Updated: Aug 12
Illuminating Pathways to Happiness and Sustainable Solutions
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Welcome to TEDxLaxmiVidyapeeth, a celebration of ideas, inspiration, and connection! On August 13th, our campus will transform into a vibrant hub of intellect and creativity, as we embark on a journey to spread happiness, build lasting networks, and uplift society through shared knowledge and sustainable solutions.
At TEDxLaxmiVidyapeeth, our mission is clear: to ignite curiosity, inspire change, and empower individuals to create a positive impact in their communities and beyond. We believe that happiness is not just an emotion but a powerful force that can drive meaningful transformations in society.
Our event is a melting pot of ideas and cultures. It's a place where people from various backgrounds converge to exchange perspectives, break barriers, and find common ground in their shared passion for knowledge and progress. The main aims are,
Spreading One Happiness
Bringing People Together
Uplifting the Society
Learn, Relearn, and Grow
TED stands for "Technology, Entertainment, Design." It is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1984 in the United States. TED's mission is to spread ideas and knowledge in the form of short, powerful talks, typically lasting around 18 minutes or less. These talks are known as "TED Talks."
TED began as a conference where experts and thought leaders from various fields, including technology, entertainment, and design, would come together to share their innovative ideas and insights. Over the years, TED Talks have expanded to cover a wide range of topics, including science, business, art, social issues, education, and more.
The format of TED Talks is engaging and accessible, allowing speakers to present their ideas in a compelling and concise manner. The talks are often accompanied by visuals, demonstrations, or storytelling, making them captivating and thought-provoking for the audience. TED has grown into a global phenomenon, and its TED Talks are viewed and shared by millions of people worldwide. In addition to the flagship TED conference, there are independently organized TEDx events held in various communities, schools, and organizations, allowing local organizers to curate their own TED-like experiences.
TED's impact goes beyond the conferences and talks. The organization has also launched various initiatives, such as TED-Ed for educational content, TED Fellows for supporting emerging innovators, and TED Translators for making talks accessible to a broader audience through subtitles in multiple languages.
Overall, TED is a platform that celebrates and disseminates ideas worth spreading, inspiring people to think critically, gain new perspectives, and be part of a global community that seeks positive change and progress.
TEDx is a program of independently organized events licensed by TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), a nonprofit organization known for its influential TED Talks. TEDx events are local, self-organized conferences that bring people together to share ideas and experiences in the form of short, powerful talks. The "x" in TEDx denotes that the event is independently organized and operated under a free license granted by TED.
TEDx events are designed to spark deep conversations, inspire new perspectives, and foster connections within communities. They cover a wide range of topics, including science, technology, art, design, social issues, and personal stories. TEDx speakers are usually experts, professionals, or individuals with unique experiences who are passionate about sharing their insights and ideas with a live audience. These events follow the format and spirit of the original TED Talks, adhering to the principle of "ideas worth spreading." TEDx events can vary in scale, from small local gatherings to large conferences, and they occur worldwide in numerous cities and communities.
At TEDxLaxmiVidyapeeth, we bring together brilliant speakers who will share their insights, stories, and ideas worth spreading, all under the umbrella of our empowering theme: Synergy.
Laxmi Vidyapeeth, Sarigam (LVS), a cluster of three colleges and two schools, stands as a prestigious institution —an "ideal temple of learning"— managed by the Smt. Shantaben Haribhai Gajera Charitable Trust in Surat.
Nestled in a sprawling 120-acre campus, this temple of learning boasts facilities that surpass even the wildest imaginations. Set amidst a tranquil environment, away from the bustling city,
Laxmi Vidyapeeth offers students a lush green atmosphere and a system that harmoniously blends modern techniques with traditional values. Here, students have the opportunity to enhance their physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being.
Laxmi Vidyapeeth has consistently upheld its reputation and position as one of the finest schools, engineering colleges, and management institutions in the Valsad region.
At LVS, we go beyond academic excellence. We provide a nurturing environment where our students can sharpen their analytical and logical faculties, becoming the best versions of themselves.
Moreover, we aim to instill a sense of responsibility and cultivate their growth as individuals who contribute to society, thereby uplifting the pride of our school.
