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4th Annual IIT BHU Global Alumni Meet at Chicago on September 13, 2014
@ May 01, 2014
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4th Annual IIT BHU Global Alumni Meet

Sheraton Lisle Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Road, Lisle, IL, 60532, USA

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Dear IIT BHU Alumni:  

 We at the IIT BHU Global Alumni Association (IBGAA) are delighted to host the 4th IIT BHU Global Alumni Meet on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the Sheraton Lisle Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Road, Lisle, Illinois, USA. Further details about the Meet are on the website at http://chicago2014.iitbhuglobal.org/.

 We welcome all alumni of BHU and of all the IITs for this Global Meet.

 Chief Guest, Keynotes, and Panel Discussions:

We had great participation of alumni from the US, India and other countries in our last three meets in USA. This Meet will include keynote address by noted alumni and panel discussions on relevant topics. The BHU Vice Chancellor and IIT BHU Director are expected to attend.  Prof. Panjab Singh (Former VC-BHU) and Prof. S. N. Upadhyay (Former Director IT-BHU) are confirmed as Special Guests for the Meet. Additionally, Dr. Sarvajna Dwivedi, Co-Founder, Pearl Therapeutics, Inc., IIT BHU Pharm '83 is confirmed as a Guest Speaker. For the 2014 IIT BHU Distinguished Alumnus Award winners, visit the Meet website. Come and celebrate with them.

 Registration and Hotel:

We encourage you to register and bring your family to this fun-filled global get together. Access the registration link at http://chicago2014.iitbhuglobal.org/registration/. Early registration ends on July 31, 2014.

Discounted hotel rates are negotiated with the Sheraton Lisle Hotel.

Access the link at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/IIT2014  (click on Book Now).

 Sponsorship and Donation:

We encourage sponsorship from our alumni and others who want to reach out to this highly influential gathering. For Sponsorship, please visit athttp://chicago2014.iitbhuglobal.org/sponsors/

 For Donation, please visit at http://chicago2014.iitbhuglobal.org/registration/ .  We request you to donate generously for this event to make it a success.

 We look forward to welcome you at the Chicago Global Meet on Saturday, September 13, 2014.


 Vish Narayanan (EEE 1983)              Manu Vora (CHE 1968)                Atul Kumar (MEC 1995)

President, IBGAA                               Chair, 2014 Chicago Meet            Co-Chair, 2014 Chicago Meet

vish.narayanan@gmail.com               manuvora@b-einc.com                akumar15@yahoo.com

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Manoj Sinha (Civil 1979) appointed as Minister of State (Railways) in the new Cabinet
@ May 01, 2014
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(Manoj Sinha)

India Infoline News Service/ Mumbai 14:47, May 27, 2014

Manoj Sinha to take over as Railway Ministry.

Manoj Sinha (born July 1, 1959 in Bhumihar Brahmin Family Mohanpura, Ghazipur DistrictIndia) was a member of Lok Sabha, the lower house in the Indian Parliament. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and represents the Ghazipur District. Now he is a minister in Narendra modi led government.

He has an M. Tech. in civil engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi. He was the President of the Banaras Hindu University Students Union in1982.

From 1989-1996, he was a member of the National Council. In 1996, he was elected to Lok Sabha and again in 1999. He was among the most best performing Member of Parliament of 13th Lok Sabha with a very high attendance and asked many questions on various topics related to public welfare. He was among the seven most honest Member of Parliament according to India today, he used all the money allotted to a parliament member for public welfare, which is rare. For all of his qualities and a spotless character he became an obvious choice in Narendra Modi's ministers.

Mr. Manoj Sinha can be reached at: manojksinha.bjp@gmail.com



Small town men make it big in Modi’s Cabinet

POORNIMA JOSHI, May 27, 2014.


Narendra Modi, the eternal karyakarta, has not forgotten the unknown foot soldiers of the BJP in drawing up his Cabinet.

A number of low-profile leaders from non-urban India have made it to the top rungs.

Leaders like the rustic Manoj Sinha of Ghazipur, a four-term MP who never made it to any ministry either in his native Uttar Pradesh nor the three times the NDA came to power, in 1996, 1998 and 1999.

An engineering graduate from IIT (Benares Hindu University), Sinha was among the best-performing MPs in the 11th Lok Sabha, when he was first elected from Ghazipur in 1996.

A former president of the BHU, Sinha is a well-read, astute politician from the Hindi heartland who has never been recognised for his abilities by the Delhi clique. But in Modi, the grass-root politicians have found their guardian angel.

Hence, instead of the high-profile and corporate-backed Nishikant Dube or even a better known figure such as former CM Arjun Munda, Modi picked the long-time worker and tribal MP from Lohardaga, Sudarshan Bhagat, to represent Jharkhand in his Cabinet.

