*Picture:The two-day long celebration of XLRI’s ‘Annual Alumni Homecoming 2018’ was held on 1st – 2nd December, 2018. This year, XLRI celebrated its Annual Homecoming for the 16th year. Over 250 XLRI Alumni participated in this Homecoming held at XLRI Campus, Jamshedpur.

All alumni of Jamshedpur based XLRI, a top-ranking research institute, was in cheers after Xavier School of Management hosted ‘Distinguished Alumnus Awards Ceremony’ and felicitated them-illustrious alumni- on the occasion of ‘Annual Alumni Homecoming 2018’.

This was part of its annual event. However, this year XLRI's eight distinguished alumni received the Distinguished Alumnus Awards in five categories.

The two-day long celebration of XLRI’s ‘Annual Alumni Homecoming 2018’ was held for the 16th year. Over 250 XL Alumni participated in this year’s Homecoming held inside XLRI Campus, Jamshedpur.

 The highlight of XLRI Annual Alumni Homecoming, the ‘Distinguished Alumnus Awards Ceremony’ was hosted today at the Tata Auditorium. Fr. E. Abraham S.J., Director, XLRI; Rana Sinha, national president of the XLRI Alumni Association and Prof. Pranabesh Ray, Chairperson, Alumni, XLRI were also present on the occasion.

The Winners in different categories of ‘Distinguished Alumnus Awards’ 2018: Distinguished Alumnus Award (Practicing Manager) Debarati Sen, MD - India Region,  3M (PGDBM- 1992  ), Leena Nair, Chief HR Officer,  Unilever (PGDPMIR- 1992)Sandeep Kataria, Country Manager & CEO, Bata India Ltd  (PGDBM- 1993)Distinguished Alumnus Award (Young Achiever) Deepak Garg, CEO & Director, Sany Heavy Industry (PGDGMP- 2005) Distinguished Alumnus Award (Entrepreneur) Shwetank Jain, Founder & CEO, P2 Power Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (PGDBM- 2010) Odette Katrak, Soft Skills Trainer, Writer and Social Change Activist (PGDPMIR- 1986)Guilherme Vaz, Independent International Development Consultant (PGDPMIR- 1980).

 At the Award Ceremony, Fr E Abraham SJ, Director, XLRI- Xavier School of Management and former student of XLRI (PGDPMIR- 1978) was felicitated with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution in the management education sector.

 The Homecoming witnessed reunion of the batches of 1993 and 1968 celebrate their Silver and Golden Jubilee respectively while the 1970 and 1978 batches joined for their 48th and 40th-year celebrations.

The Annual Alumni Homecoming, Fr E Abraham SJ, Director, XLRI said, “The Annual Homecoming is one of the most prestigious and important events for XLRI. Our 16000+ alumni are the torch-bearers of XL-Culture and have taken the vision and mission of XLRI to the world. They are the role models for our present and future students and are the ones who truly inspire them to carry forward their legacy. It is a proud moment for us to welcome them back to the campus and felicitate them for their achievements.”

Rana Sinha, National President, XLRI Alumni Association said, “Coming back home is a great joy but seeing the changes and the growth of the campus gives greater joy to the alumni returning after a long gap. The occasion helps us reconnect with old friends and old haunts and savour the new campus, which continues to retain the old culture and spirit. This is the 16th Homecoming and now this event has become the flagship alumni event, which everyone looks forward to.”

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