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  • Release of the book 'Sanchayan'
    Tuesday, 27 February 2018

    The Foundation released the book, 'Sanchayan', a collection of articles penned by Smt. Padma Binani at the hands of Shri. Vishwas Patil (IAS Officer and eminent Marathi writer) and Shri Raj K Purohit (Cabinet Minister, Maharashtra) in the presence of our Chairperson, Smt. Padma Binani and all the Governing Council members of the Foundation at the Hall of Culture, Nehru Centre on the 27th February 2018.

    These articles were written over a period of two years. They were published in the Hindi daily 'Swatantra Mat' from Jabalpur and some other magazines. They cover a wide range of topics and are highly informative and inspiring.

  • Goshthi on Kavi Shri Narendraji Sharma
    Presented by Shri Paritoshji Narendra Sharma and Shri Kushalji Gopalka

    Friday, 11th August 2017

    The Padma Binani Foundation presented a Goshti, “Jyoti Kalash Chalke” on the life and work of Pandit Narendraji Sharma under the aegis of Akshar. Panditji was an eminent scholar, writer, poet and lyricist of Hindi, who created many masterpieces including this unforgettable gem...

    “Ishwar Satya Hai
    Satya Hi Shiv Hai
    Shiv Hi Sundar Hai
    Jaago Uth Kar Dekho
    Jeevan Jyot Ujaagar Hai
    Satyam Shivam Sundaram…”

    He was also the founder of Vividh Bharati, which became one of the world’s largest radio networks.

    This presentation was a special tribute by Shri Paritoshji Narendra Sharma and Shri Kushalji Gopalka to bring to life his multifaceted personality highlighting his work, personal life, relationships with several eminent personalities of that time.

    The audience had an immersive experience through the journey of photos, poems, songs and audio recordings from different times of the life of Shri Narendraji Sharma.

    The programme was graced by the presence of the Chairperson, Smt. Padmaji Binani, Shri Indra Kumarji Pugalia, Smt. Suruchiji Mohta, Shri Brajmohandasji Mundhra and other guests.

    The narration was well appreciated and enjoyed immensely by both music and literature connoisseurs.

    Release of biography "Govind Ki Gati Govind…", "Parivritta" music album and presentation of Vatsalya Award
    Friday, 7 April 2017

    The Padma Binani Foundation released the biography of Seth Govindasji titled, "Govind ki Gati Govind...", presented the "Vatsalya" Award to Prof. T.S. Nagaraja Setty along with the release of the music album “Parivritta” at the hands of Shri CH Vidyasagarji Rao, Hon'ble Governor of Maharashtra at a function on the 7th April 2017 at Raj Bhavan.

    The biography of celebrated Seth Govinddasji titled, 'Govind ki Gati Govind…' is an attempt to bring to light the political struggles, achievements, austerities, spiritual concepts and inspiring events of his life. He was a noted Gandhian, litterateur, freedom fighter and the first pro-tem speaker of the Lok Sabha. Seth Govindasji was very closely associated with Mahatma Gandhiji and took an active part in the freedom struggle along with Bapuji, Rajendrababuji, Netaji, Nehruji and Vallabhbhai Patel.

    Thereafter the Honourable Governor, Shri CH Vidyasagarji Rao presented the Vatsalya Award for the best children's literature writer in Kannada language to Prof. Nagarajaji Setty. Prof. Settyji expressed his gratitude for his felicitation with the Vatsalya Award and termed it as a nobel initiative towards encouraging and promoting children's literature writers.

    The Parivritta CD was also released amidst much appreciation by the Honourable Governor Shri CH Vidyasagarji Rao. It is a compilation of poems written by Smt. Padmaji Binani over the years.

    Foundation co-ordinator Smt. Suruchiji Mohta convened the programme while Governing Council member Smt. Ushaji Toshniwal proposed the vote of thanks.

    Shri. Raj. K. Purohit graced the occasion with his presence and spoke a few kind words introducing the Foundation and its work.

    The elegant and dignified function was conducted successfully under the guidance of Smt. Padmaji Binani, Shri Chandramohanji, Shri Indrakumarji Pugalia, Dr. Ramji Tiwari and Shri Brajmohanji Mundhra.

  • Katha Kahani - Rajasthani Mahila Mandal
    Saturday, 3 December 2016

    A “Katha Kahani – Story Telling Programme” was conducted by the Padma Binani Foundation in the Rajasthani Mahila Mandal auditorium on the 3rd December 2016.

    A highly engaged group of young children from the various schools run by the Rajasthani Mahila Mandal, spanning age ten to twelve joined us for the programme.

    Smt. Archanaji Upadhyay read stories from our book ‘Samay Ek Bada Baz’ and Smt. Suruchiji Mohta sang some beautiful poems from our own CD collection ‘Nayi Udan, Nayi Pehchan’. The programme was also covered by Channel 7 News.

    The students enjoyed the programme thoroughly.

    Katha Kahani - Gopi Birla Memorial School
    Wednesday, 16 November 2016

    The Padma Binani Foundation conducted a Story Telling programme in collaboration with the Gopi Birla Memorial School on 16th of November 2016 at the school auditorium. The students were from the 5th, 6th, and 7th standard classes. The story tellers Tejalji Rajyagor, Radhikaji Nayak, and Archanaji Upadhyay read three stories of Premchand - Idgaha, Panch Parmeshwar, and Do Bailo Ki Katha respectively. The programme was graced with the presence of our Chairperson Smt. Padmaji Binani, Smt. Suruchiji Mohta, Shri Brajmohanji Mundhra, Smt. Deepaji Shetty, Shri Radheshyamji Malani and Smt. Shobhanaji Laddha.

