New Jersey: More than 500 alumni and guests attended Sardar Patel University Alumni’s (SPU) 19th Annual Convention on October 30, 2021, at Royal Albert’s Palace in New Jersey. Networking, dignitary speeches, SPU updates, music and garba along with delicious food were enjoyed by the attendees. Tributes were paid to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel – the iron man of India and SPU’s founding fathers Bhailalbhai Patel, Bhi
Chief Guest and Chairman of Charotar Vidya Mandal and President of CVM University Bhikubhai Patel and Mrs. Sarojben B. Patel and Guest of Honor Professor Subodh B. Desai presented a garland to Sardar Patel’s photo at the beginning of the program.
Patel provided detailed updates of the current status of SPU’s progress which is identical to the dream of modern India. Professor of Microbiology Dr. Subodh Desai shared his experience of SPU and appreciated the work being done by SPU Alumni Association. SPU’s Vice Chancellor Dr. Sirish Kulkarni joined the event online and shared the latest updates from SPU and also congratulated SPU team on organizing the 19th annual convention.
Alay Patel, SPU Alumni Association President provided updates on goals met for the scholarships to needy SPU students and other fruitful projects for SPU in India.
Jatin Desai, Executive Vice President urged attendees to provide their generous support to SPU Alumni Association to continue with humanitarian and educational projects in India.
Several SPU Alumni and supporters were recognized to include Sarlaben Patel who was the first female to graduate from the engineering college in Vidyanagar, Dr. Rajendra Patel, cardiologist and Albert Jasani of Royal Albert’s Palace. Rajni Patel, a long-time supporter of SPU Alumni Association was also being recognized for his continued support to humanitarian projects.