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Theme: "Flip the Switch"

This event occurred on
May 20, 2023
Pune, Maharashtra

As conscious human beings, we all have been at the precipice of making a choice. A choice that could make or mar our course. While some stick to the status quo, some make moves internally, take calculated risks and one day, they flip the switch.
Some people refuse to be comfortable with their choices and one day, they take charge to change their life. A complete 180°.

They not only illuminate themselves with the knowledge they have basked in through their failures but they take concrete efforts to get proactive and spread their wisdom, globally. They pave a path less traveled and follow their own rules.

TEDxMITWPU celebrates such visionaries who have had the courage to start over, to build a legacy and who have forgiven their past; only to find their soul’s purpose.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Vivekananda Hall
9, Vishwashanti Marg, Rambaug Colony, Kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra 411038
Pune, Maharashtra, 411038
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Ajitesh Gupta

Actor, Theater Artist
Mr. Ajitesh Gupta is a renowned actor and theatre performer. He has made a remarkable mark in the industry through his roles in films like "Shaadi me zaroor aana", and Web series like “Ghar Waapsi" and "Dr Arora”. He has been an integral part of "the Prithvi Theatre Circuit" since the start of his acting journey in 2011. Collaborating with esteemed directors such as Manav Kaul, Sunil Shanbag, Gulzar, Salim Arif, Rajit Kapur, Shivani Tanksale, Purva Naresh, and Nadir Khan, Ajitesh discovered his passion for Daastaangoi (Storytelling) and began creating his own theatrical works in 2018.

Ashish Choudhary

Commerce Baba, YouTube Educator
Ashish Choudhary is an entrepreneur, educator, a mentor and a content creator. He is the founder of one of the biggest community for commerce students named, "Commerce Baba." Starting his career as a teacher at the age of 18, to becoming a YouTube sensation, to being the No. 1 Commerce teacher online, he came a long way. Commerce Baba has built the largest empire and fanbase for the Commerce students online. As a mentor, he gives new perspectives and dimensions to the students and urges them to work on new ideas and creativity. His guidance enables the students to work on their vision and achieve their goals.

Dr. Vijender Singh Chauhan

Associate Professor DU, UPSC Educator
Dr. Vijender Chauhan is a prominent educator and expert in the field of Indian Polity and Governance. He is not only an Assistant professor of Hindi in Delhi University and also a faculty member at Drishti IAS, which is a leading coaching institute for the Civil Services Examination. He has been awarded with the prestigious Bharatendu Harishchandra Rashtriya Puruskaar for his remarkable accomplishments. As an accomplished author, Dr. Chauhan has written notable works such as "Media ve Stree: Ek Uttar Vimarsh" and "Vakt Galat Nahi Hota."

Malik Gilani

Co-founder v-United, Founder and CEO Bharat Metro Digital Services
Mr. Malik Gilani is a well-known serial entrepreneur with a successful track record of co-founding multiple businesses. His latest venture, vUnited Media Corp, offers a wide range of services that cater to diverse verticals, including finance and crypto, sports predictions, e-learning, and recharge incentives. Mr. Gilani's passion for entrepreneurship is truly inspiring. He is a visionary leader who has co-founded several successful businesses and continues to innovate in the industry.

Palash Live

Live Band, Performers
Mr. Palash and his band mates Yash Dwivedi, Chinmay Agrawal, Jaidev Anandani, Mohan Charlewar, make up one of the best local bands of India and have performed in multiple colleges like IIM Raipur. He recently gave a rocking performance at the Biggest Music Festival of Chattisgarh called "THE NON-STOP MUSIC FESTIVAL" with his band.

Pratishtha Thakur Haritwal

Deputy Commissioner, State Tax Department, Chhattisgarh
Mrs. Pratishtha Thakur Haritwal is an extraordinary individual serving as a Taxation Officer in Chattisgarh, India. Being a computer science engineer from NIT-Raipur and having been placed in one of the most prestigious corporates, she worked as an IT professional for 3 and a half years in Chennai and Pune. Feeling monotonous with her journey so far, she decided to break the barrier and step out of her comfort zone. She realized, comfort was the biggest trap and she needed to escape from this endless cycle. In 2012, she appeared for the Chattisgarh Public Service Commission and stood 15th in her state. Currently, she is posted as a Deputy Commissioner of GST in Raipur Division 2.

Ratan Lal Dangi, IPS

Inspector General of Police, Chattisgarh
Mr Ratan Lal Dangi is an IPS officer currently posted as the Inspector General of Police in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. He has been awarded with the President Police Gallantry Award twice, by the President of India, for his immense bravery and unbending will to do the best for the society. Mr. Dangi runs multiple libraries in his native town and provides periodic counseling to help many youths crack exams like UPSC and other career paths. His passion for teaching and serving the country has been an inspiration for many generations to come. He is also an avid practitioner and promoter of Yoga, as he believes it enhances both physical and mental shapes of the human body.

Shashank Vishwakarma

Finger-Tutting Artist, Dancer, Actor and Voice Artist
Hailing from Raipur, Chhattisgarh, Mr. Shashank Vishwakarma pursued his majors in the field of Commerce. Being passionate about dance and acting, he "flipped the switch" and went on to pursue his passion and shifted to Mumbai, and now he is working hard towards his dreams. Finger tutting is a captivating style of dance that has captured the attention of enthusiasts and aficionados alike. This form of dance is characterized by the adroit manipulation of the fingers, hands, and arms to create intricate and mesmerizing patterns.

Yash Lahoti

Founder at Women's CricZone and Women's SportsZone
Mr. Yash Lahoti, a renowned entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Women's CricZone & Women's SportsZone. He started his career as a computer engineer but then transitioned to become a marketing professional, and eventually an entrepreneur. Today, Women's CricZone is the world's largest media company dedicated to women's sports. Mr. Lahoti was featured on the cover page of the prestigious Femina magazine in March 2023. He is a true leader who inspires everyone around him.

Organizing team

Siddhant K

Pune, India


Pune, India
  • Abhishek Chansoria