RANCHI:6 December 2009: The alumni of Ranchi Medical College Hospital/Rajendra Institute of Medical Science had a gala time during the alumni association's meet Punarmilan 2009' held on the campus here on Saturday.
About 400 former students and their families from different parts of India participated in the event and shared nostalgic moments. The doctors organized fun fare for everybody as others reminisced their youthful days spent here. Thirkan' a musical extravaganza in the evening helped others reunite at the Gymkhana Club.
The alumni meet started with introduction of the first (1960) batch to last year's passouts. One by one each former batch came up to the stage and introduced themselves. Comments and compliments were part of the game where everyone made fun of each other and made the audience laugh.
"The 1968 batch used to be known as Super-75. You know why? Most of them had taken the final examinations from jail after participating in the JayPrakash agitation," said Ajay Kumar Singh.
Nicknames such as frooti, Loha Singh and others almost caught most people off-guard in the presence of their children and spouses. Everybody was in a mood to celebrate and a lot of catching-up went on as the evening progressed.
Over a dozen former students from the 1972 batch walked up to the stage and introduced themselves as Genius Batch'. "People call our batch a genius because we passed out in seven years instead of the four years medical course. Reason the first year examination had been postponed nine times," said Tulsi Mahto laughing with his other batch mates.
Among them there were many prominent surgeons, from Delhi, Mumbai and other metros. Few of the alumni are now RIMS faculty.
"Punarmilan is a great platform to acknowledge contributions and achievements of all present and former students," said Sushil Kumar. Another, alumni of 1964 batch M Prasad said, "The event provides an opportunity for us to rekindle relationships, engage with current academic batch, meet the faculty and also meet their friends. It was memorable for us all." Source