Mangaluru, Jun 12 : The students of St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC), Mangaluru, hosted TEDxSJEC for the second time at the college campus on Saturday, 11 June 2022.
The event was inaugurated at the college quadrangle by all dignitaries. The speakers and the performers joined hands with Most Rev. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese and the President of the college, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director of SJEC, Rev. Fr Alwyn Richard D’Souza, Assistant Director of SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal and Mr Rakesh Lobo, HR Manager of the college in the lighting of the lamp. Dr Binu KG, Faculty Coordinator of TEDxSJEC, Ms Janice Mendes, Licensee & Lead Organizer of TEDxSJEC, Ms Sarah Augustian, Co-Organizer of TEDxSJEC were also present.
Post the inaugural, all speakers and performers planted saplings on the campus as a part of the Go Green Initiative of SJEC. This was followed by the dignitaries taking a walk through the “Corridor of Hope”, a unique attempt by the students to display creative installations of exhibits symbolizing the theme of the event “Ember”. The “Corridor of Hope” lead everyone to the venue where a series of talks and performances awaited the participants.
During the event, 8 speakers addressed the gathering with their life experiences and intellectual insights. The list of speakers included Mr Zeeshan Ramlan, Head of HR at Coinswitch Kuber & Founder of The Ramlan Foundation, Mr Nitin Vas, Founder of Paperseed, Ms Neha Harish, Architect & Asia’s Young Designer Awardee, Dr Chhavi Dawar, Child Rights Activist, Social Educator & Scientist, Dr K K Sarma, Elephant Man of Asia & Padma Shri Awardee, Ms Shivangi Sharma, Travel Content Creator, Dr Kamini A Rao, Physician, Pioneer in IVF & Padma Shri Awardee and Mr Sirish Govardhan, Social Worker & NSS National Awardee.
Apart from the speakers, the 4 performances won the hearts of all participants including Ms Remona Evette Pereira, Bharatanatyam Artiste, V Minor, Cross-Genre Musicians, Ms Anu Karagada, Content Creator and Ms Ranjitha Yellur, Yakshagana Artiste.
True to its theme, TEDxSJEC featured a dynamic group of speakers from diverse backgrounds and experiences who imparted inspiration and intellectual acceleration to young adults, enabling them to rekindle the dying fire and open up a world of opportunities.