Mangaluru: Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Mangaluru is hosting its first TEDx event, TEDxSCEM at the college campus on Sunday, July 28 between 8:00 am to 06:00 pm.
TED is a global community focused on meaningful change through the power of ideas. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. These events are open source, local and community-driven events that inspire innovation, thought, leadership and visionary insight.
Regarding the theme, ‘How Unpredictable are You?’, the TEDxSCEM organizing team mentioned, “People are like snowflakes. Each of us has our own distinctive stories to tell. Ups and Downs are bound to be inevitable. This is what makes life so unpredictable. Various situations could come either in the form of a boon or a bane. What we do with the consequences of these occurrences is what we plan on exploring through the various accounts our speakers will be giving to us.”
TEDxSCEM 2019 has account of 8 inspirational speakers from various domains and 4 extravagant cultural performances. The various domains include technical, medical, innovation, defense, agriculture, social, motivation etc.
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Siddharth Rajhans – A Harvard educated first generation entrepreneur. Currently, a Principal Policy Officer working on Sustainable Development Goals format of the United Nations), Swastik Padma (Participant at the International Level Science Fair, 2018 with an innovative project. Honored by naming a minor planet after him. Awarded National Child Award, India.
Dhanya Ravi – Born with brittle bone disease, suffered over 300 fractures since birth. Considered the ‘Glass Woman’; advocates for genetic and early diagnosis of rare diseases through public talks, etc.
Kavitha Mishra – A Computer Science graduate, currently working in the agriculture sector. Promotes sustainable farming to help farmers earn enough even after retirement, etc.
Swami Ekagamyanakada – A monk of the Ramakrishna Order. Instrumental in the success of Swacch Mangaluru for Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and many other projects headed by the organization.
Brigadier IN Rai – Took part in the historic 1971 Indo-Pak War. Involved in operations against Naga Guerillas, operated in Sri Lanka as part of IPKF, commanded the Mountain Brigade in East Sikkim
Dr. Rohan Chandragatti – Senior Consultant Surgical Oncologist at Mangalore Institute of Oncology. Specialized in minimally invasive and organ sparing therapies. Also, HOD of Surgical Oncology at Father Muller Hospital, Mangalore.
Ankith Kumar- Behavioral Scientist, Psycho-Social Counsellor, Life Skills Coach and Personality Development Trainer. Also a certified Hypnotist, Yoga Therapist, Panic Healer.
Cultural performances include – Karishma Arora (The All India CBSE Humanities Topper (2018-2019). Winner of Women’s Achievers Award, 2019 (Times), Late Shri Lakshman Singh Kothari Memorial Award, 2019. Also a trained Kathak dancer, Adarsh Pakkala (A Yakshagana dancer awarded Yaksha Prathibe, Yaksha Sindhu and YakshaKirita), Team Artbeats (Runners up of Mangalore’s Got Talent Season One. Group of flutist, guitarist, cajonist and speed painter), Team Propaganda (A Bolly-Hop dance crew based in Mangalore).