Great Lakes Gurgaon set to TEDx
A global set; sparkling conversations; the flowering of ideas; and mesmerizing speakers….all of this is set to happen under one scintillating TEDx event for the first time at Great Lakes Gurgaon.
“Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” – Tim Fargo
TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a global platform for extraordinary people from all walks of life to present their views on any topic under the sun that can benefit humanity. The TED mission of propagating “ideas worth spreading” has caught on across the world. Now it is coming to Gurgaon at Great Lakes Institute of Management’s pristine campus. TEDx refers to an independently organized TED event, it is designed to help communities and organizations generate new ideas, converse and build a connection through local TED-like experiences.
A clutch of passionate students at the Great Lakes Gurgaon campus came up with the idea to organize TEDx sometime in September 2017. Relentless efforts put in by the students of PGPM Gladiators 2017-18 batch to acquire the highly coveted TEDx license is highly commendable. Being associated with TED gives an institution a salient identity and high standards. This year the efforts were made to have the event in the first week of February and the efforts led to the finalization of February 2, 2019 as TEDx Day.
Although the students’ first attempt at acquiring the TEDx license was unsuccessful, they worked with full enthusiasm, vigor and left no stone unturned. Under the guidance of our faculty, Dr. Jones Mathew and support from our director Dr. Himadri Das the core team (Karan Wahi, Nikhil Chawla, Prithvi Naadig, Rohit Raj, Shrimayee, Tanmay Jalan, Vishal Dewangan & Vishal Jatta) came out with flying colours in their second attempt of filing the TEDx license. A lot of challenges and roadblocks came their way but the zeal and team synergy helped them to handle the tough times. The core team also selected 10 volunteer members from the Aztecs (PGDM 2017-2019 batch) so that they can take the lead next year and carry forward the legacy in the coming year with the second edition. Aztecs carried the baton forward for the second year forming a new core team with 6 new team members from the Ninjas (PGPM 2018-19 batch) and volunteer members from the PGDM 2018-20 batch. As is rightly said,
“Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
As we are approaching 2nd February 2018 the dream of a few young minds is going to turn into reality again. It’s a privilege to be a part of this PGPM batch and experience the glory of TEDx second time in GLIM Gurgaon with eminent personalities sharing their interpretation of the TEDx GLIM Gurgaon theme: “Odyssey”. We hope that this event turns out to be a great building block and our institute climbs yet another rung on the ladder of success. Let this be just the beginning….