MITE hosts internationally acclaimed TEDxMITE for Third time

MITE hosts internationally acclaimed TEDxMITE for Third time

Mangalore Institute of Technology & Engineering (MITE), an Autonomous Engineering and Management Studies College at Moodabidri, organised edition three of the prestigious TEDx event at its campus on December 2nd 2023. The acclaimed TEDxMITE event hosted a diverse array of speakers and performers from various walks of life. TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, it has today covered almost all topics-from science to business to music to global issues – in more than 100 languages. TEDx is an independently organized TED event in local communities around the world, serving the purpose of TED to essentially spread the power of ideas to every corner of the world.


TEDxMITE Illuminate fueled by its tagline – ‘Reflections Empowering Ingenuity’ focused on ideas that would change the world and provide a platform for ideators to speak about their ideas and inspire people of different ages, occupations, and educational levels. TEDxMITE was inaugurated by the Principal of MITE Dr. Prashanth C M, and the eminent speakers of the event. The first session presented an unveiling of ideas and performances that have moved humanity towards a new awakening. The opening talk was delivered by Mr. N S Parthasarathy, An experienced technology and leadership expert, with over 35 years in the Indian IT Sector, Partha co-founded Mindtree in 1999 and has played key roles in building the company’s technology and delivery leadership capacity. In his Talk Mr. Partha dwelled about the skills necessray for the life. He presented Five Tips to have a happy and successful life – Be Decisive, Display Energy, Have passion outside work, Learning along with contribution to the society and Be healthy. Mr. Parthasarathy along with another Co-Founder Mr. Subroto Bagchi and their wives had previously donated Rs. 450 Crores towards the establishment of a Multi specialty hospital at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

Lt Cdr Bijay Nair, a retired Indian Navy Officer, who had shown exemplary service in Operation Talwar and Operation Vijay, earning him the Vijay star and Vijay medal. He is also the author of the bestseller “They Inspire.” He spoke about his life experiences in the Indian Navy and mentioned that Navy institutions carved Youngsters like him and many. Simran Sharma, a para-athlete who won back-to-back silver medals in the 100m and 200m dash at the Para Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China, spoke about the honour to represent India and the struggle behind ascending the heights to win the glory. She dedicated the Medals to the entire country. He inspired people to overcome self doubt

Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, CEO of Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM), who has three decades of rich experience in administration, entrepreneurship, and mentoring, spoke about becoming perfect in life inspite of having lot of imperfections. He said that Perfection is not a destination but a journey, and the failures in our life will lead us to achieve more success.

The Second session of the Day witnessed Major Prajakta Desai, A trailblazer in the Indian Army, and the first woman officer to become an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Observer Pilot. Maj Prajakta wpoke about the adversities in her life, which she conquered and achieved her dreams and served

the army. Her passion for adventure sports and animal rescue, along with her remarkable achievements in beauty pageants, including Mrs. India Inc. Season 4 and Queen of the World India 2023, made her story exceptionally inspiring. Arjun Gowda, a Kannada actor and entrepreneur, in his talk shared about the hardship that people faced during the covid pandemic and how he exhibited extraordinary philanthropy by operating as an ambulance driver and assisting with the final rites of the deceased. The last speaker Mr. Nishith Parikh, As the co-founder and CEO of Hornback E-mobility, spoke about his journey of designing
the world’s first diamond frame folding electric bicycle. His success on Shark Tank highlights his entrepreneurial spirit.
Also, the TEDx MITE event had two performances from music bands. Raaga Fusion, a team that is a blend of Indian classical and contemporary music enthralled the audiences with their unique style of music. Another band from Bengaluru, The Kacheri Gang performed Indo-Western Classical fusion that resonated with audiences and left a lasting impact that is unparalleled.

The show was witnessed by participants from MITE and delegates from various parts of Karnataka. The audience also included invited guests from various companies across the country. TEDxMITE presented an unveiling of diverse ideas across various fields of society and succeeded at bringing together bright minds on a single platform. The third edition of TEDxMITE was indeed a unique event with diversity in ideas and exhilarating performances.