From Puttur to Planet | Swasthik Padma | TEDxAIIMSBhubaneswar

  • Published on Sep 16, 2019
  • Swasthik Padma an 18 year old prodigy from a small town in Karnataka,India finds solutions to modern day problems like plastic waste management and water scarcity by thinking out of the box.He shares his journey from making tools for farmers as a child to getting a planet named after him by MIT as a teenager. "An innovator this century needs." Swasthik Padma is a 19 year old prodigy, a jewel of our country. His young mind seeks to find simple solutions to gross international problems like the enormous amount of plastic waste and attempt to desalinate seawater and he has been successful in this endeavour. The fact that a minor planet has been named after him speaks volumes in itself about the brilliance of this child wizard. 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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