Ok, we are now officially COEPians. A new board(boards?) has been put up and tomorrow there is a programme to annnounce this formally. The Maharashtra Herald readers might have read this already. Since most of my fellow students are on their bi-annual pre-exam hibernation break, I though this place would be a good place to tell all. Also I intend to rub the smiles off some of my seniors' faces, who separated themselves, under the name guise. So, you, you and particularly you - alteast I will graduate from a college with the same name as you all.
Also here are a few snippets from today's papers.
Lila Poonawala (Alumnus and one of the main campaigners for the name restoration)
On Thursday, I would again enter 'my' college. PIET sounded very alien. I was at the forefront of the alumni agitation for the restoration of the original name. I had persued the matter upto the CM..."
R Vasudevan(of Vascon Engineers)
"There is sense in restoring the original name. Industries are spending billions on building brand names and. So there was no sense in losing a brand name that has built up over a 100 years..."
So from tomorrow we all will be proudly COEPians again.
However there is a catch.
The official name reads : 'P.I.E.T 's COEP' -
So if you were worried about sanity prevailing, don't. Tell everyone, everything is as mad as ever.