We are grateful to have Parikrma Humanity Foundation as our partner for the First three editions of the awards.
The Rainbow Address School Health Awards earlier called as the Parikrma Address School Health Awards recognizes schools that promote highest standards of health. The distinguished jury for these awards includes public health professionals, nutritionists, counselors, social workers, child psychologists, educationists, NGO activists and doctors. Each year we see an overwhelming response from various schools for these awards. A gala ceremony is held to felicitate the winning schools and recognize their achievements.

Awards-2017-2018

The award ceremony was held on 8th February 2018. Dr. Thimappa Hegde, Director and Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. He delivered the keynote address “Mind over Matter: Why the mind matters?”

Winners were inducted into the Parikrma Address School Health Awards Hall of Fame.
The event featured a panel discussion on ‘Role of schools in child mental health: Police, Mentor, Friend or Spy’. Panelists included Dr. Ramprasad Attur, Child Psychiatrist; Dr. John Vijay Sagar Kommu, Associate Professor, NIMHANS; Mr. Vijai Krishna Rajgopal, Director & Principal, Vidyaniketan Public School, Ullal Road; Ms. Gracy Jebastina, Psychologist, Sukrut; Mr. Santanu Das, Principal, Sarala Birla Academy; Ms. Reema Gupta, Child
Psychologist Coordinator, Nurturing Schools Program; Moderator: Dr. Anand Lakshman, CEO, AddressHealth.
Raghu Dixit entertained the crowds with his soul stirring music. There were some great dance performances by Parikrma students. Trophies were also given to the winners of AddressHealth caption contest.

Awards-2016-2017

Dr. Shalini Rajneesh, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka graced the occasion as the Chief Guest for the award ceremony held on 22 Feb 2017.
The panel discussion topic was ‘Measles Rubella Vaccination campaign in schools – a disruption or an innovation?.’ It brought out many concerns, problems and reactions of schools and parents with respect to the campaign. Many schools were inducted into the ‘Hall of fame’ for showing commitment in improving school health. Several innovative practices related to school health were also recognized and given special awards.
The evening concluded with an enthralling performance by Raghu Dixit and some entertaining dance performances and yoga display by school children.

Awards-2014-2015

The award ceremony held on 6 Feb 2015 started with keynote address by Ms. Shashi Deshpande, award winning novelist. She pointed out how schools can make a difference given the evolving health and safety issues for children.

This was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dilip Thakore, Chief Editor of Education World. The panel consisted of Maya Menon, noted educationist; Reeth Abraham, award-winning athlete; Ram Prasad Attur, Child Psychiatrist; Dr. Anand Lakshman, CEO of AddressHealth; and Phalitha, a former student at Parikrma Learning
Centre.

Dr. Anand Lakshman, CEO, AddressHealth and Shukla Bose, CEO, Parikrma Foundation also spoke on the occasion.
The event wound up with a captivating performance by renowned folk musician Raghu Dixit.

Shukla Bose, founder and CEO of the Parikrma Humanity Foundation said, “Parikrma Humanity Foundation has always been concerned about going beyond the curriculum and academics and we see health as part of the continuum. Through the awards, we are encouraging schools to adopt healthy practices.”
Dr. Anand Lakshman, Chief Executive Officer, AddressHealth, said, “At AddressHealth, we partner with schools to deliver preventive healthcare to maximum number of students. Because only healthy children are happy children. Last year alone, we found nearly 170 children with undiagnosed heart murmurs in schools, some of whom will need surgical interventions.
About AddressHealth
AddressHealth was founded in March 2010 with the vision to make the paediatric primary care continuum possible. It reaches out to schools, offering school health checks, school infirmary services, health education curricula, counseling & mental wellness programs in Bangalore and Hyderabad. AddressHealth’s school health program’s cloud based EHR has health data of over 150,000 children, allowing it to analyze health trends amongst urban school children and help parents take preventive health action for their children. The company received INR 10 Crores in Series A funding in 2016 from leading social venture capital funds.