Jubilate 2017, the Alumni Meet of FORE School of Management, New Delhi - a night to remember
FORE School of Management, New Delhi recently organized its annual Alumni Meet, Jubilate 2017, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi with much fanfare. Held on 11 November, Jubilate 2017 brought together proud alumni of the B-School from destinations far and wide. As the institute has successfully completed 24 batches, several alumni members in more than 15 countries are in decision-making positions in business and industry, for over two decades. They made their presence felt by celebrating the achievements of their peers and strengthening the bonds of FORE family.
The organizing committee of the event, FORE Alumni Network (FAN), led by Professor A.K. Puri, Professor-in-Charge, extended these global ambassadors of the B-School a warm welcome. Dr. Jitendra K. Das, Director, FORE School of Management, highlighted the growing list of alumni making their mark in their respective fields. In his inspiring address, he said, “An institute is known by its alumni and we are proud of you all. I would love to see the alumni come back to the institute and carry the brand forward by participating in institutional activities.”
Dr. Vinayshil Gautam, Senior Managing Director and Principal Economic Advisor, Protiviti India Pvt. Ltd. and Member, Executive Board of FORE asserted that the evening was all about fellowship and reliving memories. Dr. B.B.L. Madhukar, Vice President and Treasurer of the B-School, reminded the gathering, “Times ahead are challenging. With growing influence of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, jobs will be replaced. We need to be prepared for the future.”
Mr. R.C. Sharma, President, FORE School of Management, highlighted achievements of the alumni and hoped that more and more members would be present for the event to relive their campus memories.
The institute has more than 5000 alumni working in different parts of the world. While more than 200 of them have reached CEO positions, over 100 are job creators. They are part of the FORE alumni community. Mr. Mithul Kathuria, President, FORE Alumni Association (FAA), spoke about the efforts made by FAA to bring the alumni as a family together.
Belonging to the first batch (Wave-1 at FORE), Mr. Gaurav Kapur said, “One of our professors used to say, ‘I don't want you to go for a job but to create jobs.’ After completing PGDM, I moved to Indonesia and set up my own business. So, yes I am creating jobs now. It’s good to be back home.’ Now living in Jakarta, Mr Kapur came specially to joined in the event.
At Jubilate 2017 the alumni also recognized the achievements of stalwarts by honouring them with awards. Ms. Anjali Joneja Amar, Sales Director, Microsoft, received the Alumni Recognition Award for Executive Leadership; Ms. Neeti Kapoor, Founder Director, MAC Coating Pvt. Ltd. won the award for Entrepreneurship; and Mr. Mohit Dutta, Head – Alternate Channel, Mars Chocolate Ltd., was awarded for Contribution to Alma Mater. Receiving the award, Ms Neeti Kapoor said, “You really feel you have arrived when you are recognized by your alma mater and that too for your contribution to the industry.” Mr. Mohit Dutta added, “Wherever we are today it’s because of the institute. It’s our duty to come back and contribute.” Speaking for her batchmates, Ms. Anjali Joneja Amar said, “We do take pride in FORE and the success of our alumni community. We look forward to come back to the institute and contribute in our own way to learning and growth of current batch of students at the institute..”
After the formal event, Jubilate 2017 continued as an informal gathering with alumni members interacting with each other and meeting faculty members. The theme for this year’s event was “Let the good times roll” and that certainly seemed to be the way with all-round cheerfulness, good humour, and bonhomie.
With the evening drawing to a close, high emotion and big smiles marked the faces of alumni members.
FORE School of Management has been designing, developing and conducting innovative Executive Education (EE)/ Management Development Programmes (MDPs) for working executives in India for over three decades.