The history of this holy town starts with the history of Sri Bharat Mandir, a centre of spiritual worship/culture. However in due course of time people started settling and felt the basic need of education.
To fulfill their aspirations Late Mahant Shri Parshuram Ji Maharaj Founded Shri Bharat Mandir Society in 1941-42. The socitey has made a remarable contribution in the field of education and social service.
SHRI BHARAT SANSKRIT MAHAVIDYALAYA [Founded in March, 1921]
In the pious premises of the ancient shrine of Bharat Bhagwan, His Holiness Mahant Parasuram Ji Maharaj founded Sri Bharat Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya on 11th March 1921 with a view to promote and preserve India’s Vedic culture and Sanskrit education. In the beginning this Mahavidyalay was affiliated with Sampurnanad Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya Varanasi but now is recognized and affiliated with Sanskrit Shiksha Vibhag of Uttrakhand Government. Free boarding and lodging facilities are provided to the scholars.
Besides the prescribed syllabus, the training and education of ancient classical studies such as Jyotish, Astrology, Porohitya temple worship, Vedas and Karmakand religious rituals etc. are given under the able guidance of H.H. Mahant Ashok Prappannacharya Ji Maharaj. This Mahavidyalaya is making a remarable contribution for the promotion and preservation of India’s Vedic culture and Sanskrit education.
SRI BHARAT MANDIR INTER COLLEGE
To cater to the need of modern education, H.H. Mahant Parashuram Ji Maharaj, set up a small school in the temple permises in 1941-1942 which has now developed into a full-fledged Inter Collee with a grand building at Hardwar Road, and with a strength of nearly 3,000 students, having every necessary infrastructure for an ideal educational institution specially a sprawling playground and spacious grand auditorium which serves for all social and educational programmes of the town. From the very beginning it is one of the most popular academic and prestigious institution of Uttrakahnd
Late Rev. Sri Shanti Prapanna Sharma Ji, then cabinet minister in U.P. Governemnt, had made remarkable contribution towards the development of this educational institution.
With the belssings of Hrishikesh Narayan Bharat Ji, His Holiness Mahant Ashok Prappanacharya Ji Maharaj and under the able guidance of Shri Harshvardhan Sharma, Secertary, School Society, these educational institutions are doing their best for the service of the masses.Click here for more details...
JYOTI SPECIAL SCHOOL
Shri Bharat Mandir Society founded Jyoti Special School on 14th April 1993 for the special Children. The School imparts Special Education for their upliftment and to make them self dependent in their life.
There are 94 students benefitting from the school under the able guidance of special educators. The school has an early intervention centre in which the expert identifies any kind of disability in the child at an early stage. The school also provides computer education, sports, dance & other co-curricular activities to these children. The school has facilities for speech therapy & physiotherapy also.
The students of Jyoti Special School have participated & won medals at National as well as International level. The Special students participated in China & USA in the Special Olympics. The school has workshop for imparting training in envelope making, candle making, handicraft clay molding as well as for making carpets.
The teachers & the experts of the school organize various camps & training programs in the remote areas for the awareness for mentally disabled children.Click here for more details...
SRI BHARAT MANDIR PUBLIC SCHOOL
With a view to impart quality education in English medium the school society founded SBM Public School in the year 1997.
Affiliated to CBSE New Delhi, the school has best possible facility for quality education such as smart classes, computer education, co-curricular activities, games and sports, music, yoga etc. Grand assembly centres, beautiful lawn, Children Park with playthings swings, slides etc, are its special features.
Being situated in the holy premises of the temple, the children are exposed to the Vedic cultural, ethical values also.Click here for more details...
THE OTHER WELFARE ACTIVITIES
The Bharat Mandir Parivar has made remarkable contributions to the establish various social and educational institutions at Rishikesh. Land was provided for Pt. Lalit Mohan Sharma P.G. College Rishikesh, Rita Inter College Shyampur and Pt. Shanti Prapanna Sharma G.D. Hospital Rishikesh. Moreover, a piece of land was given for Nehru Park at Rishikesh in which Ambedkar Statue is set up at present.