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Lecture on 'Indian educational system : some thoughts' by
Dr. Hitesh Trivedi

Dr. Hitesh Trivedi, Asst. Director, P. G. & Research Dept., Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, delivered a lecture (in Hindi) on 'Indian educational system : some thoughts', on 6-1-2023, at the month-long Jnana-yagna (January, 2023) jointly organized by K. J. Somaiya Trust, Somaiya Sanskriti Vihar, at Somaiya Vidyavihar, Mumbai.
Dr. Mrs. Mrunal Bhatt, Head, Dept. of Sanskrit, K. J. Somaiya College of Arts & Commerce, Vidyavihar (East), delivered the welcome address and introduced the speaker - Dr. Hitesh Trivedi. Dr. Hitesh Pandya, Head, Dept. of Gujarati, Somaiya College, offered shawl to Dr. Trivedi.
In his lecture, Dr. Trivedi discussed the topics like etymological explanation of the words Sarasvati, Guru, Shishya and Shiksha, various types of teachers and students, their characteristics, different kinds of intelligence i.e. Buddhi, Smriti, Mati, Prajna etc., various methods and techniques of transmission knowledge, importance of repeated recitations of learnt portions of the syllabus. Quoting profusely from Sanskrit classics and scriptures, he elaborated the different concepts of education and its various aspects like -- learning, teaching, self-study and enlightenment.
Dr. Mrunal Bhatt, compered the programme of the function, and proposed the vote of thanks.

Mumbai Head Office

Lecture on ‘Importance of Manuscript Studies’ by Prof. Dr. S. Y. Wakankar

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan paid homage to its Founder-President Kulapati Dr. K. M. Munshi (1887-1971) on his 135th birth anniversary on 30-12-2022. Dr. Shivgopal Mishra, Asst. Examination Secretary, and Shri Krishna Kumar Jha, Asst. Examination Officer of Bhavan’s Sanskrit Exams. Dept. performed the recitation of Rudradhyaya and Shiva-mahimnah-strotra.
On this occasion, the eminent Sanskrit scholar, and manuscript expert Prof. Dr. Siddharth Y. Wakankar, former Deputy Director, Oriental Institute, M. S. University, Vadodara (Gujarat), delivered online a lecture on ‘Importance of Manuscript Studies’. Dr. Hitesh Trivedi, Assistant Director, Bhavan’s P. G. and Research Dept., rendered the Vedic prayer and delivered the welcome address. Dr. Girish B. Jani, Director, Sanskrit Studies and Research, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, paid homage to Kulapati Dr. K. M. Munshi, and introduced the speaker.
In the beginning of his scholarly lecture, Prof. Dr. Wakankar, paid tributes to Kulapati Dr. Munshi, and admired his valuable contribution to the publication of many unpublished manuscripts carried out by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. He highlighted various aspects of manuscript studies, and elaborately discussed topics like meaning and scope of the term ‘manuscript’; different types of manuscripts; materials, colours and techniques used in writing manuscripts; profession of scribe; various scripts and languages used in manuscripts related with Oriental studies; pre-requisites for manuscript studies; process of learning and training for editing manuscripts, and fundamental role and importance of manuscript studies in every field of cultural and historical study of any civilization. He cited topics of many unpublished manuscripts related with Dharma, Sahitya, Ayurveda, erotics, weaponry, as well as technical and scientific works, and appealed all students and researchers for learning the multi-dimensional study of manuscripts for better understanding the treasure of Indology.
Dr. Hitesh Trivedi, proposed the vote of thanks and compered the programme of the function. The lecture was followed by question-answer session.

Kozhikode Kendra

ATL of Bhavan's Chevayur Inaugurated

The Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) was set up in Bhavan’s School, Chevayur, to foster curiosity, creativity and imagination in young minds and to inculcate skills such as a developing a design-oriented mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing, etc. The lab was inaugurated on December 10, 2022, by Shri. Jagdish Lakhani, Joint Executive Secretary and Registrar, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Shri. Ramankutty Warrier, Director of Bhavan’s Kochi Kendra was the Guest of Honour. The function was presided over by Shri. A K B Nair, Chairman, Bhavan’s Kozhikode Kendra.
During the inaugural function of the ATL, a PowerPoint presentation of the school’s achievement in robotics was shown and self-prepared projects of students were displayed. Students also spoke about the various equipments of the ATL and explained how to use them. Master Ritwik Sreenish, the National Level winner in Robotics, also described his various innovative projects and products that were created to help the community. Shri Jagdish Lakhani appreciated the students’ enthusiasm and talents and wished them good luck. He also visited the School Radio station ‘Bhavans Radio 19.90’. The student RJs (radio jockeys) had a session with Lakhani Sir and Ramankutty Sir, which went on air during the lunch break on December 12, 2022.

