Bal Bhavans are central-government funded spaces for children to learn and practice extracurricular activities – dance, music, theatre and more.
Mylapore has been home to one Bal Bhavan – it is located in the shadow the trees inside Nageswara Rao Park in Luz. It moved here some months ago and lives a secluded life.
On Thursday evening, state minister for arts and culture and Thamizh development, K. Pandiarajan said that his department will soon float plans to construct a smart complex in the Luz campus, with halls, office and an auditorium, all meant for use by children.
Pandiarajan said this in his speech delivered at the finale of the diamond jubilee celebrations of Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet. He was the chief guest here.
Later, he told Mylapore Times that the centre had sanctioned Rs.2 crores for a new Bal Bhavan but the money remained in the freezer for long and that he has taken the initiative to get this project going.