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Company : Ankurit Foundation 
Monday, June 9, 2014 2:36PM IST (9:06AM GMT)
Dell and Ankurit Foundation Presents Escape Velocity – Technology Fest
Voyage of Curiosity for Kids
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Ankurit Foundation and Dell India are organizing a unique event, Escape Velocity- Innovation, Science and Technology Fair in Bangalore from June 13th-15th 2014, for children aged 6-17.  

The fair brings together several private and public science and technology organizations under one roof for the first time in Bangalore. On 13th June Friday the fair is open exclusive for school students through field trips. On 14th and 15th June the fair is open to all parents and kids of Bangalore. 800+ government school kids will visit this fair free of cost.

Escape Velocity is going to teach the magic of science and technology to Bangalore kids and youngsters in a manner never experienced before. This inaugural fair is going to amaze everyone with top-notch technologists conversing with children, state-of-the-art technology booths from the best technology companies in the world, science experiments mixed with fun and learning, hands-on workshops for immense learning and live shows that will make kids imagine the impossible.
Dell, Microsoft Research, eKavach, Xerox Research Labs, Cisco, HP, IBM, Tata Steel, Strands Life Sciences, Agastya Foundation, Taralaya, Science InBox, Science Adda, Novatech Robo, Litmus & Bubbles, IAMaths, SkyFi Labs, KQA, EduCAT will be participating in various categories that encourage children to innovate.

Dell India is the title sponsor for the event, Microsoft Research is Silver sponsor and IBM , eKavach & Tata Structura are Bronze sponsors. Demo Booths from these organizations will include state-of-art technologies in the fields of medical advancements, Internet of Things, technology in retail industry, genome, astronomy, etc.

To facilitate exploratory science learning there will be science pavilions, stalls, hands-on workshops and science games.  The idea would be to make science concepts fun and easy to learn. There will be exclusive Live Shows in the areas of Chemistry, Magic of Science, Electrical Appliances, Magnetism, etc. Mini Sumo Robotics competition would be organized for robotics lovers. Karnataka Quiz Association will be holding a science quiz for quizzers. There are several prizes to be won by University of West Florida and Science InBox.

Innovators, doctors, authors, scientists will talk to kids about innovation, science fiction, and exploration etc. in a series of Tech Talks that will run throughout the event. A very cool technology called World Wide Telescope by Microsoft Research will be demonstrated in a mobile planetarium dome.

There will be lot more attractions for the kids including science quizzes, wherein kids will have loads of fun while experimenting and learning.

Venue of the fair is Oakridge International School, Sarjapur, Bengaluru. The fair is a ticketed event and tickets can be purchased online at mycity4kids.com and bookmyshow.com. Tickets are also available at Crossword and Justbooks stores.

Interested schools can buy tickets from Ankurit Foundation by writing to escapevelocityfair@gmail.com.

You can read all about Escape Velocity at www.escapevelocityfair.com.

Follow Escape Velocity on https://www.facebook.com/escapevelocityfair

For any details, please call 1800-200-8171.

Official statement by Dell:

Dell is proud to have partnered in this initiative as it helps promote progressive learning. As a brand we have always believed in enabling education through the power of technology and this platform is a step in that direction.
Official statement by IBM:

IBM has continued to champion innovative approaches to teaching and learning math and science. IBM's support to Escape Velocity is a step to encourage children and make them excited about pursuing STEM careers.

Official statement by eKavach:

Escape Velocity will feature the official launch of eKAVACH - India’s first and most comprehensive digital parenting application as a service that is designed specially to increase parental awareness about their kid’s activity online and in the social media.

Apart from the live demo of the application, the team at eKAVACH will also organize a unique interactive session for parents about digital parenting.

Official Statement by Arjun Rao, Principal, Oakridge Benglauru:

Anukrits Escape Velocity is going to revolutionize the way the students of Bangalore view Science, forever. At Oakridge, we have always prided ourselves in being able to encourage students to harness, discover and learn the treasure within. And with our focus on inquiry-based learning, this is something that our students do every single day. Our young Oakridgers have been deeply engaged with their hands-on Science lessons in state of the art labs and facilities and Escape Velocity is a natural extension.

We are very glad that a number of technological, IT and corporate giants in the larger world of science have come out in support of this event. I am also particularly pleased to see an increasing number of organizations that are keen on introducing young people to the wonderful and fulfilling world of research. We look forward to hosting you all on campus.

What must be remembered, above all, is that this event is specifically designed to engage students; to enlighten; to light a spark; to stimulate and to provoke. I encourage parents and schools to attend this event and allow their children and students to wander the campus and try their hands at the various experiments, industry stalls, attend talks and presentations by innovators and win the specially designed Science Quiz. And we all hope that the wonder that you will all discover at Anukrit’s Escape Velocity at Oakridge will remain with you forever.

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Rakhee Gorthy, Founder, Ankurit Foundation, +91-9008233887, rakheegorthi@yahoo.com
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