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Theme: Routes to Roots

August 17, 2024
5:00pm - 9:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
PortBlair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
This event is open to the public.
Tickets are available.

Primitive is a term that denotes to the early stage of life. In that case, anything as such, that hails from, has connection or excavated dating from the early stage of life is primitive. Once a lifestyle now turned fossil - helps us learn where human kind has ever started from. Our primitive is our roots that we should route towards!

Our routes are intricately intertwined with our roots, forming a narrative that links our past, present, and future. Just as a tree's roots provide stability and nourishment, our cultural, familial, and personal foundations shape the paths we take in life. Exploring our roots can offer insights into our values, traditions, and identity, influencing the choices we make on the journey of our lives. Understanding this connection allows us to appreciate the significance of our origins as we navigate the diverse routes that shape our individual and collective stories.

Exploring our routes to the roots involves delving into the interconnected web of life on Earth. By studying our ecological, evolutionary, and cultural histories, we gain profound insights into the diversity of living beings. Understanding these connections allows us to appreciate the intricate relationships between species, ecosystems, and human societies. It opens avenues for ecological conservation, biodiversity preservation, and sustainable living practices. In essence, our routes to the roots provide a valuable roadmap for learning more about the complex and interconnected tapestry of life that sustains our planet.

Additionally, knowledge of our roots promotes cultural appreciation, tolerance, and a broader perspective on the world. By recognizing where we come from, we gain a solid foundation for personal growth, informed decision-making, and contributing positively to the interconnected global community.

Join us for a evening full.of vibrant speakers taking you on a journey to learn from our primitives better.

TSG Emerald View
25 M.A. Road
Phoenix Bay
PortBlair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 744101
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Mr. Amitab Roy

Managing director - Ocean School Andaman | Ocean Tree Resort and Spa | Rabindra Electricals
Mr. Amitab Roy is a dynamic entrepreneur hailing from the picturesque Andaman and Nicobar Islands. With a passion for adventure and a keen eye for business opportunities, Amitab embarked on his entrepreneurial journey at the young age of 19. Over the years, he has carved a niche for himself as a prominent figure in the hospitality industry. Amitab has combined his love for the ocean with his business acumen to create a unique experience for travelers and adventure enthusiasts alike. Amitab is a firm believer in the potential for these activities to reach Olympic status. He is actively involved in initiatives aimed at raising awareness about the benefits of diving sports and advocating for their inclusion in international competitions. Driven by his love for what he does, Amitab is committed to continuing his journey of exploration and innovation in the world of hospitality and adventure sports. Amitab is poised to make a lasting impact on the industry and the community he calls home.

Mr. Ashraf Hanif

Environmentalist | Managing Director, Green LIfe Industries
As a proud local islander from the picturesque Andaman Nicobar Islands his passion for the environment led him to establish the Green Life Industry back in 2009.15th year of hardwork brings immense pride for the work that could be accomplished. Green Life Industry is dedicated to environmental preservation and plastic management, and over the past 15 years, they have tirelessly worked towards a cleaner and greener environment by collecting plastics from beaches, oceans, and various parts of the island. After graduating, he had the opportunity to travel to various countries, which provided him with invaluable experiences and learnings. Despite these adventures, his heart always longed to return to the island home and contribute in some way to the protection of the environment. In 2009, shortly after the disastrous tsunami in India, he founded Green Life Industries with a singular mission: To safeguard our island and raise awareness about its beauty across the nation and the globe

Mr. Ebrahim N. Jadwet

C.E.O, ANEMCO Pvt. Ltd.
Ebrahim Jadwet is an entrepreneur and a passionate islander . He belongs to the Jadwet family; one of the oldest and respected business family of the Islands. He currently serves as the CEO of ANEMCO PVT LTD., an engineering and power backup company in the Islands. A true Islander by heart he is very vocal about preserving the Island culture and identity. Ebrahim also serves at the member of Airport Advisory Committee of Veer Savarkar International Airport, and is a member of the Youth Committee of Andaman Nicobar Chamber of Commerce and Industries. In the year 2023, he was awarded the Lt. Governor’s Commendation for his contribution in the field of entrepreneurship and social work.

Mr. Rutvik Pathak

Junior Scientist, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat | Passionate Biology Educator
Rutvik Pathak is a dedicated Junior Scientist in the field of Cancer Research, based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. With a deep-rooted passion for scientific inquiry and a commitment to making a difference, Rutvik finds immense fulfillment in his role contributing to advancements in fight against cancer. Driven by a desire to share his knowledge Rutvik also dedicates his time to teaching biology to higher secondary students. His innovative teaching methods and ability to make complex concepts accessible & engaging have earned him a reputation as a highly effective educator. Outside of his professional endeavors, Rutvik enjoys indulging in his culinary talents alongside his wife. Together, they delight local event attendees with their mouthwatering burgers and sandwiches. Despite his busy schedule, Rutvik remains committed to both his passions and his professional aspirations. With unwavering dedication, Rutvik Pathak is poised to make a meaningful impact both in the laboratory and beyond.

Mr. Vikram Sridhar

Performence Storyteller | Theatre Practitioner | Narrative Facilitator
Vikram Sridhar is a Performance Storyteller, Theatre Practitioner.and a Narrative based Facilitator combining his various interests and work over 20+ years in Theatre, Conservation and Social Work. Based in Bangalore and Chennai , he has spoken at multiple events on the power of stories and theatre like the TEDx and quoted in various media. He extensively travels the country performing and speaking at public spaces, community libraries, schools, corporates, business conferences, literary & cultural festivals for children , students and adults. With an engineering , Management and a law degree from institutes like SRM, IIT and NALSAR , Vikram moved on to be a full time Arts Practitioner . He believes in the Desi way of Storytelling as a strong medium of conservation from nature to human relationships as his stories are rooted in folklore, myths and legends inspired from various communities of the soil . He strongly believes 'A Story a Day keeps the Doctor Away ' not an apple

Mr. Vinay Rao E

Founder | C.E.O — Winz Group
Vinay Rao E; Born and brought up in Port Blair, he completed his graduation from Hindustan University, Chennai with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He comes with varied experiences across different domains, from being a UPSC aspirant to working in a top MNC to finally being an entrepreneur. His first entrepreneurial journey began with GoCesta, a company founded in 2016 that focused on reforming mobility solutions in the two-wheeler motorcycle segment in India. However, they had to pull down the shutters. After this short stint of being an entrepreneur, he started working for Amazon Global before quitting as he couldn't find my calling in it. Hence began his journey with experimenting across different horizons in Port Blair under the brand Winz with a Vision Statement:To inspire communities by connecting the aspirations of mankind. Winz specializes in farming using Aquaponics, zero discharge sustainable poultry farming across different breeds.

Ms. Rubina Khatib Siddiqui

Senior Subject Expert - National Commission for Protection Of Child Rights (NCPCR) | Founder President - Rights For All , NGO
Dedicating the last two decades to empowering and advocating for the well-being of women and children, she is honoured to have served as a Charter Member of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands Union Territory Commission For Child Rights and comes with over 20 years of experience in this field. As a Subject Expert with NCPCR for the past 7 years, she have had the privilege of contributing to meaningful initiatives at National level. Beyond her advocacy roles, she have successfully led a K12 school, showcasing her leadership in education. Silver Medalist in Developmental Counselling from SNDT University, an MBA holder from NMIMS, along with masters in Sociology and currently pursuing LLB, She believes in continuous learning. Her passion lies in shaping the future for children and being a thought leader, catalysing positive change in societal thinking and norms. Currently, she serve as the Founder President of Rights for All, an island NGO committed to making a difference.

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