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This event occurred on
August 10, 2019
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Act to Impact will bring forth many stories of people who have taken a step forward towards creating an influence on not just the society as a whole but touching the heart of every person who comes across them. In this vast world with such a huge population, there are a few prominent ones who stand out different from the crowd by dedicating their lives towards making a difference. It is the extra mile they run, the extra hours they stay up, the extra initiative they take to make things a little easier for the ones around them, that makes them stand out as the brightest stars in the sky.This event is an attempt to convey new innovative ideas, ideas that are diverse in their own ways and have the force to fire the minds of the audience. As these speakers will be local just like the ideas, the audience will find it very appealing to get inspired by the people around them. Through this event the audience will become aware of their power to make a change and how every action of theirs is counted towards making even the slightest of change in and around them.
As the famous baseball player, Jackie Robinson rightly said “Life is not important except than the impact it has on other lives.”Act to Impact is a pivotal cycle in which few eminent individuals make an impact through their actions and inspire another set of people. Those inspired individuals then go on to inspire more people and this goes on.

Chinmaya International Residential School
Nallur Vayal Post
Siruvani Road
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, 641114
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Harshit Agarwal

Harshit Agarwal is an artist, HCI researcher, poet and traveller who builds tools to study how technology can help enhance human creative expression. He is one of the first Indian artists who has exhibited his work at premier art venues across the world and the only one to have displayed his artwork at India’s first international AI art show.

Jeet Mehta

An adventure lover, Jeet Mehta is a young entrepreneur and the founder of Grapevine. He has nothing to do with wine or grapes. However, he has everything to do with communication, creativity and conversation. He is a good team leader and always has an innovative approach.

Shachi Singh

The epitome of kindness, Sachi Singh is the CEO and founder of the NGO, Ehsaas. The organisation has achieved significant milestones in the field of Child Protection in Uttar Pradesh and continues to strive for securing rights to children with a vision to be instrumental in creating a society and systems that are child friendly and protective. She was honoured with the National Award for Child Welfare presented by our former president, Dr. Pranab Mukerjee in the year 2015.

Shweta Chari

She is the Chief Executive Officer of the non-governmental organization, Toybank which promotes the right to play for all children. Toybank now has a network of 145 play centres in Mumbai itself and another 105 outside the city. For her great contributions to her country, she has been awarded the Indira International Innovation Star Social Entrepreneur Award in 2012.

Sw. Mitrananda Saraswati

He is an inspiring tutor, daring adventurer, vibrant speaker, creative writer, vigilant administrator and a mentor for many youngsters across the world. As the Director of AICHYK, he has spear-headed many innovative, nation-wide projects such as the Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP) and Awakening Indians to India. Swami Mitrananda uses powerful tools such as outdoor experiential learning, adventure, travel, biking, car rallies, theatre, writing and creativity to convey the profound message of Vedanta propelling individuals to tap into their hidden potential.

Tanmaay Khurana

Most teens are content with securing admission into a good college, but that wasn’t the case with Tanmaay Khurana. He and his friend decided to embrace entrepreneurship while pursuing their degree course. Their hyperlocal delivery start-up, Jhutpat, offers instant pickup and delivery across Delhi-NCR for small and medium businesses that need anywhere between five and 100 deliveries a day. Their start-up won the TYE Regionals at TiE Delhi NCR, followed by the Best Innovation Award at the TYE Globals in the US for its “execution, trials, market research, and teamwork”.

Organizing team


Coimbatore, India


Coimbatore, India
  • Arun Muralidharan