REFLECTIONS-Annual Alumni Meet

Annual Alumni Meet & Family Carnival

Annual Alumni Meet

BIMTECH has always taken pride in churning out global leaders through its Business Management Programs. Another notable initiative is our effort of keeping the entire BIMTECH family constituting of our alumni, students, faculty and staff continuously engaged and contributing to the growth of this esteemed institution. This feeling of belongingness was yet again witnessed and promoted through our flagship alumni event called REFLECTIONS’17 which successfully culminated on 23rd of December, 2017 with active participation from over 250 alumni and a collective gathering of alumni spouse, children, guests, faculty & staff and students that exceeded 1000 people.

Our objective to remember, rejoice and relive the beautiful moments with the alumni and to strengthen the bond with BIMTECH family was more than achieved while the event also gave everyone a common platform for networking, recreation & business opportunities.

This was the time of the year when all the passion, camaraderie and dedication of the alumnus towards their Alma Mater oozed out of them. The theme for this year’s event was ‘Rubik’s Cube’ &‘Alumni Family Carnival with special invitation to the families of alumni.

Preparations of the event started 2 months prior to the event under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Gagan Katiyar –Head Alumni Cell. More than 15 meetings with alumni conduit members were conducted to streamline the process and flow of the event. The team was on its toes to make this event successful.

Alumni Student Conduit, a team comprising of 32 students (both from first year & second year programs) put their heart and soul during these two months. Committees were formed to take care of the different activities like Database management, Decoration, Registration , Tele calling, Social media, Logistics, Gifts and Mementos, Print media, Invitations, Photography etc.

All the Program Centers contributed and supported alumni cell in different ways to make this event successful. Each centre contributed by approaching alumni of respective programs and motivated each one of them to participate in the event with their spouse, children & family members.

Unlike every year, this time, the event commenced from 12:00 PM with Christmas Carol singing by the children from Father Agnel School, Greater Noida which was followed by Cake cutting ceremony by the Director, BIMTECH along with school children, alumni, guests, faculty & staff of BIMTECH. The occasion was also graced by Mr. Aditya Ghildiyal from New Holland Tractors, Greater Noida and Mr. Gajanand Mali from Pari Chowk.com. The children were then presented with Christmas Gifts from the Santa Claus. This was followed by Lunch for the Alumni, students, faculty, staff and guests present during the function.

The event decoration was based on the theme ‘Rubik’s Cube’ and was organized by VenueLook.com who also helped in organizing an hour long & exciting fun filled games for the guests as well as for alumni, spouse & children. Other round of games were also organized by Decathlon, which was also one of the event sponsor. To spice up the event, the games were followed by dance and singing performances by the students of BIMTECH which kept the audience engaged, while the two radio RJs (Gulati Brothers) kept the mood light with their wit and hilarious comments.

This made way for the official part of the event which included the address by Dr. Harivansh Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH. Further to this, the event was also addressed by the Chief Guest Dr. Kamal Singh (Executive Director-UN Global Compact Network, India) and by the Guest of Honour Mr. Dhananjay Singh (Director General & National Board Member-National HRD Network). As per BIMTECH’s tradition, 32 senior alumni who passed out from the batch 1993-2007 were also felicitated by the Director, BIMTECH along with the Chief Guest & the Guest of Honour. These alumni included Mr. Amit Malik, Mr. Deepak Pandit, Ms. Koyal Geet Kaur, Mr. Pankaj Sharma, Mr. Atul Kumar Purbey, Mr.Mohit Chabbra, Mr.Shalabh Saxena, Mr. Virender Kumar, Mr. Rajeev Sardha, Mr. Jaideep Nigam, Dr. Anshul Verma, Mr.Sachin Dev Sharma, Mr. Sheik Ayatullah, Ms. Shivani Goyal, Mr. Saurabh Goyal, Mr. Ashwin Upadhyaya, Mr. Deepak Sadhwani, Mr. Gaurav Banger, Mr. Hardeep Singh, Ms. Nidhi Kumar, Mr. Rajiv Upadhyaya, Ms. Riju Goel, Mr.Sanjay Raj, Mr. Sarvesh Anurag, Mr. Supratik Chatterjee, Mr. Avinash Sharma, Mr. Abhishek Bharadwaj, Ms. Ushashi Raha, Mr. Anshuman Shrivastava, Ms. Megha Bhargava and Mr. Punit Ghai.

Some of the Faculty Alumni including Dr. S L Gupta, Prof. P S Nagmal, Prof. H K Moriya, Prof. M S Rawat, Dr. Shilpi Mohan, Dr. Anshul Verma, Prof. Rajesh Kumar, Prof. A Singh and Dr. Jaya Gupta were also felicitated during the event.

Mr. Mohit Chhabra, Secretary GAAB (Global Alumni Association of BIMTECH) also addressed the alumni and shared the Vision of GAAB and the future role of this National Society in further strengthening the brand BIMTECH. He also assured that GAAB would work in the interest of BIMTECH and the alumni would further enhance their participation & engagement with BIMTECH. The formal ceremony concluded with the Vote of Thanks from Prof. K K Krishnan, Senior Professor at BIMTECH.

Finally, the evening started with Stand Up comedy performed by Mr. Jeeveshu Ahluwalia who made everyone laugh with his hilarious jokes. Jeeveshu’s quick wit can be easily spotted in spontaneous one-liners & quirky jokes. His peculiar style of comedy is most inspired by everyday observations. He has done over 2000 shows across different genres. His journey from the board room to the biggest clubs, colleges, corporates, auditoriums and comedy festivals has taken him to every corner of India and other countries such as Bahrain, Singapore, Dubai, Doha, Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia (who doesn’t love travelling for free!). He is also a TEDx speaker.

The event concluded with artistic performance by Chaar Hazaari band which is an Independent Hindi Alternative Folk Rock Band from New Delhi formed in the year 2012. The band believes in creating and experimenting with new sounds and amalgamating them as a unique song.

This was followed by a Gala Networking Dinner.

Holding an event as big as Reflections could not have been possible had it not received constant guidance and support from its generous sponsors; Decathlon, Advaita Events, LPS Bossard, Sparkle, Elements, Nurturing Green and Media Partner Mint.

In comparison to the last year meet, the following achievements were observed:

  • There was noticeable 10% increase in alumni attendance at the event
  • There was a 30% increase in the participation of spouse & children of alumni
  • The Theme & Carnival was widely appreciated by all present at the event
  • For the First time, BIMTECH alumni (Mr. Pankaj Sharma) contributed by partly sponsoring the event with a contribution of Rs. 1.5 Lac
  • The Media Partner created Visibility by releasing a Quarter page advertisement in its National Print Edition released on December 22, 2017
  • The event was sponsored in different ways by 7 Industry Partners
  • The event was organized as a Family Carnival which engaged family & children in a big way

Many young alumni joined the event with their parents which served as a proud moment for all of them. The alumni also shared their experiences and feedback through video bytes, social media posts, comments and tweets in which they expressed their deep feelings for their alma mater. It was a different experience for them in past few years. They also appreciated the fact that BIMTECH has been instrumental in changing their lives and talked about the values they had imbibed from their institute.

Mr. Saurabh Goyal batch of 2003 tweeted: “It was a very engaging curriculum, the faculty and the students were a very close knit family, lots of discussions and sports activities used to happen during my time. After I completed my MBA a lot of exciting opportunities came my way due to the brand image of BIMTECH.” There were other similar tweets on the Social Media and alumni who could not participate this year regretted on this lost opportunity & vowed to join the next year event in great numbers.

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