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NEWS FROM THE STATES
                                                                                   

 
 

Patan, Gujarat : Branch organised Bharat Ko Jano exam with the main aim to provide general knowledge regarding Indian Culture & Sanskar. In this exam 1598 students of thirty different schools actively participated. 739 students of Primary school & 859 students of higher secondary school sat for exam on 23rd August 2009. Rajubhai Thakker Coordinator & all members of branch worked for its success.

Karimganj, Assam : Branch organised branch level Bharat Ko Jano quiz competition on 6th September, 2009 at Karimganj college auditorium Altogether 12 teams participated in the competition held in two groups junior and senior. The progamme was inaugurated by hon'ble District & Session Judge Justice Prasanta Kumar Choudhury. Baby Land English School, Karimganj bagged 1st prize. Saraswati Vidya Niketan and Tagore school of studies, badarpur won the 2nd prize and the 3rd prize respectively. The entire programme was sponsored by our member Shri Prasanta Kumar Choudhury in memory of his beloved brother late Niranjan Choudhury.

Greater Kailash-I Delhi South : Bharat Ko Jano written competition was held in 5 schools where 365 students participated from 5th to 11th Sept. in various schools.

Janakpuri (Main) : BKJ was held in 3 schools amongst 600 junior & 500 senior students.

Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra : Organized BKJ on 13th September 2009 in modern school. 15 schools participated. Some of the schools have English as well as Hindi as medium of instruction. So those schools sent two teams for each category (Junior). Results are as follows: Riyan International, Father Agnel Juniors Senior, DAV Public school, Sainath High School (Senior). Trophies were distributed immediately after the results were out. A large number of parents, teachers were present to cheer up the children.

Chandrasekhar, Bhubaneswar, Orissa : The Bharat Ko Jano competition was conducted on 12 September 2009 at SSVM, NV, Bhubaneswar. Teams from 12 schools came of which 6 were selected after a screening test. The convener Smt. Saudamini Nayak read out the rules and regulations of the competition. Dr. Manoranjan Das, was the quiz master. The 1st prize was won by DAV Public School, Kalinganagar.

Bhubaneswar Main : The branch conducted BKJ quiz competitions in Junior and Senior categories among teams from 6 and 7 schools respectively. Smt. Geeta President and Smt. Shakuntala BKJ Convener conducted the junior and senior level quiz respectively on 11.10.09. Bharati Vidya Mandir won the junior level and DAV Public School won the senior level competition.

Bhubaneswar North : The branch held its BKJ written examination on 11th Oct. 09  by inviting teams from 11 schools in which 34 students participated. In the valedictory function the chief guest Prof K.C. Das, a respected 90 year old educationist distributed the prizes. He inspired everybody with his words besides his exemplary fitness and active life.

Bhubaneswar Vistar: On 18th Oct. branch conducted a unique "vistar" programe inJagatsing pur town, the head quarter of district bearing same name, which has no BVP branch. Inspired by Prant President Sri L.K. Mohanty, the branch conducted a mega health camp and BKJ competition among school students. Situated 55 kms from the state capital deep inside Mahanadi delta, the town is hub of agriculture and holds good prospect for BVP activity. The BKJ test attracted intense attention of a good number of students and teachers and the invitees to the valedictory function were prospective BVP members.

Lucknow, Avadh Goraksh : On 22.08.09 branch organised Bharat Ko Jano written tests in about 8 schools comprising of more than 1000 children; Branch distributed 400 boots amongst the students.

(NITI: Dec., 2009)
 

Goalpara, Assam West : Branch organized BKJ quiz competition on 06.09.09 at College auditorium. Twenty students from different educational institutions from greater Goalpara region participated in the quiz. The competition was held in two group's. The Junior Group from class VI to VIII & senior Group from IX to XII. Sri Gokul Dev Goswami, Sri Dhananjay Das, Sri Jayanta Medhi and Sri Mantu Das conducted the quiz. 1st Prize in the Junior group was won by Sri Praloy Barman & Sri Aman Kumar from Sainik School, and in senior group 1st prize was won by Sri Abinash Kumar Upadhyay & Sri Abhisek Kumar from Sainik School.

Karimganj, Assam : Branch organized BKJ quiz competition written test at Nabin Chandra college at Badarpur for the students of this locality. Altogether 402 students form various Educational institutions participated in the written test. Out of which 221 students appeared from junior group & 181 students from senior group.

