Going back to college days

Over 60 former students of the Army Institute of Fashion and Design recently got together for an alumni meet at their new campus in Naganahalli. In a very warm and friendly ambience, hugs and jokes were shared between the old students, some of whom were meeting each other after years.

Everyone was dressed in their best, with girls in saris and boys in formal shirts and trousers.
The present batches and faculty members were also present making sure that the event proceeded smoothly.

 After the lamp-lighting ceremony, the welcome speech was given by Sajan T V, who was part of the college’s first batch of  14 students in 2004.

“It’s really amazing and exciting to meet old friends and relive memories. Though
the campus has changed, the college feel is still there,” says the man, who is also the chairman of the alumni club.

Asked about noticeable changes on campus and he says, “Our juniors seem more confident, the team spirit is improving and even academically, they’re performing better compared to us!”

There was also a session held for the alumni to share their past experiences. While some were reflective about their college days, others grew emotional.

All of them mentioned what they are currently doing in their life and thanked the college for making them who they are today.

“The three years I spent in this college were the most memorable days of my life. These are the most crucial days because you can make or break your future. Everything I learned here has helped me in my job,” recalls Neha Prasad, an alumnus.

There were others who wanted experience college life again after the formal alumni sessions were over.
 “I’ll sit and catch up with my friends and juniors after this. I’ve come back after five years to experience the small nuances and memories with them,” shares Checondra Sharan, the first student to become an entrepreneur after college.

Principal H L Vijaya Kumar also addressed the gathering. “We have a dream to make this institution the best in the world. Our aim is to make our students and alumni grow in the industry. We’ll try to meet frequently and keep in touch and we ask for your time and position to strengthen this link,” he wraps up. He then announced the future plans of the college.

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