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Theme: Rising to the Challenge

This event occurred on
October 19, 2020
9:00am - 1:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Jaipur, Rajasthan

TEDxYouth@NMS is an event hosted at Neerja Modi School, Jaipur. It is an intricate web of changemakers yearning to break the barriers of conformity. Its theme for 2020 is "Rising to the Challenge".

This theme is aimed at raising awareness around pertinent issues and sharing innovative ideas that will turn the challenges of today into the solutions of the future. After all, one simply cannot grow without struggle.

In our event, we want to explore the different challenges that our species faces. The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.

Dome, Neerja Modi School
Shipra Path, Mansarovar
Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302020
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Adviti Mishra

In grade 12 at The Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai, Adviti Mishra is a true leader with numerous accomplishments and leadership positions under her belt. From spearheading initiatives including ForHisStories and ForHerStories that positively impact the society to becoming president of the Interact Club and co-head of the database team at CAJCS, Adviti has shown her passion for leadership and innovation. While her interests span from robotics to playing the guitar, she is also a beginner long- distance runner who has organised various fundraisers and taught schoolchildren to create a positive change in our society.

Harinder Sikka

Author & Group Director at Piramal Group
The author of the book "Calling Sehmat", which has chalked up success at the box office as a feature film 'Raazi', Mr. Harinder Sikka is also a former Lt. Commander. From being a prolific writer, who has written a soul -stirring story 'Vichhoda' as well, to a keen golfer and polo player for the Indian Navy, he seems to do it all. With nearly three decades of experience as a group director at the Piramal Group, he produced a film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir', bagging three national awards. He has been awarded by the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group, Paris and is also recipient of ‘The Indira Super Achiever Award.' The uncountable achievements under his belt show that Mr. Sikka is a figure of dedication, perseverance and diligence.

Khushmita Dhabhai

Khushmita Dhabhai is a 16-year-old student and a political polemic. She has conducted research on the exercise of statecraft during periods of war, in peacemaking, and on the influence of ethics in international affairs. She enjoys reading about diplomatic history and political philosophy. She is also the founder of Project Laksh- a social initiative aimed at empowering underprivileged girls. As chief-mentor, she established a web of student-volunteers who facilitated the girls' education. Being an ardent lover of Yeats and Tagore, Khushmita is the winner of a state-level poetry slam and has performed her works on numerous platforms. Moreover, she is very passionate about theatre and has bagged countless laurels for the same.

Manasi Mehan

Co-founder of Saturday Art Class
Manasi Mehan is the co-founder and CEO of Saturday Art Class, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the upliftment and improvement of children from low income communities all across india. Manasi, who holds a masters in sociology and is a Teach for India aluman, is currently a part of the Gratitude Network Fellowship and the 2020 Global Social Benefit Institute JumpStart accelerator program that work to build leadership while accerlerating growth in social entreprenuers as well as women.

Mischa & Noa Dohler

Chair Professor, Dept. of Engineering King's College London & Vocalist/Musician
A full professor in wireless communications at King's College London, a serial entrepreneur of startups including Worldsensing & Moving Beans, a composer & pianist with five albums on Spotify & iTunes, a polyglot fluent in six languages, an author, and a frequent keynote speaker and panelist, there is little that Professor Mischa Dohler cannot do. A distinguished member of Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square & an eminent telecommunication engineer and professor in Europe, He holds a dozen patents and has more than 200 highly-cited publications. He has pioneered the vision of the Internet of Skills and is working on making 6G technology a reality. His repeated appearances on BBC, Skynews, and WSJ are only a complement to his innumerable accomplishments. His daughter, Noa Dohler Guilera loves music, maths, computer science and business. Being a regular child performer at the Royal Opera house and having sung alongside Madonna for the album Madame X, she is composing her first album.

Pranjal Gehlot

Co-Founder of Project Milan
A student in grade 12 at Neerja Modi School, Pranjal Gehlot has co-founded Project Milan, an initiative to combat loneliness in society. In addition to having experience as a TEDxKids curator, she is also an avid reader and soccer player. Not only is Pranjal a leader on the field, she is also a debater and holds an international rank in the Spell Bee competition. Her interest in science has led her to conduct research on gravitational waves using real LIGO-Virgo data. With wide, varied interests, she aims to inspire people to rise to the challenge.

Prof. Aadil S. Chagla

Chief of Unit II, Dept. of Neurosurgery, KEM Hospital, Mumbai
Professor Aadil S. Chagla has remarkable achievements in varied fields. He is one of India’s topmost neurosurgeons with over 100 National and International publications & presentations, 4 of which were recently presented at the Special World Congress of the WFNS. He runs a charitable trust in his father’s memory; represents the famous Bombay Gymkhana in cricket; featured in many victories in cricket tournaments at the school, college and club levels such as the “A” div Kanga League; played with Gavaskar, Vengsarkar, & Tendulkar; recently, represented INDIA in the veterans World Cup; also excelled in Athletics & Badminton; received awards for Art & Music-Piano Forte during his school & college days, secured a 100% at the Trinity College of Music exams; a proficient musician even won the All INDIA Mood Indigo Music Competition; His driving skills won him car rally in the classic cars category in a Humber Hawk. He has directed shows @ the famous Sophia Bhabha & St. Andrews Auditoriums.

Rohit Kulkarni

Music Composer
Rohit Kulkarni is an Indian Music Composer/Producer/Keyboard Programmer/Arranger who has produced music for some of the most brilliant minds in the Indian film Industry. His passion for musical arrangement has been valued by the Bansali production, Vinod Chopra Films, etc, and has led him to work at top Ad Agencies and Production Houses like O&M, HTA, and Leo Burnet. Featured in films and tv like Mary Kom, Wazir, Everest, and ads like Macroman and Renault, his music is a product of his distinguished craftsmanship and passion. Kulkarni began his musical journey as a pianist and has now prospered as a top-notch producer with expertise in diverse genres.

Sonal Goel

IAS, 2008 batch
Featured in the list of Top 25 women who are transforming India by Niti Aayog and the United Nations, Sonal Goel is an IAS officer who has dedicated herself to the service of our nation for more than a decade. She believes that everyone can contribute to our society, and that all efforts, big and small, matter. An alumna of the Sri Ram College of Commerce, Ms. Goel is presently serving in Haryana as the administrator their Urban Development Authority and is the CEO of the Faridabad Metropolitan Development Authority.

Organizing team


Jaipur, India
  • Aarushi Taluka
    Team member
  • Aditya Dogra
    Team member
  • Ananya Solanki
    Team member
  • Aryan Luniya
    Team member
  • Ayush Jain
    Team member
  • Charchit Agarwal
  • Dhruv agarwal
  • Disha Chordia
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  • Diya Badola
  • Gargi Yadav
  • Ishita Goyal
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  • Karnit Mukut
  • Lakshya Dharwal
  • Manya Jain
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  • Mihir Sharma
  • Nandini Kotawala
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  • nirvair narang
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  • Pakin Pongpaiboon
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  • prisha poddar
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  • Priyanshi Agarwal
  • Rhea S.
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  • Riya Agarwal
  • Riya Bader
  • Saivedant Ahluwalia
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  • sanjana dagur
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  • Sanjhal Jain
  • Shaurya Sharma
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  • Shrishti Tiwari
  • Shubh Khandelwal
  • Suhani Ritu Swaytank
  • Vardhman Lunia
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  • Yash Luhadia