Thursday, December 31, 2009
Former PEC students from overseas participate in alumni meet
400 PEC alumni converge at alma mater
Chandigarh, December 19
More than four hundred alumni of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh converged at their alma mater at alumni meet organized by Punjab Engineering College Old Students’ Association (PECOSA) in association with PEC University of Technology.
PECOSA president, Dr. Dharinder Tayal welcomed the PEC alumni on occasion. He said it was momentous occasion for PEC to have its former students converge in such a large number. “Today’s participants of event include alumni members settled in India as well as abroad. Most of them are participating with their families,” he said.
Chief guest at the occasion was Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources. In his presidential address Pawan remarked PEC as a prestigious landmark in field of engineering.
“The institute has illustrious Alumni including astronaut Kalpana Chawla and Madan Lal Singla who is leader of the team that designed the Chandrayan Probe. I appeal the alumni to support social, economic and academic causes of the college in best possible way,” he said.
PEC Director, Dr. Manoj Datta gave a presentation about ongoing projects of the college. He sought help of the alumni association for earmarking special funds for the projects.
The alumni meet hosted a unique my story sessions wherein three distinguished alumni shared their success story with others.
Chairman Central Electricity Authority Rakesh Nath, noted TV and Film Personality Jaspal Bhatti and founder Mobile Next Romi Juneja shared their success stories woven with incidents from their lives.
Chairman Board of Governors Sh. Chander Mohan Padam Shree Awardee, who is also former Vice Chairman Punjab Tractors Ltd too addressed the gathering.
The current batch of PEC students honored alumni with mementoes presented to the golden jubilee year batch 1960, 1975, silver jubilee batch 1985 and 1995.
PECOSA General Secretary Anurag Aggarwal proposed a vote of thanks.
The entertaining evening was packed with live music, dance, cultural program, fireworks, cocktails, dinner and fellowship followed at Cricket Grounds, PEC.
Games and other activities were concurrently held for children and spouses at the venue and special raffle prizes were announced in the auditorium.