The Islamic University of Technology Alumni Association (IUTAA) brought together more than 1500 audiences in Islamic University of Technology (IUT) campus along with their family and guests at the IUAA Reunion 2020 on 3rd January for a day of nostalgia and networking. Former students gathered from all around the world to attend the eventful day in a cheerful atmosphere.
Established in 1996, IUT has produced more than 3000 graduates in several engineering disciplines who have marched on to success in their careers afterwards. To offer them a break from the monotonous routine of life, IUTAA has successfully organized the Reunion with a simple goal – homecoming, as most graduates identify the campus as their second home.
The event was ornamented with the presence of Dr. Omar Jah; acting Vice Chancellor of IUT as the chief guest, who appreciated the organization of the Reunion. The campus was filled with laughter and the whispers of lost memories as friends met after long breaks on IUT campus much like the ‘old-days’!
The reunion was segmented into several events including game shows, cultural functions, meals, snacks, awards concert featuring popular Bangladeshi artists (Warfaze, Avoid Rafa). Arrangements were also made for transportation, kids-zone, gaming zone to keep the child-guests entertained. IUT Alumni Association got Navana Limited as the title sponsor of the event. Tritech and Bondstein were Gold sponsors, and both companies were co-founded by IUT alumni. Petromax LPG, Sheba.xyz, Singulairty Interactive, Daraz and ArtLand were Silver sponsors for the event. Catalytic Interactive, Kernel Group of Companies, Walton, Gazi Communications, Scan Cement, Fashion optics, Chologhuri, Kids Time were Bronze sponsors for the event. GTV, Radio Foorti, Samakal, Sarabangla.net Dhaka Tribune and ICE Business Times were the media partners for the event. Their contributions made the event ostentatious at the very least.
As the closing drew closer, one could easily see the disappointment in faces who wanted the day to never end.
“I’ve waited 9 years for this and seems like it’s been minutes since the day started and we are already closing in to the end of it” – Mohammad Mahmudur Rahman Mahmud, a student of the 1st BSc Engg batch offered by IUT.
Many feel that IUTAA deserves a pat on the back for this well-organized Reunion filled with laughter and emotions and graduates have shown their appreciation to the organizers in person and through social media posts.