EME Alumni Reunion 2009
5th EME Alumni Reunion May 1, 2009
EME Alumni Association organized 5th Annual EME Alumni Reunion on May 1, 2009 .It was attended by over 350 guests including ex-graduates from degree-5 to 26, final year students, faculty, authorities and officers. Commandant Maj. Gen Muhammad Shahid SI (M) was the chief guest of the event. Among other special guests were the dean Brig. Abdul Ghafoor, ex-commandants Brig. Qamar Zaman (VC Hitec) and Maj. Gen Shahid Mukhtar Shah.
Reunion is a time when the alumni celebrate their association with their institute. It’s that time of the year when ex-graduates come back to their dear old institute to recall old memories, to meet their teachers and mentors, to socialize with their class fellows, to offer pieces of advice to final year students and to introduce their families to the institution where they had spent some of the most brilliant years of life. It’s a time to rejoice and enjoy .Reunion is about cherishing the fact that we are connected to people like us whom we can rely on and with whom we share a special connection. EME Alumni Reunion 2009 was definitely such an event; event which brought back memories and which helped strengthen the ties among Alumni and refreshed their ties with their institute College of E. &M.E.
On homecoming eve, guests started to reach EME 6 pm. The guests were directed to officers’ mess after registration where tea was awaiting them. The guests enjoyed the light tea and inter-mingling session for a while. After Maghreb prayers, the event properly kicked off with a formal gathering in the auditorium .Members of ALC, Aneeqa Ishaq and Muhammad Uzair Sukhera conducted this session. The session consisted of the welcome note and video, introductory videos of environment club and ICT & Entrepreneurship Club (ICTEC), Alumni association presentation by Noman Javed(De-25 C), few words by senior alumnus (Umer Azad De-14 EE) and Commandant’s address. The objective of this session was to motivate alumni to support their institution, alumni association and different college clubs.
Later, people could be seen mingling with each other and enjoying light conversations while and after dinner. It was a wonderful time; the guests were smiling, laughing and posing for pictures in front of clicking cameras. Then was the time for the Entertainment show by SPAL which was hosted by Sana Mehmood Awan and Nauman Bashir. SPAL enthralled guests with an excellent play titled ‘Armaan’. Some videos and song performances were also part of this light session.
The college, decorated with lights and crowded with many guests, presented a very beautiful sight on reunion night. Happiness and affection for the institution could be felt in the air. Motivated with this love for their institute, alumni made some generous contributions for Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.
The attendance at the reunion and the contributions for scholarship fund were below our expectations. We would be expecting more donations and active participation from the alumni community next time. This event was made possible due to efforts of Alumni Association, volunteer contributions of ALC and immense support of College authorities specially the dean and the commandant.
( Aneeqa Ishaq)
Commandant Maj. Gen Muhammad Shahid SI (M) talked about:
1) Package of Rs.98 million for the college approved by the Prime Minister, which has been planned to be spent for the construction of academic blocks for the Mechanical Engineering Department and a Sports Complex.
2) Completion of PhDs of 8 post graduate students and 31 PhDs at different stages of study.
3) NUST being the only university of Pakistan winning a place in the list of ‘top 400 world universities’.
4) MOU signed with Nokia Siemens Network for scholarships/internships and trainings of students.
5) MOU signed with University of Keel, UK for collaboration in software development.
6) Full support to Alumni Association
7) Operational Office with staff for EME Alumni Association and ALC
“An excellent and well organized event. My heartfelt congratulations and thanks to the entire organizing team for a wonderful and memorable experience. Keep up the good work and lets keep the Alumni alive with the never say die lesson that I learnt during my college years. I was most impressed with the turnout as well and we should strive to make it better in the years to come.” Muhammad Umer Azad Khan 14-E
“It was indeed a memorable event. I congratulate all those who were part of this. The effort put in by the Association members came right through….” Syed Usman Ali 26-E
“Its really nice to see that Alumni platform is flourishing. Plans for making international chapters will be a great milestone in future. Nice efforts by Alumni of EME.” Muhammad Aitsam-ul-Haq Goraya 23 C
“I congratulate you all for arranging such a wonderful EME Alumni Re-Union for this year…
… EMEAA Annual Newsletter 2009 that I got yesterday on Alumni Re-Union is an excellent booklet to keep my self updated about the other Alumni members……” Mehraj Hasan 23 C