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NetApp and Parikrma collaborate at Innovations Conclave to raise awareness about climate change

February 8, 2024

In a significant move toward building a sustainable future, NetApp, the intelligent data infrastructure company, extended its enduring partnership with Parikrma Humanity Foundation, an NGO dedicated to transformative education. Together, they organized the third edition of the Parikrma Innovations Conclave, aiming to inspire and equip children to be change agents by developing innovative ideas contributing significantly to the global fight against climate change.

The theme of the Innovations Conclave, ‘Creative – Innovative Ideas to Impact Climate Change,’ served as a powerful catalyst for the young minds involved. Student teams from 27 schools brainstormed over three months to develop practical solutions for climate change challenges. Winning teams from Inventure Academy, Parikrma Centre for Learning, and Government Urdu Higher Primary School presented their ideas as part of the event.

NetApp’s involvement with young people in communities is not new. Through the Data Explorers Program, NetApp empowers teens to discover and develop critical data science skills, preparing them to thrive in a data-driven world. The program, designed to reach and engage under-represented youth in less-resourced communities, aims to inspire positive change at a social level. In India, NetApp has worked with over 1000 students to promote sustainable data-related awareness, continuing to expand the program’s reach.

Ravi Chhabria, Managing Director, NetApp India, commented on the Conclave, stating, “We’re truly honored to stand alongside Parikrma Foundation in their effort to empower the nation’s youth and encourage them to problem-solve with data. We believe such events play a pivotal role in the holistic development of our youth and provide them with the tools and inspiration needed to envision a brighter, more sustainable future.”

The event, graced by Prof. Balaram P, Retired Director, IISc, among other dignitaries, attracted over 200 attendees, including students, educationists, and thought leaders.

“The Parikrma Innovations Conclave stands as a testament to its transformative impact on young minds. This event’s remarkable success is a result of collective dedication and collaboration. We deeply appreciate NetApp’s support. The convergence of diverse ideas and perspectives, coupled with the shared commitment to innovation and transformative education, has created a platform that empowers tomorrow’s leaders,” concluded Shukla Bose, Founder and CEO, Parikrma Humanity Foundation.

Also read: Children seek inclusion of climate change in curriculum

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