organization at present well-known by the name “Shree
Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal, Amravati” founded by the
Vaidya Brothers namely Anant Krishna and Ambadas Krishna in
the year 1914, as a small gymnastic club was called Hanuman
Club. They had two clear objectives, One was to link up the
movement of physical education with the National movement of
Indian renaissance and the second was to modernize and standardize
the traditional Indian system of exercises in such a way that
would bring in bold relief the best and knowledgeable elements
inherent in it. By 1921 the Indian Freedom Movement was gathering
momentum, it also influenced the physical culture. Several HVPM
activists plunged into the revolutionary or general mass movement
in the individual capacity. The sphere of education was thus
linked with the National movement of renaissance and reconstruction.
This voluntary social institution established in the form of
“Hanuman Club”, very soon got transformed into Shree
Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal by registering it under society’s
Registration act in the year 1928. The Mandal had acquired an
open land on lease in the premises of “Ekveera Devi”
Temple and shifted its centre of activities from the original
site of a municipal primary school ground to the new premises.
After Independence, to propagate traditional Indian Sports and
Yoga, the Mandal concentrated its efforts on the training of
teachers in Physical Education and Yoga, and gradually diversified
its activities to the field of Ayurvedic medicine, Naturopathy,
tribal and school education and Engineering and Technology.
Thus, the small club founded by the Vaidya brothers nine decades
ago has now grown up to be recognized as national institution
which has also earned international reputation.
Aims and Objectives:
aims and objects for which the institution is formed and established
1. To inculcate love for Physical culture among the citizens
specially the youths of the country, irrespective of caste,
creed or religion.
2. To adopt ways and means to systematize and popularize the
Traditional Indian System of Physical Culture.
3. To undertake Research work in Health, Nutrition, Physical
Education and Recreation.
4. To study and adopt Physical Culture activities of other
countries as well, and introduce the same, as and when, necessary
and suitable for the development of Indian Citizens.
5. To stimulate interest and awareness among the masses about
Physical Fitness & Sports.