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25 years of serving the needy - Loyola alumni’s free clinic celebrates silver jubilee
The Loyola Alumni Association (LAA) has been running uninterrupted free weekly clinic for the poor and needy since 1987. On July 4, 2012, LAA SFC completed 25 years of uninterrupted service. This milestone achievement was commemorated with an annual medical camp for Loyola Project School, a school for under privileged children. The camp was held over two days on 18th July & 25th July 2012.
Loyola alumni turn mentors
What makes the Loyola Alumni Association unique is that its members are not just Corporate Czars ready to write out fat cheques for their alma mater in a bid to pay off their debt to the institution that nurtured them. LAA has always come up with initiatives that are zara hat ke.
LAA to host JAAI National Congress
Loyola Alumni Associations is one of the founding members of the Jesuit Alumni Associations of India (JAAI). We hosted the fourth National Congress of JAAI on October 29-31, 2004, the first in this zone. It was the most well attended JAAI National Congress of all time. The Jamshedpur Telegraph announces the upcoming Congress in this article.
Dinesh Upadhyaya, '64: Money is not the only thing
Dr. Dinesh Upadhyaya, '64, one of the founders of Loyola Alumni Association, was interviewed by The Jamshedpur Telegraph. One of the questions asked is: If you win a lottery, say Rs 10 lakh, how will you spend it? His reponse is interest.
Loyolean appointed Director HR at Cambridge University
Steel City man is Cambridge HR chief
Inderjit Seehra is The First Indian Official in the UK Varsity
The HT Jamshedpur Live | Alok Gupta | Jamshedpur, July 4
THE UNIVERSITY of Cambridge has recruited its first Indian origin official belonging to the Sikh community, Inderut Seehra, for the post of human resource director. Seehra, while talking to Hindustan Times from the United Kingdom, explained about the issues and task that he will be undertaking soon.
Seehra will be appointed as the HR director of the university from September 2008. Born in Jamshedpur, Seehra studied in Loyola School for two years before moving to England to complete his secondary education at The Heathland School in West London. He studied at Portsmouth University and Sheffield Business School before graduating with a Masters in Organisational Development.
In 1999, Seehra joined the Civil Service as HR Director for the Crown Prosecution Service. Other postings have included heading the HR and Customer Services portfolio for the Pension Service. Seehra is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a regular speaker at leadership conferences.
Sheera is keenly planning to influence the British government policy makers on turban issue. Currently he is working with Home Office. 'There is dire need to explain the policy makers here that 51kb tradition to wear turban is more about way of living than religion. For some issues there can be more than one right answer, 51kb students are facing problems on wearing turban. We will be working towards resolving it by Influencing the policy makers," he said.
The raging hatred of Britons over Asians taking away jobs wifi be another crucial issue that Seehra will be tackling on the campus. "It's unfortunate that such feeling exists. But mere existence of such hard feelings does not mean its right. The demography of UK requires faces from around the world that can bring international perspective in the profession. Its need is certainly felt by recruiters," he asserted.
Seehra is also nostalgic about Loyola School and is planning to visit the campus very soon. He recalled that in the year 1970-71 it was great fun to study in Loyola School and live in its boarding house. "I do not know why but Loyola School attracts me a lot. Recently I sent an e-mail to the school principal explaining my desire to visit the campus. An answer is awaited from them," Seehra said sounding a bit homesick.
In the same breath he recalled his uncle Darshan Singh Bhamra, a retired personnel manager of Tata Steel. "He used to visit me at Loyola School and he has great influence on my life. Darshan Singh's family used to reside in Bistupur. It was because of him that I chose to enter the HR field," he added. Inderjit Seehra is popularly known as Indi on the campus of University of Cambridge.