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St. Aloysius (Deemed to be University) hosts TEDxSAC

February 6, 2024

Mangaluru: The third edition of TEDxSAC with the theme ‘KOSEI’  was organized by St. Aloysius (Deemed to be University) Mangaluru was held on Sunday, February 4, 2024, in the L. F. Rasquinha Auditorium.

There were 12 speakers in the programme:

Dikshith Rai, an entrepreneur and the CEO of Codecraft Technologies, related his journey from being a backbencher to accomplishing his dream of being a business owner. He also spoke of the traits and mindset necessary for succeeding in the business world.

Shekar Naik, former captain of the Indian blind cricket team and Padmashree awardee, spoke of converting your disabilities into your strengths and not losing hope when faced with difficulties.

Dr Rukhsaar Sayeed, runner-up on MasterChef India, spoke on the importance of holding onto your roots. She spoke of her experiences on the platform of Masterchef India, which gave her the opportunity to reveal the intricacies of Kashmiri cuisine to the world.

Neeraj Kumar Choudhary, an accomplished content creator, explains how it is a challenging task to grab the attention of an audience in 2024. And on how it takes an entire day to produce just 10 minutes of content, which is a daunting task.

Aashna Rai, NCC Cadet and Youth Ambassador at YEP in Vietnam, said that life in camps teaches much about the challenges that life throws at you. Growth does not happen in one’s comfort zone, and individual wins are an integral part of a group’s achievements.

Pramodini Roul, an acid attack survivor and activist, said that you need not see yourself as a victim but rather as a fighter. More than beauty, it is your confidence and willpower that lead you to achieve what you want in life.

Fr Saju George SJ, a Jesuit priest and renowned Bharatanatyam dancer, said that his passion for dance has taken him on different paths in life. And we need to celebrate every little moment of our lives.

Aarti Malhotra, speaking for the mothers, to be moms and children in their fight against bullying, said that words are lethal weapons that can shatter a person’s life. We should think a thousand times before we say something that can hurt another person, and we should always listen to others’ pain.

Gireesh Sahdev, a renowned TV actor, spoke about there being a difference between the reel and the real life of an artist and how being an actor has shaped his life and personality. The many insults and challenges that he has faced have led to his reaching great heights in life, with his never-settle attitude being the key.

Vicky Roy, a celebrated photographer, said that his life began when he was 11, when he joined the ragpickers to earn a living. He used his lens as a mirror for his own life and that of those similar to him.

Karthik Chennoji Rao, a singer, songwriter, and music producer, spoke on how individuality defines an artist and sets them apart. He spoke of the struggles to make it big in a very challenging industry and how it is worth it. He ended his talk by singing his original Kannada composition, ‘Nagu’, a soulful track co-written with his friend Avi.

Major Samar Toor, a war veteran who was a part of the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan, spoke on the trials of war, especially in extreme terrain. He also gave a peek into the lives of soldiers, which is so much more than just the hardships that they face.

TEDxSAC was compered by Ms. Shaina Chrystle Dsouza and Mr Rishaan Mahesh. The event was enhanced by the soulful music of ‘Band Interstellar’ and groovy performances by ‘The Groove’, ‘Team Sreshta’, and Ms. Remona Evette Pereira. The event was wrapped up with the vote of thanks given by Mr Tahsin Ahmed, Organiser of TEDxSAC 2024.