Takshila Initiatives

1. Parivartan

Parivartan is an integrated rural community development initiative by Takshila Educational Society. It is a social organization that aims to provide an enabling environment for children, youth, women, farmers and artisans from nearby villages. Functional from October 2011, Parivartan has been working from its beautiful campus at Narendrapur village (Siwan, Bihar) in 36 nearby villages on various issues that include early childhood development, education, livelihood, farming practices, social and economic empowerment of women, music and theatre revival, community sports as well as weaving craft revival.

Parivartan carves a different approach in the rural development space as it emphasizes on bringing the best practices through collaboration with other social organizations, while attempting to bring out synergy across various areas of work. Parivartan believes in rural development that is holistic as well as heuristic. Consequently, it works across various domains based on the needs of the communities and engages with the entire ecosystem to bring about sustained change. Moreover, Parivartan has collaborated with various organizations like Pratham PACE, Jyoti Mahila Samakhya, Magic Bus India Foundation, SPIC MACAY and Srijani Foundation to work on issues of development in an integrative manner. Such alliances are aimed towards bringing about transformational development in the communities by leveraging the expertise and experience of its partners.

Building upon local resources, rural values and synergetic effects of multiple activities across diverse areas of work, Parivartan focuses on addressing the needs of its communities. This not only allows Parivartan to work towards expansion of freedoms and enhancement of capabilities of its people, but also provides an aggregate platform, to garner a nuanced understanding of the ideas and processes of development.

Here are various initiatives at Parivartan


For more details, please visit - http://parivartanbihar.org/

2. Arthshila

Aim and Objectives

A dynamic multicultural arts centre in the heart of Patna, Arthshila brings to the city a wide variety of cultural experiences. Across Performing Arts, Cinema, Theatre, Literature and Plastic arts, the Centre aims to showcase the best, exclusive and new experiments in culture from within India and across the world.

Arthshila brings together a host of artists and enthusiasts into the public domain by exhibitions, collaboration, debates and scussion between community artists, professionals and the youth.


The arts are an integral part of the lives of individuals and contribute to the society’s well being; art is vibrant, living, empowering and should be widely accessible while transgressing boundaries of class, language, religion or gender.



चलचित्र Cinema

Arthshila will facilitate discussions and screen documentaries on various subjects of directors from India as well as from across the world.

प्रदर्शन कला Performing Arts

Arthshila will share the legacies of this marvellous medium through performances and discussion focusing on emergent trends and treatment of technologies.

दृश्य कला Visual Arts

Arthshila brings together a host of artists and enthusiasts into the public domain by exhibitions, collaboration, debates and scussion between community artists, professionals and the youth.

साहित्य Literature

Arthshila will contemporize the debates around literary interactions. The Literature programs will celebrate writings from the world of culture through Book readings.

For more information, please visit www.arthshila.org  

3. Ektara

Headquartered at Bhopal, Ektara aims to work three dimensionally in the field of Children's literature by:

1. Creating a corpus of children's literature

2. Preserving/conserving/protecting children's literature

3. Endeavouring to create spaces, for a consistent discourse on children's literature

Chakmak and Pluto are the two children's magazines which are aiming to build a corpus of children's literature. The magazine Chakmak targets the audience of children between the age group of 10 to 14 years. It is published by the organization Eklavya. Iktara is developing it presently. The magazine Pluto targets the audience of children between the age group of 5 to 9 years.

Numerous writers' workshops are proposed to create literature for children/by children.

2 Creative chairs (Srijan Peeth) have been instituted with prominent writers to specially build a corpus of children's literature.

To preserve/ conserve / protect children's literature, efforts would be made to select quality writings produced during the course of proposed workshops and ensure their publication. Enriching translations of the best literature available, world-wide and the country is also proposed.

In order to ensure a continued discourse, there is a proposal to document the debates/dialogues/interactions held in Srijan Peeth workshops and others .There will also be an attempt to preserve and incorporate relevant matter derived out of interactions with NCERT and others. A continuous interaction with young writers on children's issues is also an important agenda.

We propose to create a course for children's writings. The idea behind this is to ingrain a basic understanding of literature appreciation, writing and language skills. To learn these basics under renowned literary craftsmen and to write and rework on their invaluable feedback would be a largely inspiring effort. We wish to cultivate this as an act of love for children's literature. 25 young writers will be commissioned for this project every year.

For more information, please visit www.ektaraindia.in

4. Pahal

Takshila Education Society has acquired 160 Acres of land in the villages of Chanpura & Chanda, of Koilwar District in Bihar. The land is earmarked for establishing a University in the next few years.

However, the immediate goal is to initiate agro-based activities which would impact the economic and social life of villagers and villages in the neighbourhood.

A meaningful contribution can be made in the area by addressing inadequacies encountered by farmers. Pahal will be a farmers educational institution and a vehicle to resolve the inadequacies. As a Demonstration centre it will make available inputs, technology and markets for the neighbourhood.

From the very beginning Pahal will commence a dialogue with the farming community in the area. It will inform them about the concepts of corporate farming and the advantages of building market linkages with organizations such as Pepsi; Producers Organization as evolved by NABARD for discounted Financing; Crop Insurance; establishment of Self Help Groups to develop plant and vegetable nurseries, etc.

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Takshila Overview

Takshila Educational Society, formed in 1997, set-up its Delhi Public School Coimbatore, established , is a name to reckon with, a landmark in every sense of the word and an epitome of good education and discipline. Delhi Public School Coimbatore is run under the aegis of Takshila Educational Society and Delhi Public Schools Society. The latter is one of the largest chains of K-12 schools in the world with over 150 schools in India and foreign shores. The four K-12 schools of TES have a combined student strength of over 10000 and a faculty of nearly 400. The overwhelming response to its institutions from the citizens and students has encouraged TES to reach for greater heights. TES completed a full circle, with schools in India’s East, West, North and South.

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Takshila Educational Society

Address: C-404, Basement, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024
Telephone: 011 41555418 / 428
FAX:011 41555418 / 428
Email: info@takshila.net
Website: www.takshila.net

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