“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth" - Robert Southey
It was a day to reminisce the old times and rejoice the cherished moments experienced before. It was SIIB’s Annual Alumni Reunion Meet – Anusmruti 2016 held on the second Saturday of the New Year, 9th of January, 2016.
The host batches for this year were 1994-96 and 2004-06 who were celebrating their 20 years and 10 years respectively. Also, all the guest batches were invited to be a part of the celebration. More than 80 alumni from across all the batches along with their family members attended the event making it a resounding success. Not only did they take a walk down the memory lane and rekindle nostalgia but also interacted with the current batches thus giving them a flavour of their rich experience and industry expertise. Few of them even planned their journey from abroad just to be with their batch-mates which was indeed commendable.
The day began with a panel discussion for the current batches where four eminent alumni – Mr. Rahul Wani (1994-96), Mr. Deepak Vazirani (1994-96) , Mr. Amit Khamkar (2004-06) and Mr. Vibhu Grover(2004-06) interacted with the students making them understand the intricacies of corporate world and how they should work towards their goals with perseverance and patience.
We started welcoming alumni from afternoon with the registrations. It was a delight for the alumni to wear ID cards bearing the words #ProudAlumnus. The formal event began with an address by Vice Chancellor, Dr. Rajani Gupte and our Director Dr. Asmita Chitnis.
The event continued with the host batches and guest batches being felicitated by Dr. Rajani Gupte and Dr. Asmita Chitnis, where the alumni shared their insights recreating nostalgia in air.
We also awarded the SIIB Alumni Excellence Award – “Sarvashreshtha Award 2016” to Mr. Vikas Saraogi (2001-03) for his outstanding achievements in his area of work. The award depicts the honour that SIIB awards to its alumni. This was followed by Prof. S.V. Godbole and other senior faculty members sharing their thoughts.
The event came to an end with a series of colourful cultural events performed by the Kshitij (SIIB’s very own CSR initiative) kids, the music club of SIIB – The Richman & Co, and I-Beats, SIIB’s official dance club. The power packed performances held the audience enthralled.
When memories light the corner of your mind, you tend to rejoice the time you spend and hence we provide the platform to our alumni for sharing the industry insights and their valuable inputs to SIIB. We are proud of our alumni who have embarked upon success in various sectors and with Anusmruti every year, we feel glad that SIIB is connected to them.