7th Edition of Tedx IIM ROHTAK

Rohtak, 15  November 2022: IIM Rohtak, hosted 7 th edition of TEDx IIMRohtak on 12 th November 20022 in their campus. It has been set as a benchmark for hosting such events that have, time and again, pushed the limits of creativity, thought to bring a change, a change that will create a certain alteration in the perceptions of individuals. In this event visionaries, thinkers, and doers of different disciplines from around the country brought together to create an event filled with ideas and discussions that contribute to meaningful change.

This time event explored the complicated relationship between business and nature, sustainability and economics, and between life and livelihood. With the theme of ' One step forward&#39, a step taken towards changes, a step of growth, a step of telling the tale of moving forward. The event is accumulated with renowned speakers like Dr. Vikas Mahatme, famous ophthalmologist, former Member of Parliament, Mr. Harsh Pamnani, Brand expert and author, Payal Rohatgi, Bollywood Actor, Dr. Jasmin Gupta, CEO of LXME (Financial platform for Women), Nandini Mansinghka, CEO Mumbai Angels Network, Ramveer Tanwar, Noida based Pond Man of
India. Sarah Hussain, founder of Zingyzest.

Director, IIM Rohtak, Prof Dheeraj Sharma at his opening address said,” Because of the proliferation of mobile phones and computing devices andubiquity of the internet, we have outsourced our thinking to the west. Searchengines and social media have significantly reduced deep thinking, imagination, and accommodation, which are the corner stones for the progress of the Indian society.”

 According to Dr. Jasmin Gupta, “It’s Time to change the Gender – AgnosticApproach. Today 48.5% of India’s population is women. While Lakshmi is considered the Goddess of Wealth in India, it is paradoxical to note that women and wealth do not enjoy a close relationship. As per LXME Women and MoneyPower Survey Report March 2022, 73% of women save less than 20% of their income. Shocking 49% of women are either not investing or are not aware of their investments. A whopping 63% of women prioritized Family security and child' education as the primary drivers for investments over personal goals like self-security, retirement, and starting their own business. Only 2% of women save money for their retirement. 58% of women have no insurance -life or health.92% of women do not access any financial platforms.”

Payal Rohatgi while talking about his journey said, “My father graduated from IIT Kanpur. I am a computer engineer myself. I have been great in academics. I used to take part in debates and fashion shows as well in my college days. My youth has had both the flavors of fashion and speech. If I had accepted the defeat that I faced in ‘The Femina Miss India’ pageant then it would be my final destiny but I took up the challenge and with perseverance, the title that I could manage to win was ‘Supermodel Miss Tourism World’ in Medellin, SouthAmerica. I hope to inspire the youth attending this platform to grasp the positive aspect of this experience of mine for your life journey.”

While starting his talk on the theme of the event “one step forward” Dr. VikasMahatme said “Reservation is an affirmative action by the government to offer equal opportunity to those who are socially and educationally backward. But is it really reaching the ‘Right Person? … Is a big question! The solution to this question is the Weighted Indexing System. With this, priority shall be given to a person, whose parents are illiterate, the one who comes from a village, and who took education in Municipal schools”

Mr. Harsh Pamnani emphasized, “How to distinguish yourself in acrowded market?” During his address, he said, “The way supermarkets are crowded with multiple options of well-packaged soaps, shampoos, and snacks, career markets are loaded with smart people with similar qualifications and skills. Now, think about how you make choices in a supermarket. But usually, out of many options available, you pick up a brand you trust, love, and respect. Similarly, in career markets, whether someone likes us, would want to work with us, or trust us, depends to a large degree on our personal brand. Friends, whether you are competing for promotion, looking for a job, or planning toswitch careers, you will need more than working hard, perfecting a skill, and learning a qualification alone. You need to take one step forward and build your brand to get closer to your goals.”

IIM Rohtak, an institute of national importance is a benchmark for premium management education in the country. One of the most prominent names in academia presently, the institute is known for producing high-quality literature in all functional areas of management, ranking amongst the top five IIMs in research. The only IIM in the Delhi-NCR region, IIM Rohtak offers more than 8programmes to over 1600 students, imparting knowledge with multi-disciplinary outlooks to prepare future business leaders.

By Mansi