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September 10, 2022
Dehradun, Uttarakhand

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading we bring to you TEDxYouth@WBS, curated by Shubhankar Dhulia, a Grade 12th Student of Welham Boys' School Dehradun.

This will be the fourth edition of TEDx at Welham. We live in a closed community and since the last two years living still in the Covid-Era it has become more imperative to host speakers with a world view, who will not only share ideas but also interact with the student community sharing ideas that make a difference. This year we have eminent speakers amidst us, we are fortunate to have leading personalities in the field of Books, Law, Outreach and Finance who have consented to be our speakers.

We hope that this event inspires many, and the attendees take back something worthwhile.

Best Wishes & Warm Regards
Shubhankar Dhulia

Welham Boys’ School
Welham Boys' School
5,Circular Road, Dalanwala
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, 248001
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Abhijay Negi

Activism and Law
Abhijay Negi read for the postgraduate course of Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) at the University of Oxford in 2016-17. He also holds a BPSc LLB Honours degree, with a specialization in Constitutional Law, from the National Law University (Jodhpur) – a degree he obtained as the best student across the institution. Abhijay has won several accolades for his academic performance, the most notable being India’s “Best Law Student” award, which he obtained for his paper on legal education reform and access to justice. After Oxford, Abhijay returned to his home in Dehradun, India. He continues functioning as the Founding President of an activist group, Making a Difference by Being the Difference (MAD), which he started at the age of 17. Apart from academic writing and on-going activism, Abhijay is also currently a regular columnist with local newspapers and has begun his litigation practice in the High Court of Uttrakhand.

Aishwarya Bhati

Additional Solicitor General
Born and brought up in the beautiful SunCity Jodhpur, in a traditional family with strong culture and value system, which was also an Indian Airforce family, Aishwarya Ma’am chartered her professional journey as a litigation lawyer. Ma’am has the distinction of being the youngest woman lawyer and the only one from Rajasthan, to be conferred the designation of a Senior Advocate from Supreme Court of India. She is also one of the youngest Additional Solicitor General of India and the fourth woman in the country to occupy this coveted position. Aishwarya Ma’am has passionately fought for women’s rights, children’s rights, rights of persons with disabilities, sustainable environmental laws and also been a crusader advocate for anti-tobacco litigation. She has been instrumental in leading the battle against the mighty tobacco industry on issues of larger pictorial warning, plain packaging and stronger tobacco regulation.

Dev Pratap

Social Worker
Dev Pratap, was strong enough in his childhood to run away at 11, lived at the railway station for several days, got arrested, and was in a police station for a fortnight. He, too, was born to be just another slum dweller, ragpicker, a drug addict but decided to fight for a better life. To start earning to sustain himself, he first moved to Goa, working as a waiter in the restaurant of a stranger he accidentally met. After some years, he returned to Delhi, planning to open a mobile repairing shop with the savings he did in Goa. But unfortunately, he could not achieve his dream due to his mother’s untimely death in an accident. He then met Chandni, who had a similar background and thoughts on helping slum kids get a better life, and Voice of Slum NGO was born. Editor of their Slum Post magazine, he has also been a speaker at TEDx, JoshTalks, the August Fest, and “Thapar University, He also receives the UN Global Compact SABERA Changer Maker Award and Karam Veer Chakra Award.

Jerininio Almeida

Inspirational Author, Leadership Coach
For many years Jerry Almeida has been passionately working with CEOs, Corporate Executives in Fortune 500 companies, Social Entrepreneurs, NGO leaders, Start- Ups, Small & Medium Businesses and Schools around the world, to empower them with Unique Original Learning and to enhance their peak potential through continuous improvement in their personal and professional lives. Jer has also designed exclusive talks and workshops for School Owners, Educators, Teachers, Parents and Children in schools all over. Jerry Sir’s core principles remain true to a single vision “to enable each and every ONE to discover the hero in me, by inspiring them to unleash their unlimited heroic potential through continuous improvement. “I continuously change to change the world and everything” is Jerry Sir’s simple mantra.

Rajat Mathur

Human Resources and Management
Rajat Mathur is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and is currently the Head of HR for the firm in India. He has earned his Master’s from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune and his Bachelors from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. His past experiences also include running his own Consulting and Adventure Company focused on developing Life skills in the youth community. Rajat is an adventure seeker with his primary interest being running Marathons, Triathlons and Adventure racing. He is a skilled Mountaineer, having achieved 4 successful summits. When he isn’t climbing mountains, he also writes books, having already published a book called “Dear Dad” and been a contributing author for the book “A Wonderful Boss”. As a heart attack survivor Mr Mathur runs an adventure club called the “Fightback Club” which focuses on reviving the spirit of adventure in adults, pushing the boundary of possibilities and challenging the limits of human endurance.

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