Hyderabad: Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC), an Indo-French engineering college, hosted TEDx conference at its campus in Hyderabad. The conference featured 10 talks from prominent people on the theme “Why not?”
The TEDx programme was designed to help communities, organisations, and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.
Hariharan Krishnan, film maker, spoke about the evolution of Indian Cinema over the ages and the ‘personal, family’ angle in it.
Shaivya Singh Rathore, Educator, Climate Activist, Co-founder of Base Camp Education Foundation, shared her experiences after changing her profession from Aeronautical Engineering to a Teach For India Fellow and how she, now, strives to help fight the climate change. She said that her experience in teaching the underprivileged children had shaped her life personally.
Manish Advani, Marketing Head at Mahindra SSG, spoke about how taking risks in choosing a career could lead to professional development and about his own experiences and the learnings.
VR Kaundinya, GMO Expert, Director General of the Agricultural Group, ABLE, spoke about the issues related to Food Security and the challenges therein or volume and food safety. He stressed on the need to create futuristic solutions that will remain good for the next 50 years or so.
The Raga Muffins, an independent music band from Hyderabad performed and shared their insights on story-telling and expression through the music format.