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Downingtow Balvihar is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization run by volunteers. Since its inception in 2007, Balvihar has been serving chester county Indian community of about 100+ families. The primary focus of this organization is to provide Indian cultural education for children of ages 3 through 13. Bal Vihar is a school to educate, foster and preserve Asian cultural values. Bal Vihar has 130+ students and over 30 volunteer teachers and teaching assistants.

Balvihar, is an all-volunteer organization with a well-defined by-laws and a mature organizational structure. There is an established process of election or selection of its office bearers. Our volunteers are the best in their fields of business, education, science, medicine and engineering. Balvihar has a board of trustees, who are prominent members of the community. The organization has seen tremendous growth through the years The students are organized into several classrooms based on their age. There is a well designated curriculum for younger children and the youth. There are several interfaith and community outreach activities which are included as part of the curriculum.

Balvihar helps students to learn Indian culture and its application to global multicultural and multifaceted society. With value based teaching, the students learn respect, honesty and good citizenship. They are also taught discipline, tolerance and devotion in their daily routine. Balvihar's main goal is to integrate Indian cultural values with the mainstream. This organization prepares the future achievers of the United States to be well rounded and apply the learned values for the best of the communities.

Currently Balvihar rents a public school for its classes on weekends (Sundays). The organization is able to manage its routine operations through nominal registration fees.

 

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