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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The blessings of the Godly and Good always inspire Bhavans to reach new goals.
Read some selected opinions about the Bhavan's Activities.
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The Bhavan firmly believes that revitalizing ancient values and reintegrating them to suit the changing needs of modern times alone will give people the strength to ......
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It is necessary that one should understand it clearly and imbibe them
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Jaya Jaya Vidya Bhavan Bharati
Jaya Jaya Vidya Bhavan Hamara
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Bhavan believes in Sarva Dharma Samabhava - Equal Respect To All Religion.
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In 1938, about a decade before the dawn of Indian Independence, Kulapati Dr. K.M. Munshi, a far-sighted visionary and practical idealist, along with three of his close associates, founded the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan to preserve and propagate Sanskrit, the mother of languages..
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Landmarks in Bhavan's Growth
2001   Shri S. Ramakrishnan, Executive Secretary & Director General of the Bhavan honoured with the National Award of Padma Bhushan. He is also awarded 'The Giants International Award 2000 for Excellence in Education'.
In recognition of Bhavan's multifarious activites, the Government of India, through the Director General, Income - Tax (Exemptions), Calcutta, notified the Bhavan as an Educational Institution of National Eminence to be eligible for the benefits of section 80(G) (1). Under this section, donations to the Bhavan will have rebate.
Bhavan's Kodagu Kendra is started.
Bhavan's Ramanattukara Kendra is started.
Bhavan's Ujjain Kendra is started.
The Bhavan collected Rs. 61. 26 lakhs for the Bhavan's Shaheed Parivar Raksha Nidhi for assisting the families of those affected by the Pakistani incursion in the Kargil sector. The Nidhi was presented to the Prime Minister Shri Atal behari Vajpayee. (6.8.2001)
Bhavan's Munshi Vidyashram is started at Thiruvamkulam, Kochi.
Bhavan's Vidyashram is started at Ramanattukara.
Bhavan's Vidya Mandir is started at Puthucode.
2002   Shri S. Ramakrishnan, Bhavan's Executive Secretary and Director General is honoured with "Bharatiya Sanskriti Ratna Award" for his contribution to the promotion of culture.
Bhavan's Bagalkot Kendra is started.
Bhavan's Bellary Kendra is started.
Bhavan's Royal Institute of Management, Kochi is started.
Mr. Bill Gates, Chairman and Chief Software Architect, Microsoft Corporation, USA visits the Bhavan for the second time on November 13, 2002.
2003   The Bhavan is chosen for the International Gandhi Peace Prize 2002 for its significant contribution towards spreading of education, integration of the best of ancient and modern values and promotion of peace and Harmony among all Faiths and communities.
Shri Sundaram Ramakrishnan, a true Gandhian Patriot, Institution - builder, and Bhavan's Executive Secretary & Director General who served the Bhavan nearly six decades passes away. ( February 14)
Bhavan's News Print Vidyalaya, Kottayam is started.
Bhavan's College of Science and Technology in Agartala is started.
Bhavan's Indian Central School in Singapore is started. (October)
Bhavan's Australian Centre in Sydney is started.
Bhavan's Centre for Human Excellence in Nagpur is started.
New home for Bhavan's Mysore Kendra.
Inauguration of a three-day Conference of Indian Literature in New York by Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Bhavan's Goa Kendra is started.
Bhavan's Triprayar Kendra is started.
Bhavan's Paranjape Vidya Mandir, Kothrud, Pune is started.
Bhavan's Nilgris Kendra is started.
2004   The President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam visits the Central Bhavan.
Dr. Karan Singh, M.P. and Chairman of Bhavan's Jammu & Kashmir Kendra has beeen conferred Padama Vibhushan by the President of India.
Smt. Shobhana Bhartiya, Bhavan's Trustee and Vice Chairperson & Editorial Director of Hindustan Times Media Limited has been conferred Padma Sri by the President of India.
Bhavan starts Italian Language Classes.
Bhavan organizes Three Conference of Principals of Bhavan's Schools : New Millennium Principal.
Bhavan organizes meeting of Heads of Constituent Colleges of Bhavan's Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communication & Managemenet.

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