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Theme: Live with Intention

This event occurred on
February 10, 2024
Pune, Maharashtra

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Elpro International School
Elpro Compound, Shridhar Nagar Road, Chinchwad
Pune, Maharashtra, 411033
Event type:
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Aarohi Arora

A student of Grade 9, Aarohi is a soft-spoken person with a lot of stage performances done over the years. She has been a bibliophile since the age of 5 and a huge fan of the works of Rick Riordan & J.K. Rowling. With her continuous practice and efforts, she got her Black belt in Karate a year back. She also loves to draw & sketch. It is her dream to travel around the world to explore nature and local cuisines.

Aarvi Bhosale

Aarvi is a third grader, and this is her first talk performance. She is excited to have the opportunity to be on stage. She has been passionate about performing on stage since her childhood. She recently shined on stage with her performance in the school annual concert. She loves swimming, trekking, reading but also enjoys hanging out with friends and family

Anand Kumar Kadali

Community welfare activist
Anand Kumar Kadali, the Secretary of Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust, is instrumental in leading the expansion of the "Annapoorna Breakfast Programme," offering daily nutrition to over 3 million underprivileged school children across 40,000 schools in India. With a background of 15 years in corporate roles at Hewlett Packard, HCL, and Dimension Data, Anand transitioned to full-time community service, bringing expertise in computer networking and security. Collaborating closely with Indian government officials, Anand advocates for extending support to more underprivileged children, addressing hunger in schools. These efforts have resulted in increased student retention, enrollment, improved academic performance, and enhanced health profiles among rural school children. Anand Kadali's dedication and strategic leadership continue to drive positive change in the lives of millions through the impactful Annapoorna initiative.

Ananya Ghosal

Ananya is a social and outgoing student of grade eight who is an avid reader. Besides reading she also shows great interest in swimming and basketball.She has achieved numerous trophies in Bharatnatyam as well and hopes to pursue her career in the field of science.

Arjun Sharma

Arjun is an avid reader and extremely passionate about learning. He is like a sponge, trying to absorb any new information he comes across.His imagination and logical questioning for any topic enables him to conceptualize and visualize things in a way that leads to more learning. He loves putting words to his thoughts – in the form of stories, comics and poems. He likes playing different sports, and reads about them more. A history and literature buff, with topics ranging from American civil war to world wars, his knowledge is vast. His dream is to be a literary scholar encouraging everyone to be aware of their strengths and use it positively. The experience of Tedx is a feather in his cap which is opening many more horizons for him and helping him continue in his quest for knowledge.

Arsh Choudhary

Arsh is a student of Grade 6, from his early childhood lights, camera, action was comfort food for him. Undoubtedly there are apprehensions when it comes approaching the unknown yet with these bouts of fear he chooses to take these blind turns. In 2023 Arsh represented his school at the ISSO National Table Tennis event, conquered the Dayara Bugyaal Trek with fellow trekkers, entertained a large group of audience on the percussions at various live events to being the PREFECT of his class, yes and being that whiney kid who would give a hard time to his parents when it comes to waking up on a Monday morning…..”5 more mins. please” being his standard don’t wake me up line.

Jiya Mehta

Jiya, a passionate student from 9th grade, thrives on the thrill of travel and loves seeking new experiences. She finds joy in expressing herself through the rhythmic movements of kathak and sharpens her mind through spirited debates. As an extrovert who loves to spend time with her family and friends, her topic focuses on how such an inner circle impacts one’s life.

Nandita Naik

Business Analyst
Nandita is a Senior Business Analyst with over 12 plus years of work experience in Information Technology and Telecom. Also she is a certified yoga and wellness coach by Ayush Ministry , Govt of India . For the past 6 years , she has been working as a faculty of yogic studies and teaching yoga to young students . She is the winner of inter district yoga championship and has been writing & promoting wellness content on social media. She is a believer of conscious living. A traveler by heart, she believes not all who wander are lost! She is passionate about yoga, & technology and intends to make positive impacts in the life of people using both of these.

