It was a pleasant Saturday evening in the ‘garden city’ Bangalore on 19th January, 2019. Many Sydenhamites were gathered once again this year. Some faces were familiar and some were new but there were smiles all around. It was of course the get together of the Bangalore chapter of SIMSREE.
The Alumni committee of SIMSREE was pleased to organise this wonderful meet for the alumni of SIMSREE who are making the college proud in Bangalore. The team flew from Mumbai early morning on Saturday to make the arrangements. The venue was a wonderful restaurant named Flechazo in Marathahalli, Bangalore. The event was scheduled in the evening. Our team was really excited and pumped up to make the Bangalore chapter a memorable one. A private deck was reserved specially for the people coming to the chapter meet. The alumni started to come in and were greeted by the team. There were hi and hellos echoing around the place as people were meeting each other after almost a year. One of the prominent presence in the room was of Mr. Hiren Badhiye, Employee Resources Manager of APAC region of Northern Trust. He not only shared his SIMSREE experience with us but also made the conversations more cheerful with his sense of humour. His batchmate, Mr. Brahmankar Udaram, VP (Corporate Business Excellence) of Hinduja Global Solutions, also joined the fun and reminisced about the old memories. Mr. Ramlal Mitra of 2002 batch also graced the event with his presence. Many more alumni from more recent batches also gathered and enjoyed meeting each other. The team had a wonderful time talking to everyone and had some great inputs from them as well.
The food was delicious as always and everybody seemed to enjoy it. Stories were being told, old memories were being shared and numbers were being exchanged. People were catching up with each other and everyone was enjoying the evening. Photos and selfies were being taken to keep these moments with them forever. It was a pleasure for the team as well to meet these people, have conversation with them, know their experiences, understand their perspectives and have a bit of fun, too. The alumni were also interested to know what is going on in the college and were eager to come to college and contribute to its growth in their own ways. It was really great to see their love and continued support for the institution. After few hours of conversations, chit chats, gossips and fun, everyone was presented with a little token of appreciation from the team on behalf of the Alumni Committee. A nice group photo was also taken to mark the end of the occasion. Everyone was delighted to meet each other after a long time. Promises were also made to keep in touch with each other and come again for the next chapter meet. The alumni were happy with the kind of organizing the team had done for the event and we as a team were also grateful for their presence. Team learned a lot from the alums and was delighted that this chapter meet was a huge success.