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Theme: Reconnecting Roots

Coimbatore, TN, India
July 5th, 2014

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About this event

TEDxGCT is an event designed for GCT students, faculty and local community. Interesting ,influencing personalities across the country shares their bright ideas in this dais for the development of the community.
Every man wants to be successful. He fails in the battle. Because he builds castles in air with no true strength. The strength lies in the basics. With strong basics you can become great let alone being successful. This year our event focuses on reconnecting the roots.
Our aim is to bridge the gap between past and present and to provide impetus for the future.
The talks span over different disciplines from culture to education.
So that we have decided to keep the theme of our event as ‘reconnecting roots’ as we feel that it bridges the gap between the past and the present and provides impetus for the future. We also feel that pursuing such a theme for our TEDx event would serve the best interests of the students in our college as well as our surrounding community.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Annamalai Kuppusamy
    After studying in a management institution he went on to become an I.P.S officer. He is an excellent orator. • Winner of ‘Espirit De Core’ award instituted by 1956 batch of IAS officers and LalthangaChowden award Instituted by 1994 batch of IAS officers for showing exemplary leadership qualities during the combined training of All India Service officers during the year 2010-11.
  • Sharada Srinivasan
    Researcher on Applications of scientific studies in art and archaeology, archaeomaterials, archaeometallurgy, history of science and classical Indian dance and performing arts, crafts documentation
  • onkar singh gujral
    A 17 year old artificial intelligence researcher. He has worked on dynamic frameworks​ for improving​ cancer detection ​of​ biopsy tissues in both early, as well as late stages.
  • Yoganathan M
    Talking environment has become fashionable. But Marimuthu Yoganathan is a genuine environment enthusiast. Not often do you meet someone who has dedicated over 25 years towards planting more than 120000 tree saplings single-handedly. his, by trekking the expanse of a state as large as Tamil Nadu;
  • Shankar Vanavarayar
    Mr Shankar Vanavarayar is passionate about the heritage of the land and works for the cause of preservation through INTACH and also The Vanavarayar Foundation founded by him to work in the areas of history , architecture , culture and heritage.
  • Logammal
    Coming from a poor background she founded an organization called "Child parliament".With the help of children she transformed her community for which she received various awards from international organisations.

Venue and Details

GCT Alumni association building
Government College of Technology
Thadagam Road
Coimbatore, TN, 641013

Event Type (what is this?) University

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Prabakar Balakrishnan
Coimbatore, India

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Ashwin Kumar SS
Chennai (In Tamilnadu), India

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Vignesh RK
Event manager
Harini Ganapthi
Event Manager
Lakshmanan Lakshmanan
Program Designer
Mukesh S
Venue Design
Arunavathi Chokalingam
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Naveen Prakash
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