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Emphasis on skill development on Engineer’s Day

Jamshedpur, Sep 15: The Institution of Engineers, Jamshedpur chapter, a professional body of engineers since 1952, celebrated the 49th Engineers’ Day at Sakchi on Thursday.

Those present paid homage to the eminent engineer and Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya on the occasion of his 156th birth anniversary.

The function started with the garlanding of a statue of Visvesvaraya by the chief guest B K Das, vice president, Iron Making, Tata Steel, Avneesh Gupta, Senior Executive Committee Member, delivered the welcome address.

He talked about the importance of Engineers Day and introduced the theme of the day. Subsequently, Amitava Bakshi, was given the Distinguished Engineer Award and Sudarshan Sharma was given Distinguished Service Award for their contribution in the field of Engineering and Pooja Mishra was given Lady Engineer Award for her significant contribution as a lady engineer.

Dinesh Kumar Prasad, Honorary Secretary, Jamshedpur chapter, read the citation and the chief guest presented the awards. Prizes for Engineering Quiz were also distributed where teams from NIT, Jamshedpur emerged as winner and team from SNTI, Tata Steel were runners–up. A total of 20 teams participated in the quiz out of which 5 team were felicitated on Engineer’s Day.

After the award, the chief guest delivered a key-note address on the theme of the day “Skill Development for Young Engineers to Reform the Core Sector: Vision 2025”.

In his speech Das said that the saga of human development from a cave dweller to present day technology savvy being is the saga of perseverance, dedication, creativity and often brilliance of engineer and engineering.

“Engineers have another responsibility and that is making the fruits of technology available to all and thus bridge the divide that economics creates and lift the base level of well being human race upwards. Different times need different approach. This is the time for India.

With the kind of economic growth, educated and willing to commit youth, India can take a giant leap both in manufacturing and service sectors. And that is what is likely to take India to become one of the top 3 economies of the world and make an everlasting foundation of a sustainable society,” he said.

A theme of national importance is chosen every year by the National Council of the Institution and deliberated at its various State or Local Centres to educate the engineering fraternity in general and the society in particular.

This year the National Council of the Institution has selected the theme as “Skill Development for Young Engineers to reform the Core Sector: Vision 2025”.

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