Advisor calls for promoting desirable professionalism among engineers

Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma honouring an engineer during a function in Jammu on Saturday.
Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma honouring an engineer during a function in Jammu on Saturday.

Engineers’ Day celebrated across J&K

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR/ JAMMU, Sept 15: Stressing upon the engineers of the State to adapt thorough professional attitude in delivering their duties, Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today said “desirable professionalism would result in the optimum use of available resources.”
The Advisor was speaking at the “51st Engineers Day” function held at the auditorium of The Institution of Engineers (India), J&K Centre, here at Church Lane, Sonawar in Srinagar. The theme of the day was “Digital Transformation, a new Industrial Revolution.”
Addressing the gathering of in-service, retired engineers, students from various engineering colleges, and technocrats, the Advisor said that with limited resources at times it becomes difficult to exhibit professional talent. “However, a true professional ensures that he/she makes optimum use of minimal resources at his/her disposal to the best advantage of the people,” he said.
Recalling the old times, the Advisor said the State in the past was bestowed with the kind of engineering professionals whose hard work was not only recognized by the department, but was also well appreciated by people in the areas they used to serve.
He impressed upon the engineers to never compromise on the quality of work, even if they are facing some sort of pressure from different quarters.
The 51st Engineers’ Day was also celebrated by the Institution of Engineers (India), Jammu Local Centre at its Institutional Complex, Channi Himmat, which was attended by large numbers of engineers from various departments and organizations.
This day is celebrated all over the country to commemorate the birth anniversary of the greatest engineer of India Bharat Ratna, Sir M. Visvesvaraya.
On this occasion Sanjeev Verma, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu and Ramesh Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Jammu were chief guest and guest of honour, respectively.
Ravi Chanyal, FIE, Chairman of Jammu Centre presented the welcome address. Rich tributes were paid to Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya by Pooja Wazir, AMIE and Sachin Tickoo, MIE.
The 16th volume of quarterly News Letter of Jammu local centre was also released on this occasion by the chief guest in presence of Editorial Board comprising of Ravi Chanyal, Kuldip Kumar Badyal, Anil Verma, Supinder Jeet Singh, Pooja Wazir and Vijay Sharma.
On the occasion, Mr Verma honoured Narayan Mengi, retired Chief Engineer, Hydraulic Deptt with DK Gupta award for the year 2018 for his life time achievements to the engineering profession. HB Khajuria, FIE; Retd. Chief Engineer and former Chairman IEI Jammu Centre was also honoured on the occasion. RL Sharma Memorial Gold Medal was presented to Vinod Kumar, MIE for presenting the best technical paper during the year 2017 – 2018 and Rudra Bhagwati Silver Medal was presented to Sachin Tickoo, MIE for presenting 2nd best technical paper during the year 2017 – 2018, respectively.
The chief guest also honoured SC Thukral, PK Nanda, BL Rawal, Vijay Kumar Sharma, Ranjeev Sawhney, Vinod Kumar, Sunil Seth, SK Tickoo Muneer Hussain, Akash Dusgotra, with mementoes for presenting two or more technical papers during the year 2017 – 2018.
As a tribute to Sir Visvesvaraya, Govt Polytechnic, Bikram Chowk Jammu celebrated Engineers Day in the college. On this occasion, Inter Polytechnic debate competition MANTHAN -2018 was held. Anoo Malhotra, Director Technical Education, J&K graced the occasion as the chief guest.
While speaking on the occasion, she highlighted the contributions of Sir Visvesvaraya to the society and appreciated the role of engineers in Nation building. She also congratulated the Principal, staff and all the students on receiving the outstanding Polytechnic award at NITTTR Chandigarh on Sept 7, 2018. Arun Bangotra, Principal of the college presented the welcome address and motivated the students to work hard and use their Engineering intelligence, knowledge and skills for the welfare of the nation and society.
In the Debate competition 28 students participated from Government Polytechnic Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur, Ramban, Reasi, Women Polytechnic and NITS Polytechnic. The Ist prize was won by Ms Rizwana Hamid from Govt. Polytechnic, Jammu, while second prize was shared by Joy Abhishek Nawab from NITS Polytechnic and Ms Mehvish from Government Polytechnic Jammu and third prize was also shared by Pardeep Sharma from Govt Polytechnic, Kathua and Raman Sharma from Govt Polytechnic Udhampur. Government Polytechnic Jammu bagged the overall trophy of debate competition MANTHAN- 2018.
Engineers Day was also celebrated in IECS Polytechnic, Purkhoo Camp, where in, faculty members and students paid their tributes to Sir M Vusvesvaraya, Shiv Dev Singh Jamwal, vice chairman Jamwal Group of Educational Institutions was the chief guest. Principal of the Institute KG Gupta exhorted the students to become capable and honest professionals and work for the development of the country.
In connection with the Engineers’ Day Aryans JK Students excelled in technical quiz “Quizpedia” organized by Aryans College of Engineering, Rajpura, near Chandigarh. Students of Computer Science, Mechanical, Civil, Electronics, Electrical, Electronics & Communication Departments participated in the quiz. Six teams participated in the quiz. Prof BS Sidhu, Director, Aryans Group said that the Engineering Students have tendency to lead from front in all spheres of life including academics, general knowledge cultural, sports, technology etc.
Meanwhile, two day festival ‘ Alfresco Fiesta 2K18’ organized by School of Engineering & Technology, Baba Ghulam Shah Badhshah University, Rajouri to celebrate Engineers’ Day concluded today. The students from various departments of the University participated in different technical/ non-technical and cultural events. Prof Javed Mussarat, Vice Chancellor was the chief guest at the valedictory function. He lauded the efforts of the faculty and students of SOET for organizing the event.