State Bal Bhavan
State Bal Bhavan, Imphal which is a recreational-cum-educational center
has been in existence since 1989, and is affiliated under the National
Bal Bhavan Society India, New Delhi. It has been running at Khuman Lampak
since the day it was inaugurated by the then Governor, Shri Chintamani
Panigrahi on 12th Nov. 1989. Manipur State Bal Bhavan is
the only of its kind existing in the entire North Eastern States.
State Bal Bhavan has been contributing towards enhancing creativity
amongst the children in the
age group of 6 – 16 yrs. Especially from the weaker sections of the
society. Over the years, it has focused on providing opportunities for
creative co-curricular activities ranging from creative / performing arts
like music, dance, creative arts like painting, clay modeling, crafts and
science related activities including computer classes. There is also a
doll museum and a library. Besides these, a number of activities are taken
up throughout the year like the summer and winter camps. Various
programmes are organized now and then like the National Integration
Camp, Young environmentalist camp etc. where children are deputed to
different states for participation.
Children from our State Bal Bhavan
have also achieved a number of National levels awards like the National Bal
Hero Award for which Awards are given to children excelling in the
field of creative arts, creative science, creative writing and performing
arts. Till now 8 children from this Bal Bhavan have received this Award.