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There are a variety of programmes organized from time to time, which are not only educative and informative, but also inspiring and entertaining. These exhibit variegated colours and wide range of culture and heritage that India possess and which needs proper attention of the Indian citizens to preserve and protect these from vanishing from the scene forever. Some events are held to mark some special occasion or achievement of the Institution.

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Ravana Chaya
Date 11-10-2009

This Shadow Puppet Theatre of Orissa was performed by Shri Gaurang C. Dash and his troupe.


Ravana Chaya
Kali-Durga Nritya
Date 26-09-2009

The traditional dance of goddesses Kali and Durga was presented by the folk artists of Varanasi, which forms the part of Nakkataiya Procession during the festival of Ramalila.

Kali-Durga Nritya
Camp on Ayurvedic Treatment
From 11-04-2008 to 15-04-2008

In collaboration with Patanjali Yogapeeth, Haridwar

Guidance by Swami Ramadevaji Maharaj

Camp on Ayurvedic Treatment
Bana and Banethi
Date 08-03-2008

The wonderful traditional, but now dying, martial arts of Varanasi, known as Bana (play of sword) and Banethi (play of sticks and ropes with fire), were the points of attraction for the spectators.

The arts of Bana was demonstrated by Shri Madan Lal Yadav and Banethi by Shri Krishna Murari Sharma and his group.

The explanatory note by Dr. N. P. Joshi on the occasion pointed out the practical importance of such games, which was basically meant for both attack and self-defence.

Bana and Banethi
Educative Programme for the Foreign Students
From 24-03-2007 to 29-03-2007

A six-day educative programme on Indian Art and Culture was organized for a group of 4 teachers and 22 students from Augustana College, USA.

The group was taken for visits to important places like Sarnath, Ganga ghats, Ramnagar excavation site and Banaras Hindu University accompanied by experts to explain the visual objects and importance of places.

Some indoor illustrated lectures on Banaras by the scholars of different disciplines were also organized for them.

Educative Programme for the Foreign Students
Dasha Samvatsarotsava : Foundation Day Celebration
Date 16-04-2007

On the completion of ten years of social and cultural services of Jnana-Pravaha, the Foundation Day of the Institution was celebrated in which all the members of Jnana-Pravaha Family were felicitated by Shri Suresh Neotia, Chairman of Jnana-Pravaha Trust.

Dasha Samvatsarotsava : Foundation Day Celebration
Interaction on Riverfront Heritage Cities : Issues of Development
From 11-02-2007 to 13-02-2007

The three-day Interaction was organized in collaboration with UNESCO, New Delhi and INTACH, Varanasi.

Coordinated by Prof. Rana P. B. Singh and Shri Navneet Raman.

The discussions aimed at looking at the prospects of declaring Varanasi as the 'Heritage City', in which thirteen dignitaries from India and abroad participated.

Interaction on Riverfront Heritage Cities : Issues of Development
Samarpana Samaroha (Book Release)
Date 06-09-2006

The book Indian Art Treasures - Suresh Neotia Collection was released by the Chief Guest Prof. S. S. Kushwaha, Vice-Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi.

The editors Prof. Anjan Chakraverty and Prof. Kamal Giri were felicitated on the occasion.

Samarpana Samaroha (Book Release)
Book Release
Date 03-09-2006

The book Indian Art Treasures - Suresh Neotia Collection was released by Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan at the India International Centre, New Delhi.

Dr. Karan Singh and Dr. L. M. Singhvi also graced the occasion as Guest-of-Honour and Chief Guest, respectively.

Book Release
Natya-Parva (Drama Festival)
From 21-12-2005 to 25-12-2005

Organized in collaboration with Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi.

The demonstration-lectures were held at Jnana-Pravaha and the stage performances at Swatantrata Bhavan, Banaras Hindu University.

Following plays were staged during the festival:

1. Vikramorvashiyam (Sanskrit) by Jnana-Pravaha, Varanasi (Directed by Krishna Kant Sharma).

2. Duta Ghatotkacham (Hindi) by Pratibha Sanskritik Sansthan, Delhi (Directed by Bhumikeshwar Singh).

3. Bhagavajjukiyam (Hindi) by Nipa Rangmandali, Lucknow (Directed by Surya Mohan Kulshreshtha).

4. Ritusamharam (Manipuri) by Chorus Repertory Theatre, Imphal (Directed by Ratan Thiyam)

5. Vikramorvashiyam (Sanskrit) by Sopanam, Thiruvananthapuram (Directed by Kavalam Narayana Panikkar)

Natya-Parva (Drama Festival)