About Central Sabha
Much before independence i.e., as earlier as 1918, Mahatma Gandhiji the father of the nation, visualized the need of a link language between the northern and southern states of the country in the interest of unity and integrity of the nation. He thought Hindi spoken by the biggest section of the people could be the link language. He founded Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha in Madras with the noble purpose of propagating Hindi in the southern states of the country in the year 1918.
Gandhiji was the life time president of this Institution, "DAKSHIN BHARAT HINDI PRACHAR SABHA". Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Sri. Lal Bahadur Shastri, Smt. Indira Gandhi, Sri Rajiv Gandhi and Shri. P.V. Narasingh Rao, Shri. Venktaraman and Justice Rang Nath Mishra , Shri. M.V. Rajshekaran and Justice Dr. V.S. Malimath were the past presidents. Justice Shivraj V Patil is the President
Hindi Language became the Official language from the date of commencement of the Constitution of India. Propagation of Hindi in the Southern States was a dire necessity as contemplated in the Articles 343 to 351 of the constitution.
Keeping the above, aims and objects and the situation in view and also the noble work done by Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha from the year 1918 and Govt. of India declared the Institution as an Institution of National Importance by Central Act 14 of 1964.
In India, Institutions of Higher learning have been classified as under:
Dakshin Hindi Prachar Sabha1. Those established by Acts of Parliament and classified as Central Universities. 2. Those established by Acts of State Legislatures. eg. Madras University, Madurai Kamarajar University. 3. Dakshin Hindi Prachar Sabha Those declared as Deemed Universities under Section 3 of U.G.C. Act. eg. Bharathi Vidya Peeth, Pune,Birla Institute of Tech. & Science, Pilani.