History of Manava Bharati
Manava Bharati, Mussoorie was the dream project of our founder Chairman the Late Dr. Durga
Prasad Pandey (born February 11.1910). An Academician and Educationist of international renown
Dr. Pandey was educated at the Banares Hindu University, India and the Universities of Cambridge,
England and Leiden, Holland.
He was associated with the Indian National Freedom Struggle in both; it's revolutionary and
A close compatriot Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya suggested his name to Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore,
who asked him to join Vishwa Bharati, Shantiniketan.
'Babuji' as he was fondly known, decided to devote his work for the cause of child education and the
service of ‘divinity in man’. He followed his inclination to develop the concept of child education,
which he had nurtured while in association with Poet Tagore. It was Poet Tagore who motivated him
to pursue his Ph.D. from the prestigious Kings College, Cambridge, England.
Dr. Pandey was very keen to uplift the under privileged community of the society by ensuring young
and educated girls are trained in academic activities, to further elevate their kins and family
financially and morally. The institution conducted Nursery Teachers Training.