Bharat Vikas Parishad is registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act 1860 on the 10th July, 1963. It is a service-cum-sanskar oriented, non-political, socio-cultural voluntary organization , where both husband and wife join as members to serve the society. It is dedicated to the development and growth of our country in all fields of human endeavour - cultural, social, academic, moral, national and spiritual - by promoting a sense of patriotism, national unity and integrity.
On the birth centenary of Swami Vivekanand i.e. on 12th January, 1963, the Citizens Council set up by leading industrialists and social reformers like late Lala Hans Raj and Dr. Suraj Prakash, initially to mobilise citizens efforts to fight the Chinese attack, was renamed as Bharat Vikas Parishad. Parishad is thus motivated and guided by the ideals and teachings of Swami Vivekananda.
The members of the Parishad meet their own expenses while participating in its activities and also contribute towards administrative expenses of the organisation. Funds collected for projects and programmes are kept separately and are spent 100 per cent exclusively for the designated purposes. Parishad lays emphasis on developing the competence of the beneficiaries through their involvement so that they are no longer dependent on charity and lead a dignified and honourable life.
Our Vision is development and growth of Bharat, in all fields of human endeavour - cultural, social, academic, moral, national and spiritual - culminating in Swasth- Samarth-Sanskarit Bharat.
Our Mission is to organise the elite, intellectuals and the well-to-do citizens and to motivate them to serve our poor, disabled, illiterate and ignorant brethren not as an act of charity but in the true spirit of our cultural tradition of service as duty.