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Theme: Ignite a spark.

This event occurred on
February 11, 2019
10:00am - 6:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Jalpaiguri, West Bengal

TEDxJGEC will be an invite based TEDx Event with speakers ranging from the field of social work, Researchers, Celebraties and Philosophers. It is going to be held at Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College campus.

Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College
Jalpaiguri Government Engineering college campus, Denguajhar, Jalpaiguri
Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, 735102
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Adil Rashid

Musician + Composer + Producer
Musician, composer and producer. Associated with Underground Authority(founder), Euphoria, and Paloma and Adil as well as an independent composer and producer. I have prepared a very relatable analogy about music, with how people converse and how different opinions and perspectives actually come together to contribute to a discussion. Just like in music, the basic building blocks, be it notes or chords or rhythms, can all be compared to speech and expression and makes a more comprehensive understanding of the “language of music”, which is the title of the talk. It fuses the academic approach to music and tried to explain it in context to everyday life. Hoping to make the idea of making music more approachable, and relatable.

Alakananda Roy

Indian Classical Dancer + Choreographer + Trainer + Social Reformer
The name Ms. Alokananda Roy, conjures an image of grace and elegance. Her versatility comes through in her innovative dancing styles and creative stage productions. Taking great pleasure, in being involved with varied creative activities, did never refrain her from extending genuine care and compassion to the society at large. She has always been unprejudiced and non-judgemental. That perhaps, initiated her to adopt the secluded world of convicted individuals in the Correctional Homes of West Bengal, as her arena and work for their welfare, through Dance and Music. Her organization Touch World operates to care for the children of the convicts, deprived of family support. The reward she treasures however is the unconditional love of the millions that she has received and is still receiving. Her sole expectation from the society is understanding, compassion, forgiveness and empathy for the less fortunate.

Ashish Vidyarthi

Actor + Motivational Speaker
Meet your speaker! Ashish Vidyarthi is a National Award winning actor who has worked in over 200 films across 12 languages. He received the National Film Award in 1995 for the Best Supporting Actor in Govind Nihalani’s celebrated crime drama, Drohkaal (1994). There have been many acclaimed performances since then in Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin (1996), Ziddi (1997), Dhill (2001, Tamil), Bombaiyer Bombete (2003, Bengali), Pokiri (2006, Telugu), Barfi (2012), Minugurulu (2013, Telugu), Haider (2014), Teenkahon (2014, Bengali), and many more. Ashish Vidyarthi is also a traveller and a motivational speaker. In his journey over the last 24 years, he has had amazing experiences across varied cultures and geographies that have helped him discover inner resources to celebrate the ‘journey’ itself.

Haaziq Kazi

Child Prodigy + Innovator
Haaziq is a 12 year old boy studying in Indus International School in Pune. He is passionate about cleaning the ocean. When he was in grade V, he created a prototype of a ship to clean plastic waste from the oceans. This ship is called 'Ervis'. Haaziq has already been a speaker at TED-ED and TEDxGateway. He has also given speeches in Mumbai and New York.

Irom Sharmila

Social Activist
Irom Chanu Sharmila (born 14 March 1972),also known as the "Iron Lady"or "Mengoubi" ("the fair one") is a civil rights activist, political activist, and poet from the Indian state of Manipur. On 5 November 2000,she began a hunger strike which she ended on 9 August 2016, after 16 years of fasting. Having refused food and water for more than 500 weeks, she has been called "the world's longest hunger striker".On International Women’s Day, 2014 she was voted the top woman icon of India by MSN Poll.

Neela Bhattacharya

Doctor + Social Worker
A Plastic Surgeon who won the 100 most achieved women of India award from the President, was recognized as one of the 25 women transforming India by the UN, and as one of the best citizens of the country as well. She offers free cleft lip surgery to poor children all over the world.

Parveez Hussain

Tea Estate Manager + Social Worker
He has worked with the tea industry in various managerial positions in a career spanning three decades. He brings with him industry experience in Human Resource Management, Training & Development, Sales, Production and Employee Engagement. A Masters in English Literature from Dibrugarh University, He has been actively involved in Training & Development and quality audits throughout his professional life. Community based training across all levels involving the workforce as well as their families. I have organized awareness camp/seminars for the people of the garden on Capacity Building, Social Analysis, HIV / AIDS awareness, drug abuse, child labour, sustainable farming, environment, afforestation, removal of plastics by small groups, programme on quality of life, Appreciative Participatory Planning & Action and awareness in primary schools about environment.

Rahul Basak

CEO + Painter + Photographer
Rahul Basak, Co-founder, and CEO of Amar CanvasTM and the director of ADRB ART PRIVATE LIMITED.He is also an award-winning documentary photographer who loves to write poetry and an upcoming author who recently signed his first ever book contract on documentary photography (on various states of human psychological conditions) along with poetry with one of India’s largest publishing house (Notion press, Chennai). A passionate lover of art and creativity, and with a drive to bring about a change in the mindset of all people around us (Passion can be your profession), He has also recently launched a start-up Amar Canvas. According to modern words trend, people in the start-up world usually mention him as a “Social Entrepreneur” Some of Major Honours & Awards: • Adobe's Behance coin (Internationally Celebrated Prestigious Medal) holder from India, 2016 • Photographer in the "Wall of Fame" by MTV present NESCAFE Lab, 2017 • Invited as a “Guest of Honor” by “The Indian Awaz”.

Sagar Dodeja

Teacher + Motivational Speaker + YouTuber
an ex IES Officer with the Government of India and an alumnus of IIT Bombay. He is a Civil Engineer by education and right now, a teacher by profession. He has taught 50000+ students till now for UPSC CSE, GATE & UPSC ESE. He runs a YouTube channel named Civil Beings with the help of which he tries to impart human, social and moral knowledge to students and youth as much as possible. The channel has 1.2M+ subscribers. The sole purpose of starting the channel was to alter the mindset of the students.

Organizing team


Siliguri, India


Siliguri, India
  • Gurtej Singh Rehal
  • Jitesh Saha
  • Kishanu Sarkar
  • Rupam Datta