“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered”- Nelson Mandela. Proving the above said line true, Birla Institute of Management Technology organised an Alumni Reunion for the batches that had completed 10 -12 years, on the 2nd of February 2019 at its Greater Noida Campus. Propel 2019 was an initiative by the alumni conduit to bring the Retail Batch of 2008 and 2009, International Business Batch of 2006 and 2007, also the Insurance Batch of 2005, 2006 and 2007, PGDM Batch of 2005, 2006 and 2007 as well as PGDM SDP Batch of 2010 together like a family reunion.

The massive success of Reflections 2018 had set the bar extremely high for Propel 2019. With the constant guidance, help and support of Dr. Gagan Katiyar and Mrs. Ridhima Babber the alumni cell consisting of its 17 members were able to make the event successful.

The event started at 10:30am sharp with the registration, wherein there were two registration desks for registering and recording of the data and information of the 50 alumni that came to grace up the event with their presence.

The registration was immediately followed by the welcome address by the programme chairpersons, who warmly welcomed the alumni to the event and hoped that the reunion would have been more memorable for the alumni.

The welcome address was followed by the program wise alumni interaction where the alumni were able to interact with their batch mates and exchange cards as well as discuss about their present designation and the company they work for. The interaction also made the alumni nostalgic as they fondly cherished the memories, episodes and incidents which were a part of their journey at Bimtech.

To make the reunion memorable and an unforgettable experience the conduit organised an hour long Design Thinking workshop by Bimtech’s renowned faculty Professor Sunil Sangra, head of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The session was highly constructive and pretty much interactive, also through Alumni’s constant questioning, interaction and participation, they were able to delve themselves into an excellent learning platform and were able to enjoy the session. The workshop was followed by the felicitation ceremony, wherein the alumni were awarded with a trophy. The felicitation ceremony was followed by the highly motivating speech of Dr. Harivansh Chaturvedi, Director of Bimtech. The speech was followed by the Vote of thanks where he thanked the alumni for their presence and gracing the event with their presence, followed by a networking lunch.

An event success is never possible without the effort and initiative of each and every member of the team. Propel 2019 wouldn’t have been possible had it not been for the help the conduit received. The alumni conduit is thankful to the retrospective club for their help and support in covering the event .The alumni conduit is also thankful to each and every staff of Bimtech for their selfless help, support in arrangements and necessary items when and where it was required. Finally we would also like to thank our faculty, batchmates and seniors for their continuous motivation and support as and when it was required. With Propel 2019 being a success, we only hope and expect to make Propel 2020 an even bigger success.