Grand Alumni Reunion- reliving the good old days

Sunday, November 14, 2010 Posted by Bhushan Bapat

The day 11/13/2010 became one of those memorable days when one gets back to reliving, re-cherishing and rekindling with not just the friends, the faculty members but the places like the dhabas, the top of the world, the classrooms, the hostels, the mess and every inch and bit of the times one considers as the best moments ever lived in life.
The day was the Grand Alumni Reunion of IIFT, a momentous occasion for people spread across different parts of the world to take time out from their highly busy & successful careers to come back to their alma mater and feel the sense of belongingness that they could only get being an inseparable part of IIFT.

The day included cultural programs from not just the IIFT students but a special cultural program by SHIVOHAM Institute of Performing Arts- Natya Dhwani, a fusion of classical and contemporary dance.
Then as per the tradition, there was Citation for Alumnus of the year - 2010 followed by presentation of the Award.

The Alumnus of the year went to Mr. D. P. Singh – Managing Director (Sara International Limited). In his address, he shared his anecdotes of the times he lived at IIFT and the kind of foundation it laid ahead for his career. Listening and connecting to his thoughts was an awe-inspiring experience for most of us. He also talked about the need for people at such pinnacle of the careers to give back to the society and to connect to their alma mater.

From the current students perspective, it was really inspiring and the best platform that they could get to interact freely at a one to one level and share ideas and gain insights about not just the careers but light-hearted chit-chats to connect being a part of the IIFT family. For an institution with such a long and glorious span of 47 years, the alumni is one of the strongest and the most fundamental institution to look up to and motivate oneself and feel the pride of being an IIFTian and say aloud with all the enthusiasm in the world GO IIFT GO !!!

Truly, it was a night to remember.