A nation’s culture resides in the
hearts and in the soul of its people.
-------- Mahatma Gandhi ----------
Registration open for 2021-22. Click here to register
Who we are
Downingtown Balvihar (DBV) is a non-profit (with IRS 501(3)C certification) organization offering educational/cultural services to students > 3y old. Our members typically share Indian American heritage with a desire to expose their children to Indian culture, language, and foundations of professional success such as prowess in mathematics, and leadership.Learn More
What We Offer
For DBV graduates who are motivated to further explore, develop, and integrate a cultural relevance to their modern lives, we offer a robust Youth Group program (DBVYG). Under the guidance of dedicated mentors, DBVYG members put cultural values into action through volunteer work and community involvement. They strengthen their cultural identity through discussions, debate, and teaching.Learn More
Storytime in the park - summer community event
Downingtown Balvihar hosted for the first time the Storytime in the Park summer event. The first event of this series of weeknight Storytime was on August 3rd at Miller Park, Exton. We shared the joy of Indian stories with many younger children and their families. Every participating child went home with a fabulous gift. This is FREE and open to all community.
Tue Aug 3, 6:30 to 7:15PM @ Miller Park, Exton
Thu Aug 12, 6:30 to 7:15PM @ Battle of the Clouds Park, Malvern
Tue Aug 17, 6:30 to 7:15PM @ Battle of the Clouds Park, Malvern
Thu Aug 26, 6:30 to 7:15PM @ Miller Park, Exton
Please sign up at https://www.downingtownbalvihar.org/packet/181
Registration open for 2021-22 school year
Registration open for DBV 2021-22 school year. Please Click here to register. If you are not a returning member create your account prior to registration.
Virtual Annual Day
All culture and language classes show-cased their learning through fabulous presentations during a virtual Annual Day celebration on May 23rd.
We host several cultural events through out the year to bring individual families together as a community, express our creativity, tell stories, rekindle the past, entertain ourselves and fly high for the future. Youth and children participation in these events helps develop thinking skills, builds self-esteem, and improves resilience, all of which enhance cultural education.
Storytime in the Park: This will be a series of weekend storytelling events, similar to storytimes at our local libraries, aimed at children ages 3-7. These events will be held in late summer at various parks in area over weekends.Learn More