Bal Kalyan Sanstha, Pune

Bal Kalyan Sanstha Pune, founded in 1979, is a Recreational and Cultural Centre for disabled children in the state of Maharashtra, India. If you were to visit Bal Kalyan today you would no doubt find it buzzing with activity. Children participating in music classes, playing competitive sports on the sprawling green playgrounds, or perhaps swimming in the pool … (full text Homepage).

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Address: Bal Kalyan Sanstha, Attention: Archana Bhadgamkar, Bal Kalyan Sanstha, Pune, Recreational & Cultural Center for the Disabled Children, Near Raj Bhavan, Ganeshkhind Road, Pune 411 007, State : Maharashtra, INDIA;
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About: / Aims and Philosophy: Bal Kalyan Sanstha, Pune is a Registered Society and a Public Charity Trust.  

The Board of Trustees consists of senior government officials and other dignitaries involved in public service and social work. The wife of Governor of Maharashtra is always the President of Bal Kalyan and an ‘ex-officio’ trustee. Mrs. Shanti Sadiq Ali was the Founding President of Bal Kalyan.

Qualified teachers and coaches create a positive, fun, and enlightening safe haven for disabled children. Activities provided by the Sanstha are available to all the handicapped children of Pune and the surrounding areas.

Bal Kalyan is a recreational and cultural centre that provides broad based facilities on a large scale. Soon after the center’s official inauguration the number of children attending and participating in the activities increased. The first organized camp soon followed with 500 children from different institutions of Pune and Mumbai in attendance. That was in 1984 and since then the number of children has increased greatly.

The people of Bal Kalyan believe in providing these facilities to help in the growth and development of disabled children. Active participation in these activities helps in confidence building, independence, and personality development.

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Children playing in green playgrounds, participating in clubs and festivals, perhaps playing a game of something-or-other; these are images that pop into everyone’s mind when they think of childhood. When we are children, we perceive the world differently than we do as adults. A simple playground can easily turn into an amazing fantasy world with every turn of the corner presenting new adventurous challenges and fun … (full text History).

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