    “KATHA KAHANI” project is an experiment by Padma Binani Foundation, based on the traditional Indian art of imparting knowledge through story telling in Hindi. It is in the traditions of Panchtantra, Hitopdesh, Katha Sarit Sagar, Simhasan Batisi and Vaital Pachisi. Through the stories the narrator highlights the social environment and the basic moral values. The impact of the story ignites a child’s interest, fans his imagination and automatically develops the love for the language. In addition, it builds up the taste for good literature, which helps in character building.

    Under this project we have built up a team of story tellers and also have a huge repertoire of stories to suit all occasions. The stories have been picked up from Indian mythology as well as those written by eminent authors. Some of the stories are also picked up from school text books.

    It was an immensely engaging session; the students enjoyed the programme thoroughly and answered questions asked by the different story tellers.

    Release of Aise Bano Mahaan
    Tuesday, 29 March 2016

    Padma Binani Foundation released a children's poetry book, "Aise Bano Mahaan" under their literary wing, Akshar in a cultural program held at Y B Chavan Auditorium on 29th March 2016.

    The book was released at the hands of Shri Raj K. Purohit, Smt Leela Bai Somani and Smt. Yashoda Bai Mohatta in the presence of Chairperson Smt Padma Binani, Governing Council Members Smt Usha Toshniwal and Shri Indra Kumar Pugalia while the Executive Panel was represented by Dr.Ramji Tiwari,Smt Suruchi Mohta, & Shri Brajmohandas Mundhra.

    The release was followed by a cultural program "Baalo Marudhar Des- Rangeele Rajasthan ka Ek Sureela Lokotsav" to celebrate the Holi and Gangaur festival that was ongoing at the time.

  • Mahila Suraksha, Shishu Suraksha

    Padma Binani Foundation salutes the spirit of the Mumbai Police by associating with their enterprising endeavour of creating and spreading awareness regarding women and child abuse in a joint venture project titled 'Mahila Suraksha and Shishu Suraksha'. A poster competition with all leading art colleges and schools in participation, depicting the issue of the safety and security of women and children, was held. A coffee table book was compiled bearing all the winning and top entries for the same. This book was released in an event on Friday, 4th April 2014 at Prerana Hall, Fort, presided over by respected CP Shri Rakesh Maria, Joint CP (Crime) Shri Vivek Phansalkar, Joint CP (Traffic) Shri B.K. Upadhyay, Joint CP (Law and Order) Shri Dhananjay Kamalakar, Smt. Padma Binani, Founder and Chairperson of Padma Binani Foundation and Additional Commissioner of police Shri Krishnaprakash Singh who has conceptualised and pioneered this project. The awardees were felicitated and wholeheartedly congratulated by the Commissioner of Police. Padma Binani Foundation is an organisation committed to the sustenance of traditional forms of art, culture, music and literature of the country. It hopes to create a new generation of culturally aware and sensitive youth which promotes in the character building of the nation.

  • पद्मा बिनानी फाउण्डॆशन की ओर से ५५ टेंपल टेरेस, ग्वालिया टैंक में आयोजित ‘एक शाम : गीत-गज़ल के नाम’ का आयोजन श्रीमती पद्मा बिनानी चेयरपरसन पद्मा बिनानी फाउण्डॆशन, के सानिध्य में हुआ जिसमें फाउण्डॆशन की समन्वयक एवं संगीतज्ञ सुरुचि मोहता ने सस्वर सरस्वती वंदना प्रस्तुत की । साहित्यकार डॅा. रामजी तिवारी ने स्वागत एवं कवियों का परिचय दिया । डॅा. अनंत श्रीमाली के संचालन में डॅा. रजनीकांत मिश्र, राना तबस्सुम, श्रुती संवाद साहित्य कला अकादमी के अध्यक्ष एवं गीतकार अरविंद शर्मा ‘राही’ ने गीतों से सभी को भावविभोर कर दिया । कार्यक्रम में डॅा. सुरेश उपाध्याय, श्री इंद्र पुगलिया, श्री बृजमोहन मूंधड़ा, डॅा. श्याम सुंदर गुप्ता, प्रसिद्ध शायर डॅा. नंदलाल पाठक, ‘नवनीत’ के पूर्व संपादक डॅा. गिरिजा शंकर त्रिवेदी सहित कई हस्तियां उपस्थित थीं ।

    कृते पद्मा बिनानी फाउण्डॆशन
  • Launch of Mahabharat A to Z (English)

    The book 'Mahabharat A-Z' is a unique presentation of the great ancient epic, the Mahabharat. The book is written in English language and contains 26 short stories, one story each for the alphabet of the English language. In these 26 stories, which are presented in a dialogue form as a conversation between a school teacher and his students, the age old wisdom is dispensed in a very innovative fashion. The writer, Smt. Padma Binani urges the reader to identify all the characters of the story amidst our daily life and living.

    Launch of Parivritta

    A collection of poems written by Smt. Padma Binani was published as a beautiful and classy book titled 'Parivritta'. On 21st April 2011 the book was released by Shri. Pundarik Goswamiji Maharaj in a graceful function and the occasion was made memorable by the presence of near and dear ones of Smt. Padma Binani.

  • Release of Bharat Darshan

    Bharat Darshan, an informative book on India written by Smt. Padma Binani was released by Shri. Ashok Chavan, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Eminent guests like Shri. Dilip Walse Patil and Prof. Annat Bhave who received the Vatsalya Award in Marathi language graced the occasion by their presence.

  • Release of Priyatama

    Priyatama, a novel written by Smt. Padma Binani was released in a gracious function at the hands of Smt. Indu Shahani, the Sheriff of Mumbai and Chief Justice Shri. Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari.


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