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Islamkot, November 07, 2018: Thar Foundation and Ministry of Education and Culture, Sindh are the proud partners of an independent TEDxIslamkot event in Tharparkar on 14th November 2018. The theme of the event is “Thar Badlay ga Pakistan”. The event will bring together the leading thinkers and doers to share ideas that matter in any discipline like technology, entertainment, design, science, humanities, business, development. The event will provide an opportunity to introduce the TEDx platform in this region of Pakistan so that the local voices of Tharparkar can get an international platform whilst also introducing notable speakers to this mystical desert land.

Thar is an area of Pakistan that is not only rich in its culture but also fertile in innovative ideas. With the advent of the Thar coal project, Islamkot has become a new focus area for both national and international experts and influencers. There is a need to shed light on the dynamic changes the area is undergoing as part of these projects; and the advent of TEDxIslamkot will provide the much needed platform to the thinkers of this area.

On this occasion Shamsuddin Shaikh, CEO of Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) and Thar Foundation – the principal sponsors of TEDxIslamkot – said: “In Pakistan TEDx talks are being conducted successfully since 2009. The work that Thar Foundation and SECMC have been doing in Thar and Islamkot specifically has proven that there is immense talent and a pool of innovative ideas, thinkers and doers in this region. However, there is lack of exposure and platforms for these individuals to voice their ideas. We believe that the first TEDXIslamkot will pave way for a generation of these local people to voice their ideas and bring them to both national and international audiences.

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TEDx is an international community that conducts TED-Style events on local grounds and has a same moto of promoting new ideas. To make these talks special, informative as well as entertaining the organizers have reached to the limits of wild ideas like conducting a TEDx event on Mount Everest, on a bus and making entrance of attendees into the event venue through sky diving and much more.

About Thar Foundation:Thar Foundation (TF) is a section 42 Company, managed by Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) working for the betterment of the people of Thar. TF is mandated to work with Companies engaged in Thar coal projects for betterment of Tharparkar through integrated and graduated sustainable interventions. The Foundation has adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) framework to work on high impact areas and exert a meaningful impact in the lives of the people of Tharparkar.

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