The saga of the Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya began in Hyderabad, Sindh (now in Pakistan) in the year 1936, when extraordinary events unfolded in the life of Dada Lekhraj, a wealthy diamond merchant who had risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most respected members of his community.
Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, (Brahma Kumaris in short) is a unique, spiritual, value-based educational institution. The Vidyalaya and two institutions created by it, namely Rajyoga Education and Research Foundation, and Brahma Kumaris Academy for a Better World, are dedicated to the goal of establishing a value-based society. They focus on development of human potential, bringing harmony into human relationships and changing the attitudes and outlook of people to promote the spirit of brotherhood, love and co-operation. The institution is open to all irrespective of caste, creed, age and social, economic or political status.
Various establishments and institutions across the world have recognised work by the Brahma Kumaris for world peace and the betterment of mankind: