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Swami Chinmayananda wrote in the 1969 inaugural issue of Balvihar:

The Chinmaya Bala Vihar children are planning this as our exclusive magazine, and we shall be mutually contacting each other through this monthly publication. We shall, through this journal, throw bridges of love and understanding among children everywhere, and we shall learn to create a greater world out of what our parents have given us. Such children shall grow to be great men and women - true leaders in the world - to lead and guide people everywhere to live a life of deep love, true affection, right understanding, and intimate brotherhood.

Balvihar has grown over the years to become a prominent and acclaimed children's international monthly magazine, which is read and adored by readers worldwide. Presented in full-colour and chock-a-block with fascinating factoids, inspiring stories, telltale messages, original poems, wise quotations, engaging articles, absorbing trivia, cool puzzles, brain-teasing riddles, and a joke corner, Balvihar has it all!

Filled with Hindu culture and its sacred lore, Balvihar has been serving children, parents, and grandparents for over 38 years. Its annual subscription and life subscription offers are ideal gifts for every child in every city, town, and village, in every country around the world!

Balvihar’s worldwide current circulation is over 40,000. June 2013 was a milestone in the magazine’s history as it won the ICE (In-house Communication Excellence) Award for the ‘best magazine among NGOs’. The proud and beaming Editor simply stated, ‘Acharyas' love for children and children's love for Balvihar has brought this award.’

"BV kids have worked wonders on me and changed me for the better. Assuming charge as chief editor of Balvihar meant entering the kids’ world. I had to get under their skin, think like them, and see things through their eyes — in short, be like them. I had to learn to be simple, fun-loving, and carefree!"

– Swamini Aaradhanananda, Editor of Balvihar

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