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.
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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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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
2010   The Bhavan institutes the Bhavan's Sanskrit Award with prize money of Rs. 25,000/ Rs. 15,000/-, and Rs. 10,000/- for encouragement of Sanskrit creative writing in prose and Drama.
The Bhavan organizes a nine - day programme of Ram Katha by Poojya Morari Bapu at the specially built Pandal at the Bhavan's Campus, Andheri, Mumbai.( January 9 to 17)
Bhavan's Doha Cenre and its School is started. (May 14)
Bhavan's AbuDhabi Centre and its school is started. (Sept. 15)
Bhavan's Bahrain Centre is started.
Bhavan BBMP Public School, Bangalore is started. (June 3)
The Bhavan-Bangalore Press School, Bangalore is started. (June 13)
Shri Deepak Parekh , Trustee of the Bhavan and on-Executive Chairman, Housing Development Finance Corporation is conferred the Legion d'Honneur, the Frances's highest honour for his work in "bringing the business of the two countries together" by Mrs. Christine Lagarde, Minister of Economics, Finance and Industry , Republic of France.
Shri P.K. Iyengar , Member, Bhavan's Chennai Kendra Committee, is conferred Padma Vibhushan by the President of India.
Ms Sunayana Hazarilal, Kathak Dance teacher, Bhavan's Bhartiya Sangeet and Nartan Shikshapeeth, is conferred Padma Shri by the President of India.
Pt. Dhruba Ghosh well known Sarangi player and Principal, Bhavan's Sangeet and Nartan Shikshapeeth is conferred the Prestigious Grammy Award 2010.
Shri Gagan Narang, an alummus of Bhavan's Vivekananda College, Secunderabad, is conferred Padma Shri by the President of India. He is also a recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
The Second Munshi Sanmaan is conferred on the two living legends of (Gujarati) popular music Shri Dilip Dholakia and Shri Ajit Merchant. (December 30, 2010)
2011   The Behrampur University, Orissa, grants recognition to Bhavan's Higher Sanskrit Examinations - Shastri and Acharya, as equivalent to its B.A and M.A Examinations in Sanskrit through its notifications dated January 9, 2011.
Premier Human Development magazine "Education World," in its September 2011 issue publishes the Survey "India's Most Respected Schools - 2011." The Bhavan's schools that found place in this survey include Bhavan's Public School, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad; Devraj Aggarwal Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh; Bhavan's Vidyashram, Jaipur; Bhavan's Vidyashram, Chennai and Bhavan's Vidyashram, Panchkula.
Bhavan's Usha and Lakshmi Mittal Institute of management, New Delhi is shortlisted as one among fifteen institutes, for the Best B- School Project Award -2011, in competition organized by Business Standard, on All India basis. Among the list so nominated are the five IIMS and Bhavan's S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai.
The Sunday Indian, a fortnightly magazine published from New Delhi, lists Bhavan's Vivekananda College, Secunderabad among the top twenty Science Colleges in the Country.
Bhavan's Trichy Kendra is started. (July 10)
Shri Arun Firodia, Vice Chairman of Bhavan's Pune Kendra is conferred Padmasri, by the Government of India.
2012   Shri Gagan Narang, former student of Bhavan's Vivkananda College, Sainkpuri brings India its first Medal(Bronze) in rifle-shooting at the London Olympics - 2012.
Kum. Saina Nehwal, Badminton Player, former student of Bhavan's Vidyashram Hyderabad, bags Bronze Medal in London Olympics - 2012.
The following Bhavan's Schools are selected for the best schools based on the survey conducted by the Delhi based C fore Consulting - one of India's top market research and opinion polling companies with clients like Tatas and Infoys: 1. Bhavan's Public School, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad is ranked No.1 on the parameters of Leadership/Management, No.3 in the Academic Reputation, No.3 in Community service, No. 11 among the Day schools; No.5 on Life Skills & Management ; Its over all rank is 11. 2. Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyshram, Chennai is ranked India's No.1 Day School on the parameters of Academic Reputation; Its overall rank is 26. 3. Bhavan's Vidyashram, Jaipur is ranked No.8 on the parameters of Academic Reputation. Its overall rank is 57. 4. Bhavan's Vidyalaya Chandigarh is ranked 42 among the Day schools; 5. Bhavan's Bhagwandas Purohit Vidya Mandir, Nagpur is ranked 96 among the day schools.
In a survey conducted by the India Today magazine for India's Top 25 Engineering Colleges, Bhavan's Sardar Patel College of Engineering ranks 24th place.
The Bhavan's Coimbatore Kendra along with NGM College, Pollachi starts Vivekananda Study Centres in more than 100 schools to spread the message of Swami Vivekananda .
Rashtrapati Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates the year long celebrations of Bhavan's Platinum Jubilee and 125th Birth Anniversary of its Founder Kulpati Munshi at the renovated auditorium of the Central Bhavan on December 30, 2012.
On the occasion of Bhavan's Platinum Jubilee, Rashtrapati presents Tamarapatras to veteran well known Hindustani Classical musician Smt. Kishori Amonkar, Women Empowerment Campaigner the dedicated Smt. Ela Ramesh Bhatt and Infosys Chairman Shri N.R. Narayana Murthy in conferment of Bhavan's Honorary Membership to them.(December 30, 2012)

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