Published: 17th Sep 2017
Updated: 17th Sep 2017
A student-led initiative, TILE Oakridge – Talks on Innovation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship took place, at Oakridge International School, Newton Campus. TILE is a platform where leaders and entrepreneurs come and share their inspirational stories with the audience. The young learners get an opportunity to collaborate with the most distinguished individuals who have exhibited leadership skills in some form or the other. In line with this, the students core committee opened the TILE chapter and interviewed the most eminent speakers who come from a range of fields. Dr Ekta Ahuja, the resilient director of a specialist bio-chemical MNC, a lady who defied all odds to achieve a big-time success; Shobu Yarlagadda the producer of India’s biggest blockbuster, Baahubali; and Neha Swain, the founder of Rubaroo (an NGO) and the honorary recipient of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth were the speakers at the TILE Oakridge.
While speaking about their life journey, one of the luminaries, Ekta said, “The word innovation is being too much glamorized now-a-days.” She says that in order to start something innovative and different from the world, we sit back and waste a lot of time. Adding to her words, Neha and Shobhu said, “We need to become more willing to drive the innovation rather than just planning to start.”
All the speakers appreciated the event organised by the students. They were surprised by the thought-provoking questions asked by the students which even made them to rethink the way they are doing right now.