2017 Alumni Meet in DC Area
This was the first ever Alumni meet in the DC capital region and was held on April 1st, 2017 at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Braj K Singh in Potomac, MD. In attendance were alumni from 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. There were about 30 people including spouses and children. The food was catered by Mr. and Mrs. Singh. Each alumni was asked to contribute a nominal amount to defray the cost of the lunch and other expenses. The entire amount collected was however later donated by Mr. Braj K Singh to the Alumni Association of North America. Mr. and Mrs. Singh were gracious hosts for the day and started the afternoon meeting with a social hour serving appetizers and complimentary beverages from their bar. The social hour continued with a catered lunch, informal discussions with an open agenda, memoirs from the past as narrated by alumni members, and an impromptu music program by some talented alumni members, their spouses, and children. The get together adjourned at 5: 30 PM. Mrs. Divy Raj, the secretary of the alumni association was also present and brought BITS banners and handouts to make this a memorable event. A consensus was reached that such gatherings even at the social level are goodwill missions for the BITS alumni association and these get-togethers spread the feelings of close knit family in a land far away from the alma mater.
Thanks to Mr. Taneja for providing gift boxes of mango rasmalai and milk cake for everyone to take home. It was proud moment for our BIT friends and their family members to learn that the founder and owner of the Nanak Food was a BIT alumni.
Reported by Prabhat Sinha, member BOD BITS Alumni Association of North America resident of DC area
Event Pictures: Please find the photos at below link.