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Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

The Bhavan was founded in 1938, about a decade before the dawn of Indian independence by Kulapati Dr. K.M.Munshi, a far sighted visionary and practical idealist, with the blessings of Mahatma Gandhi and co-operation of Sri Rajaji, Dr.Rajendra Prasad, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sri Sardar Patel, Dr.Radhakrishnan and several other stalwarts. It is totally a political and is solely devoted to the promotion of education and Indian culture.

From the very humble beginning, the Bhavan has come to be recognized as the most comprehensive cultural and educational movement of India, perhaps of the world. The Bhavan stands for resuscitation of Indian culture, revitalization of Dharma in its threefold form of Truth, Love and Beauty Satyam, Sivam and Sundaram, on the foundation of faith, Self-discipline and dedication -Shraddha, Samyama and Samarpana. The Bhavan believes in India's age old tradition of Sarva Dharma Samabhava- Equal respect for all religions and strives for commonwealth of faith. The Bhavan seeks to be a strong bridge spanning the present, past and future. The Bhavan does not recognize any barrier of cast, creed, community, religion or region. The Bhavan's membership is open to all.

The Bhavan was conceived and designed to preserve and foster Indian culture in its authentic form and to win for the Indian way of life, the esteem and understanding of India's own citizens, at the time when the glamour of western values and ways of living held the younger generations in their spell and made them imitative.

Through its educational institutions, the Bhavan makes extra efforts to inculcate moral and cultural values to tens of thousands of its students spread all over the country. It imparts education in a wide range of subjects viz: Sanskrit, Indian culture, Studies of scriptures, Astrology, Ayurveda, Philosophy, Ethics, Music, Classical dances, Drama, Literature, Bhakthi Sangeet, Arts, Science, Technology, Commerce, Mass communication, Media, Computer Studies, Engineering , Modern Management, Business Administration.

It carries out basic research in various fields. Its low cost books, magazines and research journals have been acclaimed around the world. The Bhavan runs public libraries in its many Kendras and Institutes. The thrust of the Bhavan's effort is to strengthen the character of the nation by spreading modern knowledge along with ancient wisdom, lso of moral and ethical values.

The Bhavan, at present, has 117 Kendras in India and 7 abroad (London, New York, Mexico, Singapore, Lisbon, Sydney, Durban). It runs 355 educational institutions across the country with over 3,00,000 students.

During the six decades and more of its life, the Bhavan has been stead fastly endeavoring to adhere to the fundamental values of life and has come to be identified as a symbol of intellectual, educational, cultural, ethical and spiritual values of India and as a comprehensive national institution with an international outlook, touching almost all segments of life.

The Bhavan seeks the active participation of all in this movement of carrying forward the great Indian culture across the globe and of building up a commonwealth of faith. Hope and basic human values, bringing nations and people together to strive for a world, free from hatred and strife and filled with love, Peace and Happiness.

The intuitive insights of our ancient seers are being found valid today by scientific discoveries, notable through the research in the sub atomic world. The information age is steadily but surely reshaping and ushering into a "world without border". This is an epic leap towards the realization of India's age old ideal of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" -.The world is one family. The Bhavan has the faith that the genius of Bharatiya Sanskriti will bring about a harmonious blending of the "tidal wave" of the east and the west.