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Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Dedicated to spreading Hindu edu¬cational and cultural values, the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan was founded in A. D. 1938 (at Bombay, now Mumbai) by K. M. Munshi (A.D. 1887-1971), one of the prominent leaders of the freedom movement in India. True to its goal of revitalizing dharma or the Moral Law, in its threefold form of Satyam (Truth), Śivam (Auspi¬ciousness) and Sundaram (Beauty), the organisation is striving to carry forward India’s ageless message of Śraddhā (Faith), Sariiyama (Self-discipline) and Samarpaṇa (Dedication). The activities of this Institution are spread over various fields such as educa¬tion, literature, morality, art and culture as also spiritual values. It has scrupulously kept itself away from the political field. Over the last seven decades it has established 121 centres all over India and abroad, with 315 constituent institutions. So far it has published 1700 titles of books with sales crossing 26 millions. Its most valuable publication has been the book, The History and Culture of the Indian People, in eleven volumes. Through its various institutions it is imparting education in subjects like Sanskrit, Indology, Indian Culture includ¬ing music, dance and painting, as also yoga, ancient scriptures and languages. It is also promoting national integra¬tion, communal harmony, purity in public life and rural upliftment through suitable programmes.