GALA REUNION DINNER 2017!!!

On Saturday 16th, December 2017, the members of SJA Alumni Association returned to campus to see old friends and see what's changed - and what's stayed the same!

The event was also graced by the attendance of the Alma Mater Principal and Patron of Association Brother Babu Varghese, Brother Superior Arockia Raj, Vice Principal Brother Binoi and Principal St. Patrick’s Academy Brother Solomon Raja Rajan along with School coordinators Sumit Gupta, Suhani Sabharwal, Anuradha Tandon and many other past and present Teachers with their families.

The sparkling event of Alumni at SJA Grand Auditorium, the Gala Dinner as stated was very special occasion where alumni came together to salute their alma mater, celebrated with family and friends, and enjoyed a fantastic evening... Live Studio was created to turn fond memories into mementos…

They were served some of the best Desserts and beverages along with lip smacking snacks which made them drool... to make the night memorable there was Live band, the soulful music, rekindling memories – regenerating passions...Alumni dancing together creating perfect bonds!

Loads of prizes were distributed by way of announcing different title to the members and families, apart from the past Teachers this year the present Teachers were also invited to receive teachers’ blessings were all part of the event 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...

Praveen Chandhok President of SJA AA spoke his heart out to members,” Thank you for being here for Gala Reunion tonight and I truly hope you enjoy spending time with both your family members and old friends. Just this few days back we lost a dear Alumni Sunil Khanna Batch of 1980 to cancer and other Alumni to a heart attack. It really makes you stop and realize in our busy lives that we just have no guarantees there will be another day for us to enjoy. So the only thanks I would like to receive from all of you for our efforts in bringing you all together tonight, is for you to take this opportunity to give each of your dear friends and family members a hug and let them know how special they are to you. If you’ve had any grievances in the past, please let tonight be the night you bury that dang hatchet”.

Navneet Oberai Vice President SJA informed the gathering about 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.”

Brigadier Sandeep Chaturvedi along with classmates Col. Sudhir Paliwal, Col. Sanjay Mohan, Vikaram Sabharwal and Sanjeev Sood ruled the night in the company of founder President Ajay Goyal also their classmate and said they were said they were extremely happy and thankful for the efforts taken by the association to bring them together under one roof at their Alma mater.

The Hatchets were indeed buried Alumni were seen enjoying the delicious fare that was complimented by some outstanding DJ and Live Band in the background, members of the Alumni danced the night away to the foot tapping music, which reminded most of them of their times as students...

According to Jatinder Bhatia the SJA AA Secretary Such events afford ex-students of the Alma Mater an opportunity to network and interact with other Josephites pursuing various careers. “Once again the dinner recognises the need to celebrate the excellence of our great Institute’ inspirational alumni achievers in both business and government who are working for the benefit and betterment of country and its future generations”, said Deepak Bakshi Treasurer of SJA AA.

In midst of all this Mr. Rajeev Nangia senior Alumni the pillar of association who was appointed as the Chief Returning officer for the election 2017 introduced to the members the new MC members under the leadership of President Randhir Arora who were blessed by the Patron Brother Babu Varghese, “I welcome newly elected members of the MC as they join to search for new frontiers... take things forward into big things for next two upcoming years”.

Alumni with their families, were simply overjoyed, delighted and charmed grooving to the beats of Live Band and DJ, 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 evening had more to offer good food, music and dancing...

The occasion also saw release of “Garden of my Life” an extraordinary memoirs of our Alumni Mr. Vijay Bansal the batch of 1957! He spoke his heart out informing that his book is a complete life- cycle of his lifetime of experience through the journey of life with his family, friends and foes, relatives, colleagues and acquaintances.

It was a grand finale of “Team Eternal” who was elected two year back to lead the SJA AA under the leadership of their President Praveen Chandhok left no stone upturned to see SJA AA reaches its Zenith... Each and every member of the team was always present there sparing their precious time from work and family...The passion and enthusiasm of being Josephite was the only ingredient...

The youngest and the most effervescent member of the Managing Committee the newly wedded bride Swabhavi Agarwal warmed everyone hearts along with her beau Vaibhav! She joined Patron Brother Babu Varghese for the cake cutting ceremony in the midst of cheers!!!

Yet another Souvenir inclusive of the News Letter which has now become an annual feature was also released...The Souvenir is the brain child of present MC conceptualized, 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...The detail of SJA AA activities (with photographs) of past year is provided in the news letter accompanied in the Souvenir.

A whole lot of preparation went into organizing this massive event for SJA AA Members and we would like to take this opportunity to recognize those people who helped bring this magical evening.

Our Deepest Regards and gratitude to our Principal, Patron of SJA Alumni Association Bro. Babu Varghese for his wonderful support, assistance and guidance and all of us will seek more in the coming years. Thank you Brother for recognising the role of Alumni and being there we continue to look forward to your whole hearted support...

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

We all are truly honored to have served for our Alma Mater Alumni Association for past term which lasted for two eventful years... We 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....

SJA Love to all of you....

Warm and very loving regards,

On Behalf of Managing Committee

 

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