Those were the best days of my life...

GOLDEN MEMORIES

Those were the best days of my life...

ENCOURAGING Aavishkar Fest of BMS College of Engineering got a great support from the old students.

College days are undoubtedly the golden period of a person’s life. Even after stepping out of college, many youngsters wish to continue their bond with their alma mater by taking an active part in the college activities. They are ready to give their financial, moral and physical support to their colleges. Most of them feel a sense of gratitude towards the institution which helped them build a strong foundation in life. Most institutions of the City have a strong alumni network and carrying out many meaningful activities regularly.

Santosh, an engineer in Microsoft, shares a cordial relationship with his institution — BMS College of Engineering. Other than taking part in the alumni meetings, he frequently visits the college to guide the juniors. “I help them out by giving suggestions on how to conduct intra and inter-college fests. Along with my other friends, I keep visiting the college and planning out various activities for the juniors. Last year, when I was in college, we had organised a technical fest called Aavishkar with the help of our seniors, who had passed out a year earlier,” he remembers.

He admits he never misses the annual techno-cultural fest of the college, Utsav. “Being one of the main attractions of the college, ‘Utsav’ is popular among all the ex-students. It provides an opportunity to us to meet up with old friends and get the latest updates about the college,” he feels. 

PARTY TIME Students enjoying at the 8th Mile Fest.Manu H Natesh, a lecturer, is an old student of SSMRV Degree College. He was actively involved in the theatre activities. “I was a part of Rangantharanga, the drama troupe of the college. Even today, I help the members of the troupe in staging a play. I help them with costume design, make-up, lighting arrangements and other things,” he informs.

The old students of the college meet once a year and discuss how they can help in the development of the college. “Though I passed out of the college three years ago, I share a close relationship with the institution because of Rangantharanga. All the troupe members are very close to me,” he adds.

Swaroop Rao, an engineer, is still in touch with his college — RV College of Engineering. “When I was in college, I was a part of the Rotaract Club and we carried out various social activities. My juniors are carrying on the trend by taking guidelines from us,” he says. “Other than this, my friends and I guide our juniors on campus recruitment. We advise them on how to prepare for placements and train them by giving them mock tests and even provide the background information of the companies to them,” he says. “As usual, it’s the annual college fest, ‘8th Mile’, that we always look forward to. Even when it comes to the fest, we advise the juniors on what can be done for publicity,” he adds.

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