A Global Alumni Meet 2023, was organized at Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University) Chandigarh by the Punjab Engineering College Old Student Association (PECOSA) on February 11, 2023. Shri Dharam Pal, IAS, Advisor to the UT Administrator, was the Chief Guest of the event. Prof. Baldev Setia, Director-PEC, Prof. Rajesh Kanda, Head Alumni Affairs, Maj Gen R.S. Bains, AVSM (Retd) FIE, FIETE, PEC Electrical 1962, Er. Rakesh Nath, Chairman BBMB (Retd), PEC Electrical 1972, Er. S.S. Kapur, IAS, PEC Civil-1972, Dr. Jatinder R. Palta, Ph.D. FASTRO, FAAPM, FACR, Mechanical-1972, Er. Ravindra Kumar Tyagi, Director Operations Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, PEC Electrical-1987, Er. Amit Syngle, Managing Director & CEO Asian Paints, PEC Mechanical-1988, Er. Mukhmeet S. Bhatia, IAS, PEC-Mechanical-1988, Er. Sandeep Gupta, CE PSPCL, PEC -1988, Er. B S Chawla, CE HRD PSPCL PEC-1988 & Er. Sarvjeet Singh Virk, Managing Director & Co-Founder at Finvasia Group were the Guest of Honour for the event. Er. Teekam Chandra Bali, President-PECOSA, Er. H.S Oberoi, General Secretary PECOSA(organisers of PEC Global alumni meet) also graced the occasion with their presence. The event started with Prof. Baldev Setia Director-PEC, extending a warm welcome to the Chief Guest and Guest of honour and lightening the ceremonial lamp by the Chief guest.
In his Welcome Address, Er. Teekam Chandra Bali, President-PECOSA, emphasized on the importance of PECOSA and its integral role in connecting alumni from different batches and backgrounds and fostering a spirit of camaraderie and collaboration. Talking about the future of PECOSA, he stated that the vision of PECOSA is to continue to strengthen this bond and to play a vital role in restoring PEC to its past glory.
Shri Dharam Pal, IAS, Advisor to the UT Administrator, while addressing the audience congratulated PECOSA and PEC for maintaining such great alumni and for bringing together such an immense and diverse group of alumni whose life experience will undoubtedly serve as an inspiration for future PEC graduates. He complimented PECOSA and PEC for all the efforts in organising such a grand meet and wished them the best for future endeavours.
Prof. Baldev Setia, Director-PEC, extended a very warm welcome to the Chief Guest for gracing the event with his presence. He also expressed his gratitude towards all the illustrious alumni of PEC, present for the Global meet. He stated that the occasion assumes significance as it is taking place after a Gap of three years. Talking about the significance of PECOSA, he stated that active engagement and support, whether it be through mentoring current students or supporting the institution with donations and scholarships, PECOSA’s support is immensely valuable to PEC.
As a part of the event, PECOSA Souvenir 2023 was also released. At this Grand event batches which have completed 15, 25, 35, 50 & 60 years i.e. a batch of 2006, 07, 08, 1996, 97, 98, 1986, 87, 88, 1971, 72 73, 1961,62, 63 were also felicitated by the Chief Guest Shri Dharam Pal. More than 500 guests were present at the global alumni meet from various parts of the country and globally. The program continued with alumni participating in fun activities like Kite Flying, Tambola & Musical Chairs followed by lunch and interaction at the PEC Campus. The fun-filled day of nostalgia was followed by a musical evening with live singers and a lavish Dinner, which provided a warm and conducive environment for PEC-Alumni to share their stories and experiences at PEC and in the professional sphere of life.