TEDx talk at Goenka University is an ode to the efforts of students

The1st edition of TEDxGDGoenkaUniversity opened to an overwhelming full house from people across domains.

The1st edition of TEDx GD Goenka University opened to an overwhelming full house from people across domains. The program featured 13 speakers who have been a catalyst of change in the society,sharing their stories focusing on the theme “The Butterfly Effect”. “The Butterfly Effect”, says that a tiny change in the state of the system can make significant beautiful difference in the lives of people.

Nasir Khan, the youngest Sarpanch of aMuslim village in Haryana, shared his journey and dream of making a 100% literate village.” Education is the way to power, I have tried to be instrumental in facilitating education in my village with small things like installation of solar power panels and construction of toilets on schools which has increased the enrolment rate of students in schools.”Pooja Pradeep, founder of ‘Letters of Love’ the global youth led initiative to make a difference to refuge crisis talked about making a difference in people’s lives. With projects like Seeds of Love, Empathy centric curriculum, Pen Pal Project she wishes to create a typhoon on happiness in the world by connecting communities in the thread of love and empathy.

“This inaugural edition of TEDx was designed to explore the power of ideas, creation and innovation to bring together a diversity of people, cultures and concepts to create real-world change. We can build a better world through purposeful dialogue and seizing opportunity to take action.”Prof. Dr. Shrihari, Vice Chancellor,GD Goenka University said while addressing the media.

Nitesh Yadav, a 16 year old android app developer, has worked on connecting villages with technology using AI, Gauri Angrish, Founder and CEO at CAREDOSE, has worked on a medicine management venture that uses proprietary technology and packaging to ensure and track medicine adherence in patients, while building big data for healthcare entities and public health programmes. Other speakers include Prema Iyer, Lifestyle coach Magan Kalra, a renowned business growth coach, Shinjini Kulkarni, a Kathak dancer and actor, Ayush Agrawal, Social entrepreneur and founder of EkkPahel, Vaneet Chaudhary , Pranic healer and musician to name a few.

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