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We’re a group of passionate and determined creative problem-solvers who want to make a difference. We come together to bring life-changing education to children living in poverty around the world, thus facilitating the entire lifecycle from childhood to livelihood.

Bal Utsav connects citizens, civil society groups, corporate houses, academicians, media and government through various online and offline methods. Our sphere of activities address issues that are common across different segments of society, while being sensitive to diverse geographies and backgrounds. It would be amiss, if we didn’t mention that we value integrity and are unflinchingly honest and transparent in our thoughts and actions.

Why an NGO for Education?

Look around you, and think about the world you live in. The good and the bad. Education makes all the difference don’t you think? Without education, the heart has no hope nor direction. It doesn’t take long for an aimless heart to choose shortcuts as means to ends, making them dangerous individuals, with every passing day. Without education, the mind is easy prey for criminal activities. By denying the means of education, we are, clearly encouraging criminal behavior. We are, knowingly, deliberately, endangering the lives of ourselves, our children and our loved ones if we do not act on our responsibility to ensure education for everyone.

Bal Utsav’s approach to Education

Bal Utsav provides holistic intervention to revitalize Government schools benefiting millions of children by making focussed and sustainable interventions in
Infrastructure
Teacher Development
Scholarships
WASH

An educated and productive workforce is the only magic recipe for a nation’s growth. It is the most important ingredient for a better world. And that is why Balutsav is focusing all its energy and resource to take quality education to every one.
 

Our Mission

Bal Utsav is a for impact, for purpose – professional educational organisation that provides learning opportunities for children, parents, teachers, practitioners, researchers and organisations working with children and youth at the international, national, state, and local levels.
 

Our Founders

Ramesh Balasundaram

Ramesh-Balasundaram-Fouder-Bal-UtsavA senior professional & organizational catalyst with a passion for driving innovation in diverse sectors including but not limited to corporates, the citizen sector and the government.

He is the Co-founder and Director of Bal Utsav & FacilitatorGuide – a multi-line management and learning and development consulting firm headquartered in India. FacilitatorGuide has an established track record in development, delivery and consulting across various sectors.

He is also a former consultant to the Karnataka Knowledge Commission (Government of Karnataka) – a high powered commission constituted under the chairmanship of renowned space scientist Dr K. Kasturirangan. The Commission works with and for the Government in policy making and implementation.

Ramesh Balasundaram grew up in Bangalore (KA, India) and has traveled most parts of the country. He is into entrepreneurship, travel, languages, art, architecture, photography, reading, music & swimming. Most importantly, he is a devoted son, a supportive husband, and a friend to many.

Binu Verma

Binu Verma-Co-founder-Bal UtsavA born leader, Binu is blessed with the acumen to see opportunities where none apparently exist, the courage to take the untrodden path and the determination to see her vision through to fruition.

Being a true innovator and a farsighted woman who knows the power of a personal touch, it falls naturally to her to provide a direction and a face to the liaison arena.

She also plays a major role in building confidence and good relationships with external and internal partners and oversees the critical task of building a suitable image and reputation for the company.

She has built a highly motivated team creating an atmosphere for people to effectively execute their assignments focusing on innovative developments. She has worked determinedly with a common vision, towards meaningful development without compromising on quality. In addition to co-founding Bal Utsav and FacilitatorGuide, Binu is also a much sought-after consultant to startups, specifically in the NGO domain. She grew up in Delhi (India) and is currently based out of Bangalore.

More on Bal Utsav

Legal Status

Bal Utsav is an initiative of Child Empowerment Foundation India and Child Empowerment Foundation, Inc. Child Empowerment Foundation India – is a Not-for-Profit company registered under Section 25 of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. Child Empowerment Foundation, Inc is a 501(c)(3) Certified Organisation.

Tax Exemption

– Child Empowerment Foundation India is accredited U/S 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
– Child Empowerment Foundation India is accredited under section 80G of the Income Tax Act.
– Child Empowerment Foundation India is accredited to receive Foreign Contribution (FCRA) Child Empowerment Foundation, Inc a 501(c)(3) Certified Organisation

Operational Details

All our operations are managed out of the office in Bangalore with program and operational decisions being made by the management team with oversight from the Members of the Board.

Funding

Funding for Bal Utsav comes from a variety of sources including individuals who provide support through annual fundraising events and through direct donations as well as funding institutions and corporate houses.