The election was held and the slate of 14 directors proposed by the President was unanimously voted. This year we did the live webcast and sought votes from our members in US and Canada. A few joined in the teleconference and voted. A few had communicated their vote through email. Congratulations to all of us as we are blessed to be unanimously and overwhelmingly elected.
Event & News
By Neil Pundit
The Association Bylaws require me as President to announce the slate of candidates for the upcoming Election at the Annual Meeting to be held on August 15 in Long Beach (LA area). Additional nominations would be welcome from the floor. The total number of positions on the Board has been increased from 9 to 14. Since I myself am a candidate, I had to seek the endorsement of the BOD.
State of the Association Report
2014: NJ, SF, Chicago, and Niagara Falls, Canada. Total Alumni Attendance 150, and families.
2015: Fort Lauderdale, FL; Boston; Seattle; LA; Houston; Dallas; Charlotte; NJ (July 25); LA (Aug 15); Chicago (Sept 19); Toronto (Sept 27); Atlanta (Oct); Orlando (Dec). Total Alumni Attendance: 255, and families.
2016: Houston/Dallas (Feb); NJ (July 30); SF (Aug 13); Chicago (Sep 17); Toronto (Sep 25). Total Alumni Attendance expected 300+.
Our Alumni Association of North America is funding the Toilet Renovation for all 5 girls' hostels. But we can NOT start without a NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE (NOC) from the state govt (Dept of Sc&Tech). My request to Principal Secretary remains unanswered. I now understand that there is a new officer in place. So, here is my pained assessment:
Dear Senior Alumni,
The "To" list is graduates of Sindri thru 1959. There are so few of you, I salute you, and have talked on phone with each of you (except Chauthmal Gupta whose son in NJ answered). I wish to accomplish a few things with this email:
Dear Dr Girijesh Kumar and Director Dey,
We are offering to repair or rebuild all toilets at BIT Sindri in all buildings, all hostels, and Alumni House. We would like to see a process for competitive bidding, selection of the best bidder, and the work completed as soon as possible.
Please act on this offer expediently.
I visited BIT Sindri on November 23, 2014 to participate in BIT AA Sindri Chapter Annual Alumni Meeting, and then again on November 24, 204 to meet with students, faculty members, and tour of the girls and boys hostels, department buildings and look-around of general infrastructure. On both days I was accompanied by my wife Radha, Braj Kumar Singh (life member of BITS AA of NA) and his wife Indrani, and Kumar Arun Singh (Honorary Distinguished Alum of BITS AA of NA). On November 22, we had a Grand Reunion at Bokaro of our 1964 batch mates to celebrate our 50 year of graduation from Sindri.
Dr. Kris Singh
President and CEO, Holtec International
One Holtec Drive / Marlton, NJ 08053
Telephone: (856) 797-0900
Utpal Kumar Dey (57), the head of mining engineering at BIT-Sindri and a 1980-batch graduate from Jharkhand’s lone state-run engineering cradle, has become the new director of his alma mater.
The state science and technology department has selected Dey for the job on the basis of seniority after his predecessor S.K. Singh retired last month at the age of 62.
Soon after taking charge on Thursday, Dey spelt out his priority with special emphasis on infrastructure, academic standard, industry relations and placement.
I am Vijay Kapoor, BIT SIndri '57 to '61 TC. I met many of you two years back, and hope to see you again at the Sept 7 picnic. For the last one year, I have been working on a project to repay Bihar which I am very excited about. Bihar made me educated, mostly at public expense, and anything I can do to repay that debt is hardly enough. I would much appreciate your attention to what I have to say: