Vishnu Vardhan Bommareddy, City Head, Bangalore, Ola said, “There is a pressing need to develop a pedagogy where learning is based on experimentation and students are encouraged to build technology-enabled solutions. This in turn helps to inculcate a problem-solving approach in young minds which is critical for innovation and development. It was really amazing to see the curiosity and passion for learning science in these kids. As one of India’s most innovative technology companies, we are happy to organize this programme. It was a great opportunity for them to experience the beauty of science outside of their regular curriculum.”
After this exciting trip, the kids also enthusiastically participated in a workshop at the Science Centre inside the planetarium. The special workshop was led by the planetarium’s senior lecturer, Mr. Madhusudhan, HR, who explained to the children the fundamental principles behind natural astronomical phenomena.
Expressing excitement, Vijitha, a 13-year old girl participant said, “This was the first time I visited the planetarium and I am very happy to see and understand more about planets, sun and stars. I am thankful to Ola for giving me this opportunity.”
Ola has also organized various engagement programmes for its driver partners and their families in the past such as Ola Partner League that also involved providing cricket training scholarships for children, Ola Lakhpati, and various other training and skilling programmes.