New Delhi: Hyderabad. Connections 2019 Hyderabad, the annual get-together of the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana chapter of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication Alumni Association (IIMCAA), was held in Marriott Hyderabad. The meeting elected Madhavi Naidu president, Vivek Manesar as general secretary, while Santiswarup Samantaray treasurer and Nisha Singh Organisation were elected as Secretary.

IIMCAA National Organisation Secretary Ritesh Verma said an IIMCAA medical assistance fund of Rs. 5 lakh had been established this year to help alumni in need of medical aid. Ten scholarships of Rs.25,000 each for IIMC students belonging to financially weaker sections too had been set up.

Senior alumni Anshul Shukla, Sarad Lahangir, Rajesh Parida, Chetan Mallik, Suchitra Patnaik, Akanksha Shukla, Jyoti Prakash Mohapatra, Deepthi Bathini, Ananya Moitra, Prabhat Upadhyay, Shreesh Chandra Singh and Chaithanya Krishnaraju also addressed the meet.

The connections, started in 2013, was organised in 21 cities across India and abroad this year. Hyderabad was the last meet in India while overall last meet held in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.