Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology(NSIT) is organizing a TEDx talk on 12th April, 2015, which will see a prestigious line of speakers motivating the crowd. The TEDx talk will be called as TEDxNSIT.
TEDxNSIT is the first chapter of the global organization, TED, acclaimed for hosting and organizing talks by eminent personalities around the world, in Delhi. They’ve had successful conferences in the past with a spectacular audience and eminent personalities, namely Ruchira Gupta (Founder, Apne Aap), Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Mohan Guruswamy as some of the speakers.
1. Anand Sankar
This time, the organization has invited prestigious speakers like Anand Sankar, Pallavi Singh and Sajid Shariff to name a few. Anand Sankar, who is a renowned photo journalist and the founder of Kalap Foundation is determined to uplift the deplorable conditions of the village Kalap, situated in the Garwhal region of the Himalayas after a particular visit made him recognize the depravity surrounding the village. His organization is also involved in other complimentary social work. He’s also a motor biking and travel enthusiast.
2. Pallavi Singh
Pallavi Singh, another of the speakers, is a young graduate who has been teaching Hindi to young expats and foreigners in India for the last four years. She owns and runs “Hindi Lessons for Foreigners in India” which is a first of its kind initiative to help the expat community learn about the Indian subcontinent as well as engage with the local community without feeling handicapped due to a lack of understanding of the language. Her work has also been covered by BBC India. Currently, she is working in the American Consulate in Mumbai where she teaches Hindi to its staff and their family members.
3. Ankit Chadha
Ankit Chadha is a story teller who has been reviving the lost art of Persian storytelling of which Akbar himself was a patron called Dastangoi. He has written original Dastans from topics as versatile as a biography of Kabir to everyday necessities like mobile phones. He has also written a National Award winning children’s book, ‘My Gandhi Story’ and is a chief resource on Children’s books in SCERT, Delhi. He has given performances at prestigious institutions like IIT Delhi, FMS, University of Toronto, Jaipur Literature Festival.
4. Parul Khanna
Parul Khanna, founder of Micro Pension Fund, which aims to secure the future of domestic helps. Here the employers can set up a pension fund for their helps and help secure their future. To increase the accessibility of this vital financial instrument and its benefits, this Foundation launched the “Gift A Pension” Program whereby employers can ‘gift’ or setup a pension fund for their respective domestic workers. In the words of Ms. Parul Khanna, “10 minutes of your time can change the 20 years of your domestic help’s life.”
5. Sajid Sharif
Sajid Shariff, the Founder and CEO of Good Fellows, a non-profit organisation which aims to solve the problems related to social ecosystem, is also slated to motivate the crowd through his talk. He is an alumnus of Stanford University, California and IIT Bombay.
6. Guneet Kaur
Guneet Kaur, an Oxford and Berkley alumnus, has dedicated her life for ensuring legal aid to those wrongfully detained, arrested or prosecuted for Naxal terrorism in the remote area of Jagdalpur, Chattisgarh. She works to provide the much needed legal support to those who lack the means or understanding of the situation they are in, the neglected and illiterate tribals, who are more often than not wrongfully persecuted.
7. K. Arumugam
K Arumugam, an IIT Bombay alumnus, is full-time Chronicler of Hockey. He has written for many newspapers and magazines and covered national as well as international matches along with writing his own books. He also started a website called www.stick2hockey.com which has found a mention in the Limca Book of World Records as the first website to give live commentary feed. Taking his love for the sport a step further, in 2008, Mr Arumugam started an NGO called ‘Hockey Citizen Group’ to promote the national game. One Thousand Hockey Legs, is a programme which is run by the NGO. OTHL aims to introduce 500 school children to the game of Hockey every year. OTHL provides free equipment and free high quality coaching to all the students who are a part of this group.
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