(NITI: Nov., 2009)

 

A.P. West : In BKJ competition conducted by Prant 77 schools with 1300 students participated. CVRM High School from Shri Krishna Devaraya Shakha Ananthapur stood first both in senior and junior groups.

 Karnataka South : Prant level BKJ quiz competition was organized on 9th November, 08 at Bapuji Sabhangana, Devanagare. Gauthama Shakha, Davanagare was the host branch. Shri P.R. Ananda Rao, National Convener, Vistar Karya and Shri P.K.Rao well known educationist from Harihar inaugurated the programme by lighting the traditional lamp. Dr. Srishaila M. Byadagi, President, Gauthama Shakha, Devanagare presided over the function. More than 1000 people including students, teachers, parents, members of the Parishad and guests witnessed the programme. 12 junior teams and 13 senior teams from different parts of Karnataka participated in the competition. Kumari Nidhi Sangli & Shri P.M. Prabhanjan of Carmel School, Padmanabha Nagar, Bangalore got first prize. 

Bareta South, Punjab South : Branch organized a school level and branch level BKJ competition on 12.11.08 and 16.11.08 respectively. In the school level competition 300 students of 16 schools in the junior and senior groups participated.

 Malerkotala, Punjab East : Branch organized BKJ competition in which about 1000 students from 10 different schools participated in written test.

(NITI: Mar., 2009)

 

Delhi North: (A) At Branch level : 4800 students of 30 schools comprising ten branches in the month of October and November, 2008. (B) At State level : This competition was organized on 21-12-2008 at Nav Bharati Public School Deepali, Pitampura, Delhi. 125 schools of 10 branches participated in this competition. After written examination and oral quiz competition, following teams were declared as winners and qualified to participate at National Level: Junior and Senior group RPVV, BT Block, Shalimar Bagh.

On this occasion Smt. Usha Gupta (MC), Sh. Mahesh Chand Sharma (Chief Patron), Sh. B.M. Bhandari (Chief Advisor) Sh. Mahesh Sharma, Zonal Secretary, Zone-II were the guests of honour. All office bearers of Delhi North were present in this function.

Woolen sweaters to 18 Tribal students from North-East Region were also donated by Saraswati Vihar Branch on this occasion.

Gajuwaka, A.P. North-East : State level BKJ quiz competition was completed on November30, 2008. The competition was inaugurated by the chief guest Dr. S.R. Mallikarjuna Rao, Dy. General Manager, Visakhapatanam. The session was presided over by Mr. P.V.S. Krishna Rao, State Vice President. The chief guest expressed the view that Bharat Vikas Parishad had been making tremendous efforts to uphold the rich cultural heritage of our great country. He called upon the students to make use of such quiz programmes for their own betterment, besides the broad social interest. 6 teams in junior category and 9 in senior category participated in the competitions. The competitions were held by using LCD projector, with question & answers displayed on screen, with round to round scores indicated on a score board. The necessary assistance was extended by Mr. S.Srinivas Rao, Asst. Manager, Steel Plants and Mr. G.V.Gopal, branch Treasurer. The result : 1st Aditya Public School, 2nd Sri Prakash Vidya Niketan and 3rd NNT Public School Rajahmundry.

The highlight of the competition was that the special guest of the Valedictory session Mr. Mohd. Khan, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Visakhapatanam (South) was present through the entire duration and was greatly impressed by the programme and the system of its conduct.

The Valedictory session was presided over by Mr. PVS Krishna Rao, State General Secretary in the presence of Mr. G.V. Prasad, Executive Director (HRM), Visakhapatanam Steel Plants as chief guest and Mr. Mohd. Khan, Assistant Commissioner of Police as a special guest. The chief guest emphasized that the ethics & values of our great country are followed throughout the globe and it becomes the bounden duty of every Indian citizen to make sincere efforts to safeguard our own culture. He assured that all possible assistance will be extended from the side of Visakhapatnam Steel Plants, for such social causes.

Addressing the session Mr. Mohd. Khan ACP advised the student community to make use of such programmes not only to enrich themselves with general knowledge for their own betterment, but keeping the large national interest.

Mr. PVS Krishna Rao, President appreciated the efforts of the host branch Gajuwaka for holding the State level BKJ successfully. Chief guest and special guest presented mementoes and certificates to the winners in both senior & junior category.

