“The danger of Adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.”
On 6th March IMI organized its most coveted event, TEDx-themed as "Anecdote of Adventure" to understand why adventure is important in life and how it has been affected by the pandemic. IMI Bhubaneswar hosted 6 honorable speakers, first on the list was Mr. Sandeep Kocchar who is the founder and CEO of blewminds.com. He uses storytelling as an instrument to change and transform lives. Second, on the list was Miss Sonal Giani. She is n LGBTQ activist, filmmaker, co-founder of Mumbai-based support groups 'Yariyan' and 'Umang'- a safe space for lesbians, bisexual women, and transpersons. Third was Miss Kritika Goel. She is a Travel and Lifestyle blogger and YouTuber who documents her adventures and travel stories. The list was followed by the 4th speaker who was Mr. Shakti Singh Sekhawat aka ‘Travelling Mondays’. A travel filmmaker who now considers himself a wanderer. The fifth speaker on the list was Ms. Reenu Khurana, Life and Mind fitness coach, a die-hard optimist, and an adventurist. She is one of the earliest women entrants to the officer cadre of the Indian Army and joined the prestigious defense services in 1994. The 6th speaker was Mr. Ajay Kelkar, co-founder of Hansa Equity and Ex-CMO of HDFC Bank.
With so diverse list of speakers, IMIB welcomed the epitome of ideas which would spark the heart and mind of every listener. Although the time was hard and the talk was to be conducted in an online mode, students did not lose their heart and worked very hard to make it a success story.