Let me once set forth the Bhavan's faith for the benefit of new students and members, for it is necessary that they understand it clearly and imbibe its spirit. The Bhavan stands for the reintegration of Indian Culture. In a world falling to piece under the impact of an amoral technologies avalanche, it tries to hold fast the fundamental values for which our culture stands RITA, SATYA, YAGNA and TAPAS.
Faith in god who informs Cosmic Order; Truth which is accord between mind, word and deed; Dedication which offers all movements of life as an offering to God; Sublimation which purifies the body and mind and transmutes instincts, passion and emotions into things of beauty. This, regardless of forms and doctrines, is Dharma, the three- fold aspects of which are SATYAM, SHIVAM, and SUNDARAM- Truth, Love and Beauty.
SATYAM, SHIVAM and SUNDARAM - Truth, Love and Beauty
For these values our forefathers lived and died. So did Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Dayanda, Gandhiji and Sri Aurobindo, among the moderns. These values are embedded in our national outlook. We command the respect of the world because of them. We can look forward to the future to the future with confidence only because they have the vitality which gives the power to vindicate their validity even in this fear-and –avarice-ridden age of our. We, the Bhavan's family, whether it is the smaller one or the large one, must make every effort in restoring an awareness of these values in personal and collective life. -Kulapati K.M.MUNSHI.
A MOVEMENT OF EDUCATION & CULTURE
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Was founded by Dr. K.M.Munshi on 7th Nov 1938 with blessings of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Rajendra Prasad,C. Rajagopala Chari,Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. Dr K. M. Munshi was a member of the Constituent Assembly, which gave India its constitution. He was an erudite scholar of history and culture and a great writer. His historical novels and social plays were trend setters in Guajarati literature. Dr Munshi was an eminent lawyer, statesman and an educationist par excellence. With his profound knowledge of India's heritage and culture, creativity and earnestness to absorb the best of the modern ideas he virtually became a renaissance man for new generation. To consolidate his vision and to concretize his ideas he founded Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, more as a movement, than an institution. He called it as „an adventure in faith. His movement was well received by the people of the country. Today Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has 120 centres and 80 schools in India and 8 centres and 6 schools abroad including one centre in Newyork and London each. With its 367, Constituent institutions the span of education in Bhavan spreads from schools to university education, from study of classical music, dance and Sanskrit to management, marketing, advertising foreign languages, Mass communication, films and TV studies Dr K M Munshi had deep interest in school education. He loved children immensely and saw the future of India in their eyes. He developed a deep commitment to education and therefore clearly enunciated the basic aims & objectives of Bhavan‟s education, a few of which are given here under.
BHAVAN - WORLD WIDE MOVEMENT AND SUPPORT
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has received the appreciation and patronage of the Eminent ersonalities of India & Abroad. Some of them who have been associated with Bharaitya Vidya Bhavan as patrons and Honorary members are..