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Current Speakers


Current Speakers

Dr. Nayana Patel

Dr. Nayana Patel, the Medical Director of Akanksha Infertility Clinic, is one of the most worldwide renowned professionals in the field of IVF and Surrogacy. She has been assisting individuals as an IVF specialist since 1991and enriching their lives with unparalleled happiness in the form of children. Dr. Patel's initial surrogacy case was Asia's first and the world's fifth example of a surrogate grandma.

Completing her MBBS with five gold medals, beginning her career in 1991 in a tiny hamlet in Gujarat, being recognized and honored by over 20 prestigious organizations till now, and appearing in Oprah Winfrey's talk show, Dr. Nayana's achievements and her never-ending efforts to make a change goes on. Despite all of the criticism on the grounds of commercial surrogacy, Dr. Patel has remained dedicated to her true motto "Patient To Parent" and therefore "Broken The Archetype"!

Ms. Divya   Shetty

Ms. Divya Shetty, CEO and Co-Founder of Pepaa, and COO and Co-Founder of Infinite Cercle, is dedicated to providing zero waste alternatives to protect the environment. She graduated as an Engineer in Information Science and worked as a software engineer for two years before beginning her entrepreneurial path and her quest to give the world sustainable solutions.

With the objective of managing waste in the country, she started Pepaa (formerly known as Plantcil), which provides a circular solution for the widespread stationery and packaging waste around the world. She launched Infinite Cercle to emphasize creating circular economy solutions and enabling corporations across the world to achieve zero waste and reduce carbon footprints.

She has won multiple awards for her work with organic farmers, rural women entrepreneurs and waste collection champions. We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Divya Shetty at TEDxGCET 2022 on the 24th of September, and cannot wait to hear her ideas that are shaping the world!

Mr. Jay Chhaniyara

is a stand-up comedian, and a familiar face to many, who brings laughter and joy to the lives of millions through his comedy. Although being diagnosed with the congenital disorder cerebral palsy at an early age, he gave it a tough fight and never let the disorder get in his way. With his extraordinary creativity and brave heart, he arrived in Mumbai to compete in "Koi Bhi Aao-Hansa Ke Dikhao" and won it two years in a row.

He gained the spotlight when he appeared on Star One's "The Great Indian Laughter Challenge". He had also appeared on SAB TV's "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah" in 2011. He continues to bring joy to millions with his talent.

We cannot wait to host him at TEDxGCET 2022 on the 24th of September, and hear his incredible talk and ideas!

Mr. Madhish Parikh

Mr. Madhish Parikh is the founder of Elixir Foundation, an organization co-founded by the President Award Winners of the Government of India which actively engages the youth in nation-development programs.

Brought up in Ahmedabad, he’s an active Youth Leader associated with many social change making organizations. While studying to become an engineer, Mr. Madhish was always more inclined toward Social Services. For his remarkable efforts and services, he was honoured with the “Indira Gandhi Award” by the Honourable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, and a “National Youth Award” by the Government of India. He has been an Indian Delegate to ‘Women Higher Education for Disarmament and Peace, Vienna Forum’ at the UN Head Quarters in Vienna, Austria.

In the contribution fragment, his current portfolios also include Co-Founder of Invincible NGO, Truecaller Brand Ambassador, NSS Advisory Board Member at Gujarat Technological University, Microsoft Student Partner, Member at World Youth Alliance, and Global Shaper at Ahmedabad Global Shapers and the World Economic Forum. He has been awarded the ‘Best NSS Volunteer’, ‘Gujarat State NSS Award’, and ‘Volunteer Hero Award’. Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, has also recognized his Statue Cleaning Initiative of national icons.

These statistics go on to show what an enormous proficient youth leader Mr. Madhish Parikh is in making! We are overjoyed to host him at TEDxGCET 2022 and are eagerly looking forward to hearing his vivacious ideas

Mr. Mohit Jain

Mr. Mohit Jain, the Founder & CEO of MJ Solutions, is one of India's youngest self-taught entrepreneurs. MJ Solutions is an award winning full-service, web-development & marketing agency. Having more than 5 world records to his name, one for creating 36 websites within 12 hours, he is skillful blend of a programmer, learner, mentor, dreamer, innovator and achiever.

He is also the founder of India’s first news portal for YouTube and OTT platforms named OnPlay News, where he has interviewed some of the top YouTubers and Celebrities Bhuvan Bam, Amit Bhadana, Harsh Beniwal, and more!

An exemplar of our theme Breaking the Archetype, he has proved that being a dropout cannot stop you from achieving great things. He has been designated as a Founding team member / CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) and as a Business Development Lead in his past organizations.

We're delighted to have him at TEDxGCET 2022 on 24th September and eager to hear his ideas!

Mr. Anant Ladha

Mr. Anant Ladha is one of the most recognizable faces today in the personal finance and investing domain. He is India’s leading content creator and founder of the channel, ‘Invest Aaj for Kal’. With over 20 lakh subscribers on social platforms, he is a voice of clarity in an often blurred and confusing world of stock markets.

