About event

TEDxLexiconMILE is an independently organized TED Event and managed under license from TED. The main goal of this event is to bring together the world’s leading thinkers and doers to share ideas that matter in any discipline – technology, design, science, humanities, business, and development. When these leading minds of creative ideas come together, it not just impacts a person alone but helps the society and the world to be a better place.

The theme of this TEDxLexiconMILE is Believe in Yourself | Resilience

How does self-belief move mountains and help you create inspiring lives and change the world.Come and witness these bright minds change your perspectives, and open up a window into new-age thinking, brilliant ideas, and inspire you to grow and rise above your challenges.

DATE : 30thOCTOBER, 2021
TIME : 9:30 AM - 5:30PM

VENUE : Lexicon Management Institute Of Leadership & Excellence, Wagholi, Pune

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Speakers

Pankaj Sharma

Mr. Ramveer Tanwar

Better known as PondMan- Environmentalist,
TEDx Speaker, Founder of Say Earth

Mr. Ramveer Tanwar, is an Environmentalist has been passionate about water conservation from his student days. During his graduate years,

Mr. Tanwar had begun a campaign Jal Chaupal in Gautam Buddha Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, urging people to conserve water and to save natural resources like ponds and lakes. Ramveer received training at the Central Pollution Control board, MOEF, Govt. of India, for the conservation of Groundwater. Ramveer Tanwar started the cleaning and rejuvenation process of the lakes and ponds. Tanwar grew up in the little village of Dadha in Uttar Pradesh, India and spent his childhood helping his dad, who’s a farmer like most people in the area and playing by lakes and ponds with his friends. While clean water levels are declining throughout India, the crisis is especially bad in remote regions like where Tanwar hails from. A lot of wetlands were polluted and have became dumping grounds instead. The budding environmentalist realized it wasn’t chemical waste but simply the garbage that people threw out without thinking of the consequences, that was the root cause of the problem. So, he decided that it was time to change this and educate people about the importance of clean water. Now Mr. Tanwar is the founder of Say Earth NGO and appointed district co-coordinator of the 'Bhu-Jal Sena' by the Government of Uttar Pradesh. Mr. Tanwar has contributed to restore and rejuvenate 52 ponds and lakes in all over India.

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Pankaj Sharma

Mr. Quaiser Khalid

IPS, Commissioner of Police Railways, Mumbai

IPS Mr. Quaiser Khalid, serving as the Commissioner of Police, Railways, Mumbai is a 1997 batch IPS officer having wide experience in law-and-order management,

crime control, anti- insurgency operations, megacity policing, traffic management, Human Resource Management. He is a celebrated Public Speaker and poet of Urdu and Hindi languages. He has written two anthologies of Urdu poetry, consisting of ghazals and nazms. He is the proud recipient of the Maharashtra State Urdu Sahitya Academy Award.

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Pankaj Sharma

His Eminence Chokyong Palga Rinpoche

Spiritual Speaker

His Eminence the 8th Chökyong Palga Rinpoche was recognized at the age of 1 & enthroned at the age of 8 by His Holiness the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa at Hemis monastery in Ladakh.

At a very young age, he was beaten up by a tutor almost daily due to the harsh monastic training system and suffered depression, anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem, and low self- confidence for years. His Eminence has also traveled to Canada to learn about western life, as well as to various European countries such as Greece, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden to teach Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and to gain life experience. Currently, he is building a huge spiritual center called ‘Naljorling’ (Land of Enlightenment Seekers) to teach about self-fulfillment, true happiness, inner peace, he intends to build old age homes to care for the elderly, orphanages for disadvantaged children, hospitals to cure the sick, rehab center to help the addicts, mass plantations to promote greenery and eco- friendly living, the animal sanctuary to care about sick and injured animals, retreat centers to teach solitary meditations in English, Hindi, Ladakhi, and Tibetan for people of all age, sex, region, without any discrimination.

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Dr. Abhijit Sonawane

Founder & Owner SOHAM Trust. Better known as Doctor for Beggars

It is rightly said that salary does not guarantee job satisfaction. Dr. Abhijit Sonawane had a big monthly paycheck back then in 2015 when

he was associated with AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION AS MAHARASHTRA HEAD. But his urge to serve society made him establish SOCIAL HEALTH AND MEDICINE TRUST. Dr. Abhijit Sonawane has been providing Pune’s beggars free treatment and funding them to start their enterprise. He has been running a mobile practice across Pune: examining, administering first-aid, if necessary, and prescribing medicines to all on the street. He also pays for surgeries and hospitalization in critical cases.

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Pankaj Sharma

Mr. Sandip Soparrkar

Bollywood Choreographer, Actor, Columnist, Dance Reality Show Judge

Mr. Sandip Soparrkar, a Bollywood choreographer, actor, columnist, Dance Reality Show judge, is a recipient of the National Achievement Award by the Government of India

and he has also been awarded The Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for Social Achievement. It gives us so much pride to say that he is the First Indian to judge the Asian Latin & Ballroom Dance Championship held at Colombo. Mr. Soparrkar is also one of the Board of Directors of the prestigious International Business School Washington (IBSW) which has its branches in The United States of America, France, and India. He has been bestowed with the title of ‘The World Peace Ambassador’ by The World Peacekeepers Movement.

