XISS students participate in TEDxKanke’s ‘The Billion Dream’s’ event

TEDxKanke is known to bring in local, national and global innovators, change makers, and design thinkers to inspire critical thinking by sharing powerful ideas. This is a belief that sharing ideas can change attitudes, lives and ultimately our world. Joining them on this journey – ‘The Billion Dream’s on April 9, 2022; was Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi as the knowledge partner of the event.

The new season of TEDxKanke: The Billion Dreams unfolded the stories of people who dreamt and then turned mountains to live those dreams and perhaps this has always been the uniqueness of TEDx Kanke, they share the stories and experiences of people with the world and instill motivation in its audience that all dreams can be achieved if you believe in it.

XISS, Ranchi which has recently signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TEDxKanke provided 26 students from its various programmes of Human Resource Management, Marketing Management and Financial Management to volunteer and make this event a grand success.

Director, XISS, Ranchi, Dr Joseph Marianus Kujur SJ shared his views on the Institute facilitating the event as a knowledge partner and said that XISS is elated to be associated with TEDxKanke for such an event. As a knowledge partner for the event, students of XISS have actively participated in the event and I am affirmed that this exposure will not just help them have an experience of a lifetime, but it will also benefit them to hone their managerial skills and urge them to think outside the box and network with people across the globe. The interactions and networking with people associated with TEDxKanke would be helpful not just for the students but also for the faculty and the management of the Institute.

He elaborated on the association and stated that the two organizations have many common grounds such as their resilience from adversities such as the pandemic, their experiences of managing an organization with the goal of educating and motivating through shared compassion and their belief in empowering the community. We are really looking forward to form a long-term partnership with TEDxKanke and also hoping to have one such event in the XISS campus as well in the near future, he added.

Rajeev Kumar Gupta, Curator, TEDxKanke appealed everyone join hands together to make Ranchi an Idea Hub. He said that an Idea is the first step to open the rest of stairs of Life and Career.

The sponsors for the event were Tata Steel, Adani, Coal India Limited(CIL), Jharkhand Renewable Energy development agency (JREDA), Government of Jharkhand, Steel Authority of India Limited Centre for Engineering and Technology (SAIL CET) Ranchi, Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) and Amity University.

Speakers’ details and the topic of their talk

Aakanksha MongaTravel Blogger
Subodh PoddarArtist
Angad DaryaniStart-up
Ankit LalPolitics
Marwan AbubakarStart-up
Temsutula ImsongNGO
Satyarup SiddhantaMountaineer
Prashant PittiEasemytrip
Ali AfrozLaw Student
Shubhasish ChakrabortyNGO/Tribal Work
Alisha PradhanMedia
Harish PatelActor
Temjen Amna AlongPolitician
Palash SenMusician

About TEDx, x = independently organised event: The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

About XISS

67 years post its genesis, XISS has become one of the most renowned and reputable institution with its vision to envision a centre of academic excellence towards creating a sustainable society with peace, justice and reconciliation. XISS has been striving towards a mission to become a leading management school in India by offering a portfolio of academic, research, social involvement and outreach programmes and to create leaders with conscience, compassion, competence, and commitment for sustainable development and empowerment of the marginalised. XISS believes in Nurturing Professionals, with a Difference.