What to Expect:
TEDxLaxmiVidyapeeth promises a captivating lineup of speakers, each with a unique story to tell and profound ideas to share. Their talks will inspire, challenge, and empower you to take action in your own life and community. Engage with fellow attendees in thought-provoking discussions, witness mesmerizing performances, and leave the event with a heart full of inspiration and a mind brimming with ideas.
Join us on this extraordinary day as we celebrate the power of knowledge, the joy of happiness, and the potential for sustainable solutions. Let's embark on a transformative journey together at TEDxLaxmiVidyapeeth and pave the way for a brighter and more hopeful future.
Theme : Synergy
Synergy is the harmonious integration of diverse elements, where the collective power of collaboration transcends individual capabilities. It's the magical fusion of ideas, skills, and perspectives, propelling individuals towards greater heights than they could ever reach alone. In the context of our theme, "Synergy: Together We Can Do So Much," we explore how this powerful force can unlock immense potential, foster personal growth, unearth innovative solutions, and ultimately, change the world for the better.
1. Empowering Personal Growth: Synergy encourages individuals to step out of their comfort zones and engage with people from different backgrounds. Through fruitful interactions, they gain fresh insights and are inspired to view challenges through new lenses.
2. Igniting Creativity and Innovation: When diverse minds come together, they bring with them a wealth of creativity and imagination. Synergy fosters an environment where ideas can be freely shared, critiqued, and refined.
3. Tackling Global Challenges: The world faces an array of intricate challenges that demand comprehensive solutions. Synergy enables us to tackle these issues with holistic perspectives, drawing from various fields of expertise.
4. Driving Social Impact: Collective action has the power to drive significant social change. Synergy empowers communities to come together, pooling their resources and skills to address local issues.
5. Changing the World: When individuals work together towards a common vision, they become agents of change on a global scale. The power of synergy has the potential to reshape systems, disrupt norms, and revolutionize industries.
6. Fostering Sustainable Solutions: By collaborating across industries, we can develop eco-friendly technologies, promote responsible consumption, and cultivate a collective commitment to preserving our planet for future generations.
Dr. Varun Kapoor
He is currently working as the ADGP at Rustamji Armed Police Training College in Indore. With international experience as the Deputy Training Coordinator for Gorazde Canton in the United Nations Mission in Bosnia & Herzegovina (UNMIBH), he has a strong background in training and development. He holds certifications as a Trainer from the United States Department of Justice (UNDOJ) and as a Master Trainer from the United Kingdom Department for Funding International Development (DFID). In addition to his professional achievements, he has made significant contributions to society. He founded the first Mahila Paramarsh Kendra (Woman Counselling Centre) in Indore in 1994, providing support and guidance to women. In 1995, he established the Nagar Suraksha Samiti in Madhya Pradesh, aiming to foster cooperation among citizens in urban areas for participative policing activities. He is also a columnist for leading Hindi dailies such as Naidunia (in Madhya Pradesh) with his column "CYBER SENSE" and Patrika (in Rajasthan) with his column "CYBER SENSITIVITY." Moreover, he has received several prestigious accolades, including the FICCI SMART Policing Award in 2022 for his cyber security education project called "Project Cy-Cops." He holds records in the World Book of Records London for conducting the maximum number of cyber security awareness workshops worldwide in 2018 and for reopening and solving the maximum number of cold murder cases by any one police officer globally in 2020. Furthermore, he has delivered captivating TEDx speeches on multiple occasions, sharing his expertise and insights with the audience.
Dr. Ashish Manohar
He is currently serving as the CEO of IJORD, a philanthropic research group based in Nagpur. He holds a Ph.D. in Management, which he pursued after completing his B.E. and MBA degrees. With authorship of 42 books, including 32 patents (12 of which are international), he has made extensive contributions to the field. Additionally, he is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and has worked across various domains, including academics, consultancy, manufacturing, and ICT, in multiple countries. One of his notable UNESCO-level publications, titled "Mobility of Engineers in the Interstellar Era," received high acclaim in 2006. Driven by the idea of achieving sustainable development goals and exploring celestial bodies, such as the Moon, Mars, and infinite universes and dimensions, he advocates for a better aim for humanity rather than engaging in conflicts on Earth. His e-freebook, "Solution Master Crux," has been read by 400 million individuals in 203 nations. The book raises the question, "If anti-polio vaccination can reach a billion children at their doorstep, then why can't we achieve the SDGs and venture to the Moon, Mars, and beyond?" The resounding answer is that it is indeed possible.
