The Gaudium School
x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Pale Blue Dot

This event occurred on
July 20, 2024
8:00am - 12:45pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
India

The Gaudium School is proud to present the first ever edition of TEDxThe Gaudium School!
The theme of this TEDx event, Pale Blue Dot, aims to cultivate a profound connection among all of humanity, and serves as a commentary on the significance of our everyday actions in the greater scheme of things.

The 'Pale Blue Dot' image serves a profound reflection on humanity’s place in the universe. The iconic photograph of the Earth was taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft from a distance of about 3.7 billion miles. In this image, Earth appears as a tiny, fragile speck a
pale blue dot' against the vastness of space. This image helps us truly visualise how tiny we are in the grander scheme of the universe.

At The Gaudium School, we believe that this theme is a powerful reminder of our shared responsibility to cherish and protect our fragile world. Our speakers, hailing from diverse backgrounds, will share their unique insights and experiences, inviting attendees to think deeply about our role as stewards of the Earth and the ways we can contribute to a more sustainable and harmonious future.
TEDxThe Gaudium School hopes that the ideas shared at the event can change your perspectives on everyday things, and get you questioning, Why am I significant?

We hope to see you at our event!

The Gaudium School
Survey No 25/A
ORR Exit Kollur
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 502300
India
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Speakers

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Aagam Mehta

Student
Aagam Mehta is an IB DP2 student who shares a deep passion for sports and community service. His personality entirely revolves around the importance of learning from failures and setbacks. His experiences taught him that personal and professional growth comes from facing challenges and not just accomplishments. Aagam remains utterly dedicated to the transformative power of education and to the significance of responsibility in the face of difficulties. In a way, that is what excites him about TEDx. He sees it as a platform to connect with the audience, similar to how he connects with his sports and society. Aagam believes TEDx is fundamentally about discussion and passion, where meaningful conversations and shared experiences can inspire and unite people.

Hansika Jonnala

Student
Meet Hansika Jonnala, a dedicated MYP 5 student at The Gaudium School with a keen interest in Economics and Computer Science. When she’s not being riveted by her academics, you’ll find her engrossed in a book, or even writing one herself! Hansika is a strong advocate for gender equality and animal rights, and enjoys immersing herself in true crime mysteries. As a TEDx speaker, she aims to explore the subtle yet impactful challenges women face through microaggressions and focus on fostering change. Hansika believes in the power of raising awareness to create a more equitable society through thought-provoking platforms like TEDxTGS, and she looks forward to sharing her insights and inspiring others to join the conversation on gender equality and social justice.

Kalpana Ramesh

Environmentalist
Kalpana Ramesh embodies enthusiasm and the adage “Where there is a will, there is a way.” She revolutionizes water conservation, restoring 13 historic stepwells in Telangana, saving thousands of borewells via rainwater harvesting, and planting 600+ trees near water bodies. Honored as one of seven women to take over PM Modi’s social media on Women’s Day 2020, Kalpana’s dedication to sustainability was highlighted in the Prime Minister’s Mann ki Baat speech, featuring the Bansilalpet Stepwell.

Pullela Gopichand

Chief National Coach - Indian Badminton Team
Pullela Gopichand is a distinguished individual with a passion for badminton coursing through his veins. He is the epitome of excellence, determination, and perseverance. Being the second Indian to achieve the prestigious All England Open Badminton Championship, he brought us immense glory. He fulfilled his vision of making badminton reach new pinnacles in India by establishing his very own Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad. Without his insightful guidance, many rural players' talents would have remained in the dark: a few of many include Guru Sai Dutt, Sikki Reddy, Sameer Verma, and many more. His honorable life journey has taught millions that true leadership is in creating opportunities for others and giving back to the community. TEDxTGS is unequivocally beaming with pride to announce that the man who has given hope to millions is sharing our stage to shed some to us.

Skanda Veluvali

Student + Singer
Meet Skanda Veluvali, an electrifying and rising singer, currently making waves with his striking talent as A vocalist. Skanda effortlessly balances his admiration for music alongside school, where he excels not only academically, but socially too. As head boy at the Future Kids school, Skanda’s keen interest in mathematics sparks his diverse interests by incorporating them with his passion for music. With his abyssal fondness towards music, Skanda can play many instruments fusing his hypnotic singing while preserving the importance of music in his life through entrancing rhythms.

Sloka Madhu

Student
Presenting Sloka Madhu, a passionate Grade 10 student with a profound love for music, particularly the nu-metal scene. Sloka’s curiosity extends beyond music to the enchanting world of old wives’ tales and bizarre myths, with a special fascination for vampire stories. Her perceptiveness and imagination breathe life into these ancient narratives, making her a captivating storyteller. Through her unique blend of musical and mythical interests, Sloka offers a fresh perspective that bridges the gap between modernity and tradition.

Organizing team

Vineet
Koushal

Organizer

Archana
Shukla

Co-organizer
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    Marketing/Communications
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