The Bhavan has come to be recognized as a symbol of the intellectual, literary, educational, ethical, cultural and spiritual life of India
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Founded on 7th November 1938, from small beginnings, the Bhavans has grown into an intellectual, cultural and educational movement.
Here is a brief chronology of events in Bhavans growth.
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Landmarks in Bhavan's Growth
1958 The Bhavan starts "Shibir" and organises a ten-day camp of the Trustees, staff and students to foster a sense of mission and team-spirit (From Oct. 26 to Nov. 4).
Shri Bisnuram Medhi, Governor of Madras, inaugurates the Bhavan's Madras Centre (November 9).
The Bhavan confers Honorary Membership on Shri C. Rajagopalachari (December 8)
1959  The Bhavan's Bangalore Centre is started.
The starting of Samarpan, a fortnightly in Gujarati (November 15).
1960  Silver Jubilee Celebration of the Bhavan's Press - Associated Advertisers and Printers - under the Presidentship of Shri S. K. Patil (December 3).
1961 Shri Morarji Desai, Union Minister for Finance, inaugurates the Bhavan's College of Journalism, Advertising & Printing (July 15).
Nawab Mehdi Nawaz Jung, Governor of Gujarat, inaugurates the Bhavan's Gujarat Centre (July 22).
Kulapati Munshiji performs tbe Khat Muhurt ceremony of the Bhavan's College of Arts and Science at Dakor, Gujarat (July 22).
Shri Y. B. Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, lays the foundation-stone of the Bhavan's Sardar Patel College of Engineering in Bhavan's Campus, Andheri, Bombay (September 17).
Bhavan confers Hon. Membership on Shri S.K. Patel, Union Minister for Food and Agriculture.(September 17)
1962 Bhavan confers Hon. Membership on Shri Sri Prakasa.(April 12)
Dr. Jivraj Mehta, Chief Minister of Gujarat, inaugurates the Bhavan's College of Arts & Science at Dakor, Gujarat (June).
Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India, inaugurates the Bhavan's Sardar Patel College of Engineering at Andheri, Bombay (August).
Formation of an all-India Committee for the Bhavan's Silver Jubilee Celebrations under the Presidentship of Dr. Rajendra Prasad (September).
Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, President of India, inaugurates the Bhavan's Silver Jubilee Celebrations (December 20).
Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, President of India, lays the foundation-stone of the Bhavan's Public School at Baroda, Gujarat.
Kulapati Munshiji gifts his Matheran property to the Bhavan on the occasion of his 76th Birthday.
1963 The Bhavan acquires a building of its own at Madras to house its Madras Centre.
Shri K. Kamaraj, Chief Minister of Madras, inaugurates the Bhavan's Silver Jubilee Celebrations at Madras.
His Highness Shri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar, Governor of Mysore, inaugurates the Bhavan's Silver Jubilee Celebrations at Bangalore (June 8).
Shri S. K. Patil, Union Minister for Food and Agriculture, lays the foundation-stone of the building (annexe) at Chowpatty.
Dr. Zakir Husain, Vice-President of India, inaugurates the Book University One-Rupee Series (November 8).
Bhavan starts "Samskritik Vikas Yatras" (Cultural-cum-Educational Tours) (December 1).
1964 Government of Gujarat allots a plot of land in Ahmedabad for the Bhavan's Gujarat Centre.
Shri Morarji Desai performs the Khat Muhurt ceremony of Patel Jethalal Amritlal Auditorium for Bhavan's Gujarat Centre at Ahmedabad (April 17).
The Bhavan's Coimbatore Centre is started.
Government of Uttar Pradesh allots a plot of land in Kanpur Cantonment for the Bhavan's Kanpur Centre.
Government of Mysore allots a plot of land in Bangalore for the Bhavan's Bangalore Centre.
Bhavan organises the "Samskritik Vichara Samiti."
The starting of Samvid, a quarterly in Sanskrit.
Bhavan organises the 'Bhavan International.'
Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, President of India, lays the foundation-stone of the new buildings of the Bhavan's Madras Centre (October 29).

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