IIT Roorkee alumni association holds global alumni meet

Celebrating 175 years of IITR, the aim of the event was a start-up initiative where start-up ventures were reviewed by panel of international alumni.

IIT Roorkee alumni association holds global alumni meet 'Pratishtha’, a global alumni meet by IIIT Roorkee alumni association. (Picture: Official Press Reelase)
Ishita Ranganath | Nov 7, 2022 - 2:37 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee alumni association (IITRAA) organised 'Pratishtha’, a global alumni meet at AICTE Auditorium, Delhi today, November 7, 2022. Former CEC, Gol, Sushil Chandra was the chief guest.

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This one-day event celebrated the 175th year of IIT Roorkee. The institute released a book with the major highlights of IITR from its commencement in 1847 to 175 years later, today. The meet was attended by the Institute's alumni and their families from all around the world and included panel discussions and technical sessions on future trends, job hacks, entertainment and other activities a Kavi Sammelan, networking lunch, and start-up pitch sessions.

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In addition to these, the event as organised multiple social and cultural activities, an author's conclave and a opportunity for up-and-coming entrepreneurs amongst the alumni to connect with potential funders and backers. The main focus of the alumni meet was a start-up initiative under IITRAA where aspiring start-up ventures and business ideas were reviewed by a panel of international alumni.

Some of these start-ups were awarded with mementos for their innovation, insight and originality of thought and execution. The event started with a ceremonial lighting of a lamp followed by Kulgeet, a musical ensemble rendition. The dignitaries attending the event included IITRAA president, Vishwamber Singh; IITRAA vice president, Achal Mittal; ICICI Bank, renewable sector, business head, Vishnukant; EIL director, Rajeev Kumar Singh and IITRAA secretary, Dinesh Singh Pawar.

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Speaking on the occasion, Shri Sushil Chandra, said: “The rich legacy of IIT Roorkee is a matter of great pride and honour for each one of us. This institute and all it stands for have made us what we are, and our alma mater deserves much more than anything we can possibly offer to her as our tribute and respect. I am delighted to note that our students who have graduated from this prestigious institute are doing very well in their careers and the credit for that should go to the core values that IIT Roorkee instilled in them, and these have never changed. I wish this alumni meet, Pratishtha, all the success.”

Vishwamber Singh, said: “We have now been conducting alumni meets with regular timings, commencing with Ullas, the first of these events. As an army person, I understand the essence of cumulative weight and that is why such events are very important for not only each one of us but also for the institute’s legacy and heritage and for the legions of future students. I wish to see more such events taking place at regular intervals.”

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