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Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan was founded on November 7th 1938, on the hindu calendar date of Karthik Shud Purnima Samvat 1995, a decade before the advent of independence with the blessing of M.K.Gandhi and the co-operation and support of several distinguished stalwarts of India's freedom movement, the BVB has grown, from small beginnings , into a comprehensive all-India intellectual, cultural & educational movement. it is totally apolitical.
K.M. Munshi
It's founder,Kulapati Dr.K.M Munshi, looked upon the Bhavan's as an "Adventure In Faith", a faith in India's past, present and future.. It is also a faith in India's people who have a rich and unbroken cultural heritage.

True to it's goal of revitalizing Dharma or the Moral Law in its three-fold aspects of Truth, Love & Beauty - Satyam  Shivam  Sundaram - the Bhavan is ceaselessly striving to carry forward India's ageless message ofFaith, Self-discipline & Dedication - Shraddha Samyama Samarpana.

The Bhavan believes that there are elements in all cultures which transcend all barriers and knit people together.

It's ideal is " Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam " : " The World Is One Family ".
It's motto is " Aa no badraaha kartavyo yanthu vishwatahah"
"Let Noble Thoughts Come To Us From Everyside"

During the 60 years of its existence, the Bhavan has blossomed into an ever growing, voluntary, apolitical national movement with an international outlook, forever devoted to life, literature and culture...

Bhavan's Vidya Mandir functions through its various kendras, more than 100 in number, situated throughout the length and breadth of the country.  Each kendra consists of more than one school.  So the number of BVB schools is QUITE A LOT.  For. eg. the Kochi Kendra has 5 schools under it.
Click here to see a full list of the various kendras in India.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has also extended its activities abroad. The following are the overseas centres of the
Bhavan :