Gems Association International

GEMS Association International is a group of alumni of G.S.V.M. Medical college, Kanpur. The first batch of undergraduates and postgraduates students passed out together in 1960. At this time an’ Old boys ‘ association came into existence. However the association became fully active in 1972. Dr. Naim Hamid played a very active role in reviving this association. Dr. M.K. Govil was the first President of the revived association. Dr. K.B. Verma and Dr. A.K. Srivastava were first Treasurer and Secretary respectively. Dr. R. Sahai was elected President in 1983 and worked very hard to expand the horizons. The female ex- students of this college were averse to the name ‘old boys’. They even decided not to join it unless the name was changed. The name GEMS came into existence in 1984. Dr. Ravindra Sinha (of 1962- batch) gave the immortal name GEMS. He explained GEMS like this- G stands for G.S.V.M, E stands for Ex, MS stands for Medicos.Gems Association would mean GSVM Ex Medicos Association.

From 1985 onwards, the annual functions held in December were labeled as ‘GEMS’ International Meets and Silver Jubilee function of the related batch of the year. Year 1985 was the Silver Jubilee year of the batch 1955-60. The name of annual meet is now ‘GEMSCON’. It comprises of various scientific, social, cultural and get-together activities. The GEMS association brings opportunity for ex-students to come together and Exchange thoughts. There is a natural urge among alumni to meet each other and try to help each other and Various functions provide just the right opportunity. In addition,the association does charitable works, organizes health and blood donation camps and various activities for welfare of this college and it’s students round the year.

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