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August2007

Alumni Picnic in New Jersey, September 16th

Keeping with the tradition, the summer picnic is back by popular demand. So leave banned substances (e.g. Timoshenko) at home, and bring your social self and your better (social) half and kids or significant other out to the park for reconnecting with friends.
A local Indian restaurant will cater lunch. Please bring along lawn chairs and/or rugs to make yourselves comfortable. If you have any games or sports equipment (soccer ball, volleyball equipment and possibly cricket bat/ball, cards, board games, soccer ball, baddy rackets etc), please bring these too. If you have items that we can use for the picnic (e.g., coolers, tables), please let us know in advance.

What: IIT Kharagpur Alumni Picnic

When: Sunday, September 16, 2007, 10am till 5pm

Where: Duke Island Park Pavillion, Old York Road, Bridgewater, New Jersey USA
http://www.somersetcountyparks.org/

Cost: $20 (16year olds and above), $5 (between 6 and 15 years). See below for payment options. The rates will go up ($25 and $8) after Sep 6th

Payment Options

Please click on appropriate links below, for online payment via Paypal:

Alternatively, you can mail a check to:

    Ajit K Agrawal
    315 West End Avenue, #8B
    New York, NY 10023

For details, please contact:

Update, Sep 1st: Payment options added.

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Aug 29, 2007, 8:12 pm PDT    Filed under: Events    Add Comment »

First ever Nina Saxena award granted

Nina SaxenaThe first ever "Nina Saxena Excellence in Technology" award was granted on August 18, on the occasion of Foundation Day, at IIT Kharagpur. More from Yahoo News India:

The first ever ‘Nina Saxena Excellence in Technology Award 2007′ has been conferred on SPS Khanuja, Director, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) and his team on the foundation day programme of IIT Kharagpur on August 18.

The award was given for developing the plant Artmersia Annua, from which an anti-malarial drug can be extracted. The plant was produced from a variety of plants through the method of molecular breeding. The plant can now be grown in India, enhancing the rural income of the country.

More details available at: http://www.ninasaxena.com/Award-2007.html

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Aug 27, 2007, 8:43 am PDT    Filed under: Media, Fund-raising    1 Comment »

IIT Foundation Day Celebrations at New Delhi, September 1 2007

Technology Alumni Association, Delhi Chapter (TAA Delhi) & IIT Kharagpur Alumni Foundation (India) are organizing IIT Foundation Day celebrations, and you are cordially invited. This year, the theme is "Sustainability of IIT Education System & How IIT Can Contribute Towards Economic Growth of the Nation":

What: IIT Foundation Day

When: Saturday, September 1 2007, 6:15pm onwards

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

Registration: Alumni an Guests must register via email (see below).

Agenda

There will be registration, followed by High Tea at 6:15pm, followed by a Keynote Lecture by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Govt. of India.

Registration

If you are planning to attend, please send an email message to one of the following:

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Aug 20, 2007, 10:10 am PDT    Filed under: Events    Add Comment »

Alumni Picnic in San Francisco Bay Area, Saturday September 8th

IIT Kharagpur Alumni Picnic 2006 @ San Francisco Bay AreaSummer is here and it is again time to enjoy the California sun, with family and friends. Mark your calendars now for our San Francisco Bay Area Alumni Picnic:

What: IIT Kharagpur Alumni Picnic

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

When: Saturday, September 8, 2007, 11AM onwards

Register: http://www.iitkgpsv.org

Update, Aug 15 2007: Registration site is online.

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Aug 6, 2007, 9:56 am PDT    Filed under: Events    Add Comment »

IIT Midwest Alumni Picnic, Sunday August 5


IIT Alumni, along with family and friends are invited to this year’s IIT Midwest Annual Picnic.

  • Delectable Indian Food
  • Variety of games for children and adults
  • InterIIT competition
  • Prizes for children/adults

Details: http://www.evite.com/pages/invite/viewInvite.jsp?event=QOOCCPGOTBACEOTRHRVG
What: IIT Midwest Alumni Picnic
When: Sunday August 5 2007, 11AM onwards
Where: Greene Valley Forest Preserve — (East and West Shelters)
Greene Road, Naperville, IL, USA
Cost: $15 per person; Kids under 12 are FREE. RSVP is required. Please visit the page above.

Posted by: Joyjit Nath @ Aug 1, 2007, 9:48 am PDT    Filed under: Events    Add Comment »
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