Jalandhar: Thousands of Lovely Professional University alumni from Canada, America, England, Australia, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Punjab and more gathered at LPU campus for annual alumni meet ‘Home Coming-2018’. LPU had planned this grand alumni meet to recognize and celebrate the global achievements of its eminent graduates. Utilizing the whole day to the full, LPU alumni from all over the world and the country became nostalgic and shared great memories of the yester years with their teachers, classmates and friends. Full of deep seated emotions, alumni accessed their respective class rooms, tens of sports ground where they used to play different games; hostel rooms where they lived home like life; met their mentors and teachers who shaped them to be truly global citizens; and, relived varied experiential moments of meaningful and fun-filled days spent at their alma mater- LPU.
Celebrating their massive gathering, all of them left no stone unturned to make their stay at the campus, once again, a great day of significance and of ever cherishing moments. LPU alumni also came forward with corporate social responsibility and donated 100+ school bags and stationery items to the poor children of the nearby villages. On the occasion, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal congratulated all alumni on LPU being ranked No.2 in India in Management (Outreach and Inclusivity parameter) declared by Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development.
LPU awarded scores of its illustrious alumni in recognition of outstanding accomplishments, recognitions earned & CSR activities made in their respective field of endeavours, and for bringing prestige to the alma-mater. They were honoured for being great researchers, entrepreneurs, leaders, brand ambassadors in their fields and more. One of the alumni, ‘Javid Parsa’ is honoured for his social entrepreneurial endeavours for being the Co- Founder of ‘Parsa’ food chain. He is 2011 pass out (B. design architecture). His company has 5 franchises in the beautiful valley of Kashmir and planning to expand it to metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and others. He is also famous from his ‘Human Library’. Apart from being an entrepreneur, Javid Parsa is a social activist, writer and a poet. He’s constantly working to provide platforms to young Kashmiri artists and entrepreneurs. Alumni Award 2017-18 for ‘Excellence in Academics’ were bestowed upon Dr Vijay Kumar (PhD Chemistry 2011) who is presently Research Officer with Government of India. Both Ankur Mehta (2014), core member special interest group at State Innovation Cell, Hyderabad and Tejdeep Singh Randhawa (MBA- 2007), who is Head (sales and marketing) at SPS hospitals, have received Professional Excellence awards.
Chairing the panel discussion, LPU alumni Mr Nipun Jaiswal (ECE-2011) Tech Director at Pyramid Security and Forensics and also the recipient of Technology Leadership award alongwith Founder CEO at Vélmenni, Deepak Solanki (B.Tech ECE-2011); Co- Founder of ‘Parsa’ food chain Mr Javid Parsa and Renowned RJ from Jammu Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, Ms Shwetima shared success mantras they followed to reach greater heights.
The best alumni chapter award is presented to alumni association ‘Hyderabad & Bangalore Chapters’ in appreciation of its continued commitment to the LPU vision, growth and development of the society. Similarly, Mudit Goel, Working as Associate Consultant at PWC (New York, USA); Sonia Narang, Quality Assurance Engineer at Amazon (Seattle,USA); Punica Bhardwaj , Associate Analyst at Ernst & Young (Florida, USA); Sagar Anand, Senior Software Engineer at Automation Anywhere (San Jose, USA) ; and, Nazifi Umar, Assistant Lecturer at NorthWest University, (Kano, Nigeria) were honoured as LPU Ambassadors.
On this occasion, Jalandhar and Chandigarh Chapters took an Initiative to donate school essentials (Bags, Geometry boxes and notebooks) to poor children of nearby villages. The alumni association aimed to collect contributions up to 50,000 but with the help of generous donations received, collection ended up by 37% more than the targeted amount, up to 70,000. The LPU alumni association has also launched ‘Student Enrichment Fund’ under which educational expenses of academically strong students up to an extent will be sponsored by Alumni association.