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Theme: Singing A Different Tune

This event occurred on
October 21, 2016
5:30pm - 8:30pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Jaipur, Rajasthan

How often do we come across hurdles, and face them with the same monotonicity bearing nothing more than the specific outcome? In times such as this, a much wider view needs to be incorporated aiming not only at an individual benefit but oriented towards the prosperity of the larger society that surrounds us .

Words have been, and undoubtedly will always be the fiercest of warriors. Chosen poorly, they can demolish civilizations and create havoc, but chosen wisely, they can nurture ideas and innovations and such beautiful minds, that will unite the world as one.

Quite often, we are stagnated by our limited thoughts and ideologies, that another soul is needed to enliven our thinking cells.

Thus a need a for creative and progressive spreading of ideas is felt, where a person’s ideology rather than being openly questioned, is for once tolerated and pondered about, as if a peek into his dreams and perspective. Singing a tune is of absolute need. For staying mute bears possibly nothing. Mute not in the sense of words or actions, but in the very sense of wondering and questioning and arguing and creating. The world is in need of not large but little reforms, to strengthen the very core of humanity. And from what we believe, every individual manifests a different level of complexity and understanding of the world and so has his/her’s own unique tune. It’s only a matter of time before they sing it, and oh if they sing it, what a melody it’d be!

The generation is of philosophers, visionaries, entrepreneurs, orators, artists, philanthropists. But the generation is also of people who are misled, lost, non-believers. Their paths need to be set straight, towards righteousness. A ripple chain when formed will break the dawn of enlightenment on us. But to conquer the essence of life, minds have to be conquered. And to conquer minds, hearts need to be touched. This, being possible only through words. Words, the best of healers.

Singing a different tune does not imply doing things that are altogether different, but having a unique and fresh perspective of the world and all of its tiny components. We hope that when you leave, you leave nourished and refreshed, and maybe develop a bit of a tune yourself !

Mini Auditorium, Prabha Bhawan
Malaviya National Institute of Technology, JLN Marg
Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302017
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Chetan Pardeshi

Social Worker
Chetan Pardeshi is a man staunched on making the country a better and a safer place by working upon the cause of road safety, which contributes to most number of deaths in any country and is an issue which needs to be immensely addressed. Working devotedly for the past five years on the same cause, Chetan has been awarded the prestigious “Safer India Safer Roads” fellowship by Youth Service America Washington DC & UL and also a grant of 1000 USD for his innovation and contribution to Road Safety in India. Venturing into his first startup, at just an age of 20, he went on to find ‘Prastuthi’, a startup to develop soft skills of engineering students. His field of ventures cover the most deep-rooted and underlying problems of the country, road safety being one of them. He has been appointed as the Global Youth Ambassador for ‘A Word at School’, an initiative launched by Ban Ki Moon, The United Nations Secretary General and Gordon Brown,Special Envoy for Education UN.

Megha Rathore

Social Youth Icon
Megha Rathore is not only an outstanding debater, but a speaker who’ll grip you from the start, and only let you go at the end, that too, left wondering into the depth of her words. Holding accolades in a wide genre of national level debating competitions, she definitely is singing a different tune by bringing to light a variety of undiscussed issues. A graduate from St.Xaviers College, Jaipur, she is currently pursuing Masters in Public Policy at St. Xaviers College, Mumbai. In 2015, she became the youngest awardee to receive the Rajasthan Youth Award for Excellence in Student Leadership and Public Speaking . Megha was featured as the youngest panel member alongside Scholar, Political Scientist Dr. Jain and Dr. Sanjay Kumar (Policy Advisor to the CM- Rajasthan) on Doordarshan for a constructive dialogue on Youth and Nation-Building. She was also featured as the youngest panelist on First India News Network and debated the present political leaders of the state party in power.

Rituraj Singh

Technology Expert
Rituraj Singh is a social activist and one of the renowned names in the sphere of technology. At the age of 23, he has achieved greater heights than one can contemplate. While he was part of Bizspark, an initiative by Microsoft for start-ups, he mentored more than 500 start-ups to attain success and continues to guide them. He also has his name incorporated in the Guinness Book of World Record by training/grounding around 18,000 students belonging to age group of 8-10 years for 8 hours in continuation. The record was accomplished at Microsoft Headquarters, Redmond, Washington, where he was invited as a lead of Microsoft, India for representing India in MSP Summit held in the month of July 2015.There Rituraj was also recognized as the lead of Top 60 young technocrats of the world.

Vikas Singh

Tintinologist and Marketing Expert
Vikas Singh is a seasoned marketing professional passionate about Comics. As a certified Tintinologist, he has done Tintin trails in Brussels, Paris, Milan, Cheverny and Leh. He frequently speaks about hidden social messages Herge communicated through Tintin comics. Vikas has a world record collection of Tintin comics in 126 languages. A lifetime comic fan and enthusiast, he has one of the best collection of Indian and international comics in the country. With his background in advertising and marketing communication, Vikas is a firm believer in the power of comics to shift mindsets. He has recently been involved in starting a movement: “comics for change”.

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