Annual Alumni Gala reunion Lunch 2016 !!!

More than four hundred Jospehites attended an Annual Alumni Gala reunion this  Sunday. The dazzling gala event took place on the afternoon of 18th, December, 2016 at the SJA Hockey field.

Event was also graced by the attendance of the Alma Mater Principal and Patron of Association Brother Dennis Joseph and Brother Superior Benedict and along with the members SJA Alumni Association as well as past and present Teachers.

Gala lunch lived up to its name an event with many several dishes following one another in harmony with chosen wines that connect with the food into aromatic symbiosis, an elegant balloon decoration and colourful draping was simply exquisite!

The Gala Reunion as stated was very special occasion where alumni came together to salute their alma mater, celebrated with families and friends, and enjoyed a fantastic sun drenched afternoon... Live Studio turning fun into fond memories creating mementos with an unique idea shared by dear Alumnus Himanshu Chauhan, the Alumnus and family being clicked as Josephite!

Menu was simply lavish—Desserts and beverages along with lip smacking snacks had alumni drooling... To make the afternoon memorable there was Live band, playing the soulful music, rekindling memories – regenerating passions...Alumnus dancing together creating perfect bonds!

Loads of prizes were distributed by way of announcing different title to the members and families, The best dancing couples Mrs. & Mr. Vikas Arora, Mrs. & Mr. Jai Raj and Mrs. And Mr. Vikas Sharma were chosen by Mr. Dev School Choreographer, and Mr. Sumit Dogra Music Teacher, President Praveen Chandhok chose the best dressed Male Alumni Abhay Chandna , Swabhavi Agarwal (Member) chose the Best dressed Female Alumni Neha Gusain the gifts were given away by the previous handsome president Vikas Dewan. Best Dressed Family was won hands down by Mrs. And Mrs. Praveen Anand best part being their children Sugam Anand and Jalaj Anand are also Alumnus they received the gifts from Founder President of SJA AA Ajay Goyal ! Teachers Sumit Gupta, Sangita Anand, Pooja Sethi and Vijayaa Sethi who had recently celebrated their birthday were given gifts! Alumni Kapil Arora won the lucky draw the lucky number was chosen by Patron Alumni Brother Dennis Joseph... The best dressed Couple was unanimously won by our dear Alumnus Jamanbir Singh Sawhney! Sonali Mehta C.A. (Member) was given the task of choosing best dressed Teacher which went to none other than our favourite Mrs. Jay Shree Bohra! And as always the Mrs. Rachna Datta better half of our dear and pillar of Alumni Jaideep Datta C.A. won the prize for tresses!

The honour of cutting the Masterly baked scrumptious cake by our dear Alumni Naman Raj Jolly went to Alumnus Priyatosh on the occasion of his birthday! Patron Alumni Brother Dennis Joseph joined him to mark the occasion!

Apart from Past Teachers this year the Managing Committee also invited present teachers’ to seek their blessings which enthralled both teachers and Students. The teacher’s were overwhelmed by the affection of ex-students and thanked for inviting them to be part of such wonderful evening...

According to Praveen Chandhok President of SJA AA such events afford ex-students of the Alma Mater an opportunity to network and interact with other Josephites pursuing various careers. “Once again the reunion in form of lunch recognises the need to celebrate the excellence of our great Institute’ inspirational alumnus achievers in both business and government who are working for the benefit and betterment of country and its future generations”, he stated, As he went on to state the progress made by the association, he also highlighted strongly that more still needs to be done saying that “the history of our Alma Mater should not be the sole decider of where we are heading.”

Col. Sudhir Paliwal who gave away the prizes for best dancing couple, one of the prominent alumni said they were very happy and thankful for the efforts taken by the campus to bring them together under one roof at their alma mater.

After enjoying the delicious fare that was complimented by some outstanding Live Band in the background, members of the Alumni danced away to the foot tapping music, which reminded most of them of their times as students...

Navneet Oberai the SJA AA Vice President said these events serve to give everyone who has completed has been part of SJA an opportunity to become a lifelong member of the Alumni Association.Through these efforts, the SJA AA wants to build a strong Convocation membership that will provide perfect opportunity to have a democratic voice into SJA AA matters.

In midst of all this Secretary Jatinder Bhatia along with Treasurer Deepak Bakshi welcomed the guests and elated by the feeling of the occasion vowed to set a bigger bench mark for the association in the coming year!

Sachin Agarwal and Mohit Rajvanshi did their best to make the guests comfortable ensuring nonstop supply of snacks. Soups and Mock tails.

In the overall supervision of dear past Vice President Ambuj Oberai dear MC member Abhinav Goel took care of enrolling providing the Lunch Coupons to guests MC is deeply indebted for the support provided by Alumni Vineet Vishnoi, Ashish Chabbra, Manoj Devgun, Anterdeep Singh, Saurabh Rawat and Aditya Gaurav Chaudhary.

The entire MC gleefully enjoyed the flamboyance of their Senior Member Dr. Alok Jain who was masterly swaying to the beats of band!

Raghav Sharma MC member was busy entertaining his friends his soulmates enjoying multi cuisine dishes and drinks!

Alumni who turned out in large numbers with their families, were simply overjoyed, delighted and charmed grooving to the beats of Live Band, Josephites explored campus changes, showed their children around... the classes where they got their lessons, their hideouts, the vast and exclusive fields where they were engaged in friendly duals whether playing Cricket, Football or Hockey...caught up with friends, and inquired about other classmates...The day had more to offer good food, music and dancing...

The occasion also saw release of yet another Souvenir inclusive of the News Letter which has now become an annual feature...The Souvenir is the brain child of our President Praveen Chandhok who conceptualised it along with Past President Randhir Arora , Designed and Printed by the members of present MC with its (Souvenir) shelf life it helps in reaching out the members well after the event has ended...

Before we end we convey our special thanks to entire MC who left no stone unturned to see SJA AA reaches its Zenith... They were always there sparing their precious time from work and family...The passion and enthusiasm of being Josephite was the only ingredient...

Once again expressing deepest regards and gratitude to our Principal, Patron of SJA Alumni Association Bro. Dennis Joseph for his wonderful support, assistance and guidance and all of us will seek more in the coming years. Thank you Brother for being there and continue to look forward to your whole hearted support...

The detail of our activities (with photographs) since we took over is provided in the news letter accompanied in the Souvenir.

A BIG Thank you to all the dear Alumni Members, Hope you all had a wonderful time at Annual Gala Reunion.

And a special thanks to the Members who were magnanimous in their contributions which helped us in conducting the event successfully. We all are obliged.

And those who missed it we ensure you bigger feast on next Gala Reunion Dinner!

We all are truly honored to have served our School Alumni Association for past eventful year and we all consider it a great responsibility and privilege.

We request you to stay connected by visiting the school as often as you can! Several opportunities are organized by the Alumni Association for you to do so and would continue doing it in near future....

For the complete photographs of the event please visit our website or our facebook page click the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/SJAAlumniDehradun/posts/1272048439537095

SJA Love to all of you...

Warm and very loving regards,

Managing Committee
SJA Alumni Association
2015-2017

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