Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram hosted TEDx Youth, an independently organised annual event, sponsored by Jamboree on 6th August 2016. It was inspired by the widely popular TED talks, which are a global set of conferences devoted to spreading ideas in the form of short, powerful talks. Many prominent schools like Sanskriti School, DPS Vasant Kunj, The Mother’s International School and colleges namely, IIT Delhi, Hindu College, Kirorimal College, Amity University etc were a part of the audience. The guest speakers invited for the event were of national and international acclaim. Also present on the occasion was Ms. Sangeeta Rana, the Incharge of Tedx Youth in the school and the co-ordinator of the event; and Mr.Anil Kathuria, Head of the Mathematics Department.
The event commenced with the welcome felicitation of the guests by the Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar. She spoke about TEDx as a platform to express ideas, build networks and hone our skills. The guests comprised Ms.Nandini Harinath, scientist, Mission Planning and Operations Division, ISRO Satellite Centre; Ms.Archana Sardana, a skydiver, mountaineer, Scuba diving Instructor and India’s first woman BASE Jumper; Ms.Neeti Palta, a standup comedian; Ms.Devika Gupta, alumnus of DPS R.K.Puram and founder, Peer Support System; Ms.Dhwani Nagpal, alumnus, and student, Jesus and Mary College; Abhi K Ruparelia, student of Carmel Convent High School, Gujarat; and Soham Dalwani, student of Sanskriti School.
An interesting video highlighting the importance of the talks in the contemporary world was shown to the audience. All the speakers in the current event were stalwarts – founders of organisations and highly accomplished people, sharing their views on topics like ‘The Bathroom Network’, ‘Mars Orbiter Machine (MOM)’, ‘The Ideas Toolbox’ and ‘Journey to Standup Comedy’. Autism, the Economics of humanity and Visual impairment were some of the other issues raised during the talk. The speakers supporting the event from DPS RK Puram included Aditya Joshi, Ambuj Sen Patra, Apekshita Alkesh, Ananya Kapoor and Anoop Kumar.
The event concluded with the vote of thanks by Tanmay Bansal, the student-in-charge. The audience was urged to follow the ideals of TED with ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’.