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Respect The Present

10th January,2023
Krishna Vihar, Basukinath, Dumka, 814101, Jharkhand 


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The youth from Jharkhand have come together to host a TEDxYouth in Basukinath on 10th Jan,2023. This is historic as this is happening in Dumka for the first time. Hosting this TEDx means mostly young speakers from different professions like entrepreneurs, change-makers, student leaders, CEO and professionals will deliver a TEDx talk on the theme - Respect The Present.
As per organizer Aditya Raja, he has provisioned to make the event inclusive and hence, he decided to have the voice of differently abled too in the talk series. He aims to give the youth the prestigious TEDx platform to bring out ideas worth spreading.
Most of the speakers are first time speakers barring 1 repeat speaker. This means new young faces are given the opportunity to speak at TEDxYouth@Basukinath. Speaking for the speakers, Aditya said, "We allowed youth to explore different topics and try new ideas. Now with our set of speakers, we aim at breaking stereotypes and genuinely brining fresh narratives directly from the youth."



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Shambhawi Spriha

Shambhawi Spriha is a young English enthusiast. She hails from Dumka, Jharkhand. Her degree is in English literature, she did her post graduation in that discipline.


Interestingly, she is a person with many talents, one of her talent is that she can teach. Also, she aspires to be a full-time teacher and help the young learners of the nation.

Jitender Girdhar
Lifelong Learner

Jitender Girdhar is a Bestselling Author, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur, Creator, Writer at The Times of India, and a Mentor. He is one of the top 200 Indian creators on LinkedIn, and has a following of more than 110,000.

He is best known for his articles on Mind & Body, Human Behavior, and Cricket, published in The Times of India, and his Bestselling book 'Think EPIC: Rewire your Brain and Re-create your life story into a Bestseller'

He studied entrepreneurship at ‘IIM Calcutta’, and was awarded ‘Fellowship’ by esteemed Institutions from Australia & United Kingdom (UK). On the business front, he founded a couple of consulting businesses serving international market in UK, Australia and Middle East and has been serving this industry for More than 20 Years.

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Ashish Shanker

Mr. Ashish Shanker is MD & CEO at Motilal Oswal Private Wealth. Ashish has close to 2.5 decades of experience in managing money and financial services. He has been Motilal Oswal for a decade and has been instrumental in building the investment platform and the business of private wealth where they advise over 5000 families. He is the author of the monthly research publication “Alpha Strategist”.

And the architect of several proprietary investment frameworks. As an official spokesperson, he appears regularly on leading business media channels to give his views on markets and investments. He has also authored several articles on investments, capital markets and economic outlook in several leading dailies and financial publications.

Advait Danke
Sound Consultant

A digital transformation expert, marketing consultant, branding strategist, DJ, sound engineer and a speaker, Advait Danke is on a mission to empower individuals and businesses with omnichannel, empathy and performance driven strategies to reach their goals while creating positive change and impact for a better world by finding their true resonance. His vision is to create brands that matter. He mentors with passion and creativity, guiding his clients to effectively strengthen and elevate their purpose to new heights. He works on web 3.0, metaverse, and business strategy at Wow Labz.


His cutting-edge research on sound, music and audio technology has enabled him to create a methodological process to evolve and transform one’s body, mind, emotions and cognition with sound and music. Due to his wide range of experience, he speaks on a variety of subjects, ranging from music, growth, business & technology.

Kaushal Sahu

Kaushal Sahu is a young entrepreneur and a social leader. He has lead many social and business enterprises, like Rotaract South East Asia, and Workshopopedia. Currently, he is the Founder of a startup Workshopopedia which aims to work as a platform for extracurricular activities in tier 2 and tier 3 cities.


Academically, he is doing Master's program from IIM Kashipur.


As a guest, he has delivered many sessions in various top Institutes across the globe - E Cell IIT Bombay, IIT Jodhpur, NIT Surathkal. For his impactful work, he has got many awards, many times at National and International level.

Ajeya Raj
International Player

Ajeya Raj is born and brought up in Garwa, Jharkhand. He has represented India in Boccia International games. 5 National Medals are in his name.


He did all this despite having spinal cord injury below the c4 level, which is one of the highest cervical injuries in human body. Yet, he operates fully with his mouth controlled wheelchair.


Additionally, he is the sole bread winner of his family of 8 members. As a manager, he works 10 hrs at FnB and the social media handle of Chandigarh Spinal Rehab.

Shubhanshu Shekhar Shukla

Shubhanshu Shekhar Shukla, a BIT Mesra alumni, co-founded nationally acclaimed NGO DRISTI. Throughout his education, he strived for excellence. As an Ed-Tech veteran for 7+ years, he understood technology's potential to change lives. He and his team at DRISTI aim to improve lives of less fortunate people by helping them train through technology. He is spiritual and believes in "Changing Today for a better tomorrow." He has successfully scaled multiple businesses and has dedicated the last decade to DRISTI's mission, setting a path for future generations to follow.

Sanya Raj
Student Leader

Sanya Raj is a Public Speaker and Student Leader from Ranchi. She is a young change-maker. Currently studying Class12 from Delhi Public School, Ranchi. Her interests are oration and event management.


Additionally, she has started a small NGO called "Reha" that aims to providing unprivileged kids with many opportunities. She also aims to join the Indian Civil Services so that she will get a better platform to achieve her goals. She wants to contribute to the betterment of the society, thereby wanting the world to be more egalitarian.

Shivangi Kumar
Social Visionary

Shivangi is a Class 11 student from DPS Ranchi. She likes to strive for more than what is considered possible, she has always taken keen interest in various fields like music, art, speech and debate. She has been winning awards - interschool debate and song competition etc. 


Moreover. she been a Public Speaker and she has keen interest in MUNs and diplomacy. As a young social visionary, she has envisioned bringing change in the society, to make it more tolerant, just and inclusive.

Rohit Raj
Public Speaker

Rohit Raj is a Public Speaker and a grade 11 student of DPS Ranchi. He has been a public orator and an extremely active participator in debating, MUN, and other public speaking spheres.


Additionally, he also believes that talking and deliberation is a way out as a solution. He describes himself to be a problem solver and conflict manager. With, collaboration and team work, he is at his best.

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Eva Mary Hormise
Creative Writer

Eva Mary Hormise is a young author and a creative writer. Her debut novel The Csirars was published when she ways 11 year's old.
Leading newspapers like The Times of India and The Kuwait Times have recognized her work. She writes poetry, essays, and scripts. They are the major activities she is involved in,

Interestingly, she was also a winner of All India RJ Hunt by Harper Collins Learning India. Her knack of creative pursuit made Eva get selected as an interviewer for the Youth Forum Switzerland.

Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta

Popularly known as the Wheelchair Warrior of India, Dr. Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta is a Author, Singer, Composer, Goodwill Ambassador, and India’s first disabled Certified Happiness Coach. Despite having a rare brittle bone disease and a 90% disabled body, Dr. Sai Kaustuv has motivated millions globally with his infectious smile and unbreakable spirit.
For his versatile singing, he won the Best Child singer Award “Dishari” from West Bengal. More than 300 compositions are penned and tuned by him. His music videos are very famous and have been shared by legendary artists like Shreya Ghoshal, A.R. Rahman, Bela Shende, etc


As a young self-taught Musician, Prasheel devised his own concept for learning music. Over a period of time, he taught himself to play 10 Musical Instruments. Additionally, he is an active stage artist where he performed many jingles and cover songs in different languages. As a keenly experimental person, he has tried and tested different music styles, instruments, and vocals.

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