Alumni of HR College

The institution has a very active alumni association. Some of our illustrious alumni who have excelled in all walks of life are: Kumar Mangalam Birla, Prashant and Anshuman Ruia, Gautam Singhania, Karan Johar, Anil Kamath, Luis Miranda, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sunil Shetty, Aftaab Shivdasani, Ms. Rael Padamsee, Ms. Zeba Kohli, Ms. Vishakha Mulye and Dr. Indu Shahani to name a few.

      Darasing Khurana

A proud moment for the cultural council 'CHOICE'. A boy who practiced on the college terrace, putting his heart &
soul into his street play performances; Darasing Khurana, alumnus of HR College is the new Rubaru Mister India International 2017.

Neil Nitin Mukesh

Neil Nitin Mukesh: I owe a large part of my life and career to my college

"Confidence was a word I was oblivious of, until I finally got the identity card of HR College. From being into a shell, I broke out of my cocoon instantly. I owe a large part of my life and career to my college. My teachers were extremely encouraging. My principal, Mrs Indu Shahani, continues to be my idol. My best friends are from college."

"In the picture alongside with me is one of my dearest friends Baquar Nasser. This is the moment when we went on stage for the first time to participate in the Mr HR competition. We left our shoes back home and wore ugly torn boots that did not match our Indian outfits! We were nervous and I remember telling Baquar, 'Let's hold our confidence so high that no one looks beyond our face and outfits.' I know I was trembling with fear when I told that to Baquar. But we went on stage and won the competition. Soon, the young college crowd was wearing the same combination that we had worn and we were credited for it. Since then, I've always told myself, 'There is nothing to lose... but a lot to achieve'."

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Saloni Ghatnekar

French essay takes Mumbai girl to U.N. General Assembly

AUGUST 03, 2017

H.R. College student among 7 Indian winners of contest

Mumbai: When Saloni Ashish Ghatnekar rose to the applause of delegates at the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, she was confident of her eloquence in French, which is neither her first language nor the medium of instruction at her college. The student of H.R. College of Commerce & Economics was in the last leg of a journey which had catapulted her to one of the seven Indian winners of the 2017 Many Languages, One World international essay contest.

"Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly was like a dream come true. I was privileged to stand at a podium where many great leaders have delivered inspiring speeches. The aura of the building gives you the courage to believe that you are capable of making a change," said Ms. Ghatnekar, who is awaiting results of her third-year management examination.

Participants in the competition submitted essays in one of the six languages of the U.N.: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. The other winners from India had written their essays in Arabic. Ms. Ghatnekar wrote hers in French, a language she has been learning for the past seven years.

"I applied for the competition last year, but unfortunately did not get through. This year, I worked on my essay and reapplied. It was a proud moment when from a pool of over 2,000 entrants, I was declared one of the 60 winning students representing 57 universities in 27 countries," she said.

The fourth year of the contest was conceived and managed by ELS Educational Services and the United Nations Academic Impact. Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, was the host of the Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum, and the organiser of the Northeastern University Global Youth Symposium.

After clearing a three-stage selection process, 10 winners were selected for each of the six language groups. Ms. Ghatnekar said the contest challenged full-time university students from around the world to write and submit an essay discussing their personal, academic, cultural and national context, and global citizenship, cultural understanding, and the role that multilingual ability can play in fostering these. Each group was allotted one of the 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals to discuss, and to create plans to solve the problem in their country.

Ms. Ghatnekar, the only winner from Mumbai, was provided with an all-expense-paid trip to attend the forum and symposium, and to speak at the U.N. from July 16 to July 26, 2017. "We worked in groups, arranged according to the language of the essays. On July 21, our group made presentations on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls at a special meeting of the U.N.," she said.

Ms. Ghatnekar’s action plan was a 5 ‘E’ plan for a gender-equal India: education, employment, experience, elevation of mentality, and emancipation of mindset

Ms. Ghatnekar credits her teachers and parents for her achievement. "My French teachers, Aban Davar and Radhika Kulkarni, helped me with corrections in my essay. And my college teacher Dr. Navin Punjabi referred me for the competition. My parents were my backbone and my motivation through the toughest stages."