Jaipuria Noidawas decorated grandly. Every light shone bright and the welcome committee were busy with registrations, which grew by the minute after the initial flood of 120 confirmations.
The meet was started by welcoming the Guests and the Alumni with flower, tilak, lighting of lamp & recitation of vandana. It was followed by a welcome speech by Mr. Shreevats Jaipuria –Executive Director ,who welcomed all & said that, “the greatest asset of any institute is it’s people – the students, the faculty, the staff the administration and the Alumnus.” Dr. J D Singh –Director General, in his welcome note said that “the main aim of the Meet is to promote and foster interaction amongst the Alumni, Faculty and present Students and to engage with our Alma Mater in order to raise the college at different levels and also to help fellow Alumni through various initiatives.” Hon’ble Sharad Jaipuria -Chairman of Jaipuria Institute of Management were very happy with the way the event flowed so seamlessly from one element to the next.
The Punarsangam evening of December 10, 2011 was a success . “Punarsangam was the first ever all campus alumni meet of all Jaipuria institutes. I must credit the student organizers for putting up such a grand show at such short notice. I could see the smiles and the joy on our alumni’s faces as they met again. It is so nice that they are all doing well in their careers and are good human beings. Jaipuria’s ideals are upheld, and that is a feather in our caps,” said Mr. Sharad Jaipuria, Chairman of Jaipuria Institute of Management. The event glittered with speeches, games & fun by the Alumni who shared their experiences. They were all very nostalgic about the years that they spent in the college. All were unanimous in echoing their feelings that college has played a very vital role in shaping their destiny.
Faculty organizer, Prof. Poonam Sharma, said, “This was the first alumni meet of the NCR Chapter where students from all the campuses of Jaipuria Institute of Management met, interacted and networked with each other. This also allowed the faculty to interact with alumni from all four campuses.” We wanted to re-establish connection of other alumni with the institute – for example, a Jaipuria Indore alumni working inDelhiwould not be able to attend the Alumni Meet atIndore, but could attend a nearby Jaipuria alumni meet.”
The Jaipuria alumni continue to be in touch with their Alma Mater via guest lectures, placements, contributing articles to the college magazines and judging various Jaipuria Institute’s events. Their institute gives them recognition and a chance to interact with current students.
To attend the 10 December meet, alumni worked around their prior commitments and came in huge numbers. “We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. I think Jaipuria should have many more such events so we can meet our batch mates and see what the current students are capable of & guide them,” said an enthusiastic Alum. “We never had classical dancers in our class. Both Sneha and Bytris are such skilful dancers with effortless grace.” One thing is a given: all Jaipuria students are constant learners. They know that a formal qualification is the doorway to more knowledge.
“The other cultural events were a treat too which included skits, dance, acting, & a band performance by ‘Lafz-e-Delhi’ !” another Alum quips.
Education needs to be all round. Jaipuria Institute’s intention of inculcating values of “commitment, excellence and quality” has successfully impacted its alumni. A good manager is someone whose interests go beyond single minded focus on a career. Jaipuria Noida’s Punarsangam proved just that.