Mangaluru: St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru is bringing TEDx to the city to spread the love! It is just a few days away on Sunday on February, 16. This is the first time that this prestigious institution will be conducting the event, which will be held in the Kalam Auditorium. You've gotta be there.
The theme for the day-long event is "Love Conquers All", and with Valentine's Day preceding the event by a couple of days ... love conquers all is a great theme, especially in these times.
A select group of individuals from all over the country, who have stood tall for love and have conquered great odds to succeed in life, have been picked from a spectrum of backgrounds and age groups to speak at the event. They are Corrine Antoinette Rasquinha - social worker and founder of White Doves NGO, Aarohi Pandit - Indian pilot, Girish Bharadwaj (Padma Shri Awardee)- engineer and social innovator, Omkar Pai - engineer and nature enthusiast, Vaishak JP - mountaineer, Rishabh Seen - Indian classical and metal musician, Abhiraj Rajadhyaksha and Niyati Mavinkurve - chief storyteller at Following Love, travel writer and author, and Mx. Ria Sharma - model, speaker, storyteller, and an LGBTQAI + youth activist.
Be moved by stories of limitless love and concern for the deprived and the marginalized. Hang on to life lessons that prove the power of love to surmount challenges.
Experience the love for music, humor, and creative arts as you surrender yourself to the magical performances that have been lined up as part of the event as a big treat for the audience. Be prepared for performances by Sitar Metal - Indian classical and rock/metal fusion, Vidwan Deepak Kumar - Bharathanatyam, Mahima S Rao - Yakshagana, and Prithesh Bhandari and Team - English play.
An added attraction is that the institution's own students will be showcasing artistic installations, mime, drawings, etc under the titles "Corridors of Love".
To get all this and more, interested persons will have to pay a registration fee is Rs 1250, but wait... don't be put off just yet! The registration includes a TEDxSJEC kit valued at Rs 600, and comprises breakfast, lunch and two refreshments! Participants will also receive an e-certificate as proof that they have attended the event, which will be sent via email.
Please be informed that the registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
To know more about the event and to register, go to http://tedxsjec.in/
In this well-connected world of disconnected people, it is increasingly becoming necessary for communities to reaffirm their commitment for inclusion and against marginalization; for embracing diversity and against discrimination; for Love and against hate.
TEDxSJEC aims to bring people together and inspire them to collaborate and think about the larger picture, igniting a spark of love in them. Hatred is strong, but the one thing that is stronger is love.
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