— Celebration of 49th Engineers’ Day

Celebration of 49th Engineers’ Day at School of Engineering, RKU in association with The Institution of Engineers (India)-Saurashtra Local Centre on 15th-September-2016

In India, Engineer’s day is celebrated every year on September 15. This day commemorates the birthday of the legendary engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya KCIE (popularly known as Sir MV) (1860-1962). He was a recipient of the Indian Republic’s highest honor, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955. Internationally recognized for his genius in harnessing water resources, he was responsible for the successful design and construction of several river dams, bridges and the implementing irrigation and drinking water schemes all over India. He served as the dewan of the erstwhile Mysore State and was considered to be the architect of the all round development of his home state of Karnataka.

On this auspicious day, School of Engineering in association with The Institution of Engineers (India)-Saurashtra Local Centre celebrated with worthy presence of Er. Anupam Singh Gehlot (IPS, Police Commissioner of Rajkot) as the Chief Guest and Er. Anil Bhardwaj (IES, Director of Doordarshan Kendra, Rajkot) as the Guest of Honour. Er. Denish Patel (Executive Vice President, RKU), Dr. Ranjit Goswami (Vice Chancellor of RKU), Dr. Ajit Kumar Shukla (Director of School of Engineering, RKU), Dr. Kartik Kothari (Associate Professor and Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering & Chairman of IE (I) staff chapter of School of Engineering, RKU), Head of other departments of School of Engineering, Faculty members & Engineering Students with the team of IE Corporate Members from Saurashtra Region.

The celebration had been started by the Prayer at 10: 30 AM and welcome address by the Er. Ramesh Pipaliya (Honerable Chairman of IE (I), Saurashtra Local Centre, Rajkot) and Dr. Ajitkumar Shukla on behalf of RK University. Er. Grinij Haria deliverd the speech on Theme entitled ‘Skill Development for Young Engineers to Reform Core Sector in India-2025’, after garlanding of the Portrait of Sir M. Visvesvaraya by the dignitaries.

Er. Grinij elaborated the Challenges and Opportunities for young engineers for development of the society by power point presentation with audio visual. Er. Anupam Singh Gehlot suggested to the engineering students that domain knowledge and soft skills having vital importancebecause skilled engineers are always demanded and even they are also being recruited in Police Department to minimize the Cyber Crime and other Internet/Social Media related frauds. Er. Anil Bhardwaj explain the importance of Skilled Engineers to develop the entire nation as the concept of Digital India. At the end Er. Sachhadev (Former Chairman of IE(I)) presented the vote of thanks on behalf of Local Centre of Saurashtra.

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