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The Millennium University College Islamabad played host to one of Islamabad’s occasional TEDx Talks at its H-11/4 campus in the last week of November this year. This time the TEDx Talk was unconventional in its topics and motivating in the diversity displayed. The theme for the afternoon Talk which took place in a packed University auditorium in the attendance of students, alumni, and dignitaries from the institute was “Moving Forward”.
TMUC boasts of a robust ACCA department alongside external programs affiliated with the London School of Economics for Bachelors and Masters in law, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. The event was independently organized through a partnership with the students of ACCA department. The talk included a diverse range of speakers from various walks of life sharing and detailing their life stories, professional endeavors and the personal growth they experienced along the way to the students.
As both faculty and students together exchanged casual stories about their professional journeys, moments of self-realization and future augmentation, photos were also shot for the yearbook.
Among the guest speakers stood out names like Mustafa Hyder Sayed, Executive Director Pak-China Institute and Noman Choudry, Founder Emiratecoin. From the alumni was TMUC’s very own Hajra Khan, Captain for the National Football Women’s team. Uzma Yaqub, a human right activist and recipient of National Award for Human Rights Services also addressed the crowd. Last but not least, rock musician, writer, filmmaker, and restaurateur Yasir Jaswal also imparted some inspiring life advice to everyone.
The audience also had a one on one meet-and-greet session with the speakers following the TEDx talk at a tea buffet organized by the University. As both faculty and students together exchanged casual stories about their professional journeys, moments of self-realization and future augmentation, photos were also shot for the yearbook.
Among the key topics touched at the talk were economic diversification for women, opportunities for self-actualization, the ever-present battle against exploitation and awareness on rights of everyone to pursue their ambitions and inspire courage to dream despite many odds. The event was highly applauded by all who attended and similar initiatives can be expected in the future.