A nice way to spend time

Relaxed day

Milana 2014’, the annual alumni meet of MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, took place at a City hotel recently.

Over four hundred members of the alumni came to attend the meet from various parts of the country. Organised by the MSRIT Alumni Association (MSRITAA), the meet was inaugurated by Tallam Venkatesh, president of MSRITAA and YA Prahlad Rao and B Krishnappa, who are former principals of the college.

It was a day of nostalgia and catching up for the alumni, some of whom had also brought their wife and children along. The day-long affair had a host of activities lined up for the ex-students, who not only devoured the buffet but enjoyed challenging each other to games of badminton, billiard, chess and carom among other things. 

Annapoorna Patil, executive committee member, MSRITAA, informed the gathering about the various activities accomplished in the past academic year.  She also spoke about the various scholarship schemes being offered by MSRITAA, following which the donors of these scholarships were felicitated. This was followed by a cultural programme by the present batches of MSRIT, who put up a vibrant display of songs and dances. Alumni members also shared their experiences during this
programme.

After this, SY Kulkarni, principal, MSRIT, thanked the contributions of all donors and urged them to continue supporting the college in whatever way they could.  “For a change, we wanted an outing for the entire family so that they could also meet the teachers and friends. We’ve always had the alumni meets on campus but we wanted to give more freedom to the ex-students this time and everybody welcomed the break from the routine. Given the number of people who showed up, it was quite a success. It wasn’t really nostalgic but a dream come true. What we’ll do next time is to share the dates in advance so that more people can plan it out as a family holiday,” shared Tallam Venkatesh.

K Kannan, a member of the 1996 computer science department, added, “Having the meet at the resort allowed the ex-students to spend quality time with both family and friends. It was more relaxed than the usual meets. The cultural programme by the current students was entertaining, especially since we never had such events when we were in college. The publicity should have been more because a lot of my batchmates and immediate seniors and juniors didn’t show up. But I’m already excited about next year’s meet.”

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