Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti BGVS

Literayc, Education and Science for Peace, Unity and Self-Reliance

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Komal Srivastava – India.

… The BGVS is a registered society sponsored by the National Literacy Mission Authority. It came out of the efforts of Shri Sam Pitroda, at that time Advisor on Technology Missions to the then Prime Minister, late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, and Shri Anil Bordia the then Education Secretary. Having appreciated the effectiveness of the Bharat Jan Vigyan Jatha of 1987 sponsored by NCSTC, DST, and by the people’s science movements, in communicating science to the people and propelling them to action during the very first meeting of General Council of NLM Authority held in July 1988, they together with the then minister of HRD Shri Shivshankar urged the People’s Science Movements to give all out support to the cause of literacy and plan a Jatha similar to BJVJ-87 but now for literacy … (full text about BGVS).

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About / History: The expectation at the time of independence, fifty years ago, that political freedom and representative democracy will assuage the conditions of the people of India, has obviously not turned out to be true, since people continue to battle with problems of poverty, exploitation and ignorance.


This calls for renewed and vigorous efforts towards a participative and democratic social order that can bring about a social change based on justice, equality and cooperation, in reasonable time frames.

It has been demonstrated, worldwide, that such a massive change in social order is facilitated through efforts in mass literacy. With over fifty percent of the country’s population still illiterate, integrating processes that fight political, social and economic marginalization of people with mass literacy can provide the necessary vigour and capability for rapid change.

The impetus to initiate a mass action for renewal was propelled from such an understanding. The voluntary agency, Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samithi (BGVS) emerged to put such an understanding into action … (full text about / history).

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