This year, we had over 200 students from schools in Bengaluru, including government schools, getting together for three days to hear some of the leading figures bringing innovations and change through AI, visit the NCBS (National Centre for Biological Sciences) campus for hands-on learning and participating in hackathons. Importantly, debates and panel discussions covered both sides of the story – AI: a threat or a boon?
Eminent journalist Rahul Jacob, in an op-ed in Mint Lounge, talks about Parikrma children and his interactions with them. He also deliberates on bestselling author Simon Winchester’s new book that dedicates a chapter to Parikrma founder Shukla Bose and the school.
This last week has been riddled with erratic holidays, some that were expected and some that came as a surprise. While many celebrate this break to get away from the city and spend time with family, it is a worrying factor for educators such as me.
Parikrma Summer Camp is an integral part of the school’s academic calendar. Our children come to school for their food, to be engaged in continuous learning, to stay away from negative influences of the community and avoid being put to work by their parents