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Theme: A Beautiful Mind

This event occurred on
October 31, 2021
Durgapur, West Bengal

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Students Activity Center
NIT Durgapur Campus
M G Avenue
Durgapur, West Bengal
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Jade Winters

Author and Filmmaker
With a knack for storytelling since childhood, she spins intricate webs of endearing tales with her pen. Her precise description of her standpoint creates a powerful impression on readers. Jade Winters is the best-selling author of over thirty novels. Her novel 'Lost In You' was shortlisted for the Amazon Kindle Storyteller Award in 2017 and she has since been nominated for the 2020 and 2021 Diva Magazine Author of the Year Award. She also made her feature directorial debut this year with the film 'One Four Three' which goes on to show the creativity that she incorporates. Her thoughts being bold and beautiful is what makes her unique in all ways. Taking a stand for many, Ms. Winters takes a special place not only in the field of literature but also in humanities.

Kamna Chhibber

Clinical Psychologist and Author
Kamna Chhibber is a renowned clinical psychologist and one of the best mental health experts across the country with experience of more than 12 years. She believes mental health to be a priority to live a life worth living. Kamna is currently the Head of the Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences at Fortis Healthcare. She is also a trained therapist who works on issues related to children, adolescents, and adults. Her active cooperation in child-adolescent mental health, relationships, trauma, and abuse-related issues is a testimony of her passion in these domains. Eventually the same has influenced her to design and create programs for schools, corporate organizations, as well as NGOs that are directed towards enhancing mental health and well-being. Besides being a medical professional, she is a writer and has authored books. Kamna is also regularly featured in publications on issues pertaining to mental health.

Kishwar Chowdhury

Kishwar Chowdhury, who has integrated the dynamic Bengali spices with the seasoned western palette is a celebrated chef world owns. Presenting the far eastern delicacies on the international show, MasterChef Australia, she took charge to bring the lesser-known yet amazing palette, the Bengali cuisine to international kitchens. Mastering her skill, she stood as one of the top 3 finalists of the prestigious cooking show MasterChef. Ms. Chowdhury has fabricated a delightful blend of authenticity and relish in her dishes. Her journey through three continents has added to her ability to fuse unique and dynamic flavours of great history and taste. From the legacy brought from Bangladesh to Victoria, her palette always makes its way from the home kitchen to recognition from the greatest chefs of time. A chef's creative canvas knows no bounds and a part of her devolves in the art of cooking. The fusion of food, art and thoughts is the beauty of her story.

Munish Jindal

Every success story has a person behind it and Dr Munish Jindal is the person behind many with his philosophy- "We rise by uplifting others". He gave life to many through his startups MENTORx Global and HoverRobotix.Heart full of passions and ambitions, he worked committedly and achieved the so-called unachievable at a very young age. With a huge affirmation, Jindal empowers the crowds with his messages to follow the right paths.For his enormous contribution towards technology and entrepreneurship, he has been awarded the prestigious "Karmveer Chakra" by United Nations.With the ambition of "Education, Empower, Elevate", he enlightened many lives in India. He is the true kind of a leader in today's world. Even after being so successful in his life, Jindal is very down to earth and loves assisting others. This is what differs him from the rest of the leaders and the world celebrates this.

Rupesh Mahore

Researcher and Innovator
Rupesh Mahore is currently a research intern at Harvard University in the Department of Molecular Biology with a proclivity for research and technology. Having previously worked at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO-Bangalore), he takes great interest in a multitude of scientific domains. In addition to his internships at coveted institutes and organizations, Mr. Mahore's ingenious brainchild, Oxyserve, a device to monitor and optimize the use of oxygen during the COVID-19 pandemic, was selected for the CERN - Entrepreneurship Program 2021. Besides his feats, Mr. Mahore actively participates in discussions regarding innovative healthcare solutions, space technology, multi-disciplinary research, and self-sustainability in science. Furthermore, his work has been featured in a number of established publications, the likes of which include The Times of India and the New Indian Express.

Suhas Gopinath

The idea of emerging from a non-business middle-class family to becoming the founder of one of the world's fastest-growing tech companies seems fictitious. However, Mr. Suhas Gopinath proves otherwise. Gopinath started a web solutions venture at 14. It has now grown to a multinational IT company, Global Inc. A self-learner, driven by curiosity to set a benchmark for the entrepreneurial world, he became the youngest leader in the history of the World Economic Forum, where he has demonstrated leadership and addressed major political Economic reforms. As an epitome of a "beautiful mind" delved into innovation and technology, and has proven himself to be a strong visionary in both the technical and the business world.

Organizing team


Durgapur, India


  • Arunava Sarkar
  • Jissnu Kundu
    Post production
  • Navin Kumar Pathak
    Team member
  • Rounak Das
  • Shubhangee .
  • Soumik Hazra
  • V Vishesh