Amdavad, Gujarat Central : Branch organized State level quiz competitom of BKJ on 30-11-2008 at Amdavad.

5 teams participated both in junior and senior groups. In junior level Paldi-Amdavad team stood first and in senior level Sawastna team stood first. Shri Surendrabhai Patel, Hon. MRPCS was the chief guest.

Jammu West, J&K : Branch organized BKJ quiz competition at Govt Girls Hr. Sec. School on 15th Nov., 2008 presided over by Prof. Satish Anand, National Secretary Praudh Sanskar. The chief guest was Mrs. Shashi Prabha Thapa, the Principal of the Institution.

Chief guest highly appreciated the different activities undertaken by Parishad and stressed upon the need for such like activities to be taken up more vehemently in all the educational institutions because the youth is more inclined towards western civilization. Memento was presented to Mrs. Shashi Prabha Thapa the Principal of Govt. Hr. Sec. School which were the winners in both categories.

Janakpuri Main, Delhi South : Branch organised BKJ on14th November, 2008 in Lawrence Public School. 100 students participated in the quiz contents. It was inaugurated by Shri J.C. Jhamb an eminent Educationist. Master Sharad Sharma & Master Ankit Talwar of Class-XI were ranked 1st & 2nd respectively.

Goa : In branch level BKJ competition 27 schools participated from 5 branches. 52 students took part..

At Prant level 5 schools participated with ten students. Team of Saraswati Vidyalaya Mhapsa stood first in senior group while Shri Shantadurga High School Bidholin were winners at junior level.

(NITI: Feb., 2009)
 

Vidyaranya, Karnataka South : Branch conducted BKJ programme at the branch level on 2nd Nov.,08 in the premises of BUNTS' Shangha Vidya Nikethana. 12 senior teams and 9 junior teams participated. Sri N. Doulath Rao, National Additional Secretary General inaugurated the programme. First in junior team was from Florence High School, Basaveshwara Nagar, Bangalore, and 2nd in senior team was from BUNTS Sangha Vidya Nikethan, Vijayanagar, Bangalore.

The teams from Florence School participated in the Prant level competition held on 09.11.2008 at Davanagere and got 3rd prize.

Shahpurkandi, Punjab North : BKJ (a) School level written competition was held on 16.10.08. 185 students in junior and 100 students in senior categories participated.

Khanna : Branch organized branch level BKJ on 4.11.2008 in which 980 students from 12 different schools of the city and nearby village took part in both senior and junior level competition. Lala Sarkaru Mall Sarvhitkari Vidya Mandir Sr. Sec. School stood 1st in senior and Radha Vatika Sr. Sec.School Khanna stood in junior level.

Sirhind, , Punjab East : The State level B.K.J. quiz competition was organized by Sirhind branch on 23rd November, 08 at Lions Community Hall, Sirhind. A total of 17 teams participated in the event (9 senior & 8 junior) Shri Rakesh Sehgal, President Punjab East & Shri Harinder Gupta General Secretary Punjab East presided over the function. Renowned social worker S. Amritpal Singh (Raju) graced the occasion as chief guest & donated Rs. 2100/-, Sh. Vinay Kumar & Kailash Kumar of Govt. Model High School, Sector-20-D, Chandigarh were declared winners in junior wing & Priyanka & Neha of Shri Suraj Kund Sarva Hitkari Vidya Mandir Sunam were winners from senior teams.

Sirhind : Branch level BKJ was organized on 5th and 19th October, 2008 at Govt. Girls Sr.Sec. School, and Lion's Community Hall Sirhind respectively. 650 students from ten Schools participated. The team of Govt. Girl Sr. Sec. School Sirhind Mandi (Fatehgarh Sahib) stood first in senior group and Saffron City Sr. Sec. School in Junior group.

Samana Mandi : Bharat Ko Jano written test was organized by branch at Public Sr. Sec. School on 2.11.2008. 390 students from 11 schools participated in this test in senior & junior groups. The quiz competition was held on 9.11.2008 at S.D Model School, Samana.

Goalpara, Assam : Organized BKJ competition on 14th Sep,08 at Central Girls H.E.School, Sri Sankardev Sishuniketan & Sainik School Goalpara were the winners in the senior & junior groups respectively.

