Chandigarh chapter alumni reunion was organized on March 25, 2017 at Hotel Park Inn, Sector 35 C, Chandigarh.
Chandigarh chapter alumni reunion was organized on March 25, 2017 at Hotel Park Inn, Sector 35 C, Chandigarh. The objective of the meet was to conduct a chapter reunion which is normally done once a year. The objective was also to ensure larger participation of alumni from the region of Punjab, Haryana & Himachal Pradesh. Since this chapter lacked participation in the past, it was ensured that Chandigarh chapter should also be equally vocal as compared to other chapters in India & abroad. With this perspective, a dedicated communication to all concerned was made by the alumni cell.
With continuous communication over social media, WhatsApp group and personal calls, a total of 28 alumni confirmed their participation despite the fact that most of them were very busy because of annual closing of the financial year. The alums were also requested to participate with their spouse & children so that they can interact with their families informally too. The approved budget for the meet was close to Rs. 80,000/- and the alumni with their families were invited over networking dinner.
The event started with welcoming alumni by Dr. Gagan Katiyar, Convenor, Gloibal Alumni Cell, BIMTECH. He briefed the alumni about major activities conducted by BIMTECH during the year and the participation & engagement of Alumni in various activities & events across the country & abroad. He also urged the alumni to be active partners of the Global Alumni Association of BIMTECH (GAAB) and take the association forward. The alumni were also requested to provide suggestions to further improve interaction & engagement with BIMTECH. Our faculty Alumni Dr. Dinesh Kumar was also present with his spouse. Ms. Kumar was also requested to take out lucky draws for some spouse accompanying the alumni who were distributed gifts by Dr. Gagan Katiyar. Most of the alumni were not aware about their fellow alums present in the region and they were quite happy to meet old colleagues. They also stressed the need to have more frequent interactions and vowed to participate in BIMTECH activities conducted at Greater Noida campus. They were also eager to mentor current students in their respective professional areas. The meet was followed by sumptuous dinner and gifts were also distributed to all children accompanying the alumni. The meet saw a great participation from both spouse and children. Alumni from across the programs were present in the meet.
This meet was also coordinated by our alumni Aditya Chawla. He also ensured greater participation of alumni despite their hectic schedules. A lot of alumni were added to the Whats App group during the course of interaction. This group has more than 50 alumni connected after the meet.
A greater participation of alumni can be ensured from the next meet. Though, this was the first time that this chapter meet was attended by more than 42 alumni, spouse & children. BIMTECH needs to invite and engage these alumni for participation in future activities as they are now motivated to travel to BIMTECH campus on any invitation at their cost.