The 1988 batch of Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, showcased their profound gratitude and nostalgia towards their alma mater by presenting two e-vehicles, including an e-scooter and an e-cart, to the institute on Saturday. This generous donation, guided by PEC Director Prof. (Dr.) Baldev Setia and supported by Dr. Sushant Sameer (Batch 88’), Chairman Estate, and Dr. Rajesh Kanda (Batch 91), Alumni and Head of Corporate Relations, symbolizes a deep-rooted commitment to fostering a stronger bond between the alumni and the alma mater.
Comprising 62 graduates who graduated from the institute in 1988, this batch’s heartfelt gesture reflects their desire to contribute meaningfully to the institution that shaped their professional journey. One of the donors expressed his intention to further support the cause with a financial contribution of Rs 5000, underscoring the collective spirit of giving back.
In his acknowledgment, Director Prof. (Dr.) Baldev Setia extended sincere appreciation to all members of the 1988 batch for their inclusive approach and dedication towards nurturing a sense of belonging within the PEC community. Special recognition was given to Dr. Sushant Sameer for his unwavering commitment and invaluable services to the institute, earning him the endearing moniker ‘Man Friday’. The decision of the alumni to provide tangible assets instead of monetary donations was applauded, emphasizing their foresight and long-term vision for the institute’s development.
The symbolic handing over of the keys of the e-vehicles to Dr. Sushant Sameer and Dr. Rajesh Kanda, alongside Director Prof. (Dr.) Baldev Setia, marked a momentous occasion highlighting the enduring partnership between the alma mater and its alumni in fostering innovation and progress.