Hindu Centre was formed on August 1978. Some months before this event, a group of concerned and dedicated Hindu professional, businessmen and academics met to decide on the formation of Hindu Centre. These pioneers had found that whilst temples were mainly dedicated to rituals and religious activities, no attempts were being made to explain these ancient mystical rituals to the young who wanted to know their religion. The lack of answers and guidance to the Hindu youths frustrated them and made them easy targets for evangelists and proselytizing groups. Thus, the founding fathers and pioneers of Hindu Centre knew that the prime objective of Hindu Centre should be the spiritual education for the Hindu youths, and the medium of instruction will be in English as the lingua franca of Singapore.
So in the early days of Hindu Centre many workshops, seminars, talks and conferences were held and Hindu Centre invited many prominent spiritual leaders like Swami Rama, Mata Amritanandamayi, Swami Chinmayananda, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Swami Haridas Giri, Satguru Ganapati Sachidananda, Mataji Nirmala Devi, Moraridas Prabhudas Hariyani, Karan Singh and Dada J P Vaswani to conduct these events. Hindu Centre was the pioneer organization for these spiritual courses.