Navasrushti International Trust was founded by Acharya Guru Swami Sachidananda Bharathi and was registered on 8th September 2005 as the controlling organization for all regenerative movements initiated by him. It was registered in Kerala with a global coverage. The registered office of 'Navasrushti International Trust' is Dharma Bharathi Ashram, Mulanthuruthy, Kochi. Swami Sachidananda Bharathi is an Air Force Officer turned seeker of truth and promoter of peace. Membership of Navasrushti International is open to all peace loving people of good will above 18 years of age, from all over the world, who are in full agreement with the aims and objectives of the Trust.

          The shining sun at the center represents the Essential Truth which is the light that shines on all humankind and enlightens every human soul. The triangle represents the Trinitarian God of Spirit-Light-Love (Sat-Chit-Ananda). The blue circle represents the Godhead, the ‘One Supreme Spirit’ beyond names and forms, which is the ultimate Truth.

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Dharma Bharathi National Institute of Peace & Value Education (DBNI)  

Vision & Mission of DBNI

The vision of the great new India of third millennium presented and promoted by DBNI is termed ‘Bharatiya Dharma Rajya’. It is the vision of a great new India built on the strong foundation of ‘Bharatiya Dharma’ (Fundamental Duties of Indian citizens).

‘Bharatiya Dharma Rajya’  is referred to as ‘Dharma Bharathi’ with love and devotion.  The vision of ‘Dharma Bharathi’ presented and promoted by DBNI is symbolically depicted by the emblem of DBNI presented above.

‘Dharma Bharathi’ will be a light of satya, ahimsa, tyaga and seva (depicted by the lamp in her right hand) and a land of justice, liberty, equality and fraternity (depicted by the balance in her left hand). She will be a princess of peace (depicted by her closed eyes) and a queen of prosperity and power (depicted by her crown) among nations. ‘Dharma Bharathi’ will be a land of youthful vitality and dynamism (depicted by her healthy youthful looks), and an instrument of God for human solidarity, holistic development and integral peace in the world (represented by the words written inside the circle). 

‘Dharma Bharathi’ will be a mother of love in the world family of nations. She will accept all religions and cultures of humankind into her loving fold. She will show the path of truth and non-violence to the world, and will be blessed among the nations of the world as a ‘disciple nation’ of God. ‘Dharma Bharathi’ will shine forth as a land and light of ‘Dharma’ in the world. She will be a ‘Spiritual Super Power’ on earth.

The mission of DBNI is to transform India into the ‘Dharma Bharathi’ of its vision through ‘Peace & Value Education’ with focus on teachers and students of Colleges and Schools in India, and on ‘senior citizens’ who wish to fulfill their ‘Samaj Dharma’ (social responsibility)  before they depart from this world.

Aim and Objective of DBNI

The Aim of DBNI is to promote a culture of peace and values in India based on the Fundamental Duties of Indian citizens as given under Article: 51 –A of the Indian Constitution (termed ‘Bharatiya Dharma’ by DBNI) and on the ‘Commitment to Global Peace’ signed at the United Nations by the religious and spiritual leaders of the world at the end of the ‘Millennium Worlds Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders’ organized by the United Nations in August 2000, as well as on the moral and spiritual values that are common to  religions.

This aim shall be realized by:

1. Promoting an interreligious mission for a culture of peace in India based on the core programmes of DBNI (Shanti Yagna, Tyagarchana,  Pancha Sutra, Chatur Guna & Ashtanga Yagna).

2. Organizing training programmes and courses for teachers and students, as well as for leaders and managers, based on the various modules and programmes developed by DBNI like:

- Inner Peace meditation
- Teachers’ Enrichment Programme
- Students’ Orientation Programme
- Spirituality of Management Programme
- Enlightened Leadership Development Programme
in order to empower the nation to rise to ever higher levels of endeavor and achievement.

3. Promoting the Fundamental Duties of Indian citizens among the people of India, especially among the youth and students of our country, for developing in them responsible citizenship and spirit of nationalism.

4. Developing and promoting various training modules, study courses, action programmes and research projects for creating an abiding culture of peace in the country based on:

  • The Fundamental Duties of Indian citizens given under Article: 51-A of the Indian Constitution
  • The ‘Commitment to Global Peace’ signed by religious and spiritual leaders of the world at the end of the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders held at the United Nations in August 2000
  • The moral and spiritual values that are common to religions (DBNI has adopted ‘The Sermon on the Mount’ as a compendium of such moral and spiritual values)

5. Developing interreligious understanding for nation-building based on the Fundamental Duties of Indian citizens  through seminars, training modules, action programmes, study courses & research projects.

