TEDxKIITUniversity 2022: Ingenious Talks That Inspire TEDxKIITUniversity Hosts National & International TED Speakers

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TEDxKIITUniversity 2022 was organized by the Student Activity Centre of KIIT Deemed to be University on 8th May, 2022. This was the 6th edition of TEDxKIITUniversity endorsing the theme, ‘Beauty of Ingenuity’. The objective of the theme was to convey why creativity and innovation can lay the foundation to humongous success in the life of an individual. TEDxKIITUniversity has been emboldening the gullible young minds of the audience who seek the right guidance along the path of life ever since its inception in 2016.

Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS graced the event to acknowledge and interact with the revered speakers. Vice Chancellor, KIIT-DU, Prof. Sasmita Samanta; Registrar, Prof. Jnyana Ranjan Mohanty; Deputy Director, Student Services, Dr. Shyam Sundar Behura; and CEO of TEDxKIITUniversity, Ms Arushi Mishra addressed the inaugural session. 

There were 11 speakers in total, including 5 who had joined virtually from overseas via Zoom. Starting with the talented actor, Mr. Shataf Figar, the conference featured talks from other eminent personalities including ex-ISRO scientist, the pioneer of cryogenic rocket science in India and Padma Shri awardee Dr. Vasudevan Gnanagandhi, and wildlife conservationist Dr. Shailendra Singh.  Renowned Hollywood choreographer and dancer, Mr. James Combo Marino joined live virtually from Los Angeles and enthralled the audience with an electrifying dance performance. Entrepreneur, Ms. Nidhi Pant and textile designer and researcher, Ms. Pankaja Sethi delivered inspiring talks of their journey. Renowned physicist, Dr. Mick Storr, Educationalist Dr. Ranjitsinh Disale, environmentalist Mr. Patrick Kilonzo Mwalua, and mystical mentalist, Mr. Jason Suran joined virtually to deliver talks that imprinted on the minds of the audience, leaving them to introspect. Adding to the charm of the event, Ms. Namita Choudhary, the melodious singer who has lent her voice to several popular tracks, enraptured the audience with her euphonious singing.

In essence, TEDxKIITUniversity adhered to the legacy of TED, successfully adding another memorable golden chapter in the book of successful events hosted by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar.

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