The IIT IIM Alumni Association in Kuwait recently concluded its annual alumni meeting that included a Bollywood musical concert – Flashback, featuring noted singer Harshal Pulekar. The event, held on 24 January, witnessed a packed auditorium at the Indian Embassy in Kuwait and was attended by the IIT IIM alumni along with their families and guests.
The President of the association, Peeyush Jain welcomed the Honorable Ambassador of India to Kuwait, Sunil Jain, as the Chief Guest of the evening, along with other distinguished guests and the association members. The event also felicitated senior members of the association – Kirit Kumar Shroff, S K Chaturvedi and Varun Dev Sharma– in recognition of their professional achievements and contribution towards furthering the IIT IIM brand in Kuwait. A trophy was also presented to the IIT alumni cricket team, winners of the friendly cricket match held between the IIT and the IIM alumni teams in December last year.
The event started with the annual general meeting of the association in which Ashish Verma, General Secretary of the association, presented the various initiatives launched by the association during 2014 and highlighted the key initiatives planned for 2015. During the year, the association launched two key initiatives - Engineering Your Future, and 'THINK FUTURE. THINK KUWAIT'.
Engineering Your Future is an endeavor towards providing counseling to schoolchildren for careers in engineering and technology. THINK FUTURE. THINK KUWAIT is an initiative to create awareness and encourage social responsibility towards sustainability in Kuwait. As part of the effort, the IIT IIM alumni in Kuwait intend to create a platform for discussing sustainability and will strive to invite world’s technocrats and business leaders, leveraging their strong alumni network, for regular discussions in order to come up with implementable actions.
However, the main attraction of the evening was Harshal Pulekar, a noted singer of the timeless Bollywood classics, who enthralled his audience with the sweetest melodies of the bygone era, taking everyone down the memory lane into Flashback. What made the concert even more exciting was the singer’s unique ability to enlighten his listeners about the basic concepts in music through simple interactive and engaging demonstrations. The exhilaration of the audience was obvious from the words of congratulations that poured in for the core team that organized the event.
The president of the association thanked all the sponsors who had been generous in supporting the event. UAE Exchange and the Al Mulla Group were the Platinum and Diamond sponsors, respectively.