Jaipur Kendra

2nd Inter-college Drama Competition

Bhavan’s Cultural Centre Suruchi Kendra organised the second season of Dr. K. M. Munshi Memorial inter-college drama competition on November 29, 2022, at Maharana Pratap Auditorium, Jaipur.
The theme of the competition this year was ‘Drama based on Rajasthani folk tales’. Three judges who are well-known personalities from the theatre world of Jaipur judged the competition. University Maharani College secured the first position, SS Jain Subodh PG College secured the second position and the third position was bagged by Parishkar College of Global Excellence.
Besides this, awards were given for the Best Director (Dr Kapil Sharma), Best Actor (Ms. Tanu Nathawat and Ms. Shreyanshi Mishra) and Best Content (Shri Subodh Kachhawa).
The chief guest for the awards function was Shri Krishna Kalpit, a well-known poet and author.

Amritsar Kendra

Children’s Science Congress

The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, organised Children’s Science Congress in collaboration with PG Department of Zoology, Khalsa College, Amritsar. Bhavan’s SL Public School students Suhana and Hardik from Senior Team along with Siya and Vaibhav from Junior Team performed spectacularly by bagging the 1st position. 

Amritsar Kendra

Art and Craft Exhibition

Bhavan’s SL Public School organised “Srijan” Art and Craft exhibition on December 9, 2022, on the school premises. The students heartily felicitated the chief guest by presenting a beautiful dance. Students of Pre wing made handicrafts of various shapes and sizes like jute bags, mittens, napkins, doll houses, net bags, mittens, aprons, etc. Students of Classes II to V displayed articles like cushion covers, pen stands, Christmas decorations, bottle covers, etc. Students of Std. VI to VIII prepared bottle covers, potli (bags), toran (door hangings), wall hangings and Christmas articles. Students of Std. IX and X displayed their skills by weaving T-shirts, jute bags, multipurpose mats and home decor items. TLM’s (teaching / learning materials) and working models were displayed on various subjects such as the printing press, clinometer, spinning jenny, geoboard, windmill, formal letter, etc. Students of Shri P D Kumar Memorial Gyandeep (Free Evening School) created eco-friendly articles out of waste. Students of Bhavan’s Muskan (a school for mentally challenged, autistic and Down syndrome children) showcased their talents by making hand-fans, an ice-cream parlour, mushroom dolphins, etc.

Ahmedabad Kendra

The Arjun Award

Ms. Elavenil Valarivan, the famous Tokyo Olympic 2020 participant in 10 metre air rifle shooting, is a student of Bhavan’s Sheth R.A. College of Arts and Commerce, Ahmedabad. She has been awarded the highest and the most prestigious award by the Government of India in sports —the Arjuna Award. She received the award from the honourable President of India Smt. Droupadi Murmu on November 30, 2022, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. The entire Bhavan’s Family congratulates her for this exceptional achievement.

Kolkata Kendra


With profound grief, we announce the demise of the honourable Chairman of Bhavan’s Kolkata Kendra, Dr. G.D. Gautama, IAS (retired), on November 11, 2022.
During his tenure as Chairman, he attended to the duties on an honorary capacity on almost every working day, helping everyone to face the challenges of the organisation. He built the brand name of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and has placed its name on the cultural map of Kolkata. He brought a turnaround in the culture of Bhavan’s Institute of Management Science, which is now one of the top 10 educational institutions for learning marketing and sales as per Higher Education Review.
His contributions shall be remembered and revered forever by the Bhavan’s family.
May his departed soul rest in eternal peace.

Kolkata Kendra


On December 10, 2022, Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir celebrated Deedhiti (Inspiration), the Annual Day, in the Science City Auditorium, Kolkata, in association with the radio partner 91.9 Friends FM. It was a remarkable day, which began with the invocation, where the students presented ‘Guru Vandana’ along with the vocal and instrumental orchestra.
This was followed by the auspicious lamp-lighting ceremony by the Chief Guest Dr. Arun Bandyopadhyay, Director, CSIR – Indian Institute of Chemical Biology.
All the dignitaries were felicitated and welcomed with potted saplings and an ‘uttoriyo’ fabricated by Ramnagar Unnayan Sangstha, a self-help group of 35 rural women of Purba Midnapore Zilah, West Bengal. The dignitaries then released the 20th edition of the school magazine ‘RIPPLES’.
A cultural programme ‘Glimpses of Bengal’ was presented in which about 400 students presented dance, music, a pageant and fashion show, showcasing the culture, heritage, dance forms, textiles and costumes of different parts of Bengal, from Darjeeling to the Sundarbans.

Kolkata Kendra

Bhavan’s Intra MUN

On October 31 and November 1, the Bhavan’s Intra MUN was organised with great splendour on the school premises and it generated active participation and interest.
The committee of the session was an AIPPM (All India Political Parties Meet), with participants comprising class XII students having 18 delegations representing seven political parties deliberating on the agenda of the outstanding situation in Kashmir. The event was marked by enthusiastic participation, heated debates, a barrage of charismatic orations and on-the-spot brainstorming of solutions revolving around the issues of Article 370, the human rights situation and the security situation of the Kashmir region.




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