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
1977  Bhavan's Honorary Membership is conferred on Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan at a Special Convocation in Bombay. 
Inauguration of Bhavan's Shrj Amritlal Kalidas Doshi Mahila College, Jamnagar.
The Bhavan's new Public School (Vidyalaya) at the Bharat Heavy Electricals Complex in Ramachandrapuram, Hyderabad, starts functioning.
A two-day Symposium on 'Ancient Insights and Modern Discoveries' is held in Bombay.
The Bhavan celebrates completion of its 32-year old project of "The History and Culture' of the Indian People", in 11-volumes, in New Delhi. Prime Minister Shri Morarji Desai presides over the function.
The Silver Jubilee of the Bhavan's Book University is celebrated in Delhi with Prime Minister Shri Morarji Desai in Chair.
The Bhavan's College of Communication and Management, Bombay, is renamed as "Bhavan's Pranlal Devkaran Nanjee College of Mass Communication.
The Bhavan's Vidyashram (School) starts functioning at Giri Nagar, Cochin, Kerala.
The Bhavan dedicates its newly-built spacious auditorium at its Kerala Centre at Cochin to the sacred memory of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The dedication ceremony is performed by Shri S. K. Patil and a life-size oil painting of Sardar Patel is unveiled by Shri Prabhudas Patwari, Governor of Tamil Nadu.
The Bhavan organizes a Seminar on "How to Make Bhavan's Educational Institutions More Purposeful" in Bombay with distinguished educationists participating.
The Bhavan's U.K. Centre acquires its own building in West Kensington, London.
A preparatory meeting to chalk out a plan to celebrate Rajaji's Centenary is held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan under the Chairmanship of the President of India, Shri N. Sanjiva Reddy, who is the President of the Committee. Acharya Kripalani, Shri Jayaprakash Narayan, Dr. V. V. Giri, Shri M. C. Chagla, Smt. Vijayalakshmi Pandit and Shri K. Santhanam are Vice-Presidents of the Committee.
The Bhavan's new project: "Critical Edition of the Principal Upanishads" under the Chairmanship of Dr. P. B. Gajendragadkar, former Chief Justice of India, is launched.
Government of Andhra Pradesh allots to Bhavan land admeasuring 7,700 sq.yds. in Red Hills at Hyderabad.
Shri Jaisukhlal Hathi, Governor of Punjab and Vice-President of the Bhavan, inaugurates Bhavan's Jethalal Amratlal Auditorium at Ahmedabad.
Inauguration of Chandigarh Centre  by Shri B. D. Jatti, Vice-President of India.
Government of India accords recognition to the Mumbadevi Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya as "Adarsh Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya" (from July 1, 1977)
1978  New Premises of Bhavan's U.K. Centre at West Kensington, London, is inaugurated by Rt. Hon'ble Mr. James Callaghan, Prime Minister of United Kingdom.
Bhavan's Trichur Centre is started.
Bhavan's Bhubaneshwar Centre building is inaugurated by the President of India, Shri N. Sanjiva Reddy.
Bhavan's Jaipur Centre is started.
Bhavan's Mukundgarh Centre is started.
Bhavan's Swaminarayan Technical Institute at Dakor is started.
'Bhavan's Journal' celebrates Silver Jubilee.
Bhavan's Department of Foundation and Cultural Courses is started.
Bhavan's College of Communication and Management is started at Baroda.
Shri Sanjiva Reddy, President of India, presides over the Rajaji Centenary Celebrations in New Delhi (December 10, 1978).

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