6. Establishing DBNI Training Centers & Value Education Parks at different places in the country to promote abiding inter-religious understanding and communal harmony in India.

7. Developing DBNI as a Dharma Bharathi National Open University of Peace & Value Education (DBNOU) in the form of a national network of autonomous Dharma Bharathi Institutes of Peace & Value Education (DBIs) affiliated to the DBNI for providing a strong educational foundation for moral and spiritual regeneration of India based on the modules and programmes developed by DBNI.

8. Developing DBNOU into a Dharma Bharathi Global Open University of Peace & Value Education (DBGOU) in the form of a global network of autonomous DBNOUs that will promote human solidarity, holistic development and integral peace in the world.

Constitutional Basis of DBNI

Fundamental Duties of Indian Citizens (Bharatiya Dharma’ )
(Article: 51-A of the Indian Constitution)       

It shall be the duty of every citizen of India

a) to abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the National Flag and National Anthem;

b) to cherish and follow the noble ideals which inspired our national struggle for freedom;

c) to uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India;

d) to defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so;

e) to promote harmony and spirit of common brotherhood amongst all people of India transcending religious, linguistic and regional or sectional diversities; to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women;

f) to value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture;

g) to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life, and to have compassion for living creatures;

h) to develop scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of enquiry and reform;

i) to safeguard public property and to abjure violence;

j) to strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity so that the nation constantly rises to higher levels of endeavor and achievement;

k) who is a parent or guardian to provide opportunities for education of his child, or as the case may be, ward between the age of six and fourteen years.

Inter-Religious Basis of DBNI

('Commitment of Global Peace')

(Signed at the United Nations by the religious and spiritual leaders of the world in the ‘Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders’ organized by the United Nations in August 2000. Swami Sachidananda Bharathi, the Founder & Acharya-guru of DBNI, was one of the delegates who represented India in this Millennium Peace Summit. He was also a signatory to the ‘Commitment to Global Peace’)

“Humanity stands at a critical juncture in history, one that calls for strong moral and spiritual leadership to help set a new direction for society. We, as religious and spiritual leaders, recognize our special responsibility for the well being of the human family and peace on earth.
Whereas the United Nations and the religions of the world have a common concern for human dignity, justice and peace;
Whereas we accept that men and women are equal partners in all aspects of life and children are the hope of the future;
Whereas our religions have contributed to the peace of the world but have also been used to create division and fuel hostilities;
Whereas our world is plagued by violence, war and destruction, which are sometimes perpetrated in the name of religion;
Whereas armed conflict is dire tragedy for the human lives ruined and lost, for the larger living world, and for the future of our religious and spiritual traditions;
Whereas no individual, group or nation can any longer live as an isolated microcosm in our interdependent world, but rather all must realize that our every action has an impact on others and the emerging global community;
Whereas in an interdependent world peace requires agreement on fundamental ethical values;
Whereas there can be no real peace until all groups and communities acknowledge the cultural and religious diversity of the human family in a spirit of mutual  respect and understanding;
Whereas building peace requires an attitude of reverence for life, freedom and justice, the eradication of poverty, and the protection of the environment for present and future generations;
Whereas a true culture of peace must be founded upon the cultivation of the inner dimension of peace, which is the heritage of the religious and spiritual traditions;
Whereas religious and spiritual traditions are a core source of the realization of a better life for the human family and all life on Earth.

In light of the above and with a view to discharging our duty to the human family, we declare our commitment and determination:

1. To collaborate with the United Nations and all men and women of goodwill  locally, regionally and globally in the pursuit of peace in all its dimensions;
2. To lead humanity by word an deed in a renewed commitment to ethical and spiritual values, which include a deep sense of respect for all life for each person’s inherent dignity and right to live in a world free of violence;
3. To manage and resolve non-violently the conflicts generated by religious and ethnic differences, and to condemn all violence committed in the name of religion while seeking to remove the roots of the violence;
4. To appeal to all religious communities and ethnic and national groups to respect the right to freedom of religion, to seek reconciliation, and to engage in mutual forgiveness and healing;
5. To awaken in all individuals and communities a sense of shared responsibility for the well-being of the human family as a whole and a recognition that all human beings-regardless of religion, race, gender and ethnic origin – have the right to education, health care, and an opportunity to achieve a secure and sustainable livelihood;
6. To promote the equitable distribution of wealth within and among nations, eradicating poverty and reversing the current trend towards a widening gap between rich and poor;
7. To educate our communities about the urgent need to care for the earth’s ecological systems and all forms of life and to support to make environmental protection and restoration integral to all development planning and activity;
8. To develop and promote a global reforestation campaign as a concrete and practical means for environmental restoration, calling upon others to join us in regional tree planting programmes;
9. To join with the United Nations in the call for all nation states to work for the universal abolition of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction for the safety and security of life of this planet;
10. To combat those commercial practices and applications of technology that degrade the environment and the quality of human life;
11. To practice and promote in our communities the values of the inner dimension of peace, including especially study, prayer, meditation, a sense of the sacred, humility, love, compassion, tolerance and a spirit of service, which are fundamental to the creation of a peaceful society.

