Watch: Indian Merchant Navy Captain Rules the TEDx Stage

The Indian seafaring community has long needed its presence beyond the walls of water. And it’s happening. On the global platform of TEDx, Capt. Yogiraj Khanwelkar made the sailing community proud.

In this revolutionary TEDx talk titled, ‘Social Ransom’, Capt. Yogiraj Khanwelkar talks about the social phenomenon that has successfully plagued our lives and pushed us into a bottomless pit of materialism and consumption. Through research and statistics, through direct comparisons between the essence of the Bhagavad-Gita and the picture of today, he explains how our desires are systematically used to bait us into an unending vicious circle of craving, acquiring, consuming… and craving again… spending yet again. All for happiness, and validation, of which we sadly get none.

The speech doesn’t just reflect in-depth research and hardcore statistics but shows the social- consciousness of the Indian seafaring community. Evidently gone are the days when seafarers were disconnected from social issues. Now they are not just taking cognizance, but also creating a change.

Watch the video:


Capt. Yogiraj Khanwelkar About the orator:

Capt. Yogiraj is a speaker shipped in from the high seas. He finds himself grateful to the oceans for not just experiences, but also for gifting him his higher purpose; which is to leave the world better than he found it.

He is a crusader for peace, an active campaigner for social justice.

From social ills such as pornography addiction to tobacco abuse, he also spearheads programmes to help migrating students blend into the metros.

As a professional speaker, he frequently conducts his talks at corporates and business schools.

At the world’s leading organization for public speaking: ‘Toastmasters International’, he has set an unparalleled record of being adjudged as the ‘Best Speaker’ for all the speeches given so far in various Toastmasters Clubs across Pune. At the Toastmasters’ International Speech Contest, he has been the Division Champion for 2016 & 2017 both.

Follow the speaker on facebook here.

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