Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railways at the 4th IIT BHU Alumni Meet

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Lamp Lighting Ceremony by Vish Narayanan, Dr. Rajeev Sangal, Raj Narang, Atul Kumar, and Dr. Manu Vora

NAPERVILLE, IL:  The IIT BHU Global Alumni Association recently held its fourth Global Alumni Meet at the Sheraton Lisle Hotel in Lisle, Illinois. Theme for the Meet was “The IIT BHU Journey of Excellence Continues…”.  Over 200 people attended the Meet. At the opening, a lamp lighting ceremony was held with the portrait of Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, the founder of BHU. An inspiring video sharing his amazing life story memorized the audience.

Prof. Rajeev Sangal, Director of IIT BHU and Acting Vice-Chancellor of BHU was the Chief  Guest.      Hon. Shri Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railways and IIT BHU Alumnus gave a Keynote Address.   Dr. Sarvajna Dwivedi, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Pearl Therapeutics, Inc., an IIT BHU Alumnus was also a Keynote Speaker. Video messages from former BHU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Panjab Singh, and Campus Diaries were shared.

Two panels on “Excellence in Education” and “Excellence in Entrepreneurship” discussed lot of interesting ideas to propel the IIT BHU to new heights. There were lighter moments with “Fond Memories of BHU” and “Tribute to Teachers”. The Meet concluded with an entertainment program after the dinner.

At the Meet, alumni deliberated on ways to give back to alma mater and raised over $21,000 to support various projects at IIT BHU including student scholarships. Hon. Manoj Sinha and Prof. S. N. Upadhyay were conferred 2014 IIT BHU Lifetime Achievement Award. Additionally, Nine alumni were conferred the 2014 IIT BHU Distinguished Alumnus Award.

The 5th IIT BHU Global Meet will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2016.

About IBGAA:
The IIT BHU Global Alumni Association (IBGAA) was established in 2008. It is a 501 (c) (3) charitable and educational organization registered in New Jersey. Its mission is to act as a link between the Institute, alumni, students, faculty, and staff. The IBGAA raises funds to execute alumni projects to benefit the Institute, students, faculty, and staff. It also endeavors to enhance the IIT BHU brand globally.  Please contact Dr. Manu Vora IITBHU Meet Chair 630-548-5531