2nd March 2018, Bangalore: For the very first time, the magnificent auditorium of New Horizon College of Engineering witnessed TEDx event. TEDxNHCE, curated by Mr. Shubhang Misr, a fourth year Engineering student saw the most enthusiastic and engaged crowd. Going with the theme of 1s and 0s, and wonderfully cast tag line of ‘Braving the ups and downs’, the organizers were sure of one thing that every single person would be able to connect to it and relate to it. 14 diverse speakers from different walks of life were chosen to speak at the inaugural edition of TEDxNHCE. The event that commenced at 9.00 am, saw Mr. Bobby Joshi, one of the best travel and landscape Photographers India has ever seen as the first speaker. He was succeeded by Mr. Rajesh Jagasia, Director of Art of Living programs, followed by Dr. Benny Prasad, world record holder, delightful musician and amazing human being. The array of other speakers included some eminent personalities like Dr. RM Vasagam-Former Senior Scientist at ISRO, Dr. KN Ganeshaiah – an agricultural Scientist and a Novalist, Mr. Sachin Gupta – Co-Founder and CEO of Hacker Earth, Mr. John Niklas – Musician and beat boxer, Ms. Samara Mahindra – Successful entrepreneur, Dr. Pavan Soni – an Innoivation Evangelist, Mr. Balaganesh – a former Educator, Ms. AM Laurent – an astute techie, who built a fully working robot at the mere age of twelve, Ms. Anushree Chokappa – freelance Visual Artist and Designer, Mr. Jithesh Pamnani – Alumnus of New Horizon College of Engineering and currently working at Decision Resources Group as Lead QA Engineer, and Mr. Vaibhav Sharma – another Alumnus of New Horizon College of Engineering.
The event also saw two amazing performances. The band which goes by the name “Space is all we have” and specializes in Ambient space rock, did not spare one person present in the auditorium from head banging to their tunes. The songs from their latest album ‘craters’ changed the whole mood of the place. The second performance was by Hariharan, a Beatboxer.
The event went up to 7.00pm, with 3 breaks for refreshments. The speakers, performers and all the attendees were given a specially crafted personalized goodie bag, which in addition to the goodies homed the hard work, prayers and love from the team.