It was 18th November 2017, there was excitement filled in the hearts of students and the alumni of Department of Architecture as it was “The 50 Year Anniversary Celebration”. It was like a reunion of 50 batches of architecture.
For us, it was an eye-opening event with a great exposure to many architects, who were once students like us. We were astonished by their work, which defines their reputation in the society. “You don’t have to be great to get started but get started to be great!” is was what we learnt from them. Works of our reputed alumni architects like Ar. Srinivas, Ar. Shankar Narayan, Ar.Pankaj Vernekar , Ar.Rohit Marol and many more has increased the standards of our thinking and execution of architectural designs.
It was a great opportunity and rather a good platform for us to have an interaction with the most successful architects and professors, like Pushpa Dravid who felicitated the alumni of 1st Batch of Architecture 1967, Prof Santana Krishna and many more whom we could only dream of meeting. The Chief Guest for the day was Ar.Brian Robert Peter Rich (Principal, Peter Rich Architects. Johannesburg, South Africa). A souvenir book was also released on this occasion.
The most awaited event of the day was the felicitation of our beloved Professor S V Ravindra which was an emotional moment for everyone present. His purpose was not to create students in his own image, but to develop students to create their own image. He shared his thoughts with us and appreciated us humorously for not sleeping during his speech and ended by singing a song. We all wished him a happy retirement. Then the event ended with fellowship and dinner.
It was an event filled with fun, knowledge, inspiration and nostalgia. And we all are glad to have been part of such a successful event and we look upon to having many more. “We have great challenges, great opportunities and great inspiration, we will meet them and make the coming years the best year in our history!”