Bal Bhavan is functioning in a portion of Cubbon Park with an area of 12.5 acres. To promote alround development of children, by providing various programmes and implementing them, government constituted the Bal Bhavan Society in 1985.
Jawahar Bal Bhavan
There are district and taluk Bal Bhavans in the state providing recreation and extra curricular activities for children. The Deputy Commissioners of the concerned district are the Chairpersons of district Bal Bhavans and the Deputy Director of Women and Child Development of the concerned district is the Member Secretary and the committee is constituted with various department officers are members. The Assistant Commissioners of the concerned sub-divisions are the Chairpersons for the taluk Bal Bhavans and Child Development Project Officer of the department is the member secretary with other department officers as members. These committees are taking up various developmental activities.
Jawahar Bal Bhavan
Bala Bhavan's Main Objectives
The main objective of Bal Bhavan is to promote and bring out the creative talent among children by exposing them to various extra curricular activities, creative activities, nature and adventure camps, theatre experiments, recreation etc. Various programmes have been taken up in this regard.
Details of various creative and recreational activities taken up at present for children is as follows:
1. Summer & Annual Camp in Creative and Performing Arts.
2. Local level selection camp for Balshree award.
3. Selection camp for children's Kalashree award.
4. Celebration of National Level festivals.
5. Membership for children.
6. Package programme for School Children.
7. Children's birthday party.
8. Children's Library.
9. Play equipment for recreation.
10. Bala Vedike Programme.
11. Vijayaranga Rangamandira.
12. Activity Block, Turrette Wall Area.
Science Park for Children
As Bal Bhavan is one of the Children Centre conducting Science activities and encouraging Innovation in Scientific activities. In this direction Bal Bhavan in assistance from National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi is putting up play equipments with scientific back ground so that children enjoy and learn while playing.
Extending Creative Activities to children of Mobile Schools coming under Sarvashikshana Abiyana
Bal Bhavan in co-ordination with Sarva Shikshana Abiyana has started extending Creative Activities, who are identified from slums area around Bangalore City and attending Mobile Schools. Through these activities, Bal Bhavan namely “ Kali Nali ’’ is concentrating on Creativity, Social Development, and physical aspect of the Child and also with the intention of identifying hidden talents among these children and encourage them in a particular direction.
Children's Summer Camp
To provide an out let for hidden talent of children in the age group of 5-16 Bal Bhavan conducts summer camp every year during mid of April to mid of May in more than 19 activities spread 20-25 centers around various selected extensions in Bangalore.
The annual camp in creative activities and performance arts is conducted from Augst to 26th January every year for children in the age group of 5-16 years during week ends in Central Bal Bhavan, and for children in correctional institutions.
Local level camp for selection for Balshree award
The Bal Bhavan at Bangalore in coordination with National Bal Bhavan, Delhi conducts every year local level selection camp for Balshree award providing an opportunity and exposure for children from all over the state.
Selection camp for children's Kalashree award
In order to provide a stage for bringing out the hidden talent among children, Bal Bhavan conducts camp in creative activities, creative writing, performing arts and innovations in science on the occasion of children's day celebration for a period of one week form 8th November to 14th November every year. 300 participants from all over the State will participate. The objective is also to create awareness about nature, to inculcate appreciation for arts and nurturing it. 8 highly talented children has been selected in the camp and honoured with "Kalashree" on the occasion of Children's Day held on 14th November.
Jawahar Bal Bhavan
Kasturiba Rd, Cubbon Park,
Bangalore - 560 001
Ph : 080 - 22864189