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Like father, like daughter…and more!

We love to write about these children and their dreams which have no ceiling! A peek into 11-year-old Suchithra’s journey inspires us once again to cheer them on their goals and help shape into a reality by following their passions! Suchithra was just 3 years old when she suffered a pneumonia type of infection. As a path to recovery, her…



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Outdoors In the Syllabus

Outdoors In the  Syllabus  Using sport as a tool of communication to create an environment of inclusion, SWAM (Sports with a mission), a recently formed organization, is well on its path to community impact through purposeful play and education outside the classroom.  Their prime focus is on UN Sustainable Development Goals # 4,3,5 namely Quality Education, Good Health and Well-Being…



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The undying appeal of sports

Ryan Minithon Participant

The undying appeal of a sport is that on game day anyone can win!⁣ Parikrma Runners Club continues to be in the top 2 for the 3rd consecutive year in Ryan Minithon (Bengaluru leg) - a popular road race series for school students in the country.⁣ ⁣ Runners-Up in 2018 -> Winners in 2019 -> Runners-Up in 2020. Harshitha (5K),…



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Ultras and barefoot running

Runner’s World

My first run had an ambitious agenda - I wanted a photograph with my childhood hero and celebrity, Milind Soman!  With hope, I participated in a promotional event for Pinkathon - India’s largest program under his guidance that enables women community running as a tool to bring positive changes in their physical, mental & emotional wellbeing.  All the participants got…



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Football is the answer- Part 3

Team Parikrama (current, seniors, alumni), more power to you for opening our eyes to what it takes to step into the outdoors. To follow your dreams, while fighting for sporting equality, and turning the needle towards increasing acceptance, interest, participation and pride. Shilpa, raised by a single mother who always encouraged her to fight all her battles on her own.…



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Football is the answer – Part 2

19 year old Anish “Neymar” is a rising role model in “Little Brazil” of Bengaluru. Austin Town is a lower income neighbourhood with a rich and long history of football. A statue of Pele stands tall in the center and along the nearby Ulsoor lake, even before the beautiful gurudwara was built, there lay a playground that raised the first…



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Football is the answer – Part 1

My dad scraped by as a driver, we could barely make ends meet at home. Life was a daily struggle with nothing much to look forward to. I was in 3rd grade when I started to enjoy watching the older kids at school play football. That playground became my happy place. Soon, I joined the team, but didn't have accessories.…



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Awareness is half the story

I’m a 5th-grade dropout and have hands-on experience with garbage. I attended the ParisClimate Convention (2015), thanks to Hasiru Dala. I can’t speak English, it didn’t impede. The educated Japanese, African, & European delegates also needed translators. Some asked what I’d accomplish after the Convention. I didn’t say a word. I simply went on with the door to door waste…



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Chain of events

“Kere Utsav” by Jalposhan Trust got us thinking beyond the beautiful scenery of Jakkur Lake. Ulsoor, Yediyur, Kempambuddhi led to “Wake the Lake” by the United Way. The why what & how questions to Friends of Lakes. A bunch of kids who played around lakes made an informal pact as Friends of Lakes in 1988, & regrouped 22 years later.…