Noida, (3/12/2018) : Birla Institute of Management Technology has since inception produced thousands of global leaders who have achieved great laurels in their respective fields. Initiatives and efforts are taken by the institute to maintain a strong alumni network to keep the alumni, students, faculty and staff in close bond and relationship with each other and to ensure the perennial growth of the Institute. One such initiative taken by the Institute is the Annual Alumni Meet “Reflections”. Every year “Reflections” is held at Birla Institute of Management Technology where hundreds of alumni from across the country and globe come and witness the mega event dedicated to them.
“Family is like music, some high notes, some low notes but always a beautiful song”. This year Birla Institute of Management Technology organised its alumni meet “Reflections’ 2018” on Saturday, 1st of December 2018 at its campus. The theme of this year’s reflection was ‘whimsical musically’. The theme was an effort to associate the tunes and music with the alumni. Like, without tunes, the music and song cannot exist, similarly our alumni not only help in making the institution great but also for where it stands today. The event was very successful with an active participation from over 350 alumni from across all the courses. The was a noticeable 30% increase in the alumni attendance this year. The event also witnessed active participation from the alumni spouse, children, other guests, faculty and the present students, which resulted in a footfall well over 1000 in the event.
With each passing year “Reflections” becomes a bigger name in itself. The cell members try their level best to ensure that every “Reflections” is better and bigger than the previous year.
All the program centres helped and contributed alumni cell to make the event successful. They ensured that the alumni took part and attended the event with their family.
The event decoration was based on the theme “Whimsical musically” and was organised by the VenueLook.com.
Unlike last year there was also a stall for GAAB to encourage and motivate the alumni to register and be a part of the association.
The alumni started coming in numbers from 4 pm itself. Volunteers and the executive members ensured that the alumni were properly escorted and registered. The cell had arranged games for the alumni and their family. The alumni and their family enjoyed the game “Silent Bollywood” and “How well do you know your partner” a lot. There were games like Ball shooting and Basketball pong to engage the children as well.
The audience were left mesmerised by the opening act of Ganesh Vandana performed by the Aasma Group based in Delhi. To spice up the event the performance was followed by the dance and singing performance by the students of Bimtech which was well received and appreciated by the alumni, guests and the faculty alike. The Gulati Brothers with their spontaneity and humour not only kept the audience engaged but kept the mood light with their wit and hilarious comments.
The formal event began with the welcoming speech and address by the director Dr. Harivansh Chaturvedi. In the following speech, the President of GAAB, Mr. Alok Gupta, while shared the vision of GAAB and its role on strengthening the brand of Bimtech. This was followed by the speech by the Chief Guest Dr. Yasho V. Verma, Former Chief Operating Officer, LG India.
The speech by the dignitaries was followed by the enthralling performance of the Tanoura Act (Egyptian Dance) by Karim Ragab. The act was highly appreciated by the alumni and the faculty alike.
The alumni were sent to a nostalgic trip by the reviving memories clip comprising of the pictures of their alma mater. After which the alumni and the faculties were entertained by the refreshing Bollywood dance performance by the Aasma Group. Following which the game of chance was played to keep the guests and the alumni engaged. It was well received by them as they found it to be very entertaining and enjoyable.
The alumni achiever award ceremony followed the game of chance. There were more than 61 nominations for the Alumni achiever award.
The Alumni Achievement Award 2018 were given to-
Mr. Anshul Joshi- Being a leader throughout
Dr. Harsh Kumar- Being a leader
Mr. Jitesh- Being a leader, Advecta Events
Mr. Sandeep Goyal and Miss. Rupali Sharma- Being a leader, Ericson
Miss. Richa Mehta and Mr. Abhinav Agarwal- Young Achievers
The formal ceremony concluded with the Vote of thanks given by the Deputy Director.
After the speech, the audience were left spell bounded again by the tanoura act (umbrella dance) and the Bhangra Dance by the Aasma Group and the Dholki dance and the colours of India performance which followed it.
Finally, the star of the event, Stand-up comedian Jaspreet Singh, known for his keen observations and boundless observation on the stage, arrived. His one liners and comic time left everyone laughing. The footfall of the young alumni and current students was at its peak during this performance which justified his massive popularity.
The event finally concluded with the Dj Sandy‘s DJ night which the present and alumni enjoyed together which was immediately followed by the gala networking dinner.
The reflections 2018 was a bigger and massive success compared to the previous year. We expect and hope that we can continue the legacy and make the next year reflections an even bigger hit.