With Theme- KOSEI, St Aloysius College to Host TEDx (x = independently organized event)
Mangaluru: During a Press Meet held at Mangaluru Press Club, Dr Alwyn D’Sa, the Registrar of St Aloysius College (Soon Deemed to be UNIVERSITY) stated the following:
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED Conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organised TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are published to TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms
About TEDx (x = independently organized event)
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
ST ALOYSIUS COLLEGE, MANGALURU Soon Deemed to be UNIVERSITY):
St Aloysius College (Autonomous) is a premier institution that has been at the service of the youth of Mangalore and its environs, as an educational institution run by the Mangalore Jesuit Educational Society. It was established in the year 1880. The motto of the college, Lucet et Ardet which means shine to enkindle has inspired many students to become men and women for and with others. Inculcating social awareness and enhancing social concerns is one of the main thrusts of the college
The rolling hills, the scattered coconut, palm trees, freshwater streams, and hard red-clay tiled-roof buildings, pristine beaches, broad roads and calm localities. Mangalore is a beautiful and culturally rich city known for its unique blend of tradition and modernity. TedxSAC is an independently organised Tedx event held at St Aloysius College. It is a platform for spreading ideas, fostering innovation, inspiring the community through engaging talks and presentations.
TEDXSAC is a chance to check out from day- to -day routine, go on an intellectual journey with smart and curious friends to a world filled with brilliant speakers, captivating performances, amazing new technology, and thought provoking ted talks.
In the intricate canvas of human existence, our quest extends far beyond mere survival; it reaches deep into the very essence of what defines us as human beings. Picture this journey as the revelation of a radiant light, with each of us representing a unique stroke of paint on the canvas. Some strokes have already burst forth, basking in the brilliance of recognition, while others remain concealed, patiently awaiting their moment of revelation.
As this light blazes and casts its warm glow, it is the diverse brushstrokes within yourself that ascend higher and shine brighter. Our theme, ‘Kosei,’ borrowed from the Japanese language, encapsulates the essence of individuality, celebrates one’s self, and attains the utmost potential.
This year, TEDx invites you to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and exploration. With ‘Kosei’, we will delve deep into the rich canvas of individuality, unlocking the traits that make our individuality soar higher and brighter.
1. Aarti Malhotra
Aarti Malhotra, inspired by her son Arvey’s legacy, champions the fight against bullying against the queer community. Committed to fostering open discussions, she envisions a positive society where individuals express themselves freely without fear.
2. Shekhar Naik
Shekhar Naik, a Padma Shri awardee, stands as a beacon in Indian blind cricket. As the former captain, he steered the national team to victory in two T20 World Cups, showcasing that unwavering passion, dedication, and hard work can propel individuals to triumph, irrespective of the challenges they encounter.
3. Fr. Saju George SJ
Fr. Saju George SJ, the dancing Jesuit and Founder Director of Kalahrdaya, is a renowned Bharatanatyam dancer with 2000+ solo performances and global lectures. Versatile in dance forms like Kathakali and Kathak, his journey beautifully blends faith and art, revealing universal potential.
4. Vicky Roy
Former rag picker from West Bengal, Vicky Roy, rehabilitated by Salaam Baalak Trust, became a celebrated photographer. MIT Media Fellowship in 2014, Forbes Asia 30 under 30 in 2016, documented World Trade Center’s reconstruction, and acclaimed solo exhibitions like ‘Home Street Home.’
5. Neeraj Chaudhary
An accomplished content creator, Neeraj Chaudhary is known for his versatile content revolving around adventures, fitness, travel and filmmaking. His dedication is evident through his numerous brand collaborations with leading brands and his association with muscleblaze as a sponsored athlete, solidifying his reputation as a reliable & innovative content creator.
6. Dikshith Rai
A fellow St. Aloysius College alumnus, Dikshith Rai is the CEO of CodeCraft Technologies, a creative engineering company that solves business problems through design and technology. CodeCraft Technologies partners with businesses across diverse domains with their solutions being featured by Global tech companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Intel.
7. Karthik Chennoji Rao
Karthik Chennoji Rao, or KC, artfully intertwines his Mangalore heritage into lively music. Transitioning from EdTech to music, KC positively influences remote schools while garnering accolades in Kannada films. As Pineapple Express’s frontman, he spreads joy through nationwide tours, delivering uplifting, multilingual melodies.
8. Pramodini Roul
Pramodini Roul, an acid attack survivor, embodies resilience and hope in the face of unimaginable adversity. Refusing to be defined by her scars, Roul strives to help others like her. Today, Roul, alongside her mother, runs the Sheroes Hangout Café, providing a safe haven for others. Despite her unimaginable pain, her story embodies triumph over adversity, inspiring others to embrace hope and resilience.
9. Dr. Rukhsaar Sayeed
Dr. Rukhsaar Sayeed, a trailblazing Kashmiri food technologist, has etched her name in history as the first Kashmiri contestant on the prestigious MasterChef India. Beyond the culinary realm, Dr. Rukhsaar is also an entrepreneur who founded “Khalis”, a frozen food venture. Her journey embodies an inspiring narrative of overcoming barriers and crafting a delectable success story.
10 Major Samar Pal Singh Toor:
A third generation Indian army officer, Major Toor is a proud patriot. He is a war veteran skilled in various combat forms He has 10 years of comprehensive experience in several challenging profiles in the Indian army. . He served at the Siachen Glacier and was also deployed for a UN mission in South Sudan in 2013 and carried out extensive operations against government rebels.
11. Gireesh Sahdev
Gireesh Sahdev is an Indian film and television actor. He is known for his roles in serials like Best of Luck Nikki, and Navya. Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal, Ardhangini – Ek Khoobsurat Jeevan Sathi, Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga and Instant Khichdi. Girish Sahdev who impressed the audience with his role in Karha Aankhen has now joined the cast of the TV show Vanshj. He has also worked as a supporting actor in several films including Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Dabangg 2, and Khichdi: The Movie.
12. Aashna Rai
A student at St. Aloysius College (Autonomous) joined the NCC unit in 8th grade and later, continued NCC service during her PUC days. She was selected as Karnataka and Goa Directorate’s best cadet to represent the Directorate at the national level in Republic Day Camp at New Delhi. she was awarded the Best Cadet and received the PM Baton and Medal from the Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. She has been chosen to represent India as a Youth Ambassador at YEP in Vietnam.
Other Members present on the dais during the press meet were: Dr Smitha D.K., Programme Co-ordinator, TEDxSAC; Ms Diya Mascarenhas, Student Coordinator, TEDxSAC; Tehsin Ahmed, Student Coordinator, TEDxSAC; and Ms Chandrakala, P.R.O.
PR HEAD: Ms DIYA MASCARENHAS
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