Ms. Debolina Mishra
Debolina Mishra, a seasoned corporate professional with 25 years at ICICI Bank, blends corporate prowess and humanistic values. She holds a distinguished academic background with BCOM (Honours), ICWAI, and CAIIB qualifications. Her accomplishments include impactful student sessions, enlightening webinars, and an upcoming book, "Happy and Alive?" Guiding individuals in work, career, and life, Debolina's nurturing influence shines. As a lead trainer, she's conducted over 500 programs, while her expertise in workplace happiness enhances lives. Debolina Mishra inspires paths to achievement, contentment, and genuine happiness.
Mr. Rishabh Singh
He is a two-time TEDx presenter, having delivered captivating talks on multiple occasions. With a portfolio of over 250 talks, he has established himself as a renowned brand strategist, collaborating with CEOs, investors, and founders across the globe—from the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, Dubai, Denmark, to India—to develop strategic brands. His expertise extends to mentoring startups at prestigious institutions such as IIT Bombay, where he imparts valuable guidance, and being invited to deliver workshops and talks at top-ranked IIMs and IITs. He has graced prominent platforms including IIM Lucknow, IIM Jammu, LinkedIn Local, NMIMS, Mithibai, and IIT Bombay, where he has delivered over 250 special talks. Moreover, he has showcased his acumen by judging business case studies at IIM Lucknow and providing growth strategies advice to startups at IIT Bombay. Notably, he has been recognized as a Harvard delegate and advisor, attesting to his exceptional knowledge and expertise in the field.
Ms. Agrata Shanaya Shukla
Agrata Shanaya Shukla, a remarkable 20-year-old multi-genre author, podcaster, TEDx speaker, and visionary founder of the acclaimed magazine Litvoice, shines brightly in the literary realm. With an unwavering passion for storytelling and an endless well of imagination, Agrata has charted a unique path that captivates audiences through various mediums. Her writing transcends traditional genres, effortlessly navigating the realms of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Whether it be a heart-wrenching story of love and loss, an inspiring self-help guide, or a poignant verse that stirs the soul, Agrata's words possess a rare power to touch hearts and minds alike. Not confined to the written word, Agrata extended her creative pursuits into the captivating world of podcasting. Through her engaging audio narratives, she breathes life into her stories, enchanting listeners and transporting them to mesmerizing realms crafted by her vivid imagination. Recognized as a captivating orator and thought leader, Agrata has delivered spellbinding TEDx talks. With her profound insights and eloquent delivery, she has become a sought-after speaker, sharing unique perspectives on the transformative power of storytelling, personal growth, and the imperative of diverse voices in literature. Despite her tender age, Agrata Shanaya Shukla's fervent dedication to storytelling and unwavering pursuit of creative excellence set her apart as a rising star in the literary world. With each new endeavor, she continues to inspire and empower others, championing the power of words to bridge divides, ignite imagination, and foster profound understanding in our ever-evolving society.
Mr. Amresh Bharati
He is an inspiring entrepreneurial figure, a digital marketing & startup growth consultant, a renowned YouTube personality, an online branding expert, and a highly stimulating coach. He has a background as a former teacher, a video marketing trainer, an online earning & kick-startup trainer, an author, and a Josh talk speaker. Today, he is recognized as one of the leading digital entrepreneurs. Amresh Bharti holds the distinction of being one of the first educational educators to join the YouTube Mumbai Fan Fest on the red carpet in 2018. Recently, he achieved a remarkable World Record by organizing the "5000 Creators Carnival Event," which was attended by 5000 YouTubers with a collective subscriber base exceeding 600 million+. As the founder of Mahatmaji Technical, Amresh Bharti has successfully managed a YouTube channel with an impressive subscriber base of 7 million. Moreover, he has also established a private limited organization. Amresh Bharti's journey in the digital landscape exemplifies dedication, passion, and a commitment to empower and educate others. With his diverse expertise, he continues to leave an indelible mark in the world of entrepreneurship and digital media.