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Navi Mumbai

Plot No 3-A,
Sector 30,
Near Vashi Railway Station,
Near Assam Bhavan,
Vashi (east),
Navi Mumbai - 400703
Phone: 9136664343
Email: info@bvbnmk.org

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is one of the premier and coveted educational institutions in India. It has its foundation from Kulapati Dr K M Munshi, a freedom fighter and Educational leader in 1938 with blessings from Mahatma Gandhi. The latest entrant in the family of BVB is its new generation Centre at Vashi. This Centre is poised to be the next generation entity of BVB catering to the cultural and Educational needs of Navi Mumbai and beyond. Besides educational activities, the Navi Mumbai Kendra will focus on Children Club, Yoga and Related Activities and a Cultural Club. The Centre is likely to become one of the hubs of education, spiritual, fine arts and cultural activities in the satellite city of Navi Mumbai

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Pour Painting

Pour Painting is a colourful and exciting, though messy work. Members of the Bhavan’s Children’s Club enjoyed the freedom of painting without a brush and produced lovely pictures. Amita Kini, founder of Suchitra Classes and Art Gallery, conducted the interesting workshop. Parents and kids appreciated and loved the workshop.

Photography Club

A photography club was inaugurated on April 14, 2024 at the Bhavan’s Navi Mumbai Kendra.
A presentation on light and shade photography was given by Dr Nima John, officiating head of Amity Film School, Mumbai in the presence of club president K V Subramaniam, secretary Sagar Mhatre and treasurer V Krishnamurthy, Rajendra Waghmare, secretary, Photography Club of India and Bhattacharjee, a prominent photographer.

Microscopic Marvels

Microscopic Marvels was an interesting and fun filled activity conducted by Navi Mumbai Kendra’s Children’s Club on April 21, 2024 at the Kendra.
Thirty-seven children from different schools of Navi Mumbai, flocked the venue, armed with colouring material and plenty of enthusiasm.
Arti Kute held the audience spellbound with a story and an interactive question answer session, leading to the microscope and its qualities. Besides a real microscope, Arti had created a working microscope which the children lined up to gaze through the eyepiece.
This was followed by a colouring session where the children were given printouts of a telescope with its parts listed and made colourful pictures.

Third Annual Day

The third annual day of the Bhavan’s Children’s club held on March 23, 2024, was a kaleidoscope of activities.
The exhibition put up by the children’s club members was inaugurated by Smt. Madhavi Mutatkar, Creative Head at Impact Vision and former President of ZEE Network, in the presence of Shri Satish Mutatkar, Director, Producer and Author. The variety entertainment consisted of dances, songs, poem recitation and speeches. Smt. Madhavi Mutatkar gave away the prizes won by the club members in various activities around the year, honoured the ones who were the judges, the workshop organisers and those who assisted in various activities during the year.
Shri Satish Mutatkar autographed his books on Sachin Tendulkar and Krishna.

Art Exhibitions, Ghazal, Geet and Bhajans

Bhavan’s Navi Mumbai Kendra has had a spate of exhibitions in the last three months. Photography and Painting exhibitions held in February by the Photographic Society of India and STOP Foundation of Indore in the Bhavan’s Navi Mumbai Kendra were inaugurated by Shri M N Ramchandra, Director of the Kendra. The Art Dhamma exhibition was held earlier. Kala Ranjani with the theme of ‘Ghazal, Geet and Bhajans’ by Vinod Trivedi and Bhavanaben Gada was held on March 25, 2024. The Garba dance performed received an enthusiastic response.

Art Dhamma

Commodore Sunil Rajashekharan, Commanding officer, INS Tanaji inaugurated the art exhibition titled ‘Art Dhamma’, curated by Shri Vidhu Pillai and Shri Suresh Nair. The 8–day event showcasing eight artists was held by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Navi Mumbai Kendra from December 23–30, 2023.
The artists were mainly from Bengaluru, including Dr Shantala S, Nagaraj Hanehalli, Makarand Joshi, Nishad MP, Rupesh Bhandarkar, Shiva Hadimani, and Bhaskaran Achari. The exhibition was visited by many people who appreciated the beautiful works of the artists.

Sports Day

An exciting sports day was organised keeping Jai Shri Ram and Republic day in mind on January 21, 2024 at the Kendra premises. An archery contest saw Aavya Mahajan, Mukund Kamath and Vivaan Kapoor nearly hitting the target.
A 100 metre race was organised where the children held the national flag in their hands while running. In the boys group, Mihir Kukreja, Vivaan Kapoor and Arjun Adige won the first three prizes, while in the girls group it was Prisha Barai, Parisshi Kukreja and Aavya Mahajan who won the first, second and third prizes. In another race, the boys Mihir Kukreja, Yagya Kapoor and Vivaan Kapor won while Leysha Saxena, Sumedha Pai and Yessica Doshi won the first, second and third prizes in the girls category.

Sports Day

The 75th Republic Day was celebrated by the Navi Mumbai Kendra with the former Joint CP Sanjay Mohite as the Guest of Honour. The flag hoisting was followed by an interesting discussion about Bhavans and the Kendra by all the invitees and guests.
Navi Mumbai Kendra Office bearers and other distinguished guests were present.

Jatra Procession

Celebrating the holy month of Margazhi, Navi Mumbai Kendra, in collaboration with Guru G V Ramani Natya Kala Foundation, led an overwhelmingly large number of enthusiastic dancers, singers, flute players and devotees to Laxmi Venkataramana Balaji Mandir, Vashi, on December 16, 2023, in a huge procession. The Sangeet Nritya Sankirtana procession consisted of more than 35 dancers dressed in colourful attire and teachers and devotees in silk robes.
Several cultural groups from all over Mumbai like Upasana, Kalasadan and others also participated. Margazhi procession is akin to Pandharpur Vari performed by varkaris in the month of ashadha and culminating in front of Vithala.
The dancers performed a group dance in front of the temple. A song and dance on Sant Eknath’s composition ‘Majhe Mahera Pandhari’ was performed.