The Bhavan has made considerable progress in achieving its objective, namely, the reintegration of Indian Culture to suit modern conditions. I congratulate the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on this success and hope that it will continue to make strides.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Former President of India and Bhavans

Founder Member








The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has been doing excellent work all these years in getting our generation back to its roots. In the noise and intensity of modern life the youth are wandering bewildered. It is essential for them to get back to the roots and that is why I appreciate very much the work which the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is doing.

Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

Former President of India and

Bhavans Founder Member






The Bhavan is not an institution but a movement seeking to reintegrate Indian Culture, by the application of the modern critical apparatus to its ancient heritage combining the anxiety to preserve the heritage that is useful with the courage to replace it with more effective expressions of the Indian spirit in consonance with its present circumstance.

Dr. Zakir Hussain

Former President of India and

Bhavans Hon. Member





Dr. K.M. Munshi was a great scholar, a practical idealist and a visionary and if the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has sustained itself for 69 years and has grown from strength to strength during this period, it is because of the wisdom and imagination behind this institution. Of course, he had great successors who have sustained this institution with equal wisdom and imagination. The Bhavan has made a crucial contribution to the advancement, in the younger generation, of education and to the cultivation, of ethical and spiritual values of our civilisation.

K.R. Narayanan

Former President of India

The Bhavan has served Indian Culture with ability and perseverance and has made truly r e m a r k a b l e progress in many aspects of Indian Culture... The Bhavan’s past record gives assurance that this progress will continue in the future also and the Bhavan will create fresh records in the service of India’s culture. A very fine institution which deserves every encouragement and support.

Shri Jawaharlal Nehru

Former Prime Minister of India and

Bhavans Founder Member





The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan was started at a time when Indians were gradually getting wasternised and our thinking and approach were moving to that direction. India must not lose its soul. The Bhavan is spreading Indian Culture, philosophy and spirituality in India and abroad and helping India to make its humble contribution to the world for peace and for better international cultural relations.

Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri

Former Prime Minister of India






Through its activities, publications and the educational institutions it runs, the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has been doing impressive work to enable our people to understand their heritage. My good wishes.

Smt. Indira Gandhi

Former Prime Minister of India










Of the many institutions that were born in the ferment of Indias struggle for Independence, the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan occupies a unique place for its vision, activities and its continuing contribution to the realisation of the fundamental goals of the Freedom Movement. It is only instruments like the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan which can guide the society along the desired path by radiating the light and wisdom of our ancient and modern seers. I join millions of my countrymen in wishing the very best for the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavans noble endeavours in the coming decades.

Shri. Atal Behari Vajpayee

Former Prime Minister of India

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has to its credit a c h i e v e m e n t s which older institutions may well be proud of. May this institution become the nursery of torch-bearers of a composite civilization, taking just pride in all that is best in the past, imbibing all that is noble in the present, shedding light and glory wherever they go and moulding the life and destiny of a great nation.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Former Dy. Prime Minister of India

and Bhavans Founder Member

My warm congratulations to the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on their achievement.

Bharat Ratna Shri C. Rajagopalachari


First Indian Governor General of India and Bhavans Founder Member








Six Years ago we are delighted and greatly honoured when you decided to establish here in London the first cultural centre outside India. Today you are taking a splendid further initiative... I would echo the phrase you have used The Majesty of the Moral Law.

Mrs. Margaret Thatcher

Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom



The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has made the intellectuals of Bharata Varsha evince interest in the various aspects of our culture and progress. May we pray Give fresh vigour to the Bhavan, a unique institution, in directing its attention more and more with greater and greater fulfilment to the dissemination of moral principles and devotion.

H.H. Jagadguru

Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi

Paramacharya of Kanchi

The Bhavan has undertaken the noble work of fostering the i m m e m o r i a l culture of Bharata Varsha throughout the world and also for the benefit of the sons of the soil who have unhappily strayed away from it. The Bhavan has served the cause of Bharatiya Culture with remarkable success and diligence. Wish greater and greater success in the Bhavans noble mission of spreading Bharatiya Culture.

H.H. Jagadguru

Sri Abhinava Vidya Tirtha

Sankaracharya of Sringeri

The Bhavan has r e n d e r e d u n p a r a l l e l e d service for the resuscitation of Sanskrit and Bharatiya Culture. May the Bhavan grow from strength to strength is our prayer. It is rendering the right service by inculcating in the minds of the present and future generations the noble ideals of Bharata Varsha.

H.H. Jagadguru

Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi

Paramacharya of Kanchi




With its impressive record of work for the cultural education of our people, the Bhavan, can look forward to a long career of usefulness in its chosen field. It has my best wishes for the continued success of its mission.

Swami Ranganathananda

President, Ramakrishna Math and

Mission Worldwide







In a world that, to a large extent, seems to ignore spiritual values, we congratulate the Bhavan on its excellent work, and wish it Ad Multos Annos!

H.E. Valerian Cardinal Gracias

Former Archbishop of Mumbai

Mission Worldwide








The wide range of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavans activities and the success they have achieved can only be described as most remarkable.

Bharat Ratna Dr. C.V. Raman

Nobel Laureate