Mangaluru: St Agnes College (Autonomous) Mangaluru, is all set to celebrate its centenary with the community of Mangaluru by organising a day-long festival ‘Knowledge Factory’ on Saturday, January 10 from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm.
It will be held at the newly inaugurated air-conditioned auditorium with over 1,000 attendees expected to be present.
‘Knowledge Factory’ is the first of the five mega centenary programmes that St Agnes College has envisaged this year. The Promise Foundation and Niiti Consulting, two organisations headquartered in the national capital under the mentorship of veteran journalist Madhavan Narayan, are collaborating with the college to bring this event to Mangaluru for the first time. A dozen icons will share the stage throughout the day and bring forth their thoughts and ideas enabling a culture of learning through fire-side chats and keynotes.
The speakers include Lisa Ray, Indo-Canadian actor and author; Sunil Buch, director, Live Nation; Dipannita Sharma, actor and supermodel; Kriti Tula, co-founder and creative director, Doodlage; Nandini Srikar, singer and composer; Prakash Belawadi, movie and theatre actor, Manasi Paresh Kumar, senior journalist; Swati Pande, co-founder and CEO, Arboreal; Anuradha Kedia Parekh, co-founder, The Better India; Arokiaswamy Velumani, founder and chairman, Thyrocare Technologies; and Heena Sidhu, the former world number one pistol shooter. The event anchor will be the celebrity news reader Rini Simon Khanna who has been anchoring the event since its first edition in 2017.
Gaurava Yadav, a well-known quiz master, will conduct a quiz focused on History. Based on written prelims that will take place at 8:15 am in the designated room, four teams of two members each will compete in the finals at 4.45 pm. The winning team will receive a prize of Rs 30,000 and the runner up team will receive Rs 20,000.
The event is put together by social entrepreneurs Meena Vadiyanathan and Amith Prabhu.
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