Who We Are
Nehru Bal Samiti (NBS) is a registered non-profit organization that was founded in 1963 by Mr. S.P. Govil. NBS works for the welfare, education, and empowerment of underprivileged children, youth and women in urban India. The organization focuses on providing support and opportunities to deprived sections of society living in urban slums and rehabilitation colonies, as well as economically and socially backward areas.
"Creating a sustainable future for all"
Mission and Vision
Our mission is to bring about a qualitative change in the living and working environment of underprivileged children, youth and women in urban India. We aim to provide opportunities for education and empowerment, with the goal of improving the overall quality of life for these individuals. Our vision is a future where every child, youth and woman in urban India has the opportunity to live a fulfilling life.
Our team consists of dedicated professionals who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children, youth and women in urban India. The team includes educators, healthcare professionals, and development experts who work together to create programs that address the unique needs of each community we serve. Our board of directors is made up of community leaders and experts in the fields of education, healthcare, and sustainable development.
In 1963, Mr. S.P. Govil had a vision to create a brighter future for underprivileged children, youth and women in urban India. He founded Nehru Bal Samiti (NBS) with the goal of providing opportunities for education and empowerment to these individuals. The organization began as a small community-based initiative, but quickly gained support and recognition for its efforts.
As NBS grew, it expanded its programs to include healthcare and economic development, in order to provide a comprehensive approach to improving the overall quality of life for the communities it served.
One of the most notable accomplishments of NBS is its flagship event, the BalMela. This event was inaugurated by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru in 1963, on the Universal Children’s Day. The BalMela was first a one-day, 3-hour long event, but it has since grown to be a meaningful exercise for flowering the creative faculties in painting, toy making, original poem recitation, spot essay/story writing, and display of children’s talent in performing arts like classical solo and folk dances, solo vocal and instrumental music, declamation, presentation of skits on environmental and economic/social issues and a fancy dress competition on the works and lives of great litterateurs, social reformers, freedom fighters, and eminent public figures. By far, BalMela participated in by about 20,000 child artists of Delhi and neighboring towns, symbolizing a new effort of cultural integration through intellectual pursuits, recreational input of joy rides, and magic/puppet shows during the interaction and exposure to learn from each other’s BalMela performances.
Over the years, NBS has made efforts to expand its reach to nearby states such as U.P., Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh. Through these efforts, NBS continues to make a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged children, youth, and women in urban India.
Today, NBS continues to be a national-level, multifaceted and multidimensional voluntary organization, working for the welfare and proper development of the children, the youth, and the women, with a focus on the deprived sections, living in urban slums/ rehabilitation colonies, economically and socially backward areas, with a view to bringing about a qualitative in their living and working environment.
“I am a graffiti artist by profession. I completed my primary schooling at Bal Vikas Vidyalaya and I truly believe that I owe my success to the school and the teachers. Today, my art is showcased all around the country and I believe the school played a pivotal role in helping me recognize my passion for art and encouraging me to follow my dreams.
I have very fond memories of the Bal Mela, where we were given a platform to discover and showcase our talents every year. Also, I can never thank the school enough for giving me the opportunity to meet my idol
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
“I am a Navigating Officer in Merchant Navy. I did my schooling at Bal Vikas Vidyalaya and I have deep gratitude and respect for the school and the teachers who provided us with a very supportive & encouraging environment for our education and overall growth.
We all used to eagerly wait for the Bal Mela every year which not only gave us a chance to showcase our talents but also provided an opportunity to meet successful people from different walks of life. Those experiences left a deep impact on me as a child and inspired me to have an aim and do better in life always!