Neela Balsadan, Ambernath, District Thane

Neela Balsadan, a family home in Balgram, Maharashtra, opened on November 14, 2004, and has the capacity to house 10 girls between the ages of six and twelve. The bungalow at plot 234, Kansai Section Ambernath (E), owned by former Kendriya Vidyalaya teacher Smt. Neela Sharma was donated to Balgram SOS Children's Villages Maharashtra to operate as a girl's home.

This Balsadan is run by one House-Mother, one Assistance, a Superintendent, and watchmen. Competitions in yoga, music, dancing, athletics, and spiritual activities have all been encouraged for the kids to enter. They have received numerous awards and brought laurels to this Balsadan.



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