Appreciation Redefined: A Talk by Tedx speaker Raj Adgopul Thursday 28 November 7:30pm Venue: The Literary & Scientific Institute, 51
Appreciation Redefined: A Talk by Tedx speaker Raj Adgopul
Thursday 28 November 7:30pm
Venue: The Literary & Scientific Institute, 51 East Street, Bridport DT6 3JX
Tickets: £12.00 available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre. Tel no. 01308 424901 or online here
Also available from LSI and Eventbrite
Raj started his career in Mumbai.
He was young and full of hope but life was hard, and he was often hungry, tired and battered by the reality of life. He had a steady job working at one of the most prestigious hospitals in the city. But despite having a professional job, Raj earned 6,000 rupees a month (about £70), and was living in a room shared with 23 other people in a railway quarter. For four years all his belongings fitted into a plastic bag: a toothbrush and some toothpaste, one spare set of clothes and one pair of shoes. For all this time he lived in a space that was 6 feet by 2 feet.
Raj arrived in England 15 years ago on a one-way ticket and with just £5 in his pocket. As far as he was concerned coming to the UK was the fastest shortcut to a good life.
As a first-generation Indian economic migrant to England and to the NHS, Raj grew up in a village knowing nothing about speaking English, let alone working in a European country.
Raj knows what is it like to arrive in a new country for the first time; when you don’t know why your bathroom doesn’t have a bucket in it, what a lunch box is, or why dogs seem to have all the fun…
Join him on this laugh-littered journey that will make you look with new eyes at the country you live in. Something for everyone in this immigrant’s tale that is bound to both enlighten and educate.
MORE ABOUT RAJ
Raj is one of 11 Tedx NHS 2019 speakers selected from over 600 applicants across the UK.
He has 20+ years of nursing experience in theatre, district nursing and public health, with a specialism in early years development.
He lives near Bridport, Dorset.
(Thursday) 7:30 pm
Bridport Literary and Scientific Institute
East Street, Bridport