This is  regarding the notification No. R/GAD/Misc/102, dated June 9, 1999 constituting a Committee to chalk out the programmes to establish the Mahamana Heritage Complex at the Malaviya Bhawan in BHU. In this connection the Vice-Chancellor has vide his orders dated 18 June, 1999 added following two terms of reference in addition to what has earlier been notified vide notification referred to above :-
"(i) the manner in which the left over phase of the Swatantrata Bhawan could be completed as also the unimplemented recommedations of the UGC regarding stage lighting, murals, sound and light etc.
(ii) commencement of construction of the Bharat Bhavan, Foundation stone of which was laid as part of the Platinum Jubilee Project in 1992."
This is for information and necessary action to all concerned please.


R/GAD/Misc./102/7773    Dated June 22, 1999.
COPY to the following for information and necessary action please.
1. Prof. K. D. Tripathi. Member, Executive Council and Chairman of the Committee for Establishment of Mahamana Heritage Complex. BHU.
2. Prof. S. Rinpoche. Director, Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies Sarnath Varanasi.
3.  Vaidya Pt.  Shiva Kumar Shastri, Sudia, Bulanala, Varanasi.

4. Mr. Justice Giridhar Malaviya, Executive Chairman, U.P. State Legal Service Authority, III Floor Jawhar Bhawan Annexe, Lucknow - 226001
5. Prof. R. P. Rastogi, 295/281, Tudiaganj, Ashartbad, Lucknow.
6. Prof. Mandan Mishra, C-73, Freedom Fighters Colony, Near IGNOU,Neb Sarai, New Delhi-110068
7. Shri Radha Raman, Raman Nivas, Mehmoorganj, Varanasi.
8. Shri Raj Krishna Das, Pandeypur, Varanasi
9. Shri Ajit Singh Sabbarwal, 24, Gandhinagar, Sigra, Varanasi.
10.Shri Ashok Gupta, A-1, Industrial Estate, Varanasi.
11.Shri Habibullah, C/o Mrs. Shamim Akhtar, Meera Colony, BHU
12.Shri Virendra Gupta, Editor, 'Dainik Jagaran', Andhra Pul, Varanasi.
13. Prof. S. K. Srivastava, Satya Sadan, Nand Nagar Colony ITI Road, Varanasi.
14. Shri R. C. P. Sinha, New F/5, Jodhpur Colony, BHU.
15. Dr. Bhanu Shankar Mehta, B. 37/67, Birdopur, Varanasi.
16. Prof. Ram Harsh Singh, Hony. Director, Malaviya Bhawan.
17. Prof. Dipak Malik, Faculty of Commerce, BHU.
18. Prof. Durg Singh Cahuhan, Director, Kamala Nehru Institute of
Technology, Sultanpur.
19. Prof. S. K. Srivastava, Deptt. of Electronics Engg., IT, BHU.
20. Smt. Leela Sharma, near Mahendravi Lodge, Sankat Mochan, Varanasi.
21. Shri Siya Ram Maitreya, Shanti Vihar, in front of Central Jail, Shivapur,Varanasi.
22. Director, Bharat Kala Bhavan.
23. The Finance Officer.
24. The Registrar, BHU.
25. The Public Relations Officer. Secretary of the Committee for Establishment of Mahamana Heritage Complex.
26. The Dy. Registrar & Secreary to the Vice-Chancellor, BHU.
27. The P. S. to the Registrar, BHU

Vice-Chancellor's remarks in the meeting of Mahamana Heritage Complex Committee 
July 13, 1997 at 6.00 P.M.

