Embrace Failure and accept change, keeping this thought in mind we attended the ninth edition of “Voices in Vasant Valley” an event hosted by Vasant Valley School on Friday, 6th October. Graced by four eloquent and articulate speakers who each spoke about their journey to their respective successes; bound together by their failures before eventually coming out on top with their perseverance and acceptance towards change.
Our first speaker was Swati Bhattacharyai, a cheery and mirthful woman who talked about her experience in the Advertising industry. From coining the idea of the Aam Ras in Katrina Kaif’s infamous Slice advertisement to fighting against the stereotypical role of women in advertisements, Swati Bhattacharya was an honest, personal and relatable speaker.
Our second speaker was Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha, a voice for change and for education. Dr. Sinha stressed upon the importance of education and of its transformative power. Along with its transformative power he also spoke about the transformation that’s needed within the education sphere. As the founder dean of ISB and the founder of Ashoka University he aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of education.
The third speaker Laila Tyabji, a social worker and craft activist donned in the most stunning saree something she proudly showed off as a work of her craftspeople talked about her journey from block painting in Japan to now heading a non-profit NGO by the name Dastkar empowering women and their craft across the country.
Our last speaker of the day was Dr. Ritesh Malik, a medical doctor turned Entrepreneur, spoke about his journey from a little boy with a speech disorder and anxiety to being an influential Entrepreneur, promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
In conclusion, the ninth edition of "Voices in Vasant Valley" was a remarkable event that highlighted the power of embracing failure and accepting change. Through the stories shared by the four speakers, we learned that success often comes after experiencing setbacks and persevering through challenges. The event was a testament to the resilience and determination of individuals who have faced failure head-on and used it as a catalyst for personal and professional growth. It served as a reminder that failure is not something to be feared, but rather an opportunity to learn, adapt, and ultimately succeed.
Ema Satija (educator) along with two students of grade 12 – Snehal and Khushi.