Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, a premier institution providing education in India. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan was founded in 1938 by Dr. K. M. Munshi, a far-sighted visionary and practical idealist, who was also one of the chief members of India’s constituent assembly. The Bhavan has the blessings of Gandhiji, the Father of the Nation and other stalwarts of the Indian National Movement like C. Rajgopalachari, Sardar Patel, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Jawaharlal Nehru. It represents Indian culture and reflects the ethos of Indian traditions in its true spirit. Today, the Bhavan is running over 400 schools in India and 10 international centres in UK, USA, Singapore, Australia, South Africa, Portugal, and schools in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and now in Ajman. It is an English medium, day boarding school and the school is affiliated to the CBSE, New Delhi.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is an Indian educational trust. It was founded on November 7, 1938 by Dr. K. M. Munshi. The trust programmes through its 119 centres in India, 7 centres abroad and 367 constituent institutions, cover “all aspects of life from the cradle to the grave and beyond – it fills a growing vacuum in modern life”, as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru observed when he first visited the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in 1950.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s motto is “Let noble thoughts come to us from every side”, a quote from the Rigveda. The constitution of the Bhavan lays down the qualities that everyone connected with the Bhavan should develop for the Bhavan’s consolidation and sustained growth. They are:
- An understanding of the aims of the Bhavan and a sense of identification with them, expressed in continuous efforts to realise them in every field of activity.
- A spirit of dedication to the Bhavan which will prompt everyone to ask, not “what can I get from the Bhavan?” but “what can I do for the Bhavan?”
- A faith in the culture of our land, particularly in the Epics and in the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita.
- The habit of daily prayer, in private and in congregation and the practice of invoking the grace of God before any work is begun and to so do it that it is fit to be offered to Him.
- A passion for the Sanskrit language, to study it oneself and to popularize it among others.
- The development of a healthy mind that is neither petrified by custom nor capering at the call of every fancy, but which is rooted in the past, draws sustenance from the ennobling elements in the present and strives for a more radiant future.