Bhavan’s Delhi Kendra began its life in 1952 when Dr Rajendra Prasad laid its foundation stone. Shri Jawaharlal Nehru formally inaugurated the Kendra in 1957. New wings were added in 1976, 1982, 1998 and 2012. The Kendra is now housed in a complex of spacious buildings in a Central locality in New Delhi on the Kasturba Gandhi Marg. Its campus covers an area of 6.84 acres of land. The Delhi Kendra today is the house of a number of Departments and Institutions catering to the educational, cultural and moral needs of children and adults alike. In view of its location, ‘The Delhi Kendra’ is called upon to liaise, coordinate and follow- up matters concerning the Central Office and others, including the foreign Centres of the Bhavan, with the Central Government, Non Government Institutions and Eminent Personalities. Today Bhavan’s Delhi Kendra is most trusted organization in India for promotion of “Sanskrit and Sanskriti”
As one of the activities to promote Bhavan’s Mission (Sanskrit & Sanskriti) and objectives, Bhavan’s Delhi Kendra organizes various events throughout the year in pursuance of the Bhavan’s objectives. Some notable ones are:- Bhavan’s Sangeet Samaroh, Malhar Utsav — an evening of Hindustani Vocal Music, Book Release, Seminars/ Workshops Kavi Sammelan on Hindi Divas, Inter-School Competition on the recitation of Bhajans —dear to Mahatma Gandhi, Inter-School Sanskrit Shloka Competition and Inter-College Upanishad Paath Competition; Gita Jayanti, Birth Celebrations of Dr K.M. Munshi, Vasant Panchami Vasantotsav and many more.
Conceptualized by Shri Ashok Pradhan, Director, Delhi Kendra, every year Bharaitya Vidya Bhavan, Delhi Kendra, to celebrate its foundation day and to pay tribute to its Founder, Kulapati K. M. Munshi, that has been organized from 2009, Bhavan’s Sangeet Samaroh, in which eminent artists from Hindustani, Carnatic-vocal music, classical dance forms and instrumental music are presented to a distinguished gathering at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi, usually on 6th, 7th & 8th November. On this occasion, Bhavan also brings out a thematic digest to create awareness about our ancient texts, related to the performing arts. So far, the Bhavan has brought out digests on the themes such as - Our Heritage in Classical Music and Dance,Instruments in Classical Music, Dance Traditions in India, Abhinavagupta, Silappaatikaram, Brahaddesi, Sarangadeva’s Sangeet Ratnakar, Chaturaa Damodara Virtictama – Sangitadarpanam, Pandit Aahobal’s “Sangeet Parijat” and Mansollasa
“India is recognized for its rich cultural heritage, and every Indian must get connected to the values of Indian knowledge. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s motto is “आ नो भद्राः क्रतवो यन्तु विश्वतः।।” that means ‘Let noble thoughts come to us from every side’. This is being practised at every stage of educational training. So, our educational process includes several activities that promote value addition at every stage of life. At Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, a child of 3 years can join the Nursery class of Mehta Vidyalaya that is a CBSE recognized school up to 12th grade.For those who are stepping out of school, Bhavan has several professional job oriented courses in the field of Management, Education, Communication and many other trades, where students are professionally trained to become Industry ready, to get jobs easily, at the same time they are trained with value-based education to become good human beings. And when a person is ready to play the second inning of his/her life(means after retirement from job), Bhavan offers plenty of training programmes in Yoga, Astrology, Ayurveda, Vassstu and many similar subjects. We have many students of age 60+ enrolled in these courses. By joining such courses, one truly gets connected with divinity to observe perfect spiritual growth. It is said that ‘Education of Human being should begin at birth and continue throughout his life” and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan truly offers “Vidya” at every stage of your life. Best.”
NEWS & EVENTS
The second phase of training, ‘Komalpad’, for Hindustan Scouts & Guides (HSG) was held on 22, 23 and 24 August 2022. The training for 54 students of HSG from Classes 5 to 8 was conducted and the students attended the training with great enthusiasm.
The Bhavanites website was relaunched on August 22, 2022 to commemorate former Principal, Shri G.S. Negi’s birth anniversary. A documentary on the life of Shri G.S. Negi and select tributes from alumni and teachers were screened.
Bhavanites Association organised the Shri G. S. Negi Football Tournament on August 25, 2022 on the school grounds. The match was between the alumni and the school team. The school team was declared the winner.
July 30 was celebrated as Colours’ Splash day at Bhavan’s Public School. The students of senior and junior KG dressed in glowing colourful attire had a day full of fun and enthusiasm identifying colours. The children engaged in colouring, printing, origami and singing songs and jingles on colour.
To celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsava and participate in the Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan a series of activities were held on August 4, 2022 for the students of Classes Nursery to 8. All the students proudly made the Tricolour using different methods. A mass PT activity was organised for all classes where students did PT drills wearing tri colour wristbands and caps.