The Institute of Management, Nirma University celebrated the Alumni Day on 1st October, 2016. Around 200 alumni along with their family members attended the nostalgic reunion. This two-day event was organized by the Kaizen Committee of IMNU.
The alumni were welcomed with badges and goodie bags. After registration, they were free to move around the campus. The committee had stalls for purchase of Nirma merchandise. Also, a stall of craft items prepared by the children of Saral Foundation was put up to raise funds for them. The alumni didn’t miss the chance to get themselves clicked at the photo booth near the registration desk.
An interaction session, Back to School was also arranged for. The alumni interacted with the faculty members during this session and relived their classroom memories. The alumni then proceeded for lunch. A general body meeting was conducted after this to discuss on the current trends in the industry.
The alumni then proceeded to the auditorium for a variety of addresses and performances. The chief guest for the session was Mr. Anurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-In-Chief, BW|Businessworld. Mr. Anurag Batra is a serial entrepreneur, media mogul, a journalist and an eternal optimist rolled into one. The Chief Guest unveiled the ‘Al-Inc’ magazine during the event. The theme for the session was ‘Breaking Through’. He shared his views on the importance of alumni meets. He said that one should not be afraid of failures in life as everything that one starts in life gives him opportunities to learn. All the alumni gave a brief introduction of their whereabouts after this.
The evening was taken forward with an awards session. Mr. Nimish Vohra was given the Young Achievers Award. The Emerging Entrepreneur Award of 2016 was given to Mr. Tapas Gupta. The Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement was given to Mr. Himanshu Pandya who belonged to batch 1999-01. Dr. Sameer Pingle from the institute was honoured with the Best Associate Professor award during the session.
The evening then proceeded with various performances. The first on line was the dance performance by the Saral kids. This was followed by a performance of a medley of songs by Fiesta, the Music and Dance Club and a skit by Chehre, the Dramatics Club. Through their skit, they delivered a very strong message that it’s not the people who should be idealized, but it is the circumstances that ought to show the worst or the best. The skit was followed by a sparkling group dance performance by Fiesta. The auditorium session came to an end with this.
This was followed by “Walkathon”: Walk for 20 Years of IMNU. The walk started at the Institute main gate and ended at the back lawns where dinner was then served. They interacted with their juniors during dinner to share something from their pool of experiences 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.The alumni strolled around the campus till late in the night to re-live the memories of their days at IMNU. Cherishing each moment and experiencing every memory,the amlumni became students once again!