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Alumni Pinic in San Francisco Bay Area, September 16 2006

What: IIT Kharagpur Alumni Picnic

Where: Sunnyvale Baylands Park
999 E Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale CA 94089

When: Saturday, September 16 2006, 11am–4pm

Register: http://www.iitkgpsv.org/

Bring your parents,spouses, significant others, kids and sign up now.
(Southern California Alums, join us for the fun)

Help us to help you enjoy this years event :

1) Sign up early (by sept 2nd), and get a FREE KGP Alumni License Plate Holder ($10 value) .

2) Not ready to sign up yet, but you plan to bring your kids (under 10), please send me an email indicating the number of kids and their age no later than Aug 18th. We plan to have clowns/face-paintings/bouncies and loads of kid’s games organized for them to enjoy, provided we know how many kids plan to attend.

3) Tell your friends about the upcoming picnic and get them to sign up.

4) Sign up to be a Batch Representative/Volunteer by sending me an email .

Joy Bhattacharya (1992 CE NH)
President , IIT Foundation, Bay Area Chapter.
Photo at top right is from the 2005 San Francisco Bay Area Alumni Picnic

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Aug 14, 2006, 8:00 am PDT    Filed under: Events    Add Comment »

KGPite wins Magsaysay Award

Arvind Kejriwal (1989 NH) has won this the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Award for “Emergent Leadership”, for his role in fighting corruption and his role as the founder of Parivartan. He was also one of the key figures responsible for the Right To Information act (”RTI”) that was passed by the Govt of India in 2005.

Here is what the award committee says about him:

In electing Arvind Kejriwal to receive the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership, the board of trustees recognizes his activating India’s right-to-information movement at the grassroots, empowering New Delhi’s poorest citizens to fight corruption by holding government accountable to the people.

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Aug 7, 2006, 9:03 am PDT    Filed under: Media    8 Comments »

“Foundation Day” Celebrations at Delhi, August 20 2006

Technology Alumni Association Delhi Chapter & IIT Kharagpur Alumni Foundation are organizing IIT Foundation Day Celebrations. Mr Arun Shourie (Former Union Minister and MP) and Prof. P V Indirasen (Former Chairman of IIT Council) will be the speakers.

In addition, there will also be a felicitation of Arvind Kejriwal (IIT Alumnus), winner of this year’s Magsaysay Award.

The program will be followed by High Tea.

What: IIT “Foundation Day” Celebration
Theme: Sustaining Execellence in the IITs — Alumni Role

When: Sunday, August 20th, 2006, 5:30pm onwards

Where: Seminar Hall, IIT Delhi
Hauz Khas, New Delhi

Register: Please send email to: Suresh Paruthi, Ashok Singh, or Arvind Saluja

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Aug 7, 2006, 8:53 am PDT    Filed under: Events    Add Comment »