Jamshedpur, Dec. 10 : A book on Father E.H. McGrath S.J, former director of XLRI was released at the inaugural session of Annual Homecoming by Fr. E. Abraham S.J. Director, XLRI in presence of Fr. McGrath himself, the XLRI Alumni and the entire XL family.
The book titled – ‘The Legendary Fr. Ed McGrath S.J. – Revered Teacher, Inspiring Forever’ is an initiative of his students and XL alumni which contains photos of Fr Edward McGrath, S.J. and tributes from generations of his students.
Fr. E.H. McGrath, S.J was Director of XLRI from 1959 to 62, and 1981-82.Father conducted several courses for management and trade union groups at XLRI. During the 60s, XLRI started offering courses for unions in collaboration with the steel unions at the Steel Worker College.
Fr. E. Abraham S.J., Director, XLRI said: “Our alumni are the brand ambassadors of our institution. They are the torch-bearers of the 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. The Annual Homecoming is one of the most prestigious and important events for us. It is a proud moment for us to welcome them back to the campus and felicitate them for their achievements.”
Prof. Pranabesh Ray, Chairperson – Alumni, XLRI said, “Homecoming is the annual XL family get-together that strengthens our XL bond and fosters camaraderie amongst all. It revives the family spirit. Our alumni meet their old acquaintances, classmates and teachers and reminisces memorable experiences they had at XLRI.”
“XLRI can claim to have the most active networking of Alumni amongst Indian Business Schools. Every year the alumni chapters have their get-togethers in cities across India and abroad.
In October 2014, alumni meets were held in various cities in USA, Dubai and Toronto. In 2008 we had created the XLRI Endowment Fund (XEF) and very recently XEF USA has been registered as a non-profit association.
Thus, helping our alumni based in USA contributing to the fund get income-tax deduction,” Prof. Pranabesh Ray further added.