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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
For 20 years now, Dr Vijaya Venkat, founder of the Health Awareness Centre in Mumbai, has been urging people to take health in their own hands and in the process contribute to the welfare of Planet Earth. Her radical views on nutrition, backed by four decades of research on the subject, embody a deeper philosophy that ensures food a pivotal role in ensuring sound health for the individual, the community and the earth. Through her workshops and awareness programmes, she seeks to inspire people to embrace the simple fundamentals that govern health and well-being.
While outspoken in her criticism of the food and medical industries that brazenly promote vested interests with scant regard to any altruistic objectives, she whole-heartedly advocates business enterprises rooted in principles that support and protect the community. Her Health Awareness Centre also supplies organic food lunches for individual health requirements and runs an organic farm on earth care principles at Vangni, near Mumbai.