Bhagat has been a full-time worker, starting his career at the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the students wing of the RSS. He has been minister in the State’s BJP Government for two terms.

The chai connection

Kalraj Mishra, the veteran Brahmin from Uttar Pradesh, has become a Union Cabinet Minister for the first time.

He won from Deoria this time, a constituency where Modi himself campaigned.

“In 1975, Kalrajjee came to Gujarat and gave a speech. When he was through, I fetched him a cup of tea. What a coincidence it is that the chaiwallah and chai peene wallah (the one who drank tea) have come together again and are asking for your support,” Modi said in his speech there.

Mishra, who took oath as the Cabinet Minister for Micro, Small and Medium enterprises on Monday, described his elevation as a reflection of the Prime Minister’s “bonding with the common worker”.

“Narendra Modi is an organisation man and someone all of us associate with at a very deep, emotional level.

“He reciprocates that feeling as you can see from the composition of the Cabinet. Common workers, party cadre who no one gave a thought to till now, have been included in the Cabinet.

“It is a sign of our leader’s profound faith in the party and its cadre,” Mishra told Business Line.

Like Mishra said, the Cabinet does reflect Modi’s empathy for the common worker in the organisation.

Kishal Pal Gujjar, a former president of the BJP in Haryana, is now the Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping.

Jitender Singh, a low profile party worker who defeated Congress stalwart Ghulam Nabi Azad from Udhampur, is Minister of State with independent charge of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences.

He is also MoS Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space, where his superior is the PM himself.

Radha Mohan Singh, the Thakur strongman from Bihar who headed the State unit of the BJP before CP Thakur, has similarly been awarded with a Cabinet berth with an important portfolio like Agriculture.

“Modiji consulted a lot of people and gave voice to the common worker of the BJP.

“This is a government where the unknown is recognised and due importance is given to people who have built this party without trumpeting their achievements,” said a BJP source.

(This article was published on May 27, 2014)


Additional links:

*Manoj Sinha in Wikipedia


*Portfolios of the Union Council of Ministers


*PM Modi announces list of Cabinet ministers with portfolios



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Chronicle news
@ May 01, 2014
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 The next issue will be July 2014 issue, to be published by the end of July.

Chronicle is published six times a year in odd months (January, March, May, July, September and November)

The Chronicle is the voice of our IIT-BHU community. We need more news, reports, photos, etc. from students, faculty and alumni. Please send your news at: chronicle@itbhuglobal.org.

Deadline for submitting articles is 15th of publishing month.


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Chronicle Feedback
@ May 09, 2014
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 The current chronicle issue (May 2014) contains the following news and articles:

Front page

* 2014 IIT-BHU Global Alumni meet at Chicago on September 13, 2014-announcement

*Manoj Sinha (Civil 1979) appointed as Mister of State (Railways) in the Narendra Modi Cabinet

News page

*Provides news on BHU, IITs and important national education news          

Reports page

*Report on AIBA annual meeting in New Delhi on May 24, 2014

*IIT-BHU 7th in 2014 India Today ranking of top 25 engineering colleges in India   

Campus View page

* A report on Brainstorming Workshop on Design and Innovation conducted by our Institute on March 7-9.

* Anannya Chaudhary (1st yr Electronics) in Hall of Fame of UN sponsored RIO+21 program

Alumni World page

* News about IIT-BHU alumni [including Pradeep Rohargi (Metallurgy 1961); Darshan Goswami (Electrical 1967); Virendra Pratap Singh (Mechanical 1968); Dr. R. K. Malhotra (Mechanical 1975); Dr. Mrityunjay Singh (PhD Metallurgy 1983); Arvind Gupta (Electronics 1992); (Lovleen Bhatia Electronics 2002); Varun Grover (Civil 2003); (Ravi Jakhar-Mining 2004, Aditya Agrawal and Rohit Sharma-Electronics); (Raghav Kansal and Rajeev Garg-both Civil 2011); Chetan Chauhan, Dharamveer Singh Chouhan and Abhishek Bhutra (graduates of Ceramic 2012)]

Interviews page

*Interview with Rakesh Goel (Electrical 1974), improving lives of rural people around Lucknow

*Interview with Nikhil Jain (3rd yr Mining IDD) for his “EditEngine” venture.

*Interview with Prof. B. N. Dwivedi (Dept. of Physics)-published by www.indianspacestation.com

Topics page

*Scholarly published articles collected around the world on topics such as science and Technology, Business, arts, politics, education, health, world affairs, etc.

About Us page

*Information about Chronicle Publication


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