National Alumni Meet 2018 – Luminaire
National Alumni Meet 2018 – Luminaire held on the 6th of October was a memorable event filled with colourful décor, beautiful performances, lip smacking food and lots of laughter, nostalgia & love.
The day kicked off early, with both basketball and football matches played with a vigour that can be showcased only by SIMsites. The rest of the day was filled with music, dance, food and beautiful backdrops to take pictures to cherish. SUR got everyone to stop in their tracks and listen to their brilliant outdoor performance under MGH. The flash mob performance by Vibes in front of MGH was enjoyed by a huge audience with cheers and claps throughout the rendition.
NAM's first edition of SIMS Social which was a speed networking event was held under the dome and witnessed an ever greater level of student-alumni interaction, with questions ranging from the topics of life in SIMS, placements, transition from college to corporate life and much more! The panel consisted of some of our illustrious alumni namely, Akshay Mehrotra (Batch of 2004), Yayati Zende (Batch of 2006) and Aseem Goel (Batch of 1997) who were more than open to questions from student managers.
In Chanakya, three finalists were fighting to the bone for the opportunity to pitch the perfect B-plan, and be mentored by two of the finest entrepreneurs SIMS has had the privilege of witnessing. The winner of Pitch Perfect was Basudev Datta of the Team FitSip from the 2018-2020 batch, and will be mentored by the competition's gracious judges, Pritam Chivukula (Founder and Director at Tridhaatu Realty & Infra Pvt. Ltd) and Anurag Poddar (Co-founder, Hey Dhobi)
The cultural evening was nothing short of extravagant. The Award function recognized the achievements of some of our most successful alumni from the 1998 batch. From scintillating sounds of the Sur team, to Aks' outlandish performances, and to Vibes enthusiastic and uplifting dance performance- the cultural clubs of SIMS gave it their all- and the alumni were more than willing to (re)participate! The evening culminated in a thrilling performance by Yayati Zende Sir and Chetan Sindhwani Sir who also played a song with Sur.
And finally, this was followed by High-tea under the dome which was filled with an array of delicious food and alumni reminiscing their old memories with their fellow batch mates & faculty and sharing some of their experiences with the student council.
As the meet drew closer to an end, there was nostalgia in the air, and a promise to meet again soon.