Speakers captivate audience during ‘Breaking the Loop’, an event of TEDxKankeSalon, organized with XISS Ranchi

International think tank TEDxKanke in association with Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi organized a TEDx Talk on the theme “Breaking the Loop” on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at XISS, knowledge partner of TEDxKanke. Together the two have collaborated to bring the best Ideators and Innovators from diverse streams with an objective to make a meaningful difference to the community.

TEDxKankeSalon is an event revolving around a globally relevant theme. A condensed version of a TEDx flagship conference, this event is distinct in its brevity and in terms of providing opportunities for conversation, networking, and close interaction between the speaker and audience. Breaking the Loop is about being an iconoclast, blasting the molds, thus ensuring continuous growth in personal, professional, and public life to benefit the community, society, and humanity as a whole.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp and a welcome note from Dr Joseph Marianus Kujur SJ, Director, XISS, expressing warm wishes to the attendees. He said that the world is changing fast and so is the market and in order to be relevant in the market we must listen to others’ ideas and adapt or relearn. Together, XISS and TEDxKanke are transforming society and conditioning it to make it a better place.

On this occasion, Sumedha Sengupta performed classical dance and Pooja Biyani performed a dance therapy session. Rajeev Kumar Gupta, Curator, TEDxKanke welcomed the audience and shared that, “Making Ranchi Knowledge Center and trying to reach people deep inside to their souls is           raison d’être of TEDx Events”.

Speakers of the TEDxTalk
MARY STELLA MICHAEL, (Entrepreneur, Educationist, Social Worker)
“Let the weak say, I am strong.’
“Value your parents, friends and the people around you. If possible, adopt a village or a child. Help people by standing courageously against any obstacle.”
ROHIT TRIPATHI, (Founder RanchiMall)
“The value of taking asymmetric bets in your life”
“Be ready to give your ideas all your life. Keep experimenting with yourself and analyzing your potential.”
SRIDHAR RAJAGOPAL, (Director, Otis Elevator Co.)
‘When The Last Mile is the First.’
“It is important to keep your ideas relevant in today’s business environment. Today the business pattern is changing. Therefore, it is necessary to design the products in a new way.”
‘Leaders for Tomorrow.’
“A leader should always be consistent in his thinking. One should always try something new to accept failure as a learning and move forward.”

‘Humans are good or bad? Rather, complex and beautiful!’
“We should understand the basic difference between free will and the will of the society. Man is not good or bad, he is unique or complex.”


The guest speakers were presented with Mementos and the session ended with a vote of thanks by Dr Amar E. Tigga, Dean Academics, XISS, who apprised that TED began in 1984 in New York, and now has reached us here in XISS Ranchi as TEDxTalk. The commonality between the two is the ‘x’ factor which represents our efforts of sharing knowledge and wisdom with all, he concluded.

The event was successfully organised by TEDxKanke team which included Kanishka Poddar, Shamik Chakraborty, Hitesh Bhagat, Alok Kumar, Amit Kumar, Pravin Rajgadia, CM Chugh, Anup Prasad, Nitish Swarup along with students of XISS from programmes in Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, and Financial Management who volunteered and made this event a grand success. The TEDxKankeSalon Talk was attended by 100 guests from Governments, Industries, Academia, and students, which included Ms Kamakshi Raman (Executive Director) IICM Ranchi, Mr Siddharth Tripathi (IFS) Senior Government Officer, Mr Raman Jha, VC Amity University Jharkhand, Mr P C Mishra, Rtd ED Coal India Ltd, Mr HP Biyani Entrepreneur and many more from different industries and educational institutions.