Institute of Management, Nirma University celebrated Alumni Day on 3rd October, 2015. Almost 200 alumni along with their family members attended the nostalgic reunion.The two-day event was organized by the Kaizen Committee of IMNU.
The theme of this year’s event was “American Blues”. The theme was complete with music, costumes and a photo booth with photographs as souvenirs. The alumni were welcomed with badges and goodie bags. After registration, they were free to roam around and visit the campus. The committee had stalls for purchase of Nirma merchandise as well as crafts prepared by children as a part of Saral, the on-campus NGO.
The post lunch session started with ‘Green IMNU’. It was an environmental initiative, where the alumni planted saplings within the campus.In the afternoon, a faculty interaction presided by Prof. M. Mallikarjun was organized, where they discussed about the current trends in the industry.
The alumni then proceeded to the auditorium for a variety of addresses and performances. The event started with the most experienced alumni sharing their thoughts about the corporate life, how IMNU helped them prepare for it, and how much things had changed since when they were studying. A play by the young Saral children then took place with a comely message highlighting the importance of education. Pavan Soni, an alumnus of the batch of ’07 shared some profiles of her batch mates which exemplified how the pursuit of passion wins over that of placement offers and job security, and how one must always go for what one’s interest lies in. This was followed by a performance of a medley of songs by Fiesta, the Music and Dance Club and a spectacular mime by Chehre, the Dramatics Club. Fiesta then had a group dance to liven the event even more. Lastly, Omkar Joshi, an alumnus, mimicked the professors of his time to perfection to end the event on a lighter note.
This was followed by a “Walk-a-thon”: A walk by the alumni, which started at the Institute main gate and ended at the Back Lawn were the dinner was served. The Alumni were treated to delicious dinner where they interacted with their juniors to share from their pool of experience and knowledge and addressed personal and professional queries. This was followed by a musical night where everyone danced together to the beats of energetic songs. As the evening progressed, a friendly match of football was organized between the students and alumni. It is a lot of fun to play sports. But to play a game with your buddies from the good old days – that’s supreme! The alumni strolled around the campus till late in the night to re-live the memories of their days at IMNU.
At night, alumni were invited to lodge in the hostels for the night and re-live their fondest memories in their own old hostel rooms.Along with the events various alumni were featured on official Instagram account under a live virtual event called #MylifeatIMNU.
(Content Courtesy: Media Committee; Photo Courtesy: Pratikriti)