Vision and Mission

Bharathi Theertha’s VISION is to improve the education, environment, and health of the poor in India and in the USA.

Bharathi Theertha’s MISSION is to do environmental projects and conduct cultural and educational programs by collaborating with other
organizations in the USA and India and by connecting with individuals that left India and have a passion to offer their experience and resources for
the betterment of the poor.








Our Projects

  • Education

    Education projects primarily consists of helping institutions to carry out their
    mission, whether it is educating poor children in conventional schools by contributing financial assistance to provide
    scholarships, imparting training in schools of music (classical Indian vocal and

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  • Environment

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  • Health

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About Us

Bharathi Theertha has a colorful history. It was established as a nonprofit International Cultural Academy and Research University on March 17, 1924 in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India. It was called as Andhra Bharathi Theertha (Andhra Research University) with Maharajah Alak Narayana Gajapathi Raju serving as its Founder Chancellor till 1931. Dr. Burra Seshagiri Rao was the Founder President. Other founding members included illustrious people such as Messrs. P. C. Venkatapathi Raju, Kanukurti Krishna Rao, C. Papa Rao, Vikram Deo Varma, the Maharajah of Jeypore, who later served as the Foster Chancellor or Kulapathi from 1931 to 1941.

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Education and Culture

Bharathi Theertha obtained the ancestral home of (Late) Narayanamma Tata, which was built by Mahamahopadhyaya (Late) Tata Subbaraya Sastry and gave it rent-free to Tyagarja Sangeetha Nritya Kalaniketan (TSNKN). This music and dance school teaches South Indian Classical Music and Dances to children within the age group of 5 to 22, all seven days a week in the evenings. A few adults also learn South Indian classical vocal and instrumental music during the day hours.

  1. TSNKN carries its activities under the auspices of Bharathi Theertha, which supports some of its major cultural programs besides giving its premises rent free.
  2. Bharathi Theertha facilitated and arranged teh dance performnace of TSNKN students at the Music and Dance Festival of Sankat Mochan Mandir, Varanasi, U.P., India
  3. Sponsored the visit and stay of two students of TSNKN (one vocalist and one dancer) in Chennai, Tamilnadu with a group of students from University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, who visited Chennai under a “Winterim” program of the University of Iowa.

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President Message

Bharathi Theertha was registered in 2003 in the State of Illinois.  Its mission is to improve the education, environment, and health of the poor in the Northern Andhra Pradesh and other Telugu speaking areas of India in particular and other areas of India in general and in the Du Page county of Illinois, USA in particular and in other areas of USA in general.  We as a team work with like minded organizations such as Rotary whose motto is service above self.  I invite all individuals regardless of their faith, national origin, etc., to join hands with us to serve those who are less fortunate than us to make their lives a little better than what they are today.