Bharatiya Chetna Kendra, which woud translate in English as the Indian Consciousness Centre, is a Trust registrered under the Indian law. Begun in 2008, it seeks to spread the great ideas produced by the ancient Indian civilisation to the contemporary India and the rest of the world, and works for building a strong India based on the values of the Indian culture and civilisation.
Spreading the light of India and the Orient
India is the oldest living civilization that has survived all foreign onslaughts and historical vicissitudes. It has produced some of the most exalted and useful ideas in the world apart from being a pioneer in religion, poetry, philosophy, music, astronomy, agriculture, science, mathematics and scores of other fields. However, the cleverly crafted education system designed by the British and perpetuated by the successive Indian governments has ensured that the Indians are not made aware of the greatness of the Indian civilization and its contribution to the world. The Bharatiya Chetna Kendra (The Indian Consciousness Centre),a Trust registered under the Indian law is dedicated to spreading the ideas produced by the anciant Indian conciousness. It also works for total individual and community development within the framework of the great Indian cultural values.
Bharatiya Chetna Kendra was established on the Diwali day in the year 2008. However, it was got registered as a Trust on the 5th May, 2009. There were two reasons for naming it ‘Bharatiya Chetna Kendra’ (which would literally translate as the Indian Consciousness Centre): one, it was designed for transforming the consciousness of the Indians; and two, it was inspired by certain original and unique Indian ideas which deserve to be promoted not only in India but everywhere else. However, it should not be presumed from what has been said above that all ideas thrown up by the Indian civilization are equally relevant today, or that each of them are acceptable today. For example, many ideas which promote poverty and germinated at a late stage of history, now deserve to be discarded, and the ideas of four main goals of life have to be resurrected, which include economic advancement. Yet, is has to be especially borne in mind that the current wave from the West that seeks to turn human beings completely into economic beings is a wave that must be resisted and stalled. It is necessary to understand that Bharatiya Chetna Kendra does not believe that the Indian civilization does not need to learn anything from other civilizations. The greatest contribution of the Western civilization to other civilizations is the scientific outlook and the scientific method which must spread among the Indians as well as all others.
India has a deep history and a rich cultural heritage, and its ideas and ideals – with the exception of the edition of the caste system that nurtured contempt towards a certain class of people and restricted their vertical mobility - are the ideas and ideals that can give humanity all over the world a future in which there is internal and external peace and tranquillity, there is no enmity, hatred and terrorism, and which, through a balanced mix of material and spiritual advancement, can make the humans realize completeness, contentment and inner bliss.
The Trust was founded by Sriyut Brahmbodhi and is chaired by Mrs Vinita, a social worker.