Karnataka Bala Vikasa Academy to aid underprivileged children

With an objective to provide platform for the downtrodden children, Karnataka Bala Vikasa Academy plans a slew of activities from the year 2016-17.

Chairman of the Academy Dakshayani Basavaraj, who is on a district tour, said that though the academy started in the year 2009- 10, a larger population is unaware of the initiatives taken up by the academy. Children possess extraordinary talents in fields like music, drama, dance and sports. In order to encourage this culture among students, the academy provides grants and its departments will hold programmes with support from NGOs.

Chairman of Balavikasa Academy Dakshayani Basavaraj the academy aims to provide a platform to rural students who need a boost to achieve big in our society. She also went on to warn the implementing officers to diligently organise programmes or else face punishment.

Further, she said that exam preparation camps are now being held across the state with locally available resource persons. Meetings with parents will also be organised in two hoblis in every taluk and parents will be advised on how to deal with and encourage their children ahead of exams. “Guidance on what to do after SSLC, career guidelines, awareness camps on child rights, summer camps, divisional level talent hunts and Bala Vignani award for children from slums are already in existence and we want it to be more scientific,” she said.

“I am on a district tour to review these programmes we have received good response. Makkala Habba has been a popular event of the academy and from this year the grant has been raised from Rs 65,000 to 1 lakh. This year’s Sangeethothsava will be held in Gadag , Natakotsava in Hampi and Sahithyothsava will be held in Mysuru or Mandya region,” said Dakshayani Basavaraj.

Deputy Director Women and Child Welfare Department Radha was present.

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