MCM’s Rendezvous and Reminiscences 2021 connects alumni virtually
THE VOICE OF CHANDIGARH NEWS: Keeping the flame of connectivity alive during the current unprecedented times, Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, in a unique showcase of spirit of resilience and positivity, organised its annual alumni meet virtually. Encompassing the motto of Association of MCM DAV Alumni (AMDA) ‘To Care, To Share’, Rendezvous and Reminiscences 2021 witnessed overwhelming participation of alumni from UK, Canada and from across the country. MCM alumna Prof. Nishtha Jaswal, Vice Chancellor, Himachal Pradesh National Law University graced the virtual meet as the Chief Guest. Sh. H. R. Gandhar, Vice President, DAV College Managing Committee (DAV CMC), Mrs. Sudesh Gandhar, Senior Member, DAV CMC and MCM Alumna Dr. Bharti Uppal, Associate Medical Superintendent and Professor (Biochemistry), Christian Medical College, Ludhiana were Guests of Honour on this occasion.
Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava inaugurated the meet by welcoming the alumni to a nostalgic trip down the memory lane that would enliven their spirits. Sharing that the reunion envisions to foster meaningful connectivity between MCM and its’ alumni, Dr. Bhargava asserted that it is not just an opportunity to reminisce, to network and to reconnect but also to deliberate on ideas as to how the alumni can contribute in the growth of their alma mater. Reminding the alumni of their responsibility as the brand ambassadors of MCM, Dr. Bhargava stressed upon their role in the society as harbingers of positive change. Adding poetic touch to the nostalgic moments, Dr. Bhargava recited her poem titled “aaj hum laut ke fir aaye hain”. Speaking on this occasion, Prof Nishtha Jaswal fondly recalled her days at MCM and said that whatever she is today, she owes to her alma mater. She shared that remaining calm and composed while dealing with daily challenges has been her biggest learning at MCM and said that the values taught in the college remained her greatest support system in difficult times. Prof. Jaswal also recited a self composed poem depicting the defining role of her alma mater in her life and how it prepared her for vagaries of life. Sh. H. R. Gandhar implored the alumni to give back to their alma mater by sharing new ideas and engaging in activities of mutual interest which will be beneficial for all the students. He motivated the alumni to continue to expand and explore new horizons. Dr. Bharti Uppal credited the college for her success and added that outwardly an institution may appear to be made of concrete but in reality, it is made from heart, soul and efforts of all the stakeholders.
During the event, the illustrious alumni of the college were honoured virtually. Another highlight of the meet was inauguration of Agastya and Liaquat- e-repositories showcasing memories and exceptional talent of the alumni. Enthusiastic alumni shared many nostalgic moments and a sense of indebtedness towards the institution echoed in the words of each and every alumni.
The video of the meet can be viewed on the college’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/LYlXdpP7ygc