The Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) taking a note of the tragic death of Shri Satyendra K Dubey, an alumnus of IITK who died fighting against corruption, had instituted the Satyendra K Dubey Memorial (SKDM) Award for honoring outstanding alumni of the IIT system i.e. all existing Indian Institutes of Technology, who have shown professional integrity and have been upholding human values The presentation ceremony of the Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Satyendra K. Dubey Memorial Award was held on the occasion of the Alumni Day (Annual Alumni Convention) of the Alumni Association of IITK i.e on the forenoon of Saturday, February 28, 2009.
The dignitaries present at the occasion were :
1. Dr. D. Subbarao, Governor, Reserve Bank of IndiaDr. 2. Udai P Sing, Vice President, CH2M HILL, CA USA and President-Elect, Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers 3. Mr. Manoj Pratap Singh, Global Managing Partner, Operations Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu 4. Prof. Arun P Shukla Simon Ostrach ! Professor and Chairman, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, University of Rhode Island 5. Mr. Shantanu Srivastava Managing Director & CEO, Ishan International Pvt. Ltd., Managing Director, Norvis Holdings (Singapore) Pvt. Ltd. 6. Dr. Shreesh Jadhav Swami, Rama Krishna Mission 7. Dr. Devendra Shukla, Founder President and CEO, Innovative Technical Solutions
The presence of such luminaries in our midst was an inspiring experience. All of them had stories to tell related to the campus and their journey since then. More than anything else, it gave a glimpse to the students present of where they should be heading and what they could possibly achieve.