19th Century India produced intellectual giants in every field who contributed to three types of renaissance viz., political, cultural, and literary and educational.
Banaras Hindu University established during this period of freedom struggle and ongoing different types of renaissance, represented the unique contributions in the history of world and particularly of India, Gandhi leading political liberation (freedom) movement, Tagore leading in the field of culture and literature and Malaviya in the field of educational re-construction. Of course several political leaders and builders of modern India were also associated with these three basic currents. It was on this campus itself where not only remainants of the foot prints of Gandhi, Tagore and Malaviyaji's could be found but there are also certain buildings and places where they have stayed during lifetime of Malaviayji and gave religious, cultural and political lectures to the members of BHU community and people at large. We, therefore, propose to perpetuate these cultural heritages as it is and establish the Mahamana Heritage Complex in the University. It is a happy coincidence that all these places and building are adjoining Malaviya Bhawan and therefore this Complex can easily be earmarked for different cultural, educational and religious activities. It is proposed that Malaviya Bhawan will have a permanent collection of photographs, paintings, letters, recorded speeches of Pt. Malaviyaji. Similarly, Gandhi Memorial (freedom house) will have Gandhiji's portrait and other activities illustrated by photographs and other materials. Similarly, Tagore Memorial will have Tagore's writings and will offer Ravindra Sangeet in a planned manner. It may also have a research centre to co-ordinate different cultural and other activities and make arrangements of sound and light programme connected with Malaviyaji, Gandhi, Tagore and others. We may also think in terms of having a reception centre at the main gate where exhibition highlighting University facets, audio-video presentations on the founder and achievements of BHU etc. could be gathered.
The Committee may think that how best we can do all this and also how funding can be mobilized for the purpose.
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Dated : 27th July, 1999

First meeting of the Mahamana Heritage Complex Committee was held in the Committee Room No. 1 of the Central Registry on 13th July 1999 at 6.00 P.M. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Y. C. Simhadri, gave his inaugural remarks in the meeting, outlined the objectives to form this Committee, and solicited suggestions from senior citizens/learned persons of Varanasi and BHU :
Following members were present :
1. Prof. K. D. Tripathi, Member, Executive Council, BHU Chairman
2. Prof. S. Rinpoche Member
3. Shri Radha Raman Member
4. Shri Raj Krishna Das Member
5. Shri Ajit Singh Sabbarwal Member
6. Prof. S. K. Srivastava Member
7. Shri R. C. P. Sinha Member
8. Dr. Bhanu Shankar Mehta Member
9. Prof. Ram Harsh Singh Member
10. Prof. Dipak Malik Member
11. Smt. Leela Sharma Member
12. Dr. T. K. Biswas, (in place of Director, BKB) Member
13. Prof. K. M. Pandey, Registrar Member
14. Shri R. S. Dwivedi, Finance Officer Member
15. Dr. Vishwanath Pandey, Public Relations Officer Secretary

