Rishihood University to host inaugural TEDx event focusing on building a social impact ecosystem and self-reliant nation building

New Delhi: Rishihood University, is all set to host an upcoming TEDx event, themed “Adhikam Astu – Be More” on Saturday 27th February, 2021 at its Sonipat campus. The aim is to build a like-minded community of individuals to converge, share stories on the determination and mentality required to catalyse positive social change. The event will host renowned personalities, effecting social impact at scale in their respective domains. The TEDxRishihoodUniversity platform is envisioned to inspire students and youth movements to embrace community building efforts, focused on enhancing social impact via industry, academia, NGO and ecosystem collaboration.

Some of the esteemed speakers include, Ameya Prabhu, well known author and financial services entrepreneur, Bharat Bhushan Tyagi, Padma Shri awardee, responsible for training more than 80,000 farmers in organic farming & sustainable agricultural practices, Kunal Bhai Tailor, well know social activist working towards equitable inclusion of the physically challenged, Maj General Bipin Bakshi, recipient of the Vishisht Seva Medal, Rajiv Sikka, CEO, startup mentor and current CEO of IndianOil Adani Gas Ltd and Urvashi Kaur, famed fashion designer known for endorsing an alternate fashion movement inspired by heritage, organic textiles and natural dyes.


Shedding some more light on the event, Sahil Aggarwal, CEO & CoFounder, RIshihood University said, “We aimed to do something truly unique when envisioning Rishihood University. Community collaboration and individual mettle is one of the pillars to creating a social impact ecosystem and nation development. We want to bring together the brightest minds to help take new India to the next level. If the ongoing pandemic has taught us one thing, it is that lofty ambitions of development, inclusion and equitable upliftment can only take place when India’s youth become wholeheartedly involved, exchange ideas and collaborate to effect change”


Founders at Rishihood University include eminent educationists, entrepreneurs, public leaders such as Mr. Ajay Gupta, CEO of Bachpan Play Schools & Academic Heights Public Schools, Maj General (retd) DN Khurana, on the board of Indian Institute of Management (Lucknow), Dr. Harsh Mahajan, Padma Shri awardee and the President of the Indian Radiology & Imaging Association (IRIA), amongst others.


Rishihood University is committed to building a social impact ecosystem focused on nation building and regularly hosts such initiatives. Most recently it co-hosted the Tech4Heritage hackathon, which focused on utilising Deep learning, ML, AI and Image Processing to develop solutions for the ongoing Rejuvenation of India’s Heritage Sites.