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Dr. Paras

Ph.D, Mentor, Coach, Coach Supervisor, Global Accreditation Assessor

As a Master Certified Coach (MCC) from ICF and EIA - Master Practitioner (MP) and Assessor from EMCC,

Dr. Paras has transformed the lives of many through his coaching, training, supervision, and mentoring sessions. He considers himself responsible to bring that change to individuals and organizations. It’s been a journey of over 15 years, and the challenges have been exciting, pushing him to excel while making the clients demonstrates the best of their abilities. It gives him immense pleasure to share his learnings through certification programs that are on par with international standards. Coaching is a wonderful medium through which he gets to use the appropriate tools and techniques to touch the lives of people. He has enjoyed doing transformational work in the areas of behavioral patterns through programs like ‘Transform Mind Transform Life’, and ‘Mindfulness Self Discover Insight Series’.

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Mr. Sandeep J Shah

Business Philanthropist & Strategist

Sandeep J Shah, known as Sandy Shah is an ardent strategist and professional philanthropist for over 20 years.

To complete this mission, he has founded the holding company House of Sandy under which he operates as a catalyst of a futuristic economy based on art, culture, entertainment, and nation-building initiatives. He founded the Financial Management company Four Aces Advisory Pvt. Ltd, which focuses on private equity, mergers and acquisitions. He also was a part of Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited. He is a Executive Board Member of two prestigious foundations ADO based in Oslo, Norway, affliated with Nobel Peace Prize foundation in its research endeavour & IJF based in Tokyo, Japan, guided under the Aegis of Hon’ble Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe. Mr. Sandeep J Shah has been appointed as Special Envoy to Commission for Peace Established by University for Peace at United Nations. By bringing synergy and cohesion to the international community, the Initiative will serve as the global laboratory for peace & fulfilling UN’s Sustainable development Goals (SDG’s)

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Mr Raj Adity Kapoor

Mr. Raj Aditya Kapoor

Founder IBA

Mr. Raj Kapoor is the Founder and Chairman of the India Blockchain Alliance, the largest Indian emerging technology tech think tank.

He is an accomplished Tech innovation professional and the Asia Lead, Technology & Innovation at Block space Technologies ltd. and Advisor of Techbuild Innovation Partners. He has helped organize India's biggest Blockchain and Cryptocurrency events across major cities. Besides blockchain, he is highly skilled in AI, Robotics, Cyber Security, IoT, and Cloud Computing. Raj is also a regular contributor to several technology publications including Times Tech India. His organization, IBA is the official blockchain partner at the Africa Tech Week 2020. He was also selected this year as a Top Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Influencer by Asian Market and mentoring 20+ blockchain start-ups across the globe.

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Dr. Abhay Wagh

Director, Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra

Dr. Abhay Wagh, Director at Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Mumbai,Maharashtra

is working in the field of Technical Education for the last 29 Years in various capacity: as teaching faculty, trainer, administrator, and policymaker. Experienced in implementing several projects for Technical Education he was Awarded the ‘E-Maharashtra’ honor for efforts in e-administration by the Directorate of Information Technology, Govt. of Maharashtra. He was recognized with Promising Engineer Award from the Institution of Engineers at Nashik in 2001.

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Ms. Shreya Sharma

Founder & CEO Rest the Case

Ms. Shreya Sharma is an ambitious young entrepreneur who studied International relations at the prestigious Harvard university, Cambridge, Massachusetts and recently graduated from the Cardiff University, Wales with llb hons.

Although Ms. Sharma came from an affluent family of the city, she always knew that she was to make her own mark in this competitive world. After a lot of pondering,introspection and hard work she successfully built a legal aggregator platform, Rest The Case, that strives to make legal information and services approachable to the nation.By the people and for the people, Rest the case offers infinite opportunities for lawyers and clients and makes the law accessible to everyone in just a few clicks. In just the first year of its inception her company Rest The Case has been recognised as the best startup of 2021 by India 500. This award winning company Is an online platform that gives a smart and convenient edge to bridge the gap between the courts and the people. From starting her own company at the age of 21 to being a recipient of India 5000 women achiever award 2021 she left no stone unturned to rise triumphant.

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Rahul Bhatnagar

Mr. Rahul Bhatnagar

Entrepreneur, Coach, Speaker, Sales Mentor, Social Media Influence

Rahul Bhatnagar started his career at the early age of 19 when he was selected to work on an assignment for HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited).

Rahul Bhatnagar co-founded Uprist Service Portal Private Limited and Geekotech. He is an Indian digital entrepreneur, success coach, motivational speaker, and sales mentor. Rahul Bhatnagar is known for creating multiple coaching programs, that are accessible on his website and YouTube. His first official entrepreneurial venture was in 2012 when he along with his brother Saurabh Bhatnagar co-founded Uprist Service Portal Private Limited. This business venture was started as a loyalty program that offered cards and discounts on various services like restaurants, salons, grocery, medicine, bakery amongst other services. Rahul Bhatnagar conducted the first edition of one of the biggest youth events of Dehradun “USP The Survivor” in 2014. He is particularly known for his appearances in several talk shows such as TEDx and Josh, where he has spoken about his journey to success and motivated people, filling them with positivity and newfound hope. He has successfully conducted over 1000 seminars both online and offline, all with the primary purpose to transform lives and guide the budding entrepreneurs by sharing his experience along with several other tips and tricks.

