4th edition of TEDx Youth @WBS for the local community with new ideas to inspire
Rajat Mathur, HR, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley, spoke about a life-altering
incident that changed his perspective on treating others and time with respect.
Through the power of storytelling, he narrated an experience from three decades
back to highlight to the students, how doing some very simple things in life, with
discipline, can change the way they will be perceived as individuals, and how all this
will make them better.
The main argument of the founding president of MAD, Mr. Abhijay Negi was that the
greatest opponent of a great life is a good life. He stressed how blessed are those
who face mammoth challenges as destiny wishes them colossal success. He
inspired students to find solutions rather than focusing on the problems.
Being a good human being is important, said Jeroninio Almeida, Asia’s highest-paid
author, adding that there are many opportunities and low competition in this sector.
He challenged the way we educate our children, championing a radical rethink of
how our school systems should cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types
of intelligence."I believe that everyone is a hero, a leader, a volunteer, a teacher and
a champion of change. All we need to do is acknowledge and understand this and
then help others to also understand the same. That's all it takes to be a hero, a
leader, a volunteer, a teacher and a champion of change” said Jeroninio.
Dev Pratap Singh, Founder, Voice of Slums, NGO narrated how he had brought a
wave of change for the children of slum dwellers who cannot afford education and
remain unemployed forever. Growing up in slums, Dev absconded from his home at
the age of 11 and lived on railway stations. Pratap Singh’s dreams always impelled
him to do something extraordinary in life. Establishing an NGO was the first step, but
sustaining it was a major hurdle for Dev.
By narrating the incident about the construction of The Bridge on the river Choluteca
as a metaphor of life, Ms Aishwarya Bhati, Additional Solicitor of India advised the
children that ‘Build to last’ might have been a popular mantra in the past, but ‘Build to
Adapt’ is the way to go. She also elucidated the journey of women's Rights in India.
She talked about the importance of Kartavya Paath, which states that being a strong
team player is one of the most important aspects of leadership.
It was a fascinating, educational, and riveting experience for Welhamites.