Annual Events

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Festival of Science

A child may request his teacher for examples of gravity in the natural world but do curriculum & classrooms allow for discussions on the consequences of gravitation theory in a social and political world?  The Parikrma Festival of Science aims to create the space for these larger discussions on science and society. Each year we introduce a new theme.

The primary purpose is to support a multi-disciplinary and critically-engaging learning process. Each year, Parikrma reaches out to a cross-section of hundreds of children from over 20 schools ranging from International to government schools to foster collaborative rather than competitive discovery. An immediate outcome of the science festivals has always been an exposition of the findings, experiment results and children’s experiences. Our little socially-engaged scientists have also submitted memorandums and shared their ideas with several important working groups and change makers in the realm of science in the city. What sets the Parikrma Festival of Science apart is our aim at creating a platform for larger discussions on science and society. The primary purpose is to create not just in-house scientists but socially engaged scientists.

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Parikrma Champions League (PCL)

When Parikrma wanted to take part in an inter-school football league, they were denied invitation by elite schools of Bangalore. Wanting to break out of the inequality meted out for underprivileged children, Parikrma started its own football league – the Parikrma Champions League (PCL). Started in the year 2011, PCL today is one of the most coveted inter-school football tournaments in Bengaluru, attracting participants from over 20 best schools in the city and a few from other states and countries too.

Every year, PCL is conducted at one of the best stadiums, with best facilities such as artificial turf, a players’ tunnel and an electronic scoreboard. The tournament always attracts star players and corporate leaders as guests. The players are provided with proper nutrition and healthcare facilities, and state-of-the-art technology (bone-density test) would be used to determine their ages correctly.

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Innovations Conclave

Under the aegis of Global Citizenship Education, a collaborative initiative between Parikrma Humanity Foundation & Tata Communications, through Innovations Conclave we want to attempt reversing thinking trends across schools.

The first ever event (2018) saw active participation of 45 schools in Bangalore, followed by 83 applications in 2019. Schools from Pune, Dharmapuri, Dubai and London have participated in the event.

The Innovations Conclave was designed to recognise schools that encourage children to think global and innovate in the realm of science and technology and liberal arts that can even be the first seed of social enterprise and entrepreneurship. Founder Shukla Bose explains further, “Our years of experience in academics has shown that there are isolated best practices in quite a few schools but no one knows about it as it is not shared. Our goal is to share these best practices so that the general standard of education goes up. Schools need to create a more transparent and sharing environment in India like other countries. It is important for schools to understand the importance of creating an environment of innovation and creativity and we believe that we can influence and inspire exactly that through the Innovations Conclave.”

Awards and funding will be offered to the best innovative ideas by students and by a school as a whole.

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Festival of Science

A child may request his teacher for examples of gravity in the natural world but do curriculum & classrooms allow for discussions on the consequences of gravitation theory in a social and political world?  The Parikrma Festival of Science aims to create the space for these larger discussions on science and society. Each year we introduce a new theme.

The primary purpose is to support a multi-disciplinary and critically-engaging learning process. Each year, Parikrma reaches out to a cross-section of hundreds of children from over 20 schools ranging from International to government schools to foster collaborative rather than competitive discovery. An immediate outcome of the science festivals has always been an exposition of the findings, experiment results and children’s experiences. Our little socially-engaged scientists have also submitted memorandums and shared their ideas with several important working groups and change makers in the realm of science in the city. What sets the Parikrma Festival of Science apart is our aim at creating a platform for larger discussions on science and society. The primary purpose is to create not just in-house scientists but socially engaged scientists.

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Parikrma Champions League (PCL)

When Parikrma wanted to take part in an inter-school football league, they were denied invitation by elite schools of Bangalore. Wanting to break out of the inequality meted out for underprivileged children, Parikrma started its own football league – the Parikrma Champions League (PCL). Started in the year 2011, PCL today is one of the most coveted inter-school football tournaments in Bengaluru, attracting participants from over 20 best schools in the city and a few from other states and countries too.

Every year, PCL is conducted at one of the best stadiums, with best facilities such as artificial turf, a players’ tunnel and an electronic scoreboard. The tournament always attracts star players and corporate leaders as guests. The players are provided with proper nutrition and healthcare facilities, and state-of-the-art technology (bone-density test) would be used to determine their ages correctly.

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Innovations Conclave

Under the aegis of Global Citizenship Education, a collaborative initiative between Parikrma Humanity Foundation & Tata Communications, through Innovations Conclave we want to attempt reversing thinking trends across schools.

The first ever event (2018) saw active participation of 45 schools in Bangalore, followed by 83 applications in 2019. Schools from Pune, Dharmapuri, Dubai and London have participated in the event.

The Innovations Conclave was designed to recognise schools that encourage children to think global and innovate in the realm of science and technology and liberal arts that can even be the first seed of social enterprise and entrepreneurship. Founder Shukla Bose explains further, “Our years of experience in academics has shown that there are isolated best practices in quite a few schools but no one knows about it as it is not shared. Our goal is to share these best practices so that the general standard of education goes up. Schools need to create a more transparent and sharing environment in India like other countries. It is important for schools to understand the importance of creating an environment of innovation and creativity and we believe that we can influence and inspire exactly that through the Innovations Conclave.”

Awards and funding will be offered to the best innovative ideas by students and by a school as a whole.