Saturday, 15 February 2014

BITS 1973 Reunion Part 2

____________ 40th Year Reunion Part-2 _____________ 

Hi Buddy!
Now that you have had a fleeting glance at yourself and other buddies in Part-1 of this Reunion picture story, it is time for some more bear hugs. Catch it

Those who haven't read Part-1 of the story, here is the link with pictures of alumni and spouses who came.

The Magic of BITS
This is what our Reunion Commemorative film is called. It was released on the Net by Dr BN Jain, Vice Chancellor, BITS Pilani on 8th Nov 2013. And the event was webcast live on Google Hangout.
It shows Pilani campus icons like the Clock Tower, Temple, Cosmic Man, Shiv Ganga...followed by buddy alumni with their tag lines on 'Kal aaj aur Kal'.

For those of you who were not present that day, you can see the movie on youtube at:

Reunion Inauguration
When you saw Part-1, you must have wondered what were the buddies doing in formals in their college after 40 years? Well, soon they were to be seated in a lecture hall for the inauguration of the Reunion. 
Chief Guest: Dr BN Jain, Vice Chancellor, BITS Pilani University. Relish the pictures:

This is how the invite for the inaugural looked-- for all Dy Directors, Deans and Head of Student bodies.

Please note that LTC-5104 and the entire complex never existed in our times. It is a new complex east of the Chemical Engg block.

Chief Guest being welcomed by Prem Jain and Ravi Mittal.

Dr Jain meeting the 1973 Batch alumni.
 Welcome remarks and Reunion background by Harsh- alumni and spouses in rapt attention-- except the cell phone addiction!
Dr Jain asked the alumni to give their time, talent and energy besides other contributions to their alma mater. 

Time for Prem to thank everyone. And then a walk back to VFAST for Gana-bajana and dinner!

You can see Anoop Singh and Vijay Mohan Chopra in the picture on top right. They arrived after the Intro session as summarised in Part-1.

Don't you agree that forty years after graduation, all our buddies look even more dashing :-)

The story continues in next episode- with more pictures. Cheers till then!

   - Harsh the Gumakkad/ 15th Feb 2014

Postscript: Two years later in Sept 2015, we celebrated the 42nd Year Reunion at Kodaikanal. Click here for the picture story which had 1000 page views in a single day!

______________ End of Pilani Reunion Part-2 ________________