National Bal Bhavan

National Bal Bhavan was formed keeping the interest of the children and after Jawaharlal Nehru felt that the formal education system left little scope for the overall development of the child's personality. He envisioned National Bal Bhavan as a place which would fill this gap. With 30 crore school-age children, India's future as a global knowledge leader by the mid 2020s, is secure only when we nurture the creativity and potential of every child. The Founder Father of National Bal Bhavan Shri. Jawaharlal Nehru felt that the Bal Bhavan movement is the best national option to ensure this. National Bal Bhavan aims to develop the overall  personality of the child. 

National Bal Bhavan is an institution which aims at enhancing the creative potential of children by providing them various activities, opportunities and common platform to interact, experiment, create and perform according to their age, aptitude and ability. It offers a barrier-free environment with immense possibilities of innovation, without any stress and strain.

As an Apex Body, National Bal Bhavan works as a nodal agency for all affiliated Bal Bhavans. It also helps in establishing other Bal Bhavans and coordinates with affiliated Bal Bhavans in organizing national level workshops, seminars and conferences. The National Bal Bhavan  provides financial assistance to affiliated State Bal Bhavans for specific projects like developing science corners, science parks, astronomical units, museum corners, computer labs, adventure parks etc.

Regular Activities of Bal Bhavan

Bal Bhavan encourages several activities for children 5-16 years. It includes performing arts like various dance forms and music including folk music. Children can also learn cricket, judo and skating here. Photography and science activities are also covered here.

Performing Art

  • Kathak
  • Bharatnatyam
  • Folk Dance
  • Folk Music
  • Classical Music

Creative Art

  • Painting
  • Wood Work
  • Clay  Modelling
  • Book  binding
  • Weaving
  • Stitching

Science Activities

Physical Activities

  • Judo
  • Skating
  • Table Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Badminton


Museum Technique Club

Library Related Activities

Summer Fiesta

Annual Conferences

Attractions in Bal Bhavan

  • Toy Train
  • Museum
  • Traffic Park
  • Magic Mirrors
  • Science Park
  • Mini Zoo
  • Jawahar Fish Aquarium
  • Sanskriti Shilp Gram

National Bal Bhavan
Kotla Road, New Delhi - 110002
For membership queries dial : 011-23234701, 
Admin - 011-23236570, 
Science and State Bal Bhavan 011-23238969
Programmes: 011-23230105,
Balshree: 011-23210721
Museum 011-23231597
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