Shukla Bose, Founder
Shukla Bose was with Oberoi hospitality group for 13 years and was the CEO of RCI for 11 years. She volunteered with Mother Teresa for 7 years. Her experience with slum and street children greatly encouraged her to make the development of under-served children as her mission in life.
In the year 2003, Shukla started the Parkirma Humanity Foundation.
Shukla has been contributing towards shaping and influencing education policies at the State and National level. Shukla is a member of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission (KKC) - headed by Dr. K Kasturirangan. The KKC aims to enable the development of the vibrant knowledge based society in Karnataka. She has been nominated as the chairperson to draft the Karnataka school education policy, and works with the Karnataka State Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), IQ Education Excellence Task Force, to check on quality in education. A member of the national CII Education Committee, Shukla helps in drafting the national policy for schools.
She is on the board of a few private and public sector organizations for prevention of sexual harassment of women at workplace. A life member of Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development, Shukla is also a member of INTACH and assists in planning the preservation of architecture and heritage in the southern states.
Shukla was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1995, the Bharat Gaurav Award in 1996 and the Woman of the Year award in 2000. A TED speaker, Shukla was awarded the Pride of Karnataka Roundtable International in 2015. She was nominated as a Bangalore Hero in a Bangalore Mirror (a national daily) campaign in 2014. She won the Qimpro Platinum Standard Award in Education in 2017.
Parikrma is addressing the growing gap, in urban India, between those who benefit from the economic liberalization and the majority who do not.
Parikrma is managed by well qualified, experienced professionals, passionately working towards making the Vision a reality. We have around 20 teachers along with a principal in each of our 4 schools. To maintain the high quality of an English medium school, we have quality heads at each level junior, middle and senior schools. Parikrma has a young Resource Mobilisation Team who work towards getting in adequate funds into the organisation.