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
1973 Shri Jaisukhlal Hathi, Vice-President of the Bhavan, names the building of the Bhavan in Bombay as "Munshi Sadan", on the 87th birthday of Kulapati Dr. K. M. Munshi.
Dr. V. V. Giri lays the foundation-stone for the new building complex of Hyderabad Centre.
Acharya Bhaishankar Purohit, Principal of Mumbadevi Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, receives the National Award for proficiency in Sanskrit teaching for 1973 from the President of India.
1974  Shri Dinkar Kaikini, Principal of Bhavan's Sangit and Nartan Shikshapith is sponsored by the Government of India, under the Indo-Foreign Cultural Exchange Programme, for the Berlin Festival of Theatre and Music, and for touring the U.S.S.R., Yugoslavia and the U.K. 
Shri Satya Sai Baba lays the foundation - stone of Bhavan's Mangalore Kendra Building.
Shri Jaisukhlal Hathi, Vice-President, and Shri S. Ramakrishnan, Executive Secretary of the Bhavan, visits Bhavan's U. K Centre.
1975  Bhavan's Sangit and Nartan Shikshapith organises "Bhatkhande Memorial Music Conference.
Shri Umashankar Dixit, Union Minister, lays the foundation-stone of the new building complex of Delhi Centre.
Bhavan's College of Communication and Management, New Delhi, is renamed as "Sardar Patel College of Communication and Management.
Bhavan's Academy of languages, New Delhi, is renamed as "Jawaharlal Nehru Academy of Languages:
Bhavan's Jamnagar Centre is started.
Bhavan's U. K. Centre organises a four-day Film Festival on classical Indian dances.
Inauguration of Tirupati Information Centre at the U.K. Centre by Shri Jacob Abraham, Minister at the Indian High Commission in London.
Inauguration of the Frank Moraes Library section at the Bhavan's London Kendra by Shri Kunwar Natwar Singh, Deputy High Commissioner for India in the U.K.
Inauguration of Bhavan's Newsletter at its U. K. Centre by H. E. Shri B. K.Nehru, High Commissioner for India in London.
1976  President of India, Shri Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, is conferred Honorary Membership of the Bhavan at a Special Convocation.
The Bhavan confers Honorary Membership on Rt. Hon'ble Mr. Harold Macmillan, former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Patron, Bhavan's London Centre.
Inauguration of the Bhavan's Vallabhram Mehta Vidyashram at Bharwari.
The Bhavan's Visakapatnam Centre starts functioning.
The Bhavan's Vallabhram Mehta Public School, Bharwari, is opened.
The Bhavan's Project: "Ancient Insights and Modern Discoveries" is launched.
The Bhavan's school at Andheri, Bombay, shifts to its new building and is renamed as "Bhavan's A. H. Wadia High School.
Government of India allots 1.66 acres of land adjoining three bungalows of Delhi Kendra for playfields for the Mehta Public School at Delhi.
Shri H. K. L. Bhagat, Union Minister of State for Works & Housing, inaugurates the annexe of the new building complex of the Delhi Centre.

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