TEDx At AIIMS!
Technology, entertainment, design or better known as TED, is a global platform where world’s leading thinkers and speakers come together for a symposium of sorts and engage in meaningful discourse and inspiration generation. It has boasted of luminaries as Shashi Tharoor, Pranav Mistry and Kiran Bedi as some of its speakers and is undoubtedly a formidable social platform. In this spirit, TEDx is a program of local, self organised events that bring people together for a TED like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.In lieu of all this, the news that TED is arriving at AIIMS Delhi for one of its coveted talks has generated a lot of traction and excitement. TEDx AIIMS is the first of its kind TEDx event to be organised in a medical college in India. The eagerly awaited event is going to take place on the 14th of September in the New Delhi campus of AIIMS, Delhi.
It endeavours to be a platform for ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ on the theme ‘The Vitals’. In a medical school a great deal of stress is laid on a patient’s vitals (namely Pulse, Blood Pressure, Respiratory Rate and Temperature) as an accurate estimation of these vitals can many a time save a life. The ancient Greeks stressed a lot on the importance of these primary body functions hence the name vitals) and all the knowledge of medication and diagnosis has flowed from that.
At TEDx AIMS, the focus will be on vitals which can make a life. It shall be a platform where speakers who are stalwarts in their fields would share their stories and ideas on a range of topics like the never say die zeal, entrepreneurship, spirit of inclusion and tolerance, global outlook etc. Thus, this promises to not be merely a session where eminent doctor and surgeons will congregate and bombers the brilliant students of the best medical school in India with redundant stuff about medical vital but about those vitals which make life worth living.
Thus, come September, many of the denizens of the hallowed portals of AIIMS Delhi will be bedazzled by the illuminating TED talks. Watch out this space for more.
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