Passionate Individuals: A TEDx Talk by Dr. Padmini Panigrahi at LNCT Bhopal – Video

Passionate Individuals: A TEDx Talk by Dr. Padmini Panigrahi at LNCT Bhopal – Video

In her TEDx talk, Dr. Padmini Panigrahi, the CEO of Cal Group in Odisha, shares her journey as an artist and social activist. She emphasizes the importance of pursuing one’s passion alongside studies and career. Dr. Panigrahi believes that everyone has something inside them, whether it be dancing, singing, writing, painting, or sports, that they should follow. Drawing from personal experiences, she narrates how a childhood incident inspired her to serve her community and make a difference in society.

Through her various initiatives, such as starting an NGO to prevent food wastage and promoting handloom products, Dr. Panigrahi exemplifies how aligning passion with purpose can lead to meaningful impact. She encourages students to listen to their hearts, define their goals, and focus on what gives them happiness. Dr. Panigrahi’s inspiring journey underscores the power of combining passion and purpose to create a positive change in the world.

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In this TEDx talk at LNCT Bhopal, Dr. Padmini Panigrahi, CEO & Co-Founder of Koshala Group, explores the notion that every individual is passionate about something. She shares her own journey of turning a passion for community service into her life’s purpose. Through a series of personal stories, Dr. Panigrahi reveals how she followed her various passions, leading her to a fulfilling career and a meaningful impact on the community. Learn from her experience as she describes the moments that shaped her path and the inspiration that drove her to dedicate herself to helping others. Discover how Dr. Panigrahi transformed her passion into a force for positive change and how you can do the same. Padmini Panigrahi epitomizes versatility, seamlessly mastering diverse pursuits. Rooted in business, she’s also a classically trained dancer, captivating audiences with Odisha’s classical tradition. As the director of Koshala Hyundai since May 2006, she exhibits adeptness in steering core operations. Her artistic talents extend to music, holding a Visharad in Hindustani classical music and recognized by All India Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures. Panigrahi’s multifaceted talents serve as a testament to Odisha’s rich cultural heritage, portraying its essence with integrity. With an MBA and ongoing PhD pursuit, she embodies a relentless pursuit of mastery and personal growth. Additionally, Panigrahi is an avid philanthropist, actively involved in community development projects, and a sought-after mentor, guiding aspiring professionals towards success. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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Video “Every Individual is Passionate | Dr. Padmini Panigrahi | TEDxLNCTBhopal” was uploaded on 05/13/2024 to Youtube Channel TEDx Talks