We, as religious and spiritual leaders, pledge our commitment to work together to promote the inner and outer conditions that foster peace and the nonviolent management and resolution of conflict. We appeal to the followers of all religious traditions and to the human community as a whole to cooperate in building peaceful societies, to seek mutual understanding through dialogue where there are differences, to refrain from violence, to practice compassion, and to uphold the dignity of all life.”

31st  August 2000                  
United Nations



Methodology & Focus Groups of DBNI

‘Begin with self, Begin today & Begin small’ is the methodology and motto that is given to DBNI by its Founder. It is based on his own lived-life experiences. It calls upon all of us to adopt the following three-fold methodology for making our lives fruitful:

1. Any effort for social transformation must begin with one’s own self because self-transformation is the basis of true social transformation.
2. The good work we want to do and the good words that we want to say should not be postponed for an opportune moment. It should be done today itself without any further delay.
3. We should not wait for all necessary resources to be mobilized for starting our good work. Trusting in the divine providence, we should begin our good work with whatever little resources that we ourselves may have.

Teachers and students of Colleges and Schools in India  and those senior citizens who wish to fulfill their ‘Samaj Dharma’ (social responsibility )  before they depart from this world will be the ‘Focus Groups’ of DBNI.
In addition to its three ‘Focus Groups’, DBNI will also extend its services to all NGOs, Civil Society Groups, Social Clubs, Charitable Trusts, Government Bodies, Business and Industrial Houses, Religious Communities, Political Parties etc. that want to avail its services.

Modules & Programmes of DBNI

Ever since its inception in 1993, DBNI has been developing and promoting a number of modules and programmes to achieve its aim and objectives. Important among these are:

  1. Inner Peace Meditation  ( Shanti Yagna )
  2. Teachers’ Enrichment Programme (TEP)
  3. Students’ Orientation Programme ( SOP)
  4. Spirituality of Management (SOMA)
  5. Enlightened Leadership Development (ELD)
  6. Seminars on ‘Inter-religious Cooperation on Nation-building’
  7. Seminars on ‘Bharatiya Dharma’
  8. Training Programmes for Dharma Bharathi Mission (DBM) & the Second Freedom Struggle of India being promoted by DBM
  9. Training Programmes for Dharma Rajya Vedi (DRV) & the Tyagarchana Shanti Mission being promoted by DRV
  10. Training Programmes for Disciples of Christ for Peace (DCP) & the Peace of Christ Movement being promoted by DCP
  11. Training Programmes for the ‘Mathru Bhavans’ Project
  12. Youth Camps  & Senior Citizens’ Camps

In addition to these modules and programmes, there have also been a number of Special Programmes developed and offered by DBNI as requested by various institutions and organizations.

Brief History & Important Achievements of DBNI

DBNI was started at Indore, M P, in 1993 as the ‘Educational Wing’ of Dharma Rajya Vedi (DRV). DRV was  founded  by Swami Sachidananda Bharathi on 2nd  October 1990 as an inter-religious organization for a New Indian Renaissance based on an integral vision of life and reality, and on a synthesis of science and spirituality. DBNI functioned from Indore, M P,  till December 1998 after which it was shifted to Hyderabad and from there to Dharma Bharathi Ashram in Kerala in December 2006. In 2011 the Institute was further shifted to Nagpur where it is now being established on a permanent basis.

In addition to striving tirelessly to achieve its aims and objectives as outlined earlier, DBNI is also now made responsible to provide training and orientation programmes to Dharma Bharathi Mission (DBM) & the Second Freedom Struggle of India that is being promoted by DBM, Dharma Rajya Vedi (DRV) & the Tyagarchana Shanti Mission that is being promoted by DRV, and the Disciples of Christ for Peace (DCP) & the Peace of Christ Movement that is being promoted by DCP. These were all initiated by Swami Sachidananda Bharathi.

