To take a walk through the corridors of nostalgia GLBIMR, under the auspices of Dr. Urvashi Makkar, Director General, organised a Mega Alumni Meet 2016 ~ Deja' Vu on September 17, 2016 at its Greater Noida Campus Lawns. The Chief Guest for the event was Mr. Ashish Patel, Director, Morgan Franklin Consulting, McLean, VA, USA and Mr. Pankaj Agarwal, Vice Chairman, GL Bajaj Group was the Guest of Honour for the event.This event witnessed more than 250 dignitaries and alumni from diverse organisations. “Eminent Alumni Awards“ were conferred to 30 alumni for their outstanding professional achievements and for bringing honour to GLBIMR.
The event started with lighting of ceremonial lamp by Mrs. and Mr. Pankaj Agarwal, Dr Urvashi Makkar, Mrs. and Mr. Bansal and Mr. Harinder Makkar, Director, Ministry of Home Affairs. The welcome address was delivered by Mr. Pankaj Agarwal. He congratulated Dr. Urvashi Makkar and her team for organising this culturally rich evening, which witnessed gala folk and cultural performances. Mr. Agarwal welcomed the alumni and urged them to strengthen the bond between the Institute and Alumni. He thanked the alumni for showing their support towards their Alma mater and also highlighted various initiatives the institute had taken in the last few years. Mr. Agarwal also shared his vision for the institute for the upcoming years.
Dr. Urvashi Makkar addressed the gathering saying that “Great things have Grand Beginnings. This event is one such grand initiative that will mark the beginning of bringing together the vast alumni network of GLBIMR. GLBIMR has been persistently working towards improving learners' experience, and today's event is a testimony to the same."She also laid stress on 3 R's which are Remember, Reconnect and Rejuvenate, which an Alumni should feel while attending his Alma Mater, that will help in strengthening their bond with the Institute.
The Chief Guest of the day Mr. Ashish Patel explained the importance of Alumni Meet in any student's life and shared few examples explaining how Alumni can become pillars of the organisation and help in strengthening the brand value of the Institute.
In the “Eminent Alumni Awards” ceremony, 30 Alumni were honoured for their outstanding professional achievements and contributions. The event also witnessed cultural performances including dance and music by the current students of the institute which made the alumni nostalgic. An exclusive dance performance by Rajasthani Folk Dancers added extra spirit to the evening and charmed everyone with their vibrant & energetic performance. The meet was a grand success and was attended by alumni working at esteemed positions in various reputed organisations and some of them running their own startups. It was an emotion filled evening that highlighted the stupendous work the institute has done over the year in creating leaders and successful professional in the country.