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  Annual Alumni Day Celebrations & AGM 2013-14
 
Hi friends,

The Annual Alumni Day Celebrations were held on August 15, 2013 at the School of Industrial Fisheries.

The inaugural function commenced with the traditional lamp lighting ceremony by Dr. Ramachandran Thekkedath , Honorable Vice Chancellor of Cochin University, who was the Chief Guest for the day.  Honorable Vice Chancellor, in his inaugural address , appreciated the services of IFAA and expressed his desire to present the IFAA activities before the NAAC peer commitee as a  role model for Alumni  functioning. 

Dr. A. Ramachandran, Registrar of Cochin University and Director ,School of Industrial Fisheries presided over the function. He voiced  his concern on the dwindling morales and values of the younger generation and and advised the students to lead a noble and committed life. His message was truly befiitting the Day.

Dr. C.T. Samuel, Former Director ,School of Industrial Fisheries offered his felicitations and expressed his happiness at  the growth of the School of Industrial Fisheries which had a modest beginning and all the more happy seeing how well placed his students are.

Mr. Edwin Joseph, President of IFAA welcomed the gathering. President opined that IFAA is a brand today. 
The success of IFAA is due to its focus on its set objectives and working towards attainment of the same.
IFAA has been working systematically taking measured steps and today 
has good systems in place and an empowered base. 
The contributions of the office bearers, executive, web managers, faculty for the industrial training and other alumni members
for the successful conduct of the various alumni programmes were appreciated and gratefully acknowledged.
 
President congratulated the award winners for the year.

Mr. T.N.Venugopal, Secretary IFAA presented a detailed  account of the activities of the year. 
The report was passed by the annual meeting.

Awards were presented by the Honorable Vice Chancellor to the Alumni members who excelled in their career as well in  studies during the past year.
 
The year 2013 was  set apart for the batches 7,8 & 9. Several alumni members from these batches attended the meeting and received their mementos from the Vice Chancellor. The official function concluded with the National Anthem.

The inaugural function was followed by the AGM.
Dr. Bindu Ajay welcomed the gathering.
 Dr. John Mohan presented the statement of accounts for the period 2012-2013 which was unanimously approved by the members.
 Dr. John Mohan explained the difficult financial situation of IFAA as the number of students have touched close to 100 as we have MSc Indistrial Fisheries, M.Sc Food Safety and M.Phil Students attending the annual day celebrations.
The association could just manage due to the surplus generated by the training programmes conducted by the alumni for the fisheries industry. The alumni members had a hearty discussion on the functioning of the alumni association and for its future.


This was followed by the election and the following members  were elected for the period 2013-2014.

President                        -   Mr. EDWIN JOSEPH
Vice President                -   Mr. VENUGOPALAN.T.N
Secretary                        -  Ms. ANITA JOSEPH
Joint Secretary                -   Mr. JOSEPH ZACHARIAH
Treasurer                        -  Dr. JOHN MOHAN
Joint Treasurer                -  Ms. BIJI KADAVIL/ Mr. BABURAJ
Executive members          -  Dr. ASOK KUMAR/ Ms. BEENA TILAK/ Mr. ANTONY BASTIAN/ Mr. JUDEIN / Mr. ABDUL RASHEED/Mr. MOHAMMED RAFEEQ 
 
News editor                     -   Ms. ANITA JOSEPH
Editorial Board                -   Dr. BELARMINE / DR. MARTIN XAVIER/ SHAJI S.S / SASIKUMAR/ RENJITH  
Web Managers                -   Dr. GIPSON EDAPPAZHAM/ MR. PRADIP MAHATO / MR.SUNIL HUSSAIN

The election was followed by the lunch.

True to tradition , there was an interactive session between the present students and alumni members, wherein many queries from the students were answered by alumni
 from the respective field.
This was a day to say HI to friends and share the happiness. We thank all those who attended the meeting and made the function  memorable. We are extremely thankful to the student community, faculty and e staff of the School of Industrial Fisheries for their co operation and support  in holding in this annual event.
 
Thanks and regards,
 
Anita Joseph
Secretary

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