Founder Shukla Bose was invited to speak as a panelist at the ELSA and Talentedge Live Talks.
The event and talks was centered on breaking the stereotype against gender biased leadership and shifting the focus to competency, learning and right attitude.
The Innovations Conclave 2018 by Parikrma Humanity Foundation and Tata Communications
Newer paradigms of learning are now needed with respect to tackling the approach to education in India. With growing focus on 21st century skills, we must turn the tables around in contemporary education. This includes laying a stronger emphasis on critical thinking, scientific discovery, application of creativity and innovation in education concepts.
Under the aegis of Global Citizenship Education, a collaborative initiative between Parikrma Humanity Foundation & Tata Communications, we want to attempt reversing thinking trends across schools. The objective is not just creating opportunities for the marginalized, but also to prepare a model that can be replicated across different schools to celebrate larger values of innovation and discovery. While government schools struggle with the lack of basics, mainstream schools are throttled with misplaced priorities of their students’ achievements.
Under the aegis of Global Citizenship using ICT- over 50 schools from across the country were invited to contribute and participate in coveting for this Annual Award.
At the Innovations Conclave 2018 by Parikrma and Tata Communications we honour Padma Bhushan Professor V Rajaraman. His students, Rajeev Chawla,Additional Chief Secretary to government;Prof. Soumitra Kumar Nandy, Dr. Ranjani Narayan & Dr. TS Mohan share their personal experiences with us.
How can innovation & technology help schools achieve the #UNsustainabilitygoals2030? Panellists (a CEO, VP of school, entrepreneurs, CSR heads and a student) share their POVs on the subject.
"We don't want to create more job seekers, but more job creators. We support innovation and creativity in schools," said chief guest, Dr Shalini Rajneesh, Principal Secretary, Primary & Secondary Education, Government of Karnataka.
The Delhi Public School (North) wins the first place in the Best Innovative Idea category. All first three winners won cash prizes to leverage their sustainable goal further and better.
Parikrma won the third place for the best Innovative Practice for its Friendship Bench concept.
The year 2018 has been highly rewarding and in many ways. Our children have been participating and a part of some interesting collaborations and events.
Here are a few highlights IN March 2018:
Founder Shukla Bose was awarded the Woman Achiever's Award 2018 from Lakshmi Ishwar, President, FICCI, FLO. She was also invited to speak at the INKher 2018 event - where she spoke about the Parikrma journey and about a decade of data from schools serving slums.
The Parikrma girls football team were runners up and one of the players won the Star of the Tournament award at the Rejuvenators Cup 2018.
At the Innovations Conclave 2018 – Parikrma won the third place for the best Innovative Practice for its Friendship Bench concept.
This year, 37 schools in Bangalore were inducted into the School Health Hall of Fame and 9 of them were recognised for their innovative health practices at the Parikrma Address Health Awards.
Giving the keynote address was Dr Thimappa Hegde, director & senior consultant neurosurgeon, Nayarayana Institute of Neurisciences. A highly inspiring speech, Dr Hegde talked about the need for transformation and mind mastery... for a better and a positive world. "The more you are grateful the more happy you are. Appreciate the gift of this moment and make the most of life," he said.
"Role of schools in child mental health: police, mentor, friend or spy?" Interesting points and facts were being raised and discussed at the panel discussion today. Experts included psychiatrists, psychologists and principals of schools.
...And the stage was lit up and the audience sang along, loud and cheerful to the songs performed by the very talented Raghu Dixit.
We thank Address Health for their constant support and partnership!