TEDxGangtok is an independently organized TED event operated under the license from TED. The one-day conference will feature eminent speakers from different walks of life who will share unique ideas. TEDxGangtok will bring together a community of curious minds to engage with ideas and each other.
The TEDxGangtok Team is a collaboration of young and like-minded people with the vision and drive to spread ideas that are worth sharing.
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The people of Sikkim have been living in harmony with nature and their own infrastructural creations and are flourishing in the field of science, culture, technology, and art in a commendable velocity every day owing to their potency. Our mission as TEDxGangtok is to become that force and provide significant escalation to the untapped talent and potential of its people. The first TEDx city event of Sikkim will feature ideas that will redefine our thinking and encourage a platform to bring together a network of forward-looking people who can interact with each other and make an impact on the future of Sikkim. TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world, and we believe that TEDxGangtok will be the start of a future with better innovation and powerful ideas that will change attitudes, lives of the people here making them more global in their thinking and ultimately making this state a better place to live in.
There is a noticeable hustle in the streets of Gangtok and a seemingly common sentiment that resonates amongst the youth here; the sentiment towards their homeland which unifies the diverse ethnic and lingual groups in this state. A drive to better their own future and subsequently and perhaps, unbeknownst to them, the future of the state itself. This drive needs to be harnessed and given proper direction so that its full potential to enhance the society's functioning is fulfilled.
A Eutopian dream is the realization of potentials of the different systems and institutions in a society. Unlike ‘Utopia’, which is a near impossible land, a Eutopian dream lies in the possibility of its achievability through advancement in the institutions of Education, Health, Technology, Law and Order and Art.
In order to achieve this modal state where everything is in perfect order and working effectively, the biggest agents in this functioning are the common citizens and people themselves.
TEDxGangtok is an event aimed at bringing forward ideas that can fuel the drive of the youth in the state and start a discourse that is essential and significant for the betterment of the society. A society that is accepting of newer technology and is also tolerant of diversity in their own communities and the communities across the world irrespective of caste, color, gender, class or religion. Where young minds can reach their true potential and are free to choose their own paths.
With talks focussing on social issues which need hearing and ideas about upcoming technology and reforms in education, healthcare and so on, this event will equip the youth and the people with diverse and trans-disciplinary ideas and help them become better and wholesome individuals who can go forth and use these ideas and sculpt this Eutopian Dream.
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