SMVDU Katra, 24thOct. 2018. When it comes to inspire the students, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University leaves no stone unturned. Following this, under the aegis of TEDxSMVDU various interactive talks were organised where speakers from diverse backgrounds delivered talks and enlightened the students with their words of wisdom. Inspiring talks were delivered by different speakers, including Dr. Shankar Venugopal (Dean of Mahindra, Technical Academy), Mr. Akash Srivastava(CEO,Flydex Automobiles Pvt. Ltd.), Ms.Sandhya Suri (Retd. Naval Officer &Executive DirectorDivotePvt. Ltd.), Mr. AmitabhReu (AssociateDirector&Business Head Panasonic), Ms. Damini Mahajan (Co-founder & CEO, Wemakescholars.com), Dr. Awdhesh Singh(Retd. IRS Officer) and Mr. ChandanBhawnani(Executive Vice President, Yes Bank ). This student initiative event was well coordinated under the able guidance of SMVDU faculty members: Dr.R.K.Jha; Dr. H. G Mishra; and Mr.Mir Irfan Ul Haq. The Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, Dr. Sanjeev Jain believes that this short talk model is more appropriate for young minds and it works more than a formal classroom teaching, since present day education demands inspiring more than teaching. The student volunteers, namely Mr. Tarun Mahajan & Mr. Ashutosh Pandey,presented the vote of thanks.