Nagpur: The alumni of the 1972 Batch of Government Medical College (GMC), also known as Silver Jubilee Batch wherein the GMC Nagpur completed its 25 years, are reuniting now after 42 years. A grand event called “Reconnect-1972” has been organized on November 15 and 16 at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur and Karmazari, a tourist spot near Nagpur, and at GMC as well.
Nearly 150 doctors from different walks of life, spread all over the globe, will be assembling again for grand “Reconnect-1972” celebration. Some of the alumni have become politicians, joined IAS apart from the medical practice altogether and are now meeting to go down the memory lane in nostalgic way and relive the good old times. Some of the stalwarts who gave feather to their cap of this batch included the late Dr. Shrikant Jichkar (former Home Minister, Maharashra), Dr. Vedprakash Mishra (former Pro-Vice Chancellor), Dr. Avinash Banait (Guinness and Limca World Record Holder), Dr. Tempe (B.C. Roy Award Recipient), Dr. Pramod Bankar (IRS) and many more……
Dr Avinash Banait is Organising Committee PRO of “Reconnect-1972.” The details of the event are as following.
The event will first begin at GMC with various programmes such as a meeting besides API Hall, photo-ops at 9 am on Saturday (November 15). It will be followed by balloon releasing in front of Dean’s Office at 10 am and then departure of the elite group for Hotel Centre Point at 11 am.
On the same day, the registration for the event will be taken up at Hotel Centre Point at 11.15 am and homage to departed souls will be paid at 11.30 am. At 12.30 pm, the grand event “Reconnect-1972” will be inaugurated by distinguished guests by lighting the traditional lamps. Welcome address will be delivered by Dr Bhau Rajurkar and the vote of thanks will be proposed by Dr Uday Bodhankar. In between the teachers will be felicitated.
The lunch will be taken at 1.30 pm and the alumni will then leave for Karmazari jungle at 2.30 pm. On arrival at 5 pm, relaxation for the group has been planned at their respective resorts and regrouping and a tribal dance has been organized at jungle tent lawns at 6.30 pm. The 7.15 pm time will witness a musical extravaganza and variety of other colourful programmes to be followed by ‘cheerful’ partying and dinner at 10 pm.
On Sunday, November 16, a trip to the jungles will be taken up at 5.30 am and after cherishing the natural moments, the group will return to base camp and will leave for Nagpur at 2.30 pm after having lunch at 1.30 pm. On arrival in Nagpur at 5 pm, the alumni of GMC’s 1972 Batch will part ways for their respective destinations with a fond bye.