Alumni reunite for Diamond Jubilee Global Meet at NIT-R in Odisha

The event, held from December 28 to December 30, 2022, is being organised by the institute's Centre for Alumni, Industry and International Relations. 

Bhubaneswar: Alumni from across the globe came together for the three-day Diamond Jubilee Global Meet organised by NIT-Rourkela in Odisha. The event, held from December 28 to December 30, 2022, is being organised by the institute’s Centre for Alumni, Industry and International Relations.

On the first day of the inaugural function, MD & CEO, Tech Mahindra CP Gurnani was the chief guest and Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Limited SM Vaidya the Guest of Honour while Prof. K. Umamaheshwar Rao, Director, NIT Rourkela presided over the function. Prof. HB Sahu was the host of the session. The programme highlighted developments with a video that showcased the evolution of NIT Rourkela over the years. Around 180 alumni from across multiple nations attended the event and discussed the betterment of the Institute in terms of alumni connect, student welfare and various funds for the NITR.

Gurnani addressed the meeting and said,“This institute has not only made a student into a better person and has taught to take a responsibility. We should acknowledge that institutions are made by recognising the past and building the future. I wish this institute reaches new heights”.The inaugural event was then followed by a culture program.

On Friday, the event included a Leadership Conclave grouping notable alumni of the institute who spoke on various topics Metaverse, Carbon Reduction in the Steel Industry, International Business Strategy, Energy Transition, Importance of the Manufacturing Industry and Start-ups. The day 2 event was then followed by ‘The Women Achievers’ Conclave in which women alumni of the institute shared their inspiring growth stories and spoke on the current scenario or status of women at work.

It was followed by a question-answer session by the audience and concluded with a musical program by musicians, singers, and instrumentalists.

Day 3 of the event will include a Young Achievers’ Conclave in which Young alumni of the institute will be awarded for their contribution in their respective fields.

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