Starting out as an Article Assistant for a leading audit firm, Mr. Anant Ladha holds the trinity of financial merits. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Accountant (CA), and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). His attainments go even further as he holds an LLB degree and he is also an FPSB Certified Investment Planner. With such mastery of financial instruments in his arsenal, Mr. Anant Ladha also manages a 25-year-old investment firm with 30,000+ trusted investors.

The other side of his ventures is even more interesting. Mr. Anant Ladha has been awarded by the Govt. of Rajasthan for spreading financial literacy and was designated as a ‘Creator on the Rise' by YouTube India. He has engaged in over 300 sessions for wealth building and finance in coordination with State Governments. His opinions add value to several financial news behemoths like ET Now, BloombergQuint, CNBC, and his articles have been published in media houses like Outlook Money, LiveMint, TOI, Economic Times, Hindustan Times, DNA India, NDTV India, etc.

These credentials only support the fact that Mr. Anant Ladha’s immense work in educating people about wealth creation is essential in today’s time. We are delighted to have him on board for TEDxGCET and can’t wait for his words on money and wisdom.

Ms. Sapna Vyas

Ms. Sapna Vyas is a certified coach with American Council on Exercise (ACE), she is a Weight Management Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist and Health Coach. She is also an author, Public Speaker and Entrepreneur. Her achievements includes her being a member of the general body of the Sports Authority of India and Fit India Icon.

Ms. Sapna’s work revolves around the idea of helping people to adopt a healthy lifestyle through her writing, speaking engagements and workshops. She has over 9 years of consulting and coaching experience in the field of fitness and weight management. She conducts regular lectures at various dignified institutes across the country such as IIT Roorkee, IITBHU and Patiala University.

When she documented her journey in a video, she was inundated with requests for tips. That's when she decided to use the power of social media. She has made an impression using social media websites like Instagram and YouTube channels, where she not only gives workout guidance but also diet and nutrition tips. Her social media influence garnered a whopping 1.6M followers.

Her fitness journey is a testament to the fact that you can achieve your fitness goals with determination and rigorous training. Witness her journey at TEDxGCET 2022 on the 24th of September.

Ms. Bhargsetu   Sharma

Ms. Bhargsetu Sharma is a former NCC Cadet and an animal welfare activist from Vadodara, Gujarat. Despite such a young age, she has garnered citations which go on to show her dedication towards her craft. She is the only recipient of Raksha Mantri Padak 2019. Additionally, she has also received the Deputy CM Bravery Certificate.

Walking a distinct path right since her college days, Ms. Bhargsetu Sharma graduated from Maharaja Sayajirao University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology, and a Master’s of Social Work. These degrees are a testament to her contribution in the society. She is the founder of Humans with Humanity, an Animal Welfare organisation which has rescued 4000+ animals till date. She also serves as the CEO and founder for Aatmann Setu Pvt. Ltd.

Taking a path which most people only think of venturing into is a courageous act, and Ms. Bhargsetu Sharma has a series of such adventures under her belt. During her time in the National Cadet Corps (NCC), she contributed in Narmada Sailing Expedition, All India Trekking Expedition, and was awarded the Best Cadet of NCC 2017. Trained in various activities such as weapons, seamanship, and drills, sports also constitute a large part of her life. She is a Silver Medalist in Khel Mahakumbh 400m swimming.

Her experiences and ventures will highlight important aspects about life, discipline, and social welfare. Such messages will be truly inspiring for the audiences and we are so excited to have Ms Bhargsetu Sharma on board for TEDxGCET 2022.

Mr. Vishal Parekh

Mr. Vishal Parekh is an actor and a blooming content creator with a social media family of 728K on Instagram and 40K on YouTube.

He is an artist with a pure heart and never endeavours to keep up with the social media race. Instead, he aims to make the world around him a happy place. He has proved that 'laughter is, and will always be, the best kind of therapy'. The pandemic has made us realise even more the value of people like him who can make us smile in any possible way.

Viewers have adopted their admired Vishal DOP's creative and relatable content as he presents everyday anecdotes and observances in a hilarious way.

We can't wait to hear Mr. Vishal Parekh's "ideas worth spreading" when he visits TEDxGCET 2022 on September 24.

Mr. Vishnu   Vardhaan

Mr. Vishnu Vardhan is the founder of multiple sustainable startups, cooperating with the world's leading sustainability-focused brands in assisting them to provide solutions for their industrial waste. Through his startups, he is deeply engrossed in making the Earth a greener and cleaner place.

He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Infinte Cercle (Cercle X), a tech-driven waste management firm. He is also the Co-Founder of Pepaa (formerly Plantcil), a full-stack sustainable solutions provider for brands and zero waste lifestylers. His significant contributions through Pepaa include making India’s first plantable seed paper newspaper, making plantable Rakhis for Raksha Bandhan, and many other outstanding works. Moreover, he has been the Founder and Co-Founder of Indian Superheroes and Rentokart.

Mr. Vishnu Vardhan has been awarded the "Young Leaders Creating a Better World for All" honor by the Women Economic Forum and the prestigious "Mahatma Gandhi Changemaker Award" for his remarkable contribution to leading the world toward sustainability.

We can't wait to listen to him share his ideas on the theme "Breaking the Archetype" at TEDxGCET 2022 on September 24.

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