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Theme: Explore Your Potential

This event occurred on
September 15, 2017
11:00am - 4:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Chandigarh, Punjab

TEDxChitkaraUniversity is proud to bring TED’s movement of “ideas worth spreading” to a university brimming with its own extraordinary thinkers and doers. It brings together 8 speakers from across the country and across disciplines and industries to present talks that foster forward-thinking, action-oriented conversations and motivate you to explore your potential.

Chitkara University- TEDxChitkaraUniversity
Chandigarh-Patiala National Highway (NH- 64), Village Jhansla, Patiala, Punjab
Chandigarh, Punjab, 140401
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Bhaktiveda Dhaul

Bhaktiveda has worked with kids with cognitive disabilities such as Mental Retardation, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia and Slow Learners. She has also worked with children recovering from Cancer and diagnosed with HIV in Mumbai. She has also done sessions with children with high physical and cognitive functioning. She has worked extensively with groups of women, mixed groups, corporate institutions, and underprivileged communities. Has volunteered with Several NGO’s and private institutions such as Committed Communites Development Trust, VSAI, and Tamanna, Pratham among others where she has given therapy sessions as well as directed a play for the children with cognitive impairments providing them new opportunities and experiences.

Gaurav Gupta

HR Professional

Kezban Klein

Kezban Klein the director of IFAA INDIA has a very vibrant personality. Her 6 year stint in India has not just established her as a well known name in the Indian fitness industry but has also helped her successfully carve out a niche for herself and IFAA INDIA in the Indian market. She registered IFAA ( a 32 year old international fitness academy and consultancy from Germany) in INDIA 2.5 years ago with a vision to raise fitness standards into new dimensions and help people live a better and healthier life. She intends to open fitness schools and educational institutions in India in the next 5 years to provide students a platform to educate themselves in the fitness industry and also help them find suitable jobs thereafter. Aside from her love for bollywood music, Indian food and culture, she loves reaching out and helping the poor and needy. She’s an active part of multiple NGO’s and spends most of her spare time doing what she does best – spreading love and making this world a bette

Manav Jain

HR professional
Manav Jain is a HR professional with 13 years of learning experiences across Internet, Technology, Retail & Manufacturing businesses. He has vast experiences in building & scaling up HR organisation in startup environments, Talent management across global geographies. Currently he is associated with Paytm as the AVP Human Resource Has also worked with Microsoft India, as Performance & Talent Management Lead . Manav Started career with Murugappa Group and managed HR & business roles across Corporate, Manufacturing & Retail. Manav did his BE Chemical Engineering from Punjab University and did the Management Development Program from Asian Institute of Management, Makati - Philippines.

Nandita Puri

Journalist/Author/Screenplay writer
Having spent all her life as a journalist, author and screenplay writer, Nandita Puri knows what it means to be a journalist. She enjoys reading, music, travelling, looking after the house and being involved with her son, in between vigorous spells of writing. She was brought up in Kolkata in a progressive middle class Bengali Brahmo family and studied first in a Roman Catholic boarding school in Chandernagore (the other French colony apart from Puducherry); then English literature from Loreto College and Masters from Jadavpur University. Nandita worked as a journalist and wrote extensively for The Telegraph, The Statesman, Sunday Mail, Reader's Digest, TOI group among others she has also worked as a broadcast journalist. In 2005 her first collection of short stories Nine On Nine with urban Indian women as protagonists was published by Rupa. She, has authored Om Puri’s biography Unlikely Hero and her debut novel, Two Worlds. Nandita is a writer who has written screenplays for comme

Prasoon Gupta

Serial Entrepreneur
Prasoon Gupta, Founder and Director, Sattviko,is a serial entrepreneur and graduate in technology from IIT Roorkee. Recognized as the youngest “Distinguished Alumni” from IIT Roorkee and one of the youngest charter member of TiE Delhi, he has to his credit an extensive experience in entrepreneurship. Prior to venturing into food and hospitality in 2014, Prasoon founded his education venture "Techbuddy Consulting Pvt Ltd‟ in 2009 while he was still a student at IIT. During his 4 years at Techbuddy, he not only trained more than 15,000 students across the country but also earned the "Pioneer of Tomorrow‟ and "India’s hottest startups‟ awards from reputed publication houses. His second venture in food, Sattviko restaurants is one of the fastest growing vegetarian food chain of India and has won "India's Best Debutante Restaurant Chain of the Year 2014‟. After creating a strong presence in Delhi/NCR,Sattviko is now expanding outside Delhi to Jaipur,IIT Roorkee and Ahmedabad.

Vinee Ajmera

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. – A philosophy which kindled Vinee’s passion to travel widely across the length and breadth of the world, imbibing new cultures and traditions. Being a complete people’s person, she loves interacting with individuals she meets during work and travel. Vinee has played the role of the leader in the corporate and aviation sectors for over 18 years. Education and qualification: Vinee is an alumni of University of Mumbai and completed her Bachelor in Arts with Economics and Psychology in the year 1999.

Yatin Thakur

Serial Entrepreneur
Yatin is a serial entrepreneur and an active start-up ecosystem developer whose been promoting technological innovations in India through his various ventures and Startup Weekends. He founded over seven startups in wireless technology, media, and rural development before focusing full time on ecosystem development work. His current focus is on developing the startup ecosystem in India by providing aspiring entrepreneurs a platform to pitch their ideas and get support in sustaining their ventures through his organization Startup India and providing physical shelters for validation of their ideas and enable collaborations through his co working hubs “CoworkIn”. Besides that Yatin is also the Active Managing Director of Global Entrepreneurship Network in India to strengthen India’s presence globally and help India achieve international standards in entrepreneurship development. In addition to this he works with farmers by empowering and enabling them to access technology which creates dir

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Dr Adarsh Kumar

Chandigarh, India