The Development Dialogue hosted by Kakatiya Sandbox at Nizamabad on the 5th of February opened a great avenue for several conversations that matter. To me, it was a great source of inspiration.
I attended the event as a Social Media volunteer; my job was to capture the whole event in and out, which gave me the opportunity to move around the entire place and explore various aspects and happenings. The auditorium was loaded with guests, and the volunteers were busy organizing the event. The enthusiasm in the guests was amazing, and people were really interested in learning and writing about the things they were learning – an atmosphere that’s a fresh welcome!
The Agastya students’ science experiments were innovative. A special mention to the ‘Solar Eclipse’ demonstration where the students did a great job on showcasing the alignment of the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun. Another project that particularly caught my interest was the ‘Fire Alarm System in Buildings’ – in this, the students were smartly converting heat energy to electrical energy for generating the alarms. Although these two experiments caught my eye, I thoroughly enjoyed the others too.
What made the event more interesting was the amazing set of speakers hailing from different sectors like education, IT, medicine, and manufacturing. They shared the bitter experiences of their lives and how they fuelled those experiences for creating stories of great value. I was inspired by Lakshmi Pratury’s speech and the way she narrated the story of a ‘freshly fallen flower’. Like me, a lot of young entrepreneurs were inspired by it. But to be honest, every speaker has transformed the thought process of every individual through their talk. While “Delivery at Last Mile: Leveraging Learning and health” gave an understanding of health situations in rural India, “Catalyzing Ecosystem to Enable Economy for All” was another valuable session that taught us how to maintain and balance economy as the young entrepreneur.
In the end, the Lead Prayana students performed a flash mob and a little girl performed Bharatanatyam. Both the performances were exciting and a delight to watch.
One of the biggest lessons I’ve carried home from The Development Dialogue is that we should think big, start small and walk on every step. And that we should be passionate for our products to make them successful. The Development Dialogue is definitely a wonderful memory that I will cherish, but more importantly a path that helped me in the early days of my journey.