End of february 2010,
my school, Sardar Patel Vidyalaya,
hosted its annual Alumni dinner.
Now, ever since I "pass"ed out of there in 2002,
I'd never gone back...
So I decided not only would I attend it finally,
but also contribute as much as I can,
all in the spirit of giving back to the community.
Thus came along an entire identity package.
Someone came up with the name
and I got rolling.
I took off from the basic meaning of the term itself.
"a vibration of the collective energy"
and came up with typefaces for the same
in both hindi and english,
keeping in line with the tradition of the school.
The building of the network itself,
saw the hard work and a collective contribution of many
other members of the alumni from various batches.
Next came the Alumni Network logo.
Basic premise was to work with
the 'chakra' that we all associate with the vidyalaya :
Thus, building a human network
around the structure
such that its still recognizable as the chakra.
The vibrant colors not only represent the unity in diversity
but also bring forth the colors of 'holi'
that was to be played at the venue...
(since it was around the same time,
and was to be celebrated before the dinner among the alumnis as well)
Once this was adopted as the alumni network logo,
invites were created for the faculty, staff and the students.
Posters were created to be put up at various venues
The look took off from the logo and was built upon.
Clicked in front of the school,
and you can see our beloved 'chakra'
in the background.
Clicked in Defence Colony market.
Sadly the poster had been put upside down!
It was also advertised in the Newspaper.
And was printed in The Times of India
Car stickers were created to be handed out to
the attending alumnus.
(Though I was late, and never got one for my own self!)
It was also used as a backdrop for the projector
while the choir sang old vidyalaya songs
and before a small presentation.
The logo can be seen online at the school alumni page at :
or at :
(but only if you are a member)