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Greenwood High hosts its first TEDx conference

March 23, 2016

On March 12, the students of Greenwood High International School, Bengaluru organised their first ever TEDx event – TEDxGWHSchool, under the auspices of TED. The event saw participation of around 100 students from various schools in a gala event filled with brilliant speakers, thought-provoking video and mind-blowing conversation. The theme for the event, which was an independently organised TED event, was ‘Transcending Synapses’. The event featured eminent personalities sharing ideas on the massive platform. 
The event, curated over the last seven months through the organised efforts of the students, offered a platform to unleash new ideas, inspire and inform the students across the city. Focusing on its theme, the event revolved around Cultural Gaps, Language and Misunderstanding and ‘Why Ideas Take so Long to Spread’. The event hosted renowned urban vigilantes as guest speakers who spoke about their experiences and ideas in the context of this theme. Speakers such as Subrat Mohanty, Manoj Kabre, Radhika Nathan, Dr. Raju Gubbi, Meera K, Nelson Vadassery spoke at length about their journey and shared their inspired narratives with the participants. 

Students from the organising team, Raksha Murali, content producer, Shaili Mathur, sponsorship and funds manager and Riya Agrawal, event manager said, “TEDxGWHSchool gave us the opportunity to galvanise our talents while balancing our other responsibilities as students. We learned a great deal about the nitty-gritty of finances, business and developing inter-personal relationships. We spent months and countless hours in scriptwriting and rehearsing that helped us put on a great show. Sketching out a schedule, overseeing logistics, procuring supplies, and planning the numerous attendee activities was a mammothous task and we shall forever be indebted to Greenwood for giving us the opportunity to carry out the event.” 

Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High International School, said, “Obtaining a license for organising a TEDx event is a herculean task. We have always been supportive to the students and trust their capabilities to execute an event independently. The event was well thought and intricately planned by our students who had responsibly delegated work amongst themselves. We are glad that our institution has got the opportunity to host such a prestigious event. We always encourage our students to come up with new ideas and innovations and hope that this event will help bring out many such ideas among the participants”. 

Founded in 2004, Greenwood High is a highly-reputed day cum residential international school based in Bengaluru. It offers a choice of three curricula – IB, IGCSE and ICSE.

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