Artex Steps Forward Bangalore

Sep 30, 2020

Welcome to Bangalore, India

The sixth stop on our walk around the world

We’ve reached our sixth milestone! | Bangalore, India
Reached Monday, September 28,2020


Collectively the Artex team has walked 7,067 miles and 14,925,504 steps to arrive at our next destination ▬ Bangalore!

Based in one of our parent company’s offices, our team in Bangalore provides invaluable insurance services to our U.S.-based single-parent and group captive and new business teams. Nandita Banerjee, who we introduced you to in our Pune milestone, also leads this team. When she meets young people who are trying to decide what career choice to make, she advises them to consider insurance due to its dynamic environment. Working for Artex and our parent company (Gallagher) gives employees the opportunity to learn a variety of skills, including one of the most important—to be open to change!

Fun facts about Bangalore

  • Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is the capital of India’s southern Karnataka state.
  • Bengaluru was the first city to receive electricity in India, in 1906.
  • This city is proud to boast that they have the most engineering colleges in the entire world! It is also known as India’s biotech and IT centers.
  • Bengaluru invented a popular breakfast item, rava idli, by using semolina instead of rice, which was in short supply during the Second World War. This spiced, steamed cake is fairly easy to make with just a few ingredients.
  • This city has produced more Nobel Prize nominees than any other city in India. In 1930, Sir CV Raman won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of Raman effect.
  • Bangalore is famous for its cool weather, its gardens, religious sites and architecture.

Looking for remote learning activities?

  • Children can learn more about Indian culture here.
  • Elephants are a sacred animal in the Hindu faith. Access a coloring sheet here.
  • A number of other crafting activities appropriate for children (and adults!) can also be found here.

 

Follow our journey, including our milestones, as we trek nearly 28,000 miles around the globe here.