Engineers’ Day was celebrated at ICFAI University, Jharkhand through Video Conferencing. Mr. Arun Kumar Agrawal, Director (Technical), MECON and Mr. G. K. Rathore, General Manager, Central Coalfields Limited, Mr. Sarojkant Singh, Deputy General Manager, Mc. Nally Bharat Engineering Company and Mr. Prem Prakash Dayal, Project Manager, TCS, Kolkata were the Guests of Honour for the function.
Welcoming the guests to the function, Prof O R S Rao , Vice-Chancellor of the ICFAI University. Jharkhand said, “We should pay homage not only to Bharat Ratna M Visvesvaraya but also to other great Engineers like Abdul Kalam, Satish Dhawan, K L Rao, Kurien Verghese etc, who made India proud.”. Referring to the clarion call given by Honourable Prime Minister for Atma Nirbhar Bharat during last Independence Day, Prof Rao said, “ In order to Make in India and Make for the World, India should build the requisite Competence (in terms of skills) and Competitiveness (In terms of both Cost and Time). Engineers should help in building the five pillars of Atma Nirbhar Bharat, namely Infrastructure, Technology, Demographic Dividend, Demand generation and Economy Boost”.
Highlighting the need to step up R &D, Mr. Arun Kumar Agrawal explained how MECON is studying the Steel Imports and working out a strategy to become self-sufficient. He exhorted the students to unleash innovation to address the challenges being faced in the current uncertain world.
Mr Rathore advised the Engineers to design products and services in such a way that they are available at affordable prices, without sacrificing quality, so as to boost demand for the same.
Students of the University show-cased the posters designed by them to explain the 5 Pillars of Atma Nirbhar Bharat along with their suggestions to strengthen each pillar . Awards of recognition were to the top 3 entries to Harshita (MBA-III), Fatima(BBA-LLB-V) and Ananya 9 BBA-V), respectively.
An online quiz program was conducted and the top 3 awards went to Shovona, Mayank and Rohit Respectively.
Arti (BCA-V) anchored the event . Prof Arvind Kumar, Registrar proposed vote of thanks.