DBNI is now placed under the legal ownership and financial authority of Navasrsuthi International Trust (NIT) founded and registered by Swami Sachidananda Bharathi in 2005 (Reg. No. IV -97/2005). A National Training Center under the name ‘Moolya Prabodhini’ is being established for DBNI at ‘Shantivanam’,  Rama Village near Nagpur by NIT. ‘Shantivanam’ is an ‘Eco-Spiritual Peace Center’ being established in a 15-acre plot of picturesque land with perennial water sources in Rama Village in Nagpur district (about 35 KMs from Nagpur Railway Station on Chandrapur Road) under the spiritual guidance of Swami Sachidananda Bharathi.
In spite of its pilgrim nature, DBNI has been able to claim for itself a number of important achievements so far. Some of them are:

  1. Conducting more than 50 Inner Peace Meditation Programmes across the country covering more than 2000 persons seeking for inner peace
  2. Conducting more than 200 Students’ Orientation Programmes (SOPs) across the country covering more than 60,000 students
  3. Conducting more than 100 Teachers Enrichment Programmes (TEPs) across the country, covering more than 5,000 teachers
  4. Organizing five Regional Seminars and three National Seminars sponsored by NCERT, CBCI, AIACHE, NEG, CRS , Agnel Charities etc.
  5. Organizing  one National Seminar sponsored by MHRD, Govt. of India, and three International Seminars in collaboration with International Education Foundation
  6. Bringing out well-edited books containing important ‘Papers’ presented in the National Seminars and publishing books on 'Peace & Value Education'
  7. Helping to initiate a 1-year P.G. Diploma Course in 'Peace and Value Education' under the Department of Inter-Religious Relations, Madurai Kamaraj University.
  8. Producing and marketing the ‘Bharatiya Dharma’  (Fundamental Duties of India citizens) at cost price
  9. Establishing three Matrubhavans at Nagpur for poor children.


Swami Sachidananda Bharathi
( Founder & Acharya-guru, DBM )

The DBNI Team  

The DBNI Team

  1. Prof. Haribhau Kedar -  Director General
  2. (Former Vice Chancellor, RTM Nagpur University)
  3. Prof. A. S. Ukhalkar    - Director (Training)
  4. Shri. Vijay Dakshindas   - Director (Administration)
  5. Shri. Rajhans Deshkar  -  Office Coordinator


  1. Prof. Manoharrao Bute 
  2. Prof. Madhukar G. Kaner
  3. Dr. Mahadeo Nagrale
  4. Dr. Anil Karavande 
  5. Dr. Chandansingh Rotele
  6. Prof. J. K. Masih  
  7. Dr. K. M. Bhandarkar
  8. Prof. Sanjay Shende
  9. Dr. Madan Waghale
  10. Sri. Yogesh Deotale
  11. Prof. Ram Gawande 
  12. Prof. Shriram Kale
  13. Rev. Sr. (Adv)  Lily Francis, SMMI
  14. Sri. Arvind Deshmukh

An Appeal

It is the prayer and hope of the Founder and members of DBNI that all peace-loving individuals and communities in different parts of the country will come together in a common mission for spreading, propagating and promoting the cause of peace and values in our country. Peace-loving individuals and communities in India can establish Dharma Bharathi Institutes of Peace & Value Education (DBIs) at their own places in affiliation with DBNI to further the cause of peace and value education.
“The ultimate tragedy of mankind is not the brutality of the few, but the silence of the many.” pointed out Martin Luther King Jr.
Large majority of Indians suffer lack of peace and are subjected to corruption, injustice and exploitation because they are not united in the mission of building a great new India of values, peace and prosperity.
The business community with their greed for profit at any cost, and political parties and their leaders with their desire to control people and resources of the country cannot bring a culture of justice, peace and prosperity for all members of the national family of India.
Peace-loving communities and individuals all over the country must unite to transform the nation into a land of values, unity, peace and prosperity. This is a common mission all peace-loving people of goodwill in the country.
All are invited to join DBNI in its mission of promoting a culture of peace and values in India and the world.
You can also skip one meal every week or make some other sacrifices every week and contribute the savings to DBNI to carry forward its mission.

Prof. Haribhau Kedar
( Director General, DBNI)

‘Begin with self, begin today and begin small’