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Our Speakers

International wrestler, Motivational
    speaker, Health Expert and Artist

Sangram Singh

International wrestler, Motivational speaker, Health Expert and Artist

Sangram U Singh, who overcame rheumatoid arthritis through yoga and naturopathy, became a world-renowned wrestler and dedicated his life to philanthropy. He defied rural Haryana's misconceptions about organ donation and inspired many to donate organs. Sangram's philanthropic efforts range from education support for rural students to addressing gender imbalance and helping struggling athletes. He actively supports Pulwama martyrs' families and emphasizes healthy living while refusing endorsements detrimental to health. Sangram promotes clean sportsmanship and initiated charitable wrestling events for kids with cancer. He founded the KD Jadhav International Kushti Championship and veteran legends award to uplift wrestling and honor past contributors. His inspirational journey, shared through motivational speeches and Discovery Channel features, has helped people overcome depression. Sangram is a vegetarian, animal rights advocate, water conservationist, and a fitness guru for the youth through digital media. His achievements are now part of school curricula, and scholarships in his name support talented, needy students in Haryana.

Actress and Human Rights Ambassador
    South Asia. Hero Award winner
    at the UN

Sheena Chohan

Actress and Human Rights Ambassador South Asia. Hero Award winner at the UN

Sheena Chohan started with 5 years of theatre and has played the lead in 5 consecutive feature films, 3 of which were with National Award winning directors. Sheena says: “I love collaborating with directors to create characters - my favourite thing is to deeply research characters and present my ideas to my director, to help their vision come to life”. Sheena made her acting debut in an action thriller opposite Malayalam mega-star Mammootty, went on to star in two Bengali legend Buddhadeb Das Gupta productions, and was nominated for the Best Actress alongside Kiera Knightley for Mustafa Farooki's Ant Story, which was acquired by Netflix. Sheena most recently appeared as Madhuri Dixit's public relations manager on The Fame Game and as a journalist on City of Dreams' second season. She will soon be seen playing a Christian girl opposite Kajol on The Good Wife and is currently shooting a feature where she plays the lead opposite Subodh Bhave, directed by Aditya Om.

Maternal Child Consultant, Woman
    Activist & Author

Dr Mahima Bakshi

Maternal Child Consultant, Woman Activist & Author

Dr Mahima Bakshi is a renowned Maternal Child Wellness Consultant and a Woman Activist. She has authored two famous mother and child books – Birthing Naturally and Empowering You Beyond Birthing. She is a certified Waterbirth Coach, Birth Doula ,Lactation Coach and a Perinatal Mental Health Coach. She has done her PG Diploma in Reproductive Child Health Management from UNICEF. She is also the founder owner of Birthing Naturally Queen and has been promoting awareness on Maternal Mental health through her BNQ Calendar , BNQ Maternity Fashion Shows and parenting workshops. She conducts her Birthing Naturally Workshops in different cities across India to promote Natural Birth Rate in India through awareness and preparation. She is a strong supporter of Gender Equality and has been encouraging parents to follow equal parenting through her latest book and her parenting workshops. She is also a maternity influencer and a fashion model. She runs her mommy support group for new moms. She has been honoured by Governor of Haryana , Governor of Maharashtra , WCD Minister Smt Smriti Irani and National Commission for Women Chairperson. She has also been a recipient of Times Most Influential Personalities 2021 award. She has been featured on the coverpage of Woman’s Era Magazine and inside Femina . She has also been appointed as the Youth Ambassador of India by The International youth society . She represented India at the World Fashion Festival Awards 2019 held in UAE .

BOMIS Kollur Class XI

Karthikeya Vankineni

BOMIS Kollur Class XI

Karthikeya participated in the following and got recognized for his contribution and diligence . Care hospitals internship 2023-24 Shot-put (Sports week 2022-23) - Bronze Medal IC3 STUDENT VOLUNTEER 2023-24 IEO INTERNATIONAL RANK - 16 (GOLD) 2022- 23 USG Policies OM-MUN 2022-23 DIRECTOR GENERAL OM-MUN 2023-24 NGO WATERZOID CO-FOUNDER 2023-24 NGO NIRVANA FOUNDER 2023-24 Champion of Champions 2021-22 (Student of the Year) Spirit House Vice-captain 2021-22 Spirit House Captain 2022-23 Head Boy 2023-24 Harvard Model United Nations 2022-23 OM-MUN Vice-chair 2021-22 2nd WWF International Quiz 2021-22 IMUN DELEGATE 2018-19 Student of Month (4) 2021-22

