Josh Talks, in collaboration with Facebook and NxG Ventures, Organizing an event at PSIT, Kanpur on 7 April 2018 . This is a one day action packed event which brings incredible stories of gritty people who are most likely to be your next role models. Josh Talks aims to use power of stories to inspire individuals to pursue their passion
Here is the speaker lineup of Josh Talks Kanpur 2018:
1. Aseem Trivedi – Political Cartoonist
Known for his political satire, Aseem Trivedi is one of the staunchest champions of the Freedom of Expression Act. In 2012, he received the Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award for his extremely thought-provoking work.
2. Samina Bano – Social Entrepreneur
Samina Bano is building an inclusive and accountable education system. At an early age, Samina’s left leg got permanently paralyzed to an extent of 55%, which strengthened her conviction that education was the only way for and creating a fulfilling life for herself.
3. Ekansh Mittal – Stock Market Wizard
Ekansh Mittal founded his equity research firm Katalyst Wealth in 2011. He was featured in Forbes India’s 2015 edition of Wealth Wizards.
4. Palak Gaur – Social Worker
Palak Gaur has spearheaded the clean-up of her malin basti, a small neighbourhood tucked away in a slum in Kanpur. She is one the uncelebrated brand ambassadors of India’s sanitation movement.
5. Peeyush Meena – Student Extraordinaire
Peeyush Meena secured the 453rd rank in the JEE-Advanced exam. He shifted to the tiny 8×8 cell in Kota’s open Pr*son in 2014.
6. Shruti & Gore Bhatla – Students, Bal Shree Award Winners
Shruti and Gore Bhatla suffer from ontogenesis imprecate, an incurable genetic bone disorder, but that did not deter them from chasing their dreams. They recorded a music album with eminent Bollywood playback singers like Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu and Sadhna Sargam.
7. Arjav Jain – Visually Impaired Board Topper
Arjav Jain scored 96% in his class 12th boards. Computer softwares JAWS and NVDA helped Arjav to accomplish his mission of appearing in the exams.
8. Amit Verma – Speed Painter
Amit Verma is a leading live speed painter in North India. He’s best known for his murals and fine art.
9. Aditya Rahul – Documentary Filmmaker
Filmmaker Aditya Rahul won the Golden Beaver award for his documentary on psychopaths at the National Science Film Festival in 2017. The year before that, he won the same award for his documentary Ants: A Tiny Creature.
10. Atul Mehra – Chairman, Tasty Dairy Specialities Ltd
Under Atul Mehra’s guidance, Tasty Dairy crossed a turnover of 250 crores in 2013-14, registering an annual growth of more than 28%. The company has been bestowed with several awards, notably Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award and National Productivity Award.
11. Dilpreet Kaur – Math Prodigy
Popularly known as ‘Calculator Girl’ — Dilpreet Kaur is a class 10th student in Kanpur. Dilpreet can perform 11 mathematical calculations in a record time ranging from 15.83 seconds to 1.36 minute.
12. Aparna Kumar – IPS Officer & Mountaineer
IPS Officer Aparna Kumar became the first Indian woman to scale Mount Manaslu, which is the eighth highest peak in the world. She has already successfully climbed the highest peaks of six continents out of seven continents.
13. Simran Singh – Coding Genius
Simran Singh designed an app named Project Vision which predicts algae levels, and plots it in the form of an image on the laptop screen. His app earned him a cash prize of $3000 at the Imagine Cup-Earth competition.
14. Rahul – Social Entrepreneur
At EezyNaukari, Rahul Patel has built a tech-enabled platform to connect rural job seekers with right opportunities.
Uplifting stories and thought-provoking experiences come together to take you on a roller coaster journey of ideas. Join Josh Talks on 17th Feb 2018 at PSIT, Kanpur!
Date: 7 April 2018
Time: 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Venue: Pranveer Institute of Technology(PSIT), Kanpur