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BITSAA Rings NASDAQ's Opening Bell - 23 Dec, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Dear BITSian,

It gives us immense pleasure to share with you that BITSAA has been invited to ring the opening bell at the NASDAQ Marketsite. On Monday, 23 December 2013, BITS Alumni Association (BITSAA) will proudly ring the NASDAQ opening bell in Times Square, NY, USA. This is an incredibly rare honor for BITSians and also a critical opportunity for us to showcase BITSAA as a family of world class leaders.

About NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony:

The Opening Bell Ceremony at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York's Times Square serves as a platform to generate exposure for companies and non-profits, make a news announcement or celebrate organizational milestones. Hosted by a NASDAQ OMX senior executive, the Opening Bell allows listed companies and invited non-profits to address a wide audience with specific messages. This event will act as a curtain-raiser for the Global Alumni Meet being held at Hyderabad in Jan 2014

The significance to BITS & BITS Pilani:

2013-14 marks the 50th anniversary of BITS Pilani as a world class institute of technology and sciences. This ceremony is the curtain raiser for the celebrations and kick-off of second edition of the BITSAA Global, to be held at the Hyderabad Campus from January 3-5 2014. 

The great chance to ring the Opening Bell at NASDAQ is a proud moment for the entire BITSian community - The efforts of tireless BITSAA volunteers who have translated their passion for BITS into transformative projects over the years and the unflinching support of alumni like you, have made this event happen. Special thanks to Knack Systems and Sandeep Arora(COO-Knack Systems and the Founder of BITSAA international) for their generous contributions to support the pre-ceremony event.

Here is what some prominent BITSians had to say about the ceremony:

"The NASDAQ opening bell ceremony marks a milestone event for BITSAA. It symbolizes the recognition of the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of BITS and BITS alumni around the globe making a difference in people’s lives” - S.P. Kothari, deputy dean and Gordon Y. Ballard Professor of Management at Sloan School of Management, MIT.

"This is a very proud moment and is telling of the times where years of hard work and the resulting contributions of BITSians to the world community are beginning to be recognized. We have a very proud legacy that is great to see others share and admire" - Anurag Jain, Entrepreneur.

The celebration continues at BGM 2014

This invitation to ring the opening bell at NASDAQ is a fitting testimony to the several initiatives of high impact by its alumni body, BITSAA and a manifestation of the 50 years of excellence of BITS Pilani as a renowned educational institution.

You can catch the ceremony broadcast live on CNBC, Fox and Bloomberg at 9 am Eastern Time.

The celebrations don't stop at Wall street and would continue at Hyderabad in January. Registrations for the BITSAA Global Meet the biggest spectacle of BITS close on 25th - So register now to reserve your slot and be a part of the iconic meet!


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