PEC 2020 – how awesome to meet so many friends after 50 years! Last week we had our Global Alumni meet in City Beautiful – Chandigarh, India
Fat, thin, bald, grey …,Some of us were recognisable – and others not 😂 But there was such bonhomie, love and laughter 💖😂💖
What is it that draws people from hundreds, nay thousands of miles to meet old friends and connect with their Alma Mater, in our case Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh?
Friends, the most important pillar of long, happy and healthy lives 😊💕😊 and Gratitude
Amidst us were : Army and Air Force generals and marshals , heads of institutes, business tycoons, philanthropists. One felt proud and at the same time humbled.
And so good to connect with their spouses too 💃🏻😊💃🏻
I wrote a couple of days back : One good book is better than hundred friends, and one good friend is a library. And here we were amidst hundreds of books and hundreds of friends 📖 📚 👬👫
Punjab Engineering College welcomed with open arms, Mr. Bikram Singh Garewal, the college’s oldest alumnus. Having graduated in 1943, this imminent personality is a mighty 97-year-old humble man who achieved great feats in life. He served as the Chief Engineer of Patiala from 1971 till his retirement in 1981. Originating from Lahore, he was more than happy to celebrate his birthday today amongst his juniors of various generations in the college where he studied as a young boy.
This college was established in 1921 in Lahore, now Pakistan and next year it would be its centenary. I was so happy when the Director of the institute, in his address said that next year we should attempt to have a truly global meet, where alumni from Pakistan can join too, maybe in a neutral country. Shall look forward to that.
Chandigarh has a very special place in my heart. Not only I grew up here, I got married here too 💕💖 I still have two older sisters living here. So it was a Home Coming for me in more ways than one!
Talking of alma maters there is no way I can ever forget DAV School Chandigarh and principal Hari Ram. I did my high school here from 1962-65. There were so many dedicated teachers under the stewardship of principal Hari Ram. Their breed is rarely heard off in these times; dedicated and selfless. Principal Hari Ram : An educationist par excellence 🙏
Above Mr. Bikram Singh Garewal flanked by PEC Director and Dean
Director, Dean and the students – Organisers
Night filled with fun and food…..
The distinguished Alumni
A few pics on display by our talented batchmates.
Our batch heroes with the director
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