This was the dream which, in 1952 inspired some dedicated Swayamsevaks of RSS Karyakartas
to take up education of children as a mission of their life. The people engaged
in this noble task of nation building through proper education of younger generation,
laid the foundation of the first school at Gorakhpur in a building rented at a monthly
rent of five rupees. After due consideration, they named their school as Saraswati
Shishu Mandir-Temple of the Goddess Saraswati dedicated to the children. Thanks
to their zeal, dedication and hard work that such like schools began to be established
at other places also.
Prior to this Gita school which was started at Kurukshetra in 1946. The foundation
stone of this school was laid by Shri M.S.Golwalker- revered Shri Guru Ji. The number
of such schools increased rapidly in Uttar Pradesh. A state level Shishu Shiksha
Prabandh Samiti was formed in 1958 for their proper guidance and planned development.
Good education & sound sanskars at the Saraswati Shishu Mandirs earned for them
due recognition, honour and popularity in the society. They spread in the other
states also. Consequently Within a few years many schools had been established in
Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar & other states. People began to send
their children to these schools in preference to Christian convent-schools and over
so- called public schools. In Saraswati Shishu Mandirs the children could learn
about their Hindu culture.
State level committees were set-up in other states also as the number of schools
began to increase there. Punjab and Chandigarh had a Sarvhitkari Shiksha Samiti
while Haryana had Hindu Shiksha Samiti. The formation of all India body came in
1977 as a natural corollary of this process. Thus Vidya Bharti was established with
its Registered office at Lucknow& functional headquarters in Delhi. All state level
committees were affiliated to this Vidya Bharati Akhil
Bharatiya Shiksha Sansthan.