Our Founder

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 Gandhian programmes.

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.

Late Dr. Durga Prasad Pandey