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October2005

Diwali “Dhamaka” at Singapore, 12th November

IIT Alumni Association Singapore Invites you and your family to celebrate “DIWALI DHAMAKA 2005″ — An evening full of fun, Fire crackers, Walt Disney sponsored Gifts, Kids Performance, Onam Dance, Magic Show, Antaksari, Bollywood Singers Performance , Tandoori Food, Free flow of Drinks and many more ….

Please, hurry up and send us your confirmation with your choice of vegetarian /non-vegetarian food and number of adults & children in your group.

What: Diwali Dhamaka

When: Saturday, 12th November 2005, 6pm to 11pm

Where: Fort Canning Park, Singapore
Map: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/nparks_cms/cms/cmsmgr/data/7/FC_MAP_Hill.jpg

Cost: $15 per adult, $10 per student, $10 per child (5-12yrs), Free for young children (younger than 5yrs)

RSVP: Biswajit Khan 91187427, Sugat Dhara 91511787
generalsecretary@iit-alumni.org.sg

Note: Canning Rise is CLOSED. Fort Canning Park is still accessible through Stamford Road and Fort Canning Road (Between History Museum and YMCA). For visitors using public transport, underpass besides ROM is still accessible.

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Oct 31, 2005, 12:42 pm PST    Filed under: Events    Add Comment »

Alumni Meet at Dehradun, 13th November

What: Alumni Meet and Cultural Program
(There will be a performance by a Rajasthani Folk Group)

When: November 13th 2005, 7pm onwards

Where: AMN Ghosh Auditorium, Dehradun, INDIA

RSVP: D N Tiwari, +91-9897026460

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Oct 28, 2005, 3:40 pm PDT    Filed under: Events    1 Comment »

New President of IIT Foundation — Roy DaSilva

The Board of Directors of the IIT Foundation has approved the recommendations of the Nominating and Selection Committee. Accordingly, I am pleased to announce that Roy DaSilva (1974 EE RK) has been elected as the President of IIT Foundation, effective immediately. Joe Srestha, Secretary and Shailu Verma, Treasurer will continue in their roles as IIT Foundation Officers. The Officers’ term is currently through July 31, 2006.

Roy has been the President of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter for approximately two years and has been active in the alumni network for several years. He has been a driving force in leading several new chapter events. As the President of the SF Bay Area chapter he is also member of the Vision 2020 Fundraising Team, IIT Foundation.
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Posted by: Shailendra Kumar @ Oct 12, 2005, 10:06 am PDT    Filed under: Website    Add Comment »

IIT Foundation Leadership Meeting Report

Better late than never. This is a report from a IIT Foundation “Leadership Meeting” we had in February 2005, in the San Francisco Bay area. Several alumni and several members of the IIT Kharagpur faculty were present. Here is a report sent in by Partha Chatterjee (1987 CS RK):

Rendezvous for renaissance!

Much like washing Lenin’s linens at Leningrad (an oft-repeated JAM topic), a motley crew of alumni from all over the world met in Stanford – to clean up our act, make IIT better and brighter for the next generation of students. It is not to say that IIT is in dire straits; but, we all put our collective heads together and like brothers in arms, wanted to make tangible progress for the future.

Passion for IIT and Vision for the future drove the leadership meeting in February, 2005. The picturesque Stanford University with its name for pioneering research provided an idyllic background.

Director Shishir K. Dube, Dean Madhu Chakraborty, Prof. Amit Patra were our distinguished visitors from IIT. R. Gopalakrishnan, top executive from Tata, who is now handling the IIT branding arena, also made it all the way from India. There were 26 distinguished alumni from all parts of United States.

The one-day meeting was marked by enthusiasm, education and most importantly, urgency to get things done. Please visit the website archive to get a feel of where IIIT stands now, where it wants to go and most importantly, how you can help. Let’s get involved – make IIT a better place for the next group of students to live, learn and flourish!

Meeting Documents

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Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Oct 9, 2005, 12:29 pm PDT    Filed under: Events, Fund-raising    Add Comment »

Nina Saxena Memorial Fund

Nina Saxena Memorial FundDr Nina Saxena, a alumna of IIT Kharagpur (1992 ECE), tragically passed away this year. Her husband, Akhil Sahai (himself also an IIT Kharagpur alumnus) , in conjunction with IIT Foundation, have set up a memorial fund. You can read more about Dr Saxena at http://fund.ninasaxena.com.

The stated objective of this fund :

" … will be to provide facilities, mechanisms and opportunities to individuals to rise above expectations so as to better serve society. "

Update, November 2008: Thanks to your generosity, the Nina Saxena memorial endowment fund has now been created.

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Oct 6, 2005, 10:17 am PDT    Filed under: Fund-raising    Add Comment »
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