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Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan to start scholarship scheme

Special Correspondent

It also plans to establish art gallery, school in Tiruporur

— Photo: K. V. Srinivasan

BOOK RELEASE: Former Supreme Court Judge B. N. Srikrishna (third from left), releasing a Bhavan’s publication and the first copy is being received by former CEC T. S. Krishnamurthy in Chennai on Sunday. Carnatic singer M. Balamuralikrishna (left); dean and director PSBB group of schools Mrs. Y. G. Parthasarathy; Bhavan’s Chennai Kendra acting chairman L. Sabaretnam (third from right) and B. S. Raghavan , former IAS officer (right), are in the picture.

CHENNAI: The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan will institute a scholarship scheme for students and establish an art gallery and a school of the stream of the Central Board of Secondary Education in Tiruporur as part of its golden jubilee celebration, Sugalchand Jain, vice-chairman of the Bhavan’s Chennai Kendra, said on Sunday.

Referring to various other activities planned by the organisation, Mr.Jain said a campaign to popularise Sanskrit among housewives and students of schools and colleges would be carried out. It had been proposed to install a bust of Bhavan’s founder K.M. Munshi at the Chennai Kendra office in Mylapore and Rajaji’s bust at Rajaji Vidyashram in Kilpauk. Steps would be taken for the release of postal cover, he said, releasing the Bhavan’s Golden Jubilee Year report.

Inaugurating the celebration, B.N. Srikrishna, vice-president of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and former Supreme Court Judge, released a Tamil publication on Sardar Patel.

Referring to February 19 incident in the Madras High Court premises, Justice Srikrishna said it was a matter of shame. None of those involved in the clash had discipline.

“The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan always stood for discipline, value and Indianness… I have not lost hope for youngsters. It is only a question of time and good will prevail over bad,” he added.

He handed over the first copy of the publication to T.S. Krishnamurthy, former Chief Election Commissioner.

The former CEC said that among tens and thousands of educational institutions in the country, the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan shined brightly like a star.

“There are 600 districts in the country. Time has come for the Bhavan to offer its services in smaller districts as negative trends are taking place among the youngsters in every district,” he added.

Mrs.Y.G.Parthasarathy, Dean and director, PSBB group of schools, said that Bhavan should start a Yuva Kendra to enrol more youngsters and instil the spirit of nationalism, value of integrity and the courage to fight against corruption.

B.S. Raghavan, former policy advisor to UN (FAO) and Jharkhand ICFAI University Chancellor, said the publication served as a timely reminder for the youngsters. It was an appropriate time to read the book and remember the great leaders.

L. Sabaretnam, acting Chairman, Bhavan’s Chennai Kendra, said that a cultural exchange complex was coming up on 55 acres land in Tiruporur.

The CBSE School would start functioning from the academic year 2010-2011.

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