MNIT hosted its first ever TEDx talk on October 21, 2016 in the MNIT campus. An initiative to create and propagate ideas, the event featured four distinguished speakers from different walks of life who shared their ideas and experiences with the audience. The event kicked off with Prof. Dilip Sharma, Dean Student Welfare felicitating the speakers. The speakers included Dainik Bhaskar’s associate Vice President of brand marketing and a major cartoonist Mr Vikas Singh, Roads safety ambassador and social worker Mr Chetan Pardeshi, debater and news panellist Megha Rathore and entrepreneur and innovator Mr Rituraj Singh.
Mr. Vikas Singh stressed that comics were more than fun filled caricatures and cartoons, but had hidden social messages to convey too. Mr. Pardeshi emphasised the importance to follow road safety measures as the roads contribute to the most number of causalities in almost any country. Ms. Rathore spoke on public shaming and how it is the responsibility of society to put it to an end. Mr. Rituraj Singh argued about converging technology and business.
With each speaker speaking for about 18 minutes to an audience comprising of about a 100 people, various topics were touched and different genres explored. The theme of the event was ‘Singing a Different Tune‘ and the speakers showcased how daily life things should be approached with a fresh and unique perspective. Two official TED talks of Sir Ken Robinson and Keith Barry were also shown.
The event concluded with presenting mementos to speakers by student organizers, The tremendous response from the students of the college promises to make TEDxMNITJaipur an annual ritual for years to come!