Birjhora : On 06.09.2008 branch organized BKJ competition at Birjhora Higher Secondary School, Bongaigaon. The competition was inaugurated by Sri Pulin Choudhary, Principal of the school.Sri Swadesh Ranjan Goswami, Secretary State also attended the programme. 10 groups were selected for the oral round. In senior category Birjhora H.S.School & in junior category Sh. Sankardev Vidya Niketan were the winners.

Silchar : Branch organized BKJ on 21st Sept., 08 at Narsingh Higher Secondary School, wherein approximately 200 students from 15 different schools participated. The top scorer in junior group was Nilima Rao, of Govt. Girls Higher Secondray School and in senior group Ramal Chakraborty, of Pranabanda Vidya Mandir.

Gajuwaka, A.P.North-East : Branch conducted BKJ competition on 25.10.2008 at Vijnana Bharati School. 17 teams participated in the competition. The competition was inaugurated by the Municipal Corporator Sri A.J.Stalin.

Chaitanya Public School stood 1st in senior group while A.V.K. High School bagged 1st prize in junior group.

Greater Kailash-I, Delhi South : Branch organized BKJ competition on 25th October, 2008 in 4 schools. 450 students took the test.

Lucknow Poorvi, Awadh Goraksh : Branch organised the BKJ competition on 2-11-2008 at Seth M.R. Jaipuria School, Lucknow. Seven Teams in senior and six teams in junior group participated. Shri P.Arvindakshan, Principal, Jaipuria School was the chief guest and Colonel Y.R.Sharma was special guest on this occasion.

Thermal Bokaro, Jharkhand : Branch organized BKJ-2008 branch level inter school quiz on 25.10.2008 at Station Club BTPS. The programme was inaugurated by the C.E. & Project Head Mr. A.N. Mishra. 11 junior level teams and 9 senior level of 13 schools participated. The quiz was conducted by the Supd. Engr. Mr. A. Dutta. Earlier about 1381 students participated in the school level programme.

Odissa : State level BKJ quiz among 13 top teams from Odissa branches was held at Bhubaneswar on 2nd November, 2008. There were 7 senior and 6 junior category teams. Red-Cross Bhawan was packed with BVP members, elite guests, parents and media to wintess this unique event. A special section of questions relating to art, culture and history of Odisha were added to the main bulk of quiz on Bharat by the famous quizmaster Prof. Dr. Sanjay Satpathy who engrossed both the competitors and the audience with his witty conduct of the quiz.

Dr. Binayak Rath, Vice Chahncellor of Utkal University and chief guest inspired the young.

Bhubaneswar Main : Branch was the first in conducting "Bharat Ko Jano" written competitions both in senior and junior categories on two days. followed by quiz on 21.9.08. Nine schools with 47 students participated. Smt. Bijaya Mishra, the Convener made special efforts to secure maximum participation and help to discover best talents for the state level competitions.

(NITI: Jan., 2009) 

Karimganj  (Assam) : Branch organised branch level BKJ competition on 28th Sept. 2008 at Karimganj College Auditorium.  St. Josephs High School, Badarpur became the champions in both the junior & senior groups. In junior group, the 2nd & 3rd prizes went to Rowlands Memorial High School, & Kendriya Vidyalaya, respectively. In senior group the 2nd & 3rd prizes were bagged by N.C. College, Badarpur & Saraswati Vidya Niketan, Karimganj respectively.

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh:
  Branch organised branch level Quiz Competition Bharat Ko Jano 2008 on Sept. 14, 2008 in the Kalibari Hall, Shimla. Dr. Rajesh K. Rana acted as the quizmaster. Nine schools of Shimla and its nearby areas participated in this competition and the winners were as follows:

First prize: Dayanand Public School,The Mall, Shimla,
          Second Prize: DAV Public School, New Shimla,
          Third Prize: Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jutogh (Shimla)

Dr. SK Pandey, Director Central Potato Research Institute, Shimla, the chief guest of the function, appreciated the Parishad's idea of remembering our glorious past and inculcating patriotism in school children along with the general public through quiz competitions.

(NITI: Dec., 2008) 
 

Chandrashekharpur, Orissa : On 5th Sept.,08 (Guru Divas) the branch conducted BKJ competition at Venkateswar English Medium (VEM) School, Patia. Students from 12 city based schools participated of which 5 teams were selected after a screening test. DAV Chandrashekharpur team stood first and became eligible for the State level Competition.


