Indore Campus: SVKM’s NMIMS, Indore Campus organized its very first TEDx event on 15th October 2019. Various speakers from diverse backgrounds, distinct qualities, and unique stories spoke eloquently on the theme of the event “Life: Expect the Unexpected”. Eminent speakers who graced the event were Ankit Aggrawal, Manish Tyagi, Rahul Bhatnagar, Nihad Panju, Nikita Sharma, Neha Jain, Vani Kabir, Divya Rathod, Athar Ali Nagpurwala, Navrajvir Singh, Dilip Auti and Tarang Chandola.
The event started with the lighting of lamp by the Director NMIMS Dr. Prachi Gharpure, Convener of the event and Associate Dean, School of Technology Management & Engineering Dr. Aaquil Bunglowala, President of the student organizing committee Mr. Niraj Vispute. Director in her inaugural address welcomed all the speakers and spoke about the origin, purpose, and importance of TEDx events.
The event witnessed some awe inspiring and inspiring talks. Mr. Manish Tyagi, the stand-up comic, also known as The Knotty Commander spoke on the topic “Conversations Flow More”. He accentuated on the importance of having conversation with people without having the fear of being judged or advised. Mr. Rahul Bhatnagar laid down his idea of using social media to create and develop businesses. Mr. Nihad Panju, a meningitis survivor and a marathon runner who has represented India on global stage asserted that people must not allow any kind of disability to stop them from achieving their dreams. Divya Rathod an alumnus of NMIMS University spoke about the importance of amalgamation of scientific research and entrepreneurship. Co-founder of ChaiKaapi Mr. Athar Ali Nagpurwala in a very moving speech enthralled audience with a simple yet powerful idea of love and empathy and how these helped him in his own journey of life. Modern Sufi Ms. Vani Kabir spoke about her challenges of being a single mother and provided guidelines for girls and women how to pursue their dreams and career despite setbacks in personal life.
Convener of the event and Associate Dean, STME Dr. Aaquil Bunglowala proposed a vote of thanks extending his gratitude to everyone for making this event possible and successful. The event delivered on its promise and gave audience a lot of food for thought and also inspired them to deal with the Life: Expect the Unexpected!