From The Pioneer
The XLRI Bangalore Chapter organised the first pan-South India
alumni meet of the B-school. The garden city played host to this meet
with largest gathering of 475 XLers ever from various cities like
Hyderabad, Chennai, Baroda, Mumbai and of course Jamshedpur.
Amongst the distinguished attendees at the alumni meet were
Father E Abraham, an alumnus from the batch of ‘78, and current Director
of XLRI, Prof Sharad Sarin, Endowment Fund Chair, Prof Pranabesh Ray,
an alumnus from the batch of ‘77, and current Dean, Prof Madhukar
Shukla, Prof MG Jomon, Alumni Chair.
The evening kicked off by David D’Costa of ‘76 batch, and president
of the XLBang Chapter introducing Sundari Thyagarjan from the ‘55 batch -
the first batch of XLRI- and possibly the first lady Management
Graduate in India, who was felicitated by Dominic Thomas of ‘59 batch.
As the evening progressed, the batch mates and friends started to
mingle with each other and browse the books that XL authors had sent
from across the country for the event. Various fun events were also held
where winners were awarded with gift hampers. For XLers with kids a
lovely room was available for the little kids to play darts, have yummy
Father Abe presented to the alumni on the various new initiatives
being taken at XLRI. Prof Sarin updated the alumni on the XLRI Endowment
Prof Madhukar Shukla was felicitated by the XLBang Chapter for his
outstanding contribution to the XLRI alumni committee over the last 14
After all these excitement it was time for the festivities, with the
band of the evening striking up music to which XLers from across the
batches took pleasure in and had a merry time singing, and dancing on XL
hits like “XL ki Kudiyan” and “XL meri jaan” and also enjoying Indian
and oriental foods.