Solan, Himachal Pradesh : Bharat Ko Jano Inter school quiz contest was organized on 24 Aug., 08 in the SCERT Solan campus. As many as twelve schools participated. Schools were chosen from an area of 20 km radius or so. Dayanand Adarsh Vidyalaya, were the winners and Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Oachghatt were the runners up. It was followed by lunch. Ms. Shashi Sharma, Officer on Special Duty, Directorate of Education, Shimla was the chief guest. Dr. V.K. Rai, Prof. Upendra Nath and their team were the organizers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (NITI: Nov., 2008)
 

J&K: State Level Competition of BKJ was held on 8th Dec. 07 at Govt. Hr. Secondary School (Boys) Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. Smt Girija Kaw, Principal of the School was the Chief Guest. Sixteen teams of 6 branches competed. Jagriti Niketan School, Kachi howni, Jammu stood First at senior level while Shanti Saroop Memorial Public School, Jammu stood First in Junior Level

Jammu West : Branch organised BKJ quiz competition at Shanti Swaroop Memorial Jummu public hr. sec. school, Patoli, Jammu on 4th of Oct. 07. The function was resided over by K. Gupta, Ex. Secretary Board of Secondary education, The chief guest was Ms. Kusum Bhatia, Managing Director & Principal of SSJP Hr. sec. school, Patoli. The quiz was conducted by prof. N.K. Sehgal, Vice President Jammu State BVP. Ms. Kusum Bhatia, Chief Guest highly appreciated the different activities undertaken by Parishad and stressed upon such like activities to be taken up more vehemently in all the educational institutions because the youth is more inclined towards western civilization. Indian ulture and traditions are very rich of high moral values and should be imparted among the students. She assured whole hearted support in all such activities and would provide full co-operation in future also. Shanti Swaroop Memorial Jammu Public Hr. Sec. School, Patoli stood first in junior wing and Vimal Public school, Bakshi Nagar, Jammu in senior wing. 

Karnataka (South): Prant conducted BKJ Competition on 18th November 07. 13 Teams is Junior level and 14 Teams in Senior category participated. Sister Nivedita School, Bangalore stood first both in Junior and Senior category. 

Delhi (South): State level competition was held on 19-11-07 at Columbia Foundation Senior Secondary School, Vikaspuri, New Delhi, in which 16 schools participated. Columbia Foundation Sr. Sec. School, stood 1st both in junior and senior categories. Shri D.N. Grover, National Secretary (Vanvasi Sahayata Yojana) was the Chief Guest presided over Shri R.C. Puri, president Delhi State (South). 

Maharashtra-I : Organized inter branch BKJ quiz competition on 2nd December 2007 at GCC Air Conditioned Hall at Bhayander, Mumbai. Seven teams in junior category and eight teams in Senior category participated in this quiz competition. Teams from St. Mary High School, Malad representing Malad West branch were winners in both Junior and Senior catagories. Shri R.P.Sharma, National Working President graced the occasion as Chief guest. Shri Om Prakash Gadodia, Corporater, Shri Stephen Mendoncea- Deputy Mayor of Mira- Bhayander Nagar Palika, Mr. Narendra Mehta and Dr. Niranjan Agarwal were guests of Honour. 

Maharashtra -II : State level "Bharat Ko Jano" competition was held on 16th Dec. 07 at Pune. New English School, Satara stood Ist in Junior Group and Maharani Laxmibai Military Training School for girls got Ist prize in senior group. Hon. Jan Sadaviji (guruma) handed over the Memento and prizes. 

A.P. (North & East) : Conducted Bharat Ko Jano, State level quiz competitions at Tuni on 8-12-07 Sri K.B. Rama Rao, Zonal Organising Secretary inaugurated the competitions. K.J.A. High School, Anakapalli stood first in Juniors and Aditya Public School, Kakinada stood first in seniors. Sri Yendamoori Veerendranath, India's famous psychologist was the guest of honour. Sri M.V. Gopal Krishna, Assistant Director gave away the prizes. Tuni Branch hosted the competition. 

Vivekananda Shakha (A.P.West) : Branch conducted BKJ written test in 7 schools on December 10th 2007. 9 senior teams. & 8 Junior teams from 7 schools paticipated. St. Alphamas high School, Maruthi Nagar stood first in Senior wing. Dr. S.Rama Krishan Garu Rtd Director of Geological Survey of India, was the Chief Guest.

                                                                                                                                                                                                           (NITI: Feb, 2008)

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