Jawahar Bal Bhavan-

Jawahar Bal Bhavan is a Government institution, being operated under the Department of Women and Child Development. This institute is aimed to provide various activities, opportunities and equal platform for children aged between 5 to 16 years, as per their age, attitudes and capacities to suit their mutual interaction, experimentation, creation and presentation.

It provides stress less and hassle free environment with new possibilities for children.

Training in Bal Bhavan is exempted from courses and exams, so that children can freely develop their interests. However, such training of performing arts should be given to children that they receive basic training and also become aware of the technical terminology. Parent can admit their child at any time of the year.Child can discuss with the instructor and get admitted during any convenient period, as per prescribed schedule for various activities in Bal Bhavan.

Training regarding air modeling, music, dance, home science, sewing - embroidery, painting, drama, crafts, sculpture, science, sports, computers, modern music and modern art, is provided at Jawahar Bal Bhavan. Along with these activities, it is also proposed to provide training for modern performing arts, gardening, environment and water resources, importance of balanced diet, Moral Education and different games from the year 2013-14.

Children selected on zonal level, had participated in national level camp held at National Bal Bhavan in New Delhi in June 2012, under nationwide campaign against alcohol intoxication. Ms. Hiba Khan was honored for superior performance in Case Study Power Point Presentation.

Local level camp was organized for National Bal Shree Award 2012 in accordance with the guidelines by National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi. The selected children were sent to Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) to participate in zonal camp held in January 2013.

On the occasion of Children's Day, an 8 day event was organized on 14th November, 2012. Children from Bal Bhavan and various schools had participated in 20 competitions and total 183 winners were rewarded. Ms. Hiba Khan, child member of Jawahar Bal Bhavan was invited on 14th November, 2012 for receiving the National Child Award at a function in New Delhi on the occasion of Children Day. President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee had awarded her with the National Child Award. She was awarded with a silver medal, cash prize of Rs. Ten thousand and citation.

6 children, expert in various creative disciplines were selected from the state for Bal Shree Award 2011, organized at National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi.Two children, Akshay Dwivedi for demonstrative art and Soumya Shukla for arts, were selected from Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Bhopal.Santlal Pathak was selected for demonstrative art (special category) from divisional Bal Bhawan, Jabalpur, whereas Anshul Parsai was selected for demonstrative art and Pranav Jain for writing from divisional Bal Bhawan, Ujjain. Anshul Pratap Singh has been selected for demonstrative art from Abhinav Bal Bhavan, Bhopal, operated by a non-government institution. It is a matter of pride for the state. Every year, National Bal Bhavan (Human Resource Development Ministry, Government of India) New Delhi, felicitate talented children in the age group between 9 to 16 years with creative potential by presenting them National Bal Shree Award. Scholarships are awarded to children, selected on national level by National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi and award winners are felicitated with cash prize of Rs.10000, citation and gifts.In addition,Department of Women and Child Development, Madhya Pradesh, also felicitate local, regional and national level awardee children in Bal shree selection process, with 'State level Bal Pratibha Samman' and give cash prizes of Rs 3000, 5000 and Rs. 10,000 respectively.Children from Jawahar Bal Bhavan had prepared a dance drama named 'Beti Bachao (Save daughters) Abhiyan' and performed it at various events. Honorable Governor and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh had appreciated the drama. Total 1834 children were registered for various activities operated at Jawahar Bal Bhavan in the year 2012. Approximately two to three thousand children benefited through various workshops

As per demand number 55-2235-5060, provision of Rs. 100.59 Lakh was made for Jawahar Bal Bhavan for fiscal year 2012-13. Amount of Rs. 85.08 Lakh (85 percent) is spent by January 2013 and provision of Rs. 112.11 is proposed for fiscal year 2013-14.

Child Protection Home -

Women and Child Development Department operates 3 Child Protection Homes, each one at Ujjain, Seoni and Sidhi for healthy children of leprosy patients. The purpose of these entities is to protect healthy children of leprosy patients, placing them away from their parents and providing them social and educational security. Each house accommodates 30 children. Currently 59 children are residing in these homes.

Child Protection Ashram, Indore -

Child protection Ashram (Orphanage) is operated in Indore for orphans and destitute children. Accommodation, food and education-training is provided to these orphans and destitute children. This ashram has capacity of 50 children. Destitute and orphaned children till the age of 13 years, are placed in the institution.

Kindergarten and value education Centers -

Kindergarten and value education Centers are being operated for overall development and to provide informal education to the children of the poor and middle class. Children, aged between 3 to 6 years are admitted here. 25 to 30 children could be benefitted from each kindergarten. Six kindergartens are operated in Madhya Pradesh, situated each one at Mandla, Balaghat, Burhanpur, Gwalior, Mangwa (Riva) and Bairasia (Bhopal).

Government Creche -

Crèche are being operated for children aged from six months to six years, who belong to working women of low and middle-income group. Children are kept for six to eight hours in this crèche. Each crèche has one child worker and one nurse. Along with caring, these children are also being provided informal education through games. Madhya Pradesh has eight government crèche, each one at Gwalior, Sagar, Ujjain, Satna, Hoshangabad, Bhopal, Jabalpur and Khandwa. 25 children could be accommodated in each crèche. At present 155 children are benefiting

Government Escort Home, Gwalior

Government Escort Home is operated for orphans, brought up in orphanages and healthy girl children of leprosy patients over the age of 13, to take care of their upbringing, education, training and rehabilitation. This is the only escort home for teen girls over the age of 13 in the state. This institute has capacity of 50 female children. At present, total 21 women are residing.

Nari Niketan-

Nari Niketan is set to provide shelter to widowed, abandoned, destitute, virgin mothers and women, persecuted by society. These women and their children aged up to 7 years are kept in these Nari Niketans and vocational training is provided to them for rehabilitation.Shelter is provided to these women on the basis of submission of evidence of impairment. An Advisory Committee chaired by the collector is constituted for operation and supervision of the institutions. Each Nari Niketan has capacity of 50 women. Nari Niketans are operated at Satna, Ujjain, Bhopal and Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. At present, 35 women are residing there.

Temporary Housing -

Women, sent by the court in many cases are placed in temporary housing and being provided accommodation, food, education and training to make them self-reliant. Each center has a capacity of 50 women. This type of housing is operated at Rewa and Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. 5 women are residing there at present.

Women's Shelter home, Indore -

Women and their children, sent by the Court under Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, are placed in this institution and institution provides housing, education and tries to improve their Edification.The purpose of this shelter home is to provide other self-employment options for women involve in prostitution and restore them in society with dignity.Shelter home can accommodate 50 women's and no inmate is accommodated at present.

Government Sewing Centre -

Government is operating 19 Sewing - Embroidery centers for poor, destitute women and women from lower middle class family to provide training of sewing-embroidery to make them financially independent. These centers are operated at Betul, Dhar, Khargaon, Shyopur, Ratlam, Bhopal, Sehore, Mandla, Hoshangabad, Chhindwara, Datia, Shahdol, Sidhi, Rewa (two), Panna, Chhatarpur, Tikamgarh and Satna. 5th std. pass women could take admission to these centers. Each center conducts an examination and certificates are distributed by District Program Officer/ District Women and Child development officer. At present, total 570 women are benefiting at these centers

Women's hostel -

Women's hostels are established to provide accommodation facilities for the women who are employed or involve in business away from their home town. Apart from working women, these hostels also accommodate female college students or vocational course students as per availability. In Madhya Pradesh, women hostels are operated at Indore and Jabalpur. At present, 38 women are residing there.