Society

Society track of The Goa Project 2016

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Social Activism, Work and Impact.

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Siddharth Agarwal

@asid

To understand why it is imperative that the young act and how to go about doing it.

Outline

In a country that is mass producing machine cogs in science and management schools, there is a need to disrupt the system and give our kids some breathing space. To create a better society to live in, we need to bring up a better generation of people who give importance to the environment and are empathetic. The talk will focus on:

1) The orientation/disorientation that school/college offers;
2) Hidden stories, treasures and opportunities in the country (career choices and options for students/professionals);
3) The need for learning by exploring for young India (social/non-social enterprises, technlogical/medical/financial innovation, newer possibilities in the field of art);
4) Past experiences to inter-relate these topics.

Requirements

An open mind and the zeal to do something. Curiosity is a blessing!

Speaker bio

Cycled across India (2500 kms, coast to coast), walked across Rajasthan (over 700kms) and now planning to map the country on foot (while simultaneously studying social issues and creating social impact through impact partners). An engineering graduate from IIT Kharagpur, in love with Nature, Culture and the Forgotten People, currently working in these three zones under a new organisation by the name ‘Veditum’.

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