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Project Vision

॥ जयतु संस्कृतम्, जयतु मनुकुलम् ॥

20th Anniversary of Samskrita Bharati is a watershed event in 2015. Let the next twenty years see SB USA with a Center of Excellence for Samskritam in the National Capital Region.

संस्कृतभवनम् : Vision and Growth Plan

VISION

  • Establishment of  a permanent residential  Samskrita Bharati Center in the Washington DC Metropolitan area , which will serve as the official DC Kendram for Samskrita Bharati
  • Samskrita vidyalaya continuing current activities
    • Balakendram –  200+ currently enrolled will move to this center
    • Teaching conversational Samskritam, conduct weekend workshops, वेदपाठशाला and function as administrative office
    • Growing into an institution for the study of Veda~gAs and darSanas not unlike Akasharam (Bangalore)  and Arshavidya Gurukualm (Saylorsburg, PA)
  • Ultimately an institution of higher learning for Samskritam; a residential Sanskrit University
  • To be designed as an आश्रमपदम् (as ancient Gurukulam) with natural beauty (उद्यानवनम्  / पुष्पवाटिका , तडाकम् (Garden, Ponds and natural forestry etc.)
Master Plan

MASTER PLAN

  • 3 to 10 acres (depends on location and price) of land
  • 20,000 Sq Feet of livable space
    • Gurukulam architecture – building and surroundings
    • A small Sarasvati mandiram
    • An auditorium for 200 people
    • Samskritam Library
    • Kitchen & Dining place
    • Dormitory for 25 students (bunk beds) and teachers for use during camps
    • A place for visiting scholars,
    • Quarters for a resident SB Representative, Teacher, Pracarak and Caretaker
    • Number of class rooms similar to Chinmaya mission
  • Study of all branches of Vedic and philosophical studies
    • Learning of four Vedas and VedAngas
    • शिक्षा, छन्दस्, व्याकरणम्, निरुक्तम्, ज्योतिषम्, कल्पम्
    • Learning of the six philosophical systems
    • साङ्ख्य-योग-न्याय-वैशेषिक- मीमांस-दर्शनानि
    • Epics and Classics
    • इतिहासपुराणानि, साहित्यम्
    • Research in गणीतम्, वानशास्त्रम्, आयुर्वेद: in yet unexplored Samskritam Texts
    • Seminars and conferences
    • Translation of manuscripts
  • Regional Headquarters for Samskrita Bharati USA
  • A world-class institution of higher leaning
Budget & schedule

BUDGET PLANS

  • Land, Land-development, approvals etc. – Est. $1 million
  • Building design and Construction $ 3 – 5 Million
  • Schedule
    • Phase I to relocate Balakendram – 2 years (2020)
    • Fully developed Samskrita Vidapitham – Within the next 4 to 5 years
  • Current Status and Financial Plan
    • Funds earmarked and current pledges total approx. $350,000+
    • Several potential new donors identified
    • Current plan is to have no loans; financed fully by donations
    • Current Balakendram Rental fees $25,000 and possibly rental of class rooms and auditoriums, and annual fund-raising programs may support day-to-day management. Based on past-experience up to $50,000 annually is possible.
  • Immediate actions (Supported by written policy statement signed by SB Officers)
    • “Foreign Corporation” of SB in VA – Setup
    • Reserved funds as a separate Bank account – Done
    • Local financial control of the project by SB Officers – Approved

॥ जयतु संस्कृतम्, जयतु मनुकुलम् ॥

20th Anniversary of Samskrita Bharati is a watershed event in 2015. Let the next twenty years see SB USA with a Center of Excellence for Samskritam in the National Capital Region.

SCHEDULE

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BUDGETS

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Address

1234  St. #1000
San Francisco, CA 29362

Phone

(346) 234-5675