Shree H. V. P. Mandal, Amravati, established in 1914 and is registered under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 and Societies Registration Act 1860. It is a Voluntary, Social, Non-Political & Secular Institute, managed with democratic principles & practices. It is founded by Vaidya Brothers namely Shri. Ambadaspant & Shri. Anant Krishna Vaidya with their colleagues, freedom fighters on the broader principles of equality, fraternity & social justice. Honorable National leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, Dr. Rajendra Prasad visited & blessed this organization. Martyrs Rajguru & D.S. Deshpande were the two illustrious students of this institution. To standardize and popularize India’s traditional system of physical culture and develop sport and allied science and employ them strategically towards welfare of the masses, Institute has timely organized various tours in India (J&K, Delhi, Calcutta, Ahmadabad, Lucknow, Amritsar, Panji, etc.) as well as abroad (U.S.A., U.S.S.R., Finland, France, Japan, U.K., Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Poland, Denmark, Lithuania, Sri lanka, Indonesia, etc.) for Propagation of Indian Traditional sport since year 1928. The work of the Mandal has been appreciated by many organizations and received honours in the form of awards and certificates from time to time.German Dictator Adolph Hitler has also honored this Institute with a medal for its breath taking demonstrations in Berlin Olympics Games in the year 1936. 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, tribal and school education and Engineering and Technology.
The Mandal is the recipient of prestigious awards:
Currently Shree H. V. P. Mandal is
The General Secretary of Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal (HVPM), Prabhakar Vaidya, has been bestowed with the prestigious Padma Shri award. It is after 53 years that an Amravati resident has been selected for one of country's highest civilian awards. The previous recipient from Amravati, Dr Shivaji Patwardhan, too served as HVPM president. Talking to TOI, the octogenarian Vaidya said that the award came as a surprise to him. "It will inspire me to work harder for all sections of the society, especially distressed farmers in the region," he said.