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Memories relived

- Annual alumni meet at BIT-Sindri

Shayeri shared space with songs, qawali with bhajan, and the racket with the bat — all in the midst of a journey down the memory lane.

More than 200 former students of BIT-Sindri from across the country and abroad relived the good, ol’ days right on the campus on Sunday. The occasion was the annual alumni meet of the tech cradle during which the foundation stone of the boundary wall of an open-air theatre was also laid.

The former students, now placed as top executives in well-known companies, not only made merry and took a round of hostels, classrooms and other parts of Sindri, but also made financial contributions worth around Rs 1.5 lakh towards the development of their alma mater.

The day kicked off at Deshpandey auditorium with lighting of the lamp jointly by dignitaries, including BIT-Sindri director S.K. Singh, professor in-charge of training and placement Girijesh Kumar and others. Members of the 1970 batch, who contributed Rs 4 lakh for the open-air theatre, were also present.

“Besides being an integral part of an institute, the alumni is like an asset,” Singh said.

The new committee of BIT-Sindri Alumni Association (BITSAA) was announced on the occasion. JSEB chairman S.N. Verma was declared president of BITSAA while Shashank Shekhar Gauriar of National Capital Region was made the vice-president along with former director-general of Projects and Development India Limited D.N.P. Singh.

Scholarships, funded by the North America chapter of the alumni association, were distributed among the toppers of 10 different branches of the institute and the overall toppers.