"...at 7 O'clock on the morning of Tuesday, the 21st July, 1931, Vidya Bhawan was ushered into the world!" -- This is how 'Bhai Sahab' Dr. Mohan Sinha Mehta recalls the Foundation Day of Vidya Bhawan in his book 'The Story of Vidya Bhawan'.
A scout for life, 'Bhai Sahab' was fond of adventures and especially mountains. The height and the climb test the grit; invoke new ideas and, at times, bring out a new person from the rot of routine worldly affairs.
No wonder that Vidya Bhawan's Foundation Day became an annual hiking event. Vidya Bandhus participated in the Morning Assembly, cultural programme and ran a canteen for several years. It has been an occasion to meet old buddies and discuss about Vidya Bhawan in general and the School in particular.
However, the Forest Department found Sajjangarh a lucrative site and, in the new millennium, there was pressure on Vidya Bhawan to pay for hundreds of people and vehicles, who go to Sajjangarh; which Vidya Bhawan did for some years. Meanwhile, in 2009, Vidya Bhawan Prakriti Sadhna Kendra (VBPSK) was inaugurated by Nobel Laureate Dr.R.K. Pachauri at Bhilon ka Bedla, just 8 kilometers from Udaipur. Vidya Bhawan has protected these 400 acres of forests, called the Beed, for around 60 years through stone-fencing and constant vigil. Vidya Bandhu Prof. Jagat S. Mehta contributed around Rs.60 Lakhs to construct a camping site at VBPSK. Since 2011, the Foundation Day is being celebrated in the serene natural environment of VBPSK.
Since Vidya Bhawan ushered into the world on the morning of 21st July; Vidya Bandhus gather at the School and plant 21 trees on the morning of 21st July every year.