At the outset the Chairman of the Committee, Prof. K. D. Tripathi welcomed the members and outlined the purpose of the Committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor which has been circulated vide Notification No. R/GAD/Misc./102 dated June 9, 1999.
In addition to the objectives outlined, the Vice-Chancellor has also referred to the following matters for consideration by the committee.
"The manner in which the left over phase of the Swatantrata Bhavan could be completed as also the unimplemented recommendations of the UGC regarding stage lighting, murals, sound and light etc. (ii) commencement of construction of the Bharat Bhavan, foundation stone of which was laid as part of the Platinum Jubilee project in 1992."
Professor Tripathi then invited the Vice-Chancellor to address the committee. The copy of the address is enclosed.
The Chairman of the Committee Prof. Tripathi in his opening remarks emphasised to perpetuate the memory of our great founder Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan. He stressed for need of Malaviyji, his ideology and cosmic vision in a proper memorabilia. With this end in view the Committee has been constituted consisting not only members of BHU but also senior citizens of Varanasi. He also added that we have also to perpetuate the memories of Mahatma Gandhi and Gurudeva Ravindra Nath Tagore who have blessed this campus and these two with their august presence have established relationship with this university, which ultimately blossomed into different phases of the Indian Renaissance of political, cultural, literary and educational dimensions. During the discussion, Shri R. C. P. Sinha, Prof. R. H. Singh, Prof. S. K. Srivastava, Shri Raj Krishna Das, Dr. T. K. Biswas, Prof. Deepak Malik, Shri Radha Ramanji, Prof. S. Rinpoche, Shri A. S. Sabarwal, Dr. B. S. Mehta, Smt. Leela Sharma, Shri R. S. Dwivedi expressed their views.
Following points have emerged out of this discussion :
1. The adjacent houses in the vicinity of Malaviya Bhavan be included in the Malaviya Bhavan Heritage Complex immediately.
2. In one of the houses where Gurudeva Ravindranath Tagore stayed (Dr. Dey's House) be converted into Tagore's memorabilia with a committee room and the second house on the right side of the Malaviya Bhavan may be converted into a guest house and accommodate the present library of Malaviya Bhavan.
3. Sundaram Lodge must also be included in the Complex to perpetuate the memory of Mahatma Gandhi who was a close associate of Mahamana  and visited BHU on seventeen occasions.
It was pointed out that the present Malaviya Bhavan will have a permanent gallery of photographs, painting, letters, recorded speeches of Mahamanaji. The offer was also made to transfer the current gallery of Mahamanaji from Bharat Kala Bhavan to Malaviya Bhavan.  It was also suggested to convert the present meeting hall into a permanant small auditorium for various religious and social congregations. For the purpose, a comprehensive plan will be prepared by the Committee. Gandhi Bhavan will have a gallery of Gandhiji and the illustrious freedom fighters of India and BHU.
Similarly, Tagore Bhavan will have Tagore writings and will offer Ravindra Sangeet. This complex will have a Research Centre (Malaviya Centre of Action Research). In addition, the Heritage Complex will organise cultural and other activites and make arrangements for sound and light programme, connected with Malaviyaji, Gandhiji and Gurudeva and other leaders of freedom movement.
4. It was suggested by Hon. Director Prof. R. H. Singh of Malaviya Bhavan to erect Malaviya Pillar in one of the front lawns of Malaviya Bhavan.
5. The Committee noted that the Executive Council of the BHU has already created a Publication Cell to publish complete works of Mahamanaji. The Cell should be revived and the first two or three volumes must be published before 2000 A.D.
6. It was also suggested that a Reception / Information Centre of BHU be set up at the main gate as an extension of Public Relations which will display various facets of the University, have permanent arrangement to project the overall image of the University through Audio Visual means to the vistions   and to provided information to outsiders.
7. The Committee may prepare a master plan for short and long term implementation agenda. The master plan will be prepared by the Committee with the help of experts with a specific time frame.
8. It was suggested that the Complex be called as the Mahamana Malaviya Heritage Complex .
9. Finally, the Committee resolved to authorize the Vice-Chancellor to constitute various sub-committees to implement the above suggestions and to take concrete steps to raise funds for the Complex.
While concluding, the Chairman thanked the Vice-Chancellor to constitute various sub-committees for their valuable suggestions with the hope that we will have a sense of commitment and fulfillment for completing the project, so that it can be implemented before the turn of the century.

(sd/- K. D. Tripathi)
July 13, 1999

Malaviya Bhawan, the abode of the founder of Banaras Hindu University, Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, is presently functioning as a memorial of the Founder and an a institution of Malavian studies. It aims to collect, codify, preserve and study the personal effects of Malaviyaji and to conduct studies of his life and works. It also aims to organize studies and activities on themes dear to Mahamana such as value studies, moral education, yoga, meditation etc. Malaviya Bhavan complex functions under the overall control of its Hony. Director with following units :
1. Geeta Smiti
2. Yoga Sadhana Kendra
3. Centre for Value Studies
4. Other Activities Facilities
i. Gita Yoga Library
ii. Mahamana Memorial Sangrahalaya
iii. Mahamana Assembly Hall
iv. Bala-Krida Kendra and Children's Library
The committee may consider the following points :
1. Re-organisation of present Complex of Malaviya Bhavan.
2. Re-validation of Mahamana Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya Memorial consisting of museum, display of Mahamana's letter, speeches etc., Library 
and committee room.
3. Publication of complete works of Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviyaji  by the University
4. Production of Audio-visual material on Founder and BHU and sound and light show in Malaviya Bhawan Complex.
5. Provision of a Guest House for researcheres and alumni  in  Malaviya Bhavan Complex
6. Gandhi Bhavan and Tagore Bhavan. 7. Reception office at the main gate.
8. Constitution of Implementation Committee.
9. Any other suggestion.
Similarly, the Committee has been referred to look into the matters regarding second phase of Swatantrata Bhavan 
  and    construction   of    Bharat Bhavan in the campus. The agenda item on these two subjects will be placed in the next meeting.

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Date : 30-8-1999

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