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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
NEWS & EVENTS
The Kendra organised a Satsang on Adi Shankaracharya recently. Well known Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader, Chinmaya Mission teacher and a banker, Shantala Bhat conducted the Satsang, singing bhajans in her mellifluous voice and talking about the Hindu great spiritual leader Adi Shankaracharya.
The audience listened in rapt silence to the interesting discourse. This was followed by the traditional arti.
A workshop on Warli art was held on December 26, 2022 by Navi Mumbai Kendra’s Children’s Club. Dwelling on the history of the art, explaining about its importance and usefulness, Aarti Kute, founder of ‘Masti ka Pitaara’ and an expert on the theme, demonstrated how animal drawings could be made using this simple art, to an eager audience of children aged five to fifteen.
A Satsang by Chinmaya Mission teacher, Mahila Pramukh of VHP and former banker Smt Shantala Bhat was held on November 11, 2022 where she spoke of the ten avatars of Vishnu and sang lively bhajans and kirtan.
The Kendra’s Children’s Club organised the ‘When I grow up I want to be…..’ contest online on November 18, 2022.
Anika Bhat, of Avalon Heights School, as an otolaryngologist (ENT specialist) won the first prize. Her gear of an ENT doctor with her instrument was impressive. Vedant Gudibandha of Father Agnel School, walked away with the second prize as a storyteller and writer. Third prize winner was Arjun Adige of Avalon Heights School dressed as an engineer. Four other children were awarded the consolation prizes.
The judge for the occasion was Smt Sunita Dhagat, a former Pidilite employee and currently an honorary teacher for Class 8 and 9 students.
The Diwali Mela organised by Bhavan’s Children’s club on October 22, 2022 at the Kendra premises consisted of children making killas (forts), attending an interesting mandala art workshop and participating in enjoyable games.
Vedant Gudibanda won a special prize for his creative masterpiece. The first prize was given to Ansh Kute, second to Arjun Adige and the third to Samar Jaggi. Madhav Kabra won the consolation prize. Shivranjani Gudibanda conducted the Mandala workshop. In the games conducted, Ira Srivastava, Leysha Saxena, Ganesh, Prisha, Yagya Kapoor, Ansh Kute, and Madhav Kabra won the prizes.