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These multi-dimensional programmes are carried out through 367 constituent institutions,
119 Kendras (branches)
in India and 5 centres abroad.
  • Institutions of Studies and Research in Indology and Indian Culture.
  • Institutions for the development of publications on Religious, Spiritual, Philosophical, Cultural Values, and Research:
    1. Books, Periodicals,
    2. Department of Indian History,
    3. Book University.
  • Colleges of Science, Arts, Commerce, Teacher Education, Engineering, Communication, Management and Research.
  • Technical Institutions.
  • Educational Institutions.
  • Performing Arts Institutions.
  • Institutions for the Promotion of Yoga and Karate.
  • Institution for Vaastu Shastra.
  • Institutions of Astrology and Other Occult Sciences.
  • Institution for Public Affairs and Administration.
  • Vocational Training Institutions.
  • Institutions for the Study of Foreign Languages.
  • Institutes of Computer Education and IT (Information Technology).
  • Institution for IT (Information Technology) and Management.
  • Institution for Reviving Ancient Cultural Values, Arts, Heritage and Vedic Knowledge.
  • Institute for Universal Religions.
  • Educational and Cultural Foundation.
  • Hospitals.
  • Sanatorium.
  • Institutions for Tribal Welfare and Development of Tribal Culture.
  • Hostels for Scheduled Tribes.
  • Institution for Self Employment in the Rural and Urban areas.
  • Libraries for Indology, Sanskrit and Manuscripts.
  • Libraries for Children's Reading and Recreation.
  • Art Gallery.
  • Centres for Cultural Activities.
  • Centre for Dyslexia.
  • National Open School.
  • Centre for Human Excellence.
  • Day Care Centre.
  • Centres for Women.
  • Special Education Centres.
  • Farm.
  • Botanical Garden.
  • Tailoring Institute.
  • Ayurvedic Dispensaries.
  • Personality Development Unit.
  • Coaching Centre for Chartered Accountancy.
  • Classes for Indian Institute of Technology Foundation, Complementary Learning System and Correspondence Course.
  • All India Essay Competitions.
  • All India Colloquium on Ethical and Spiritual Values.
  • All India University Teachers' and Students' Camp.
  • Discourses, Lectures, Seminars, Workshops.

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    • Total Stories: 75
    • Total Pages: 89
    • Price: ₹250/-

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    The Digital version of the 16-29 February, 2024 issue of Bhavans Journal published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is now available. Visit https://bhavansjournal.com/
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    February 2024 issues of Dimdima Childrens Magazine, Navneet and Navneet Samarpan published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan are now available.

Kulapati Kanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi founded the Bhavan on Monday, November 7, 1938. It was the beginning of an 'Adventure in Faith'. A faith in India's Past, Present and Future. The founding of Bhavan was based on the preservation and propagation of Bharatiya Sanskriti (Indian culture) and Sanskrit, the mother of languages, the Akshaya patra: the inexhaustible reservoir. This unpretentious endeavour was backed by Kulapati Munshi's amazing pragmatism.

Over the years from being a modest Indological research institution, the Bhavan has steadily grown into a comprehensive, co-operative, apolitical, national movement with an international outlook. It seeks to inculcate a value-based life. The promotion of ethical and spiritual values in everything that it does.

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is the only comprehensive organisation of its kind in India and perhaps the only one in the world.
The Bhavan steadfastly adheres to the Vedic ideal:

"Let noble thoughts come to us from every side."

To Bhavan, Indian Culture is composite and comprehensive and includes the cultures of all religions and communities. It believes in the fusion and synthesis of the basic ideals and tenets of all faiths ... and an equal respect for all religions.

""Harmony of all faiths.
Sarva Dharma Sama Bhava."

What They Say

The Bhavan has undertaken the noble work of fostering the immemorial culture of Bharata Varsha throughout the world and also for the benefit of the sons of the soil who have unhappily strayed away from it.
. . . .

-H.H. Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidya Theertha Maha Swamigal
- Former Sankaracharya of Sringeri

The Bhavan has made considerable progress in achieving its objective, namely, the reintegration of Indian Culture to suit modern conditions.
I congratulate the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on this success and hope that it will continue to make strides.

-Dr. Rajendra Prasad
- Former President of India and Bhavan's Founder Member

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has been doing excellent work all these years in getting our generation back to its roots. In the noise and intensity of modern life the youth are wandering bewildered. It is essential for them to get back to the roots and that is why I appreciate very. . . .

-Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
- Former President of India and Bhavan's Founder Member

On learning of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's objectives - revelation of the spirit through Truth, Love and Beauty, I was reminded of the ancient irish proverb "Three candles light up every darkness - Truth, Knowledge, Wisdom".
. . . .

-Eamon De Valera
- Former President, Ireland

With its impressive record of work for the cultural education of our people, the Bhavan can look forward to a long career of usefulness in its chosen field. It has my best wishes for the continued success of its mission.

-H.H Swami Ranganathananda Maharaj
- Former President Sri Ramakrishna Mission and Mutt

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is a composite institution spreading out into diverse fields of Indian cultural life. The Bhavan is not an institution but a movement seeking to reintegrate Indian Culture, by the application of the modern critical apparatus to its ancient heritage. . . .

-Dr. Zakir Hussain
- Former President of India and Bhavan's Hon. Member

I need hardly say how much I admire the work which this great organisation is doing. I send all good wishes for the future.

-Mr. Harold Mac Millan
- Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Patron and Bhavan's Hon. Member

In a world that, to a large extent, seems to ignore spiritual values, we congratulate the Bhavan on its excellent work, and wish it Ad Multos Annos!

-H.E. Valerian Cardinal Gracias
- Former Archbishop of Mumbai

The wide range of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's activities and the success they have achieved can only be described as most remarkable.

-Bharat Ratna Dr. C.V. Raman
- Nobel Laureate

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan was started at a time when Indians were gradually getting westernised and our thinking and approach were moving to that direction. India must not lose its soul. The Bhavan is spreading Indian Culture, philosophy and spirituality in India and abroad and. . . .

-Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri
- Former Prime Minister of India

As Patron-in-Chief of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, U.K. Centre, I was glad to be present when the British Prime Minister officially opened the new building of our Institute of Indian Culture in London on 19th July 1978. It was a most thrilling and memorable occasion and there is no doubt that the. . . .

-Lord Louis Mountbatten of Burma
- Last British Viceroy and First Governor General of Independent India





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