July 20, 2024 (Saturday)
09.00 am to 03.15 pm (IST)
The Gaudium School, Kollur

At The Gaudium School, we believe that the theme of ‘Pale Blue Dot’ is a powerful reminder of our shared responsibility to cherish and protect our fragile world. Our speakers, hailing from diverse backgrounds, will share their unique insights and experiences, inviting attendees to think deeply about our role as stewards of the Earth and the ways we can contribute to a more sustainable and harmonious future. TEDx The Gaudium School hopes that the ideas shared at the event can change your perspectives on everyday things, and get you questioning, Why am I significant?

Pale Blue Dot

The ‘Pale Blue Dot’ image serves as a profound reflection on humanity’s place in the universe. The iconic photograph of the Earth was taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft from a distance of about 3.7 billion miles. In the image, Earth appears as a tiny, fragile speck a pale blue dot’ against the vastness of space. This image helps us truly visualise how tiny we are in the grander scheme of the universe.

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Program Details

Time Particular
09:00 am Registration
09:30 am Refreshments
10:00 am Opening Ceremony
10:35 am Mr. Pullela Gopichand
10:55 am Ms. Hansika Jonnala
11:10 am Tea Break
11:25 am Band Performance
11:45 am Ms. Kalpana Ramesh
12:05 pm Mr. Aagam Mehta
12:30 pm Lunch
01:35 pm Ms. Sloka Madhu
01:55 pm Executive Team Dance
02:10 pm Mr. Skanda
02:30 pm Closing Ceremony

School Location

External Speakers

Mr. Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand is a distinguished individual with a passion for badminton coursing through his veins. He is the epitome of excellence, determination, and perseverance. Being the second Indian to achieve the prestigious All England Open Badminton Championship, he brought us immense glory. He fulfilled his vision of making badminton reach new pinnacles in India by establishing the Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad. Without his insightful guidance, many rural players’ talents would have remained in the dark: a few of many include Guru Sai Dutt, Sikki Reddy, Sameer Verma, and many more.

Mr. Skanda Veluvali

Meet Skanda Veluvali, an electrifying and rising singer, currently making waves with his striking talent as A vocalist. Skanda effortlessly balances his admiration for music alongside school, where he excels not only academically, but socially too. Skanda’s keen interest in mathematics sparks his diverse interests by incorporating them with his passion for music. With his fondness towards music, Skanda can play many instruments fusing his hypnotic singing while preserving the importance of music in his life through entrancing rhythms.

Ms. Kalpana Ramesh

Kalpana Ramesh embodies enthusiasm and the adage “Where there is a will, there is a way.” She revolutionizes water conservation, restoring 13 historic stepwells in Telangana, saving thousands of borewells via rainwater harvesting, and planting 600+ trees near water bodies. Honored as one of seven women to take over PM Modi’s social media on Women’s Day 2020, Kalpana’s dedication to sustainability was highlighted in the Prime Minister’s Mann ki Baat speech, featuring the Bansilalpet Stepwell.

Internal Speakers

Sloka Madhu

Presenting Sloka Madhu, a passionate Grade 10 student with a profound love for music, particularly the nu-metal scene. Sloka’s curiosity extends beyond music to the enchanting world of old wives’ tales and bizarre myths, with a special fascination for vampire stories. Her perceptiveness and imagination breathe life into these ancient narratives, making her a captivating storyteller. Through her unique blend of musical and mythical interests, Sloka offers a fresh perspective that bridges the gap between modernity and tradition.

Aagam Mehta

Our internal speaker, Aagam Mehta, is an IB DP2 student who shares a deep passion for sports and community service. His personality entirely revolves around the importance of learning from failures and setbacks. His experiences taught him that personal and professional growth comes from facing challenges and not just accomplishments. Aagam remains utterly dedicated to the transformative power of education and to the significance of responsibility in the face of difficulties. In a way, that is what excites him about TEDx.

Hansika Jonnala

Meet Hansika Jonnala, a dedicated MYP 5 student at The Gaudium School with a keen interest in Economics and Computer Science. When she’s not being riveted by her academics, you’ll find her engrossed in a book, or even writing one herself! Hansika is a strong advocate for gender equality and animal rights, and enjoys immersing herself in true crime mysteries. As a TEDx speaker, she aims to explore the subtle yet impactful challenges women face through microaggressions and focus on fostering change.

Organising Committee

Vineet Koushal

Vineet Koushal, our dynamic TEDx The Gaudium School organiser, excels in Math, Physics, and Computer Science, with a passion for Cybersecurity. A talented guitarist and violinist, he captivates audiences. As a dedicated NGO volunteer, Vineet brings joy and makes a significant impact. His energy ensures an enlightening and exhilarating TEDx experience at The Gaudium.

Archana Shukla

As the CAS Coordinator and Language and Literature Teacher at The Gaudium School, Hyderabad, Ms. Archana Shukla transforms traditional education into an engaging journey. Leading the CAS Program, she fosters critical thinking and open-mindedness, co-organising TEDx events to amplify student voices and contribute to a vibrant, inclusive community.

Gorakati Siva Mrinmayee

Our co-organiser, Mrinmayee Gorakati, is an IBDP-2 student at Gaudium passionate about Computer Science, Business, and Economics, aiming for a future in entrepreneurship. An accomplished painter, expert baker, and skilled event organiser, she excels in communication and leadership. Her extensive MUN experience enriches her anticipation for TEDx The Gaudium School.

Khyati Gurudatta Kamath
Executive Producer

Khyati Gurudatta Kamath, is an IBDP-2 student excelling in Biology, Chemistry, and Business Management and aspires to become an Entrepreneur & Biochemist. Khyati displays exceptional talent in all her endeavours, when she’s not crunching numbers for her entrepreneurial ventures, you’ll find her in the boxing ring, throwing punches and dodging blows. As our executive producer, she is thrilled to be an integral member of TEDx The Gaudium School.

Registration Form

Step 1

Scan the QR code below (with your UPI app) and make a payment of Rs. 1,000/- (Rupees One Thousand Only). Take a screenshot of the payment done and attach it to the form alongside.

Name: Triaarsha Educational Society
Mobile Number: 9014442333

Step 2

Fill the registration form below and attach the screenshot of the payment done.

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Terms & Conditions:

  1. All attendees must register online prior to the event. No on-site registrations will be permitted.
  2. Attendees must be at least 13 years and above.
  3. Tickets are non-refundable. Each ticket is valid only for the person whose name is on the ticket.
  4. Photography and recording of the event are prohibited.
  5. No outside food or drink is allowed. Refreshments will be provided as per the event schedule.

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