A two-day Convocation Ceremony and Alumni Meet was organized by Poddar Group of Institutes and Poddar Alumni Society in collaboration for awarding the meritorious students and distribution of degrees to the students. Poddar Alumni Society was formally introduced in the event. The event was organized on Saturday March 11, 2023 at Poddar Business School and on Sunday March 12, 2023 at Poddar International College. The degree distribution was for the 2018-21 batch of Poddar International College; 2018-21 batch of Poddar Management and Technical Campus. The dress code for the students was white/off white outfits. They were given saffron/orange sache. The dress code for female Faculty and Staff was Indigo-color saree and for male Faculty white shirt, black trousers with tie and royal blue sache. The honorable guests were carrying maroon sache.
The academic procession being a traditional ceremony was held at Poddar Business School which was led by marching by the Chairman, Dr. Anand Poddar, Vice Chairperson Mrs. Roopal Poddar and Principals followed by the HoDs and Faculty and Staff respectively. The Procession was really amazing and turned out to be grand and spectacular. In the inaugural ceremony held in the Auditorium, National Anthem was sung celebrating the true spirit of Indian, which turned the aura patriotic with students dressed dressed in white and saffron.
The Chairman of the Group, Dr. Anand Poddar welcomed the Guests and briefed the audience about the inception, functioning, achievements and new courses of the Poddar Group of Institutions. Mr. Rajiv Arora, Chairman, Rajasthan Small Industries Development Corporation was the Chief Guest of the event whereas Mr. Prem Ratan Ojha, Additional District Judge Jaipur graced the occasion as Guest of Honour on March 11, 2023 i.e. the first day.
Dr. D. P. Sharma, Advisor to the UN was invited as Chief Guest; Dr. P. M. Bharadwaj, Ex. CMD and PSU’s for Presiding over; Mr. Madhusudan Dadich, Member of Technical Education Committee, Rajasthan as Guest of Honour; and Mr. Ajay Gupta, Circle Manger, AU Small Finance Bank as Guest of Honour on the second day i.e. on March 12, 2023. The students were greatly benefited by the words of motivation and appreciation by the honorable guests.
The salient feature of the Poddar Group are its exclusive and unique awards like Eklavya Award, Arjun Award and other awards of appreciation. The purpose of these awards is to encourage students in various fields and boost their confidence.
Furthermore, Eklayva Award was given to all the Toppers in the corresponding batches for outstanding performance in their respective fields. Arjun Award was presented to the students showing remarkable performance in the sports activities. In addition, Award of Appreciation was given to the students excelling in various cultural and research activities as a mark of appreciation.
In addition to the degree distribution the highlight of the event was the communication between the Faculty with the students to know about their memories and experiences of their professional life. The students discussed their placements and their experiences in professional life. They showed gratitude to their mentors for their valuable guidance and motivation during their college life. The students were nostalgic as well as excited to be back in College premises and meet their mentors and classmates. To make the special moments memorable the students clicked their selfies with Faculty and friends at the selfie corner.
The 2-day event ended with vote of thanks to all the participants for making the event a success given by the Honorable Chairman of the Group who also extended his best wishes to the students in all their upcoming endeavors.