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Passion Peaking BITS Pilani Alumni 74-79 Batch Zoom on Gala Global Reunion

01-27-2021 05:18 AM CET | Associations & Organizations

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Passion Peaking BITS Pilani Alumni 74-79 Batch Zoom on Gala Global Reunion

Passion Peaking BITS Pilani Alumni 74-79 Batch Zoom on Gala Global Reunion

Institution of Excellence in India today Birla Institute of Technology and Science - BITS Pilani (74-79) Classmates had their "First Global Virtual Reunion" on 24-January-2021, Sunday (9 to 11 AM/India Time). This was a grand success with a total of 80 Classmates who met over Zoom. They represented 11 Countries (India, UAE, USA, UK, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Erbil and Myanmar) from 4 Continents (North America, Europe, Asia & Australia).

The programme included professional & personal introductions by each of the 80 batchmates, entertainment, felicitation of recent Indian Padma Shri Award winner from the batch Dr S P Kothari who is also a distinguished alumnus of BITS Pilani from this batch and "Discussion on Batch's possible contribution to BITS in future". BR Natarajan aka Dean Nattu suggested that the batch form a trust to carryout various welfare activities of significance to the Alma mater as well as nation at large.

The Reunion was led by Dr Kanak Madrecha (Proud To Be BITSian/74-79/BE(Mech. Engg.) who earlier contributed INR half a million to BITS Pilani in last Ruby Reunion of the Batch in 2019. He is Global Ambassador (Health, Happiness, Peace, Prosperity (H2P2) & STRATandGO Software).

CM Ramesh sang the immortal song Kisi ki muskurahaton pe ho nisar ... Jeena isi ka naam hai from Raj Kapoor film Anari sung by Mukesh and mesmerized the batch mates. Namdev Kharkane sang the Hemant Kumar sung song Bekarar karke hamein yun na jaaiye Aapko hamaari kasam laut aaiye from the film Bees Saal Baad and truly elevated the spirits of all batch mates.

Dr Kanak Madrecha was supported in the organization of the Reunion by many batchmates including Sumit Chordia & Akhilesh Jain. The attendees were happy to meet many batchmates from different parts of the world first time after few decades without any international /domestic air travel. The batch is planning for "Next Global Virtual Reunion" soon with 200+ attendance. This helps to build strong bonds between the classmates within the batch.

Prof BR Natarajan
BITS Pilani Alumnus
C/o Jamuna Mishra Academy - JMA
Pilani, Rajasthan India 333031
Phone: +91-9799476406
Email: brnatarajan@bitsaa.org
Website: https://www.bitsaa.org/

About BITSAA: BITS Alumni Association (BITSAA) has emerged as one of the strongest alumni networks of any university. BITSAA International engages in charitable and educational activities by raising funds for setting up endowments, creating scholarships, rewarding teaching and research and generally promoting the development of resources at Birla Institute of Technology and Science at Pilani, Dubai, Goa & Hyderabad campuses. BITSAA International also aims to strengthen the ties, friendship and communication amongst former students, alumni faculty and friends of the Institute. BITSAA International provides a number of channels for people to stay connected with each other and with Birla Institute of Technology & Science. Notable other alumni initiatives for BITS Pilani include Prof SSR Memorial Teaching Excellence Award, multi crore Pilani AtmaNirbhar Resource Centre PARC by 75-80 batch alumni, Prashant Anuradha Palakurthi Research Endowment and many more. For more on BITSAA see https://www.bitsaa.org/

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