About Balika Vidyapith
The great philanthropist duo late Sh. Brajnandan Sharma and Smt. Vidya Devi did establish ‘Balika Vidyapith in 1947 at Lakhisarai, Bihar by inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi under the direction of first President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad. The couple was close disciples of Mahatma Gandhi and worked extensively for ‘Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Madras before moving to establish this residential school exclusively for girls. One of founders, Late Smt. Vidya Devi has been awarded with prestigious ‘Jamnadas Bajaj Award’ for her distinguished services in the field of female education.
This school did get the patronage of the illuminories of their times. Names are endless. A few of them are Acharya Vindba Bhave, Kaka Kalelkar, Smt. Mahadevi Verma, Smt. Lakshmi N. Menon, Dr. Sri Krishna Singh, Dr. Anugrah Narayan Singh, Baba Jagjivan Ram, Acharya Hazari Pd. Diwedi etc. Even Swami Nirjanand of Yog Bharti, Munger had been the chief patron of this institute.
Today, the trustees of the Vidyapith, prestigious in their own capacity and belonging to different walks of life have left no stone unturned to render their best to help the institution in scaling new height.
This society was established in 1947 by the social and political philanthropists with no less than the members such as Dr. Krishna Singh, Dr. Anugrah Narayan Singh being its founder and lifetime members. The society got full patronage of Dr. Rajendra Prasad, first president of India whose first visit to Bihar was in the Vidyapeeth itself.
Late Acharya Vinoba Bhave, Prominent Hindi litterateur Smt. Mahadevi Verma, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Sh. Jagjivan Ram etc. apart from several dignitaries of India and International fame had been deeply associated with the Vidyapeeth.
Smt. Lakshmi N. Menon (the then Foreign state Minister of India) had been President of this Vidyapeeth for logn. Its founder lady Late Smt. Vidyawati Devi has been winner of prestigious Jamnal Lal Bajaj Award for social service.
The Vidyapeeth has produced several illuminaries in different walks of life who are jewels in their own capacity at national and international level. Future
We strive to start from the broken link. We aim at the revival of Balika Vidyapeeth and to convert it again as one of the premium residential schools of India for a Girl child at the national level. We wish to upgrade the existing infrastructure to bring higher and technical education in its fold.
We vow to convert this place into an “International Seat of Learning” with gradual introduction of job oriented courses in different arena.