15th  – 18th January : Bal

Bhavan Goa had the privilege to organize the West Zone Zonal Level Balshree Camp for the second consecutive year.  Altogether 76 participants and 36 escorts from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Daman, Diu, Silvassa and Goa participated in the camp.  Shri. Laxmikant Parsekar, Hon’ble Minister for Health inaugurated the Camp. Other dignitaries present were Smt. Kunda Chodankar Chairperson Bal Bhavan – Goa,  Shri. Santosh Amonkar, Director Bal Bhavan Ms. Reshma Samant, Curator of National Bal Bhavan, Shri. Chiranji Lal, Accountant of National Bal Bhavan & Bal Bhavan Board members.

Smt. Usha Kumari, Director of National Bal Bhavan welcomed the Judges for the selection and congratulated the participants for reaching the West Zone Zonal Level selection and encouraged them to put in their best during their selection.  She also emphasized the participants about the importance of participating then the winning.  After the two days rigorous selection the participants and the escorts were entertained with Goa’s Boat Cruise on the river Mandovi late in the evening. They were also taken for a sightseeing trip to some of the historical places in Goa.