Achievers share their experience on TEDx forum

March 15, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:46 am IST - TIRUCHI:

TEDxNIT-T, a programme to bring together a group of speakers who made a significant contribution to society through their innovative ideas and approach, turned out to be enterprising not only for the organisers but also to the participants.

The diverse audience comprising eminent personalities, entrepreneurs, and alumni, faculty and students of NIT-T enjoyed every bit of the programme at Barn Hall of NIT here on Saturday.

As per the theme of TEDx, “challenging convention”, the organisers chose to follow innovative methods to convey the message to the audience from the beginning of the programme to the end. As against the normal practice of starting the programme with invocation and welcome address, it began with a classical dance that had gestures of the welcoming participants. At a point of time, the organisers made the participants to occupy their seats by concealing the allotted tables under the chairs, where they sat initially, signalling that it was time to challenge the convention in the ever-increasing competitive world. It was the talks by diverse speakers, who have made attempts to contribute something to the society by their novel ideas, that made the event interesting.

Vinay Chandran, Director, Swabhava Trust, Satish Manchikanti, Founder, U&I Foundation, BS. Mukund, Co-Founder, RenewIT, Aksat Mehendale, an alumni of NIT-T, and Nitesh Square, film-maker, spoke on projects that intend to serve society.

Licensee and Curator, Jason Richard Rodrigues, said it was a major event after the NIT-T received an exclusive licence from TED, an organisation, in the U.S., to host the international conference through TEDxNIT-T.

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