: 46 Alumni Authors Honoured at Annual Alumni Meet : New Delhi, 17th February 2014: The Indian Institute of Mass Communication Alumni Association (IIMCAA) felicitated their eminent alumni authors, who have written books on different subjects and received various awards, at their annual alumni meet – ‘SBI Life Connections 2014’ held at IIMC campus in New Delhi on Sunday.
India’s oldest and the best mass communication institute has produced many renowned media persons and communication gurus in different fields. The institute’s Alumni Association has members all over the country and has chapters in all states. IIMCAA also has chapters in foreign countries like – the United States, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Australia and Singapore. It was a confluence of professionals across the communication industry which includes Print and Electronic Media, PR, Advertising, corporate comm etc.
On this year’s alumni meet, the IIMCAA honoured alumni, who have done outstanding work on writing, editing and translating books, under the theme – ‘Campus Wale Writers’. Alumnus & actress Hasleen Kaur also came for the meet; she and music director Mithoon Sharma were also felicitated on the stage. Around 800 alumni from all corners of the country attended the event.
IIMC Alumni Association also felicitated Mr. Laxman Rao, a tea seller at Vishnu Digaambar Marg, who has written more than 30 books on various issues in our society. Mr. Rao is very popular among journalists from various media houses at BSZ Marg, Delhi’s Fleet Street.
Apurva Chamaria, Convenor of the ‘SBI Life Connections 2014’ addressed the gathering by saying: "IIMC alumni association with a reach of 2000+ has made rapid strides in the last 2 years and now has local chapters globally emerging as the unifying body for alumni of one of the world's best mass communication colleges. I'm delighted that this year’s global alumni meet has found fantastic backing from sponsors as we gather to celebrate and recognise 46 IIMCians who have gone on to become authors."
The event was started with welcome dance performance by current batch and felicitation ceremony. Suddenly the flow was broken by a Flash Mob, which made everybody danced in the Auditorium. This sudden and surprise performance moved everybody at their seats. After the felicitation ceremony, all alumni signed-off the grand meet with dinner and DJ – ‘Tum Hi Ho Night’.
The IIMCAA alumni meet was supported by SBI Life, IFFCO, HCL, Coca-Cola, India News, Fever 104 FM & Graphisads.
Felicitation List of Campus Wale Writers
1. Prof. Gita Bamezai | 1976-77 Batch
2. Professor Vijay Parmar | 1977-78 Batch
3. Madhuker Upadhyay | 1978-79 Batch
4. VK Cherian | 1980-81 Batch
5. Amit Sengupta | 1981-82 Batch
6. Subir Bhaumik | 1982-83 Batch
7. Sujata Sabnis | 1983-84 Batch
8. Shantanu Guha Ray | 1983-84 Batch
9. V. Sudarshan | 1984-85 Batch
10. Samudra Gupta Kashyap | 1985-86 Batch
11. Prof. Harish Kumar | 1987-88 Batch
12. Vinod Viplav | 1987-88 Batch
13. Anami Sharan Babal | 1987-88 Batch
14. Alok Shrivastav | 1988-89 Batch
15. Manoj Dayal | 1988-89 Batch
16. Anurag Vajpeyi | 1990-91 Batch
17. Nidheesh Tyagi | 1991-92 Batch
18. Vamsee Juluri | 1991-92 Batch
19. Vartika Nanda | 1993-94 Batch
20. Shruti Jain | 1993-94 Batch
21. Anna MM Vetticad | 1993-94 Batch
22. Umesh Chaturvedi | 1993-94 Batch
23. Jai Singh | 1993-94 Batch
24. Neelesh Misra | 1994-95 Batch
25. Suresh Kumar Vashishth | 1994-95 Batch
26. Amarendra Kishore | 1994-95 Batch
27. Sonal Kalra | 1995-96 Batch
28. Vidyut Prakash Maurya | 1995-96 Batch
29. Sushila Kumari | 1995-96 Batch
30. Gayatri Srivastava | 1996-97 Batch
31. Abhiranjan Kumar | 1997-98 Batch
32. Dev Vrat Singh | 1997-98 Batch
33. Namrata Kohli | 1999-2000 Batch
34. Ajay Khullar | 2000-2001 Batch
35. Priyanka Singh | 2000-01 Batch
36. Vimal Kumar | 2000-01 Batch
37. Arvind Das | 2001-02 Batch
38. Arunoday Prakash | 2003-04 Batch
39. Minakshi Thakur | 2003-04 Batch
40. Manjit Thakur | 2004-05 Batch
41. Sushant Jha | 2004-05 Batch
42. Chetna Bhatia | 2008-09 Batch
43. Marinder Mishra| 2008-09 Batch
44. Himanshu Shekhar | 2008-09 Batch
45. Vartika | 2009-10 Batch
46. Ritvik Kukreja | 2009-10 Batch