught; place of noble values in character-building. Profusely quoting from the Vedas, Upanishads, Dharma-shastras, Puranas, Epics, and classics on Vyakarana, Jyotisha, Tantra, Yoga, Ayurveda and Sahitya (poetics and literature), he beautifully portrayed a vivid picture of ideal educational system.
Dr. Hitesh Trivedi, Asst. Director, Bhavan's P.G. & Research Dept., compered the programme and proposed the vote of thanks.


Seminar

Seminar on 'Role of Indian languages in Nation Building'


The S.N.D.T. Women's University, Mumbai; and Central Hindi Directorate, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, jointly organised a three-day national seminar on 'Role of Indian languages in Nation Building' during 22-24 March, 2022; at S.N.D.T. Women's University, Mumbai.
Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Governor of Maharashtra, and Chancellor of S.N.D.T. Women's University, inaugurated the seminar, and delivered the inaugural speech. Prof. Dr. Ujwala Chakradeo, Vice Chancellor, S.N.D.T. Women's University, delivered the welcome address. Dr. Jitendra Kumar Tiwari, Head, Dept. of Sanskrit, S.N.D.T. Women's University, introduced the theme of seminar.
Chief Guest Prof. Bhushan Patwardhan, Chairman, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Special Guest Prof. Dr. Om Prakash Pandey, noted Sanskrit scholar and Chief Editor, 'Rashtra Dharma', and Guest of Honour Prof. Murali Manohar Pathak, Vice Chancellor, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University, New Delhi, delivered short speeches on various aspects of the main theme of seminar. Shri Shailesh Bidalia, Assistant Director, Central Hindi Directorate, proposed the vote of thanks. Dr. Ms. Vandana Sharma, Head, Dept. of Hindi, S.N.D.T. Women's University, compered the programme of the inaugural session.
Dr. Ganapati V. Hegde, Assistant Professor (Advaita Vedanta), and Principal I/C, Bhavan's Mumbadevi Adarsh Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, rendered the Vedic prayer at the inaugural function, and delivered a talk on 'Role of Sanskrit in nation building', on second day i.e. on 23-3-2022.
Dr. Girish B. Jani, Director, Sanskrit Studies and Research, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, chaired a paper-reading session on 23-3-2022, and spoke on the importance of languages in Nation Building, diminishing rate of language education and consequent challenges.
More than twenty scholars including Dr. Mrs. Kamal Abhyankar, Prof. Prakash Chandra, Prof. Arun Hota, Dr. Urvashi Pandya, Dr. Madhav Phatak, Prof. Amrita, Dr. Hitesh Pandya, and others actively participated in the seminar. About fifteen research papers were presented at the various sessions of the seminar.


Lecture on 'Literary Approach of Research in Sanskrit'

Dr. Girish B. Jani, Director, Sanskrit Studies and Research, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, delivered online a lecture on 'Literary Approach of Research in Sanskrit', on 3-3-2022, under the special lecture series of 'New Dimensions of Sanskrit Research' organized by Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai.
Dr. Sapana Chinnurkar, Assistant Professor (Ad hoc), introduced Dr. G. B. Jani. In his lecture, Dr. Jani discussed the various aspects of Indological research and different approaches of research in Sanskrit, related with life of author, source and form of creative writing, psychology of characters, author's views regarding philosophy, society, and life as well as feminism. He cited many examples from the works of few modern Sanskrit litterateurs including Kshama Rao, V. S. Shevde, K. C. Dash, Harshadev Madhav, Satyavrat Shastri, S. B. Varnekar, Radhavallabh Tripathi, and others, and explained how modern Sanskrit literature is reflecting the present life and issues related with it. He also spoke on the changing focus of literary study of Sanskrit literature from the connoisseur to the composer and his surroundings.
Dr. Mrs. Shakuntala Gawde, Assistant Professor and Head, Dept. of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai, briefed about the special lecture series, and proposed the vote of thanks.


Homage to Ramakrishnanji

Lecture on 'Importance of Shiksha (Phonetics) and Vyakarana (Grammar) in the Sanskrit educational tradition' by Dr. Satyaraj Regmi

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan paid homage to its former Executive Secretary and Director General Shri S. Ramakrishnan, on his 19th death anniversary on Monday, 14-2-2022. On this occasion, the Parayana of 12th Adhyaya of the Gita and Rudradhyaya was performed by the staff-members of Bhavan's Sanskrit Depts., and an online lecture on 'Importance of Shiksha (Phonetics) and Vyakarana (Grammar) in the Sanskrit educational tradition' by Dr. Satyaraj Regmi, Guest lecturer (Vyakarana), Bhavan's Mumbadevi Adarsh Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, was organized at the Central Bhavan.
Dr. Ganapati V. Hegde, Principal I/C, Bhavan's Mumbadevi Adarsh Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, rendered the Vedic prayer. Shri K.K. Jha, Asst. Examination Officer, Bhavan's Sanskrit Exams. Dept., delivered the welcome address, and paid homage to Shri S. Ramakrishnan. Dr. Hitesh Trivedi, Assistant, Bhavan's P.G. & Research Dept., introduced the speaker.
In his interesting lecture delivered in flowing Sanskrit, Dr. Satyaraj Regmi spoke on the importance of six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines) in the vast Sanskrit educational tradition. He discussed the role of Shiksha (Phonetics) in learning the origin of the speech and the correct pronunciation of the letters. He elaborated the importance of Vyakarana (Grammar) for learning correct forms of verbs and words, formation of sentences, and deriving correct meaning of words and sentences. Quoting profusely from the scriptures, he underlined the importance of learning these two subjects for better understanding of the Sanskrit literary heritage and, also for its propagation.
Dr. Hitesh Trivedi proposed the vote of thanks, and compered the programme of the function.


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