Navya Sadhu

Navya, a dynamic and burgeoning student at Elpro International School, exudes a profound passion for initiating a positive influence on those around her. At the tender age of 10, she obtained distinction by triumphing in the esteemed Hindustan Times national-level scholarship program, an achievement pivotal to her blossoming self-assurance. Currently, at the age of 14, Navya serves as the House Vice Captain, embodying the aspirations of the youth. She ardently advocates that education, coupled with a focus on physical and mental well-being, constitutes the cornerstone for cultivating generations of inquisitive young minds. Beyond her academic pursuits, Navya is an ardent sportsperson, a connoisseur of fiction novels, and an avid binge-watcher. In TED talk, Navya will artfully elucidate her journey—unveiling the genesis of her passion and exploring various facets of her deliberate and purposeful life.

Paolomi Merchant

Paolomi completed her high school education at Bombay International School in Mumbai, India and went on to the United States to pursue an education in science and research. After completing her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 2008, she worked at a start-up company, Novomer, that was founded by her academic research advisor. There, they worked on developing a new class of carbon neutral and clean burning plastics using excess carbon dioxide as a starting material. From there, she moved on to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Columbia University, in New York. She worked at the intersection of organic chemistry and neuroscience, developing fluorescent molecules to facilitate high resolution imaging in the brain. The goal of this work was to develop neuroimaging tools to study neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Rishi Aggarwal

Sustainable living enthusiast
Introducing Rishi Aggarwal, our distinguished TEDx speaker for TEDxElproIntl at Elpro International School. For over two decades, Rishi has been a tireless environmental activist, making significant contributions to sustainable development in Mumbai. His leadership in saving mangrove forests and founding the Mumbai Sustainability Centre showcases his commitment to urban issues. Initiatives like Safai Bank of India and the Walking Project, aimed at sustainable living, highlight his practical approach. Rishi's visionary insights make him a thought leader in the field. Join us as he shares transformative perspectives on sustainable living at TEDxElproIntlSchool.

Samaaera Bhatia

Samaaera Bhatia is a 16 year old with an enthusiastic approach towards life. She has been an active participant in the Model United Nations and other public speaking events as she is highly passionate about sharing ideas and connecting to people around the world. She aims high in life and believes in making one’s dream their aim and following plans to achieve one’s goals. Her hobbies include listening to music, singing and writing new songs. She wishes to join the organizations that help eliminate social issues prevalent in the society. She believes in equality for everyone who is a part of our Mother Earth. Her topic focuses on drawing inspiration from each generation and looking into their good habits to inculcate within ourselves.

Saurya Mishra

Founder and CEO / Science freak
Saurya Mishra, a trailblazer in Robotics and Surgical Technologies, seamlessly merges disciplines with Artificial Intelligence. Hailing from Cuttack, India, and an IIT Kharagpur alumnus, his accolades include creating the first Adult-size humanoid robot, industry expertise at Philips Healthcare, and co-founding Articulus Surgical. Recognized with the Young Scientist Award of India twice, he envisions making India a global hub for Medical Technology, driven by a commitment to healthcare innovation.

Shauryas Deshmukh

A student of Grade 4 Elpro international school, Shauryas is a bright, enthusiastic and curious boy. He is very passionate about sports and excels at cricket and basketball. Also well versed in Martial arts, he is a proud Blue belt holder and a winner of a number of trophies in their nunchuk and karate tournaments. He is also an avid book reader and loves sharing his innovative ideas with all. Discipline, dedication and creativity are his strongholds.

Shriyaa Ruge

Shriyaa Ruge is an individual who many consider quite optimistic and open minded. She is a total foodie and travel freak who loves an adventure any day. Apart from a burning passion and zeal for tennis, she lets her competitive yet fun spirit get the best of her in any and every sport. However, a cup of hot chocolate, a cozy bed and an intriguing book in hand excites her just as much.

Vinod Dubey

Mr. Vinod Dubey is a renowned artist and Founder of Mitty Art Studio and Mitty Folk Music. With a profound belief in the spiritual connection between music and the Earth, Mr. Dubey has dedicated his life to both entities. A distinguished singer of folk music, bhajans, and playback music, he is recognized for his unique style in composition and singing. Mr. Dubey has left his mark on All India Radio, Doordarshan, and Bollywood films like 'Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga' and 'Gulabo Sitabo.' Among his many hits, 'Kya Leke Aayo Jag Mein' stands out. We eagerly anticipate the wisdom and inspiration Mr. Vinod Dubey will bring to the TedX stage, sharing his journey and insights on the divine connection between music and our planet.

Organizing team


Mumbai, India