Students who leave school after taking the senior secondary examinations, receive a plaque which reads “Valediction-not a breach but an expansion”. John Donne’s word holds true for our Alumni, no matter where they are or what specialized niche they have carved for themselves, in the world of education and professional areas such as management, medicine, law, architecture, engineering education, journalism, sports, performing and creative arts.
The ties that bind them to School are kept alive through newsletters, internet and visits to the Vidyalaya. The Vidyalaya actively encourages a give and take between students past and present. Our students take to our ex-students spontaneously and accept them as mentors or sources of inspiration, while for those, who have moved away, this interaction revives an urge to uphold all the values this institution stands for.
The Sardar Patel Vidyalaya Alumni Association is a source of strength for the Vidyalaya. It is ever ready to step in with professional services, manpower and technical know-how whenever the Vidyalaya needs it. During the Gujarat Quake of 2001, the Alumni organized a round-the-clock procurement, collection and dispatch centre at the Vidyalaya. In other invisible but equally important ways, the Alumni is closely related to life within the school. It has been one of its cherished traditions to honour faculty on their retirement or on having devoted 25 years to the school. The Alumni Association also acknowledges the pursuit of excellence by students with the institution of awards and scholarships.