BOMIS Danapur


BOMIS Danapur

Anushka is a 16 year old student at Birla Open Mind school, Patna. She has a passion for learning, sports and helping others. In her free time, she enjoy reading, traveling and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Author with published works of
    fiction for kids and young-adult

Sai Sri Aishwarya

Author with published works of fiction for kids and young-adult

Sai Sri Aishwarya Author with published works of fiction for kids and young-adult Sai Sri Aishwarya, a beloved author, touches hearts with her engaging fiction. Her short novel, cherished by many, was transformed into an audiobook by a renowned eye institute, making literature accessible to visually impaired young adults. In addition to her fiction, Aishwarya's science communication comics carry a compassionate message. They cover topics like gut health, healthy habits, and COVID vaccination, offering comfort and clarity, especially during the pandemic. Her work has been a source of hope and understanding in hospitals. In 2023, Pramerica, Inc. honoured Aishwarya with the Silver Medal for Emerging Visionary. Her dedication to her community through her writing is a testament to the profound impact of storytelling on people's lives.

Satluj Group of Schools

Yashaswani Gupta

Satluj Group of Schools

I'm Yashaswani Gupta and I am a big biology geek, I also enjoy reading fiction and traveling . I get excited to gain a new experience and learn different facts. I love engaging with people and communicating and this can either be the result of all the Trinity College communication skills exams I have taken part in or because I am generally a talkative person.

About Tedx

TEDx is a grassroots initiative, created in the spirit of TED’s overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.” TEDx brings the spirit of TED to local communities around the globe through TEDx events. These events are organized by passionate individuals who seek to uncover new ideas and to share the latest research in their local areas that spark conversations in their communities. TEDx events include live speakers and recorded TED Talks, and are organized independently under a free license granted by TED. These events are not controlled by TED, but event organizers agree to abide by our format, and are offered guidelines for curation, speaker coaching, event organizing and more. They learn from us and from each other. More than 3000 events are now held annually.

Message from our Visionaries

Event Organizer

Mr. Yash Birla


Dive into the Visionary Message from Our Chairman! Here at Birla Open Minds, we don't just follow traditions; we create them. Our legacy, rooted in the illustrious Birla family, has always been about nation-building and crafting a brighter future. At the heart of this mission lies a profound understanding of the transformative power of a world-class education system. But we aren't content with the status quo. We're on a thrilling journey to redefine education in India. Our Chairman, the driving force behind this revolution, has embarked on a mission to become a true catalyst for change in every corner of the educational landscape. Whether it's nurturing the minds of our youngest learners in preschools, shaping the future leaders of tomorrow in K-12 institutions, advancing the horizons of higher education, or harnessing the potential of technological and vocational training, we're there every step of the way. What sets us apart is our commitment to building a unifying culture that binds us together. We're not just an educational institution; we're a community. We're not just delivering education; we're crafting rich educational experiences. We're not just solving problems; we're developing innovative solutions that resonate with the diverse needs of our learners. But it doesn't stop there. Our mission extends beyond the classroom. We're nurturing a deep sense of connection to society, a keen understanding of the economy, and an unwavering commitment to protecting our environment. In doing so, we're not just creating educated individuals; we're shaping responsible citizens who will make a positive impact on the world.

Event Organizer

Mr. Nirvaan Birla

Managing Director

our youngest members, our tiny tots, hold the key to the future. The values we instill in them today will shape the responsible citizens of tomorrow. It is within this framework that education emerges as a pivotal force, molding young minds as they journey towards adulthood. During these formative years, the responsibility for nurturing these budding minds rests both with parents and the education sector. Together, they lay the foundation upon which future generations will build their dreams and ambitions. It is at the preschool level that children take their first steps into the world beyond the safety of their homes—a pivotal moment that leaves an indelible mark. We are not just educators; we are architects of dreams. We are not just teaching; we are sculpting. Every day, we strive to create an environment that fosters curiosity, encourages exploration, and instills the values that will serve as the bedrock for our young learners. Together, as a community of parents, educators, and stakeholders, we have the power to create a brighter future, one enriched by the values and wisdom imparted to our children during these foundational years.