Experts share inspirational stories at TedxGHRCE

NAGPUR: Making the people question why weren’t they happy, the youngest mystic in the world Nakul Agrawal suggested to concentrate by using a combination of six senses — touch, feel, hear, smell, taste and think — as a way to meditate and calm the mind.

Delivering a speech at ‘TEDxGHRCE’ on ‘The change’, an inspirational talk, organized by GH Raisoni College of Engineering on its Hingna campus on Monday, Agrawal compared the wandering mind to a mad bull. What comes between you and your happiness is not the moment but the mind which is lost in yesterday’s problem, he said.

The event, hosted by Nitin Jain, consisted of ten inspirational people sharing their stories with the audience.

Taniya Kurve, a young graphologist, connected with the audience in her talk ‘What would you do’. She gave a four-step framework to overcome fear to grab opportunities like asking yourself what would you do if you weren’t afraid, finding the first physical action for that step, performing that first physical action and not doubting yourself. Not what you do but what you don’t do makes all the difference, she added.

Jerryl Banait, an RTI activist, shed light on the plight of the majestic and royal ‘man labelled man-eater — tiger’. Calling the country’s laws archaic and outdated, he pointed out that they give hunters a back to justify their actions. He exposed the rather pathetic living conditions of the tiger, stating that even though the country houses 60% of the world’s tiger population, they are get demarcated and designated living areas under the disguise of national parks and sanctuaries.

He said the humans, for their greed, often encroach on these closeted forests to gather various minor produces and end up being the victim of animal attacks. He encouraged the audience to change their beliefs in thinking about the animal as ‘man-eater’ as there is no study to support it and think about the consequences if it is wiped out of the planet, and the ecological effect that will affect the environment.

Lifestyle expert Akshita Jain, who has been a victim of a life-changing injury, spoke on how she was able to gain control again through a change in lifestyle. She pointed out the paradox of how humans would go to any length to be well again when they’re sick, but refuse to continue that practice to avoid falling sick again.

She advised exercise, stress management, nutrition and healthy relationship as aspects to concentrate on.

Other speakers at the event were director of MAD Vaibhav Panpaliya, entertainer Hitesh Dewani, social activist Nakul Tijare, unorthodox reader Abhijeet Patil, psychologist Dr Rajratna Ramteke and criminal lawyer Parag Ukey.

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