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Ms. Swetta Jumaani

Astro Numerologist

Swetta Jumaani, the proud recipient of the Legend of India Award & Bharat Global Icon Award 2020,is perhaps best known as the leading Astro Numerologist in India and across the globe.

Swetta is an ardent fan of her father, the Eminent Numerologist Shri Bansilal M Jumaani. She keenly studied this occult science of Numerology under his competent guidance. From eminent industrialists to famous cricketers; from masses to classes, from people in cafés in New York, Amsterdam, and Sao Paulo, to those discussing her words in New Delhi and London, people everywhere turn to Swetta Jumaani to advise, mentor, lecture, and lead them toward success in both their personal life and business endeavors. In the last 18 years, Swetta has made a mark as being one of the top Numerologists in the world, with her guidance she has brought a smile to the faces of thousands of people. Amidst all this, Swetta continues to regularly do several podcasts and radio shows globally and write columns for various newspapers and magazines. With the blessings of her science and her much spread-out practice of the power of 24, she has been able to help many people reach their goals, achieve success, fight health crises and gain popularity.

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Mx. Tanvi Nair

Trans Woman, Analyst, Statistician, LGBTQ+ Advocate, DE&I Consultant, Speaker/Trainer, Content Creator

Tanvi Nair is a data analytics professional with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) focused in Statistics from Pune University.

She is an out and proud Transwoman and a vocal LGBTQ+ Advocate. She is on the core committee of the Pride as well as Disability Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in her organization and contributes to various initiatives undertaken by the ERGs. She has designed and delivered various training sessions on diversity and inclusion within and outside her organization. She has been a guest speaker at various DE&I events in organizations like Puma, Airmeet, and Zinnov. She recently addressed the students from ITI Bihar in collaboration with Quest Alliance which is a non-profit trust working in the field of education. Outside of her organization, she leads "The Ally Nation" project which works on providing free gender sensitization training in an attempt to build a strong Ally network. She is also working on an initiative called "Anantmool" to build a gender-inclusive school for Trans people which will help them integrate into mainstream society. She also collaborates with various organizations like Periferry and Indian Shades Art Management working in the field of diversity and inclusion.

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Mx. Kalki Subramaniam

Founder of Sahodari Foundation. Indian transgender activist, artist, poet, actor and writer

Kalki Subramaniam is an Indian transgender activist, artist, poet, actor, and writer. Kalki is the Founder of the Sahodari Foundation, an organization that works for the social, political,

and economic empowerment of Transgender community in India. Kalki is one of the most prominent voices in the LGBTQI community of India. She has spoken to over a million students across India and is known for her relentless and fierce activism for establishing social justice and equality for transgender community. Along with her fellow activists, she championed and lobbied for the recognition of the legal rights of transgender community, and the efforts paid off with the Supreme court of India legally recognizing transgender persons’ rights in 2014. Her collection of poetry in Tamil titled ‘Kuri Aruthean’ was published in 2014. It has been hailed as an outstanding work of poetry. Many of those poems appear in English in this book. Kalki’s debut in the Indian film world happened with ‘Narthaki’, an offbeat Tamil film about the life journey of a transsexual woman – her quest for happiness, love, and finding her identity and true happiness. She received numerous awards for social work, film performance, and her literary contributions. On March 8th, 2015 International Women’s Day, Facebook chose Kalki as one of the 12 Inspiring Women of the world who use Facebook as a community development platform for empowerment. In 2016, Kalki was nominated by L’Oreal Paris India as the ‘Woman of Worth’ under the arts category.

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Vikram Phadnis

Mr. Vikram Phadnis

Fashion Designer & Film Director

Vikram Phadnis started his career as a choreographer before rising to fame as a Fashion Designer.

He created a name in the fashion industry with his immense capability to understand and create Indian couture and a determination to become a celebrated designer. Over a period of 30+ Years in the industry, Vikram Phadnis is now a veteran and a living embodiment of what sheer hard work and consistency mean. His love for Indian styles and designs inspires him to acquire a preventive attitude towards Indian crafts and hence he maintains the traditional outlay in his designs. Having designed & styled for Salman Khan - Mr. Amitabh Bachchan - Aishwarya Rai - Sushmita Sen - Priyanka Chopra - Kareena Kapoor - Akshay Kumar - Karisma Kapoor - Kiara Advani - Sonakshi Sinha - Malaika Arora - John Abraham - Vidya Balan - today he is on the verge of making his first Hindi film as a director .. In 2017 Vikram Phadnis made his debut as a director with his Marathi film titled "Hrudayantar" which recognised him within India and internationally as an acclaimed filmmaker and then in 2019 he directed his second film titled "Smile Please".

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