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Theme: Breaking the Protocols

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April 10, 2018
Indore, Madhya Pradesh

When human beings felt the need of inter-dependence, they started living in society. An individual curtailed his liberty, so that others could enjoy their liberty. There arose a need to monitor the activities and then came the administration with rules for everyone to follow.

PROTOCOLS were set - known, familiar, established procedures of achieving a purpose or target; rules that explained the correct conduct and procedures to be followed in formal situations.

As society progresses, circumstances change, and there is a need to change the way you look at things. That is the time to break protocols, to usher in a new change, to fight against all odds and welcome that change with open arms. It needs courage, it needs initiation, it needs determination and perseverance to accept and overcome the challenges that life throws at you when you set the sails and change course. TedxChoithramSchoolIndore brings forth the navigators of a challenging journey, who dare to create a difference… Breaking the Protocols...

Choithram Hospital & Research Centre
5 Manik Bagh
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, 452 014
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Adel Rasheed Khan

Dr. Adel Rasheed Khan is a medical intern at M.Y. Hospital, Indore, having completed his M.B.B.S. course from M.G.M. Medical College, Indore. Being a part of NGO, MSAI (Medical Students’ Association of India), Adel has helped organize numerous events to increase awareness about public education regarding health issues and seen the impact of scientific advancement, at an immediate and intimate level. Adel has also been a part of the ‘Vidhyadaan’ Program, teaching Science to grade 8 students in a government school. He strongly believes in the teaching of science and how it can serve as the single most important tool, in bringing down the seemingly impenetrable wall of unhealthy cultural norms and ignorance, that holds us back from empowering our communities and improving the quality of lives we lead. Adel hopes to become a doctor on the front line, while combining his dreams of becoming an educator and a public speaker.

Aditya Awasthi

Training Analyst and Career Development Trainer, Acropolis Group of Colleges
Aditya identifies as a 23-year-old who dropped out of sitting in one classroom, into teaching in another one. He is a Training Analyst and Career Development Trainer at Acropolis Group of Colleges. He has a national and an international research publication to his credit, both in the domain of education. He received the International Best Paper Award for developing a scale to measure Student Engagement in the Indian Higher Education Context. He served as the Founder-Director (Teaching) with SWAT India, an NGO working towards bettering educational support for government school students. His research efforts are directed towards establishing authentic student engagement as metric to assess the effectiveness of education policy and infrastructure in India.

Gurpreet Kaur

Starting her career as a Counsellor with Career Specialistz, Gurpreet Kaur paved her way to becoming the youngest and most respected IELTS, TOEFL, GRE and SAT trainer in the city of Bhopal. The reason which makes Gurpreet the most sought after trainer is her ability to tailor her teaching methods as per the understanding level of a particular student. She has developed an alumni network of more than 500 students studying across 10+ nations in just a span of two years. Gurpreet holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering with IT major along with a bachelors’ degree in Tabla. When she is not training or counseling students, she can be found scribbling poems in her diary and singing devotional hymns. She considers the pen and harmonium to be her tools for catharsis.

Kabir Gawlani

Kabir, a trans male (FTM) whose transition started in 2015 is a pure being who loves himself the most. He believes that life can be more than beautiful when one starts living it. Acceptance and happiness from within according to him make one’s life complete. Kabir completed his engineering from Medicaps Institute, Indore and thereafter worked in TCS, Pune for four years from 2010 – 2014. His motto in life is, ‘Believe in yourself and wait for your time. Your time will definitely come. It's all in the mind!’

Raghav Baldwa

Raghav is an engineering graduate from LNCT Bhopal and 2014 MBA dropout from T. A. Pai Management institute, Manipal. He has worked with various startups in hospitality, travel, healthcare and waste management sectors in India and France. Currently he is running his business ‘Mangalam Organic Foods’ in Madhya Pradesh, managing over 80 hectares of farm land with 30+ farmers. Apart from assisting these farmers financially, he provides them training on organic farming and makes them aware about current trends, market demand and fluctuations. Being the founder of ‘Blood Sure’, a platform connecting donors and those in need of blood pan India, he has rendered help to over 16000 people and organized over 50 blood donation camps.

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Indore, India