annual SPU Alumni Convention 2005 was a Great
Monmouth Junction, NJ, Oct.30, 2005
“ Sardar Patel University Alumni Convention
2005”and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
130th Birth Anniversary Celebrations alongwith
Sardar Patel University Golden Jubilee (1955-2005)celebrations,
were held on Saturday October 29, 2005,
at Royal Albert Palace in Fords, New Jersey.
The convention was well attended by alumni
and several prominent people. Convention
was well organized and was a grand success.
started with the registration of all alumni.
A group of young and enthusiastic volunteers
gave their support by handling the responsibility
cheerfully and with great ease. The Alumni
were handed with a package of a new souvenir
and “Sheel Shrutam“.During the
first session of the convention, alumni
witnessed the official opening of “Sardar
Vallabhbhai Patel Photo Exhibition”
–a collection of more than one hundred
and fifty rare and historic photographs
of the great freedom fighter of India. This
collection is a great effort of Mukesh Kashivala,
a well-known photographer and videographer
of Edison, New Jersey.
Alumni session was divided into three faculties,
namely, the first with Arts, Commerce, Business
etc.; the second with Sciences, Allied Health,
Medical, Pharmacy etc., and the third with
Engineering, Technology, Computers etc.
All respective alumni, the professors and
other teaching staff were jubilant and very
interactive. Lots of comments, suggestions,
experiences, and challenges were freely
exchanged. The attendants were served with
refreshment and light snacks and were given
an opportunity to network amongst their
fellow classmates and the professors present
there. TV Asia, USA, provided coverage of
the convention. They also interviewed several
participants by recording their sentiments
and feelings about the event and SPU back
general session included the briefs by the
moderators of the first alumni session and
the video presentation of Sardar Patel University.
Rajendra Patel, in his eloquent speech,
touched the accomplishments of Sardar Patel.
He then led all alumni to to garland the
statue of Sardar Patel. Last but not the
least the great grand gala dinner was served
which was very well attended. Delicious
dinner brought back memories of their days
in Vallabh Vidyanagar. “Ne Sardar
Bole Chey”, a humorous play was well
received. Entertainment was provided by
the “Kalpesh Patel Music Group”.
The audience was spell bound during this
Sardar Patel University Alumni, Inc, a non-profit
organization, organized the convention.
The efforts were well headed by C.Z. Patel,
Anil Patel, Harshad Patel, Rajendra Patel,
Manhar K. Patel and the dedicated Convention
Sardar Patel University is located in Vallabh
Vidyanagar, Gujarat India. It is named after
the great Iron man of India and Bharat Ratna
“Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel”,
the architect of modern India. Located in
one of the most prosperous region “Charotar”,
in Gujarat State, India, SPU has an enrollment
of more than thirty thousand students. It
has more than sixty five affiliated colleges
and institutions, at four campuses, in Vallabh
Vidyanagar, Anand, Karamsad and Boriavi.
It has been recently recognized as one of
the top ten Universities of India, which
can be considered as a great honor for the
University and its alumni.
Sardar Patel University Alumni, Inc is a registered
non-profit organization, based at 4191 Route
1 South, Suite 300 Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852.
It can be reached thru’ Phone 732 329
4555 Ext 301, Fax: 732 329 1041, E-Mail: email@example.com
and worldwide web; www.spualumni.org
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