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Theme: Chain Reaction

This event occurred on
August 17, 2019
8:00am - 1:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Jaipur, Rajasthan

Just as physics quotes, “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction”, our everyday actions have plenty consequences. These consequences have the ability to change, not just us as individuals but also the society we live in. Through this event, we hope to demonstrate the power of a single word that can create echoes loud enough to begin a change. This year’s event celebrates aspiring change-makers whose actions begin the ripple effect in this ocean full of change. We hope to commemorate the power of a single action. We hope to inspire young adults to take new actions. We hope to ignite the flames of change. We hope to initiate another chain reaction. We hope to commemorate the power of a single action. We hope to inspire young adults to take new actions. We hope to ignite the flames of change. We hope to initiate another chain reaction.

Neerja Modi School
Near Technology Park, Shipra Path
Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302020
Event type:
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Cedric Serpes

Associate Professor, Goa Institute of Management.
Chairperson, Centre for Creativity, Innovation & Design Thinking at The Goa Institute of Management. Visiting Faculty - teaching and conducting workshop of Creativity and Imagination at: IIM-Udaipur , National Institute of Design, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar, IIT Jammu, IIIT Kota, Manipal Institute, Jaipur, Corporate Workshops at Accenture India. Roughly 22 years in the field of Advertising in India and SE Asia. Worked with: LINTAS, Chennai and Kolkatta, Frank Simoes Advtg, Mumbai, Clarion-McCann Advertising, Mumbai, ULKA-BBDO, Mumbai, Chaitra-Leo Burnett, Mumbai, Ace-Daytons and O2, Singapore, Grey Singapore, Euro-RSCG, Kuala Lumpur

Kaveree Bamzai

Independent Journalist
Kaveree Bamzai is an independent journalist. She was the first, and so far, only woman editor of India Today, where she was employed till January 2019. A recipient of the Chevening Scholarship, she has worked in The Times of India and The Indian Express before this. A graduate of the Delhi School of Economics, she has spoken at several media forums. She is the author of Bollywood Today, and two monographs in the Zubaan series on Women in Indian Film. She is on several committees, among them the Women Examplar Committee of CII, and is recognised as a changemaker by Save The Children charity. She lives in Delhi with her journalist husband, two sons and two dogs.

Lalon .

an Artist-Designer-Film Maker
The anchor- producer of the show is Lalon, an artist-designer-film maker from the National Institute of Design and has more than a decade of experience working with creative industries in India including the heritage craft sector and with educational content development. He has been a visiting faculty at institutions including NID, UID, GIM etc. He has worked closely with govt organisations and was invited to participate in an international creativity workshop in Germany. He had previously anchored a kid show The Art Room successfully for two seasons with Zee Q from 2015-17.

Manya Gupta

From delivering speeches about the most pressing global issues at the WSDC stage to writing a research paper on legalized commercial surrogacy, Manya Gupta is truly a versatile and hard-working student. She has represented the Indian team in the World’s Schools Debating Championships for two years in a row. Currently, she holds the position of the sixth-best ESL speaker and the 14th best open speaker in the world. She has also significantly contributed to Nischay, a not-for-profit school center, by setting up an effective volunteering system, designing the syllabus for those taught, and recruiting more students. Yearning to pursue a career in global health, Manya has also interned under a psychiatrist to be able to learn more about mental health and spends her time reading up on issues pertaining to the same.

Shania Pahuja

Shania Pahuja is a multi-talented and extremely versatile IBDP year 2 student with numerous achievements under her belt. She has represented her school and the country for a cultural integration and youth leadership program in Singapore. She has also represented her school in a science program in Singapore. Shania is also actively involved with NGOs such as “Down to Earth” and has volunteered for “Habitat for Humanity” twice. Pursuing her passion for performing arts in theatre and music, she has also taken numerous exams for Trinity College and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

Shaurya Dugar

A true all-rounder, Shaurya Dugar effectively portrays how an individual can strike the perfect balance between academics, co-curriculars, and other responsibilities. As an avid coder, Shaurya is currently designing an application aimed at social empowerment. Passionate about science and technology, he is also interning at BMCH. Outside of his academic interests and goals, he is a football enthusiast and frequently participates in MUN conferences.

Venil Ali

Venil started an after school centre called LEAP (Let's educate all people) in 2008. Around 70 students from Matunga (W) slums joined this centre. In 2009, Venil joined Teach For India as a Fellow in its first cohort of 2009 where she taught Grade 3 students in Mumbai. Inspired by the impact that Teach For India Fellows are capable of, she joined the City Operations team in Mumbai as a Program Manager. She subsequently moved to the role of a Senior Program Manager. She then led the city as City Director for six year. After completing a decade with Teach For India, Venil has transitioned to an Ed Tech company, Lido Learning, which is leveraging technology to increase the access to quality education. She heads the Tutor Operations division in Lido Learning. Venil holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences and Biochemistry from St. Xavier’s, Mumbai and a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from Sion Hospital, Mumbai.

Organizing team


Jaipur, India
  • Ananya Bagri
  • Anisha Agarwal
  • Avantika Saboo
  • Harsh Bajaj
  • Janvi Jain
  • Lavanya Tahalani
    Post production
  • Navam Kothari
  • prachi hariani
  • Pranjal Gehlot
    Team member
  • Ronit Sarawgi
  • Sejal Tandon
  • Shreya kothari
  • Suvrat Jain
  • Vedant Agrawal