From our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, December 18: Tripura Governor Professor Tathagata Roy today iugurated the 30th edition of Indian Engineering Congress here at the Pragjyoti-ITA Centre for Performing Arts, Machkhowa, Guwahati.
The Governor, who happens to be an engineer, said in his speech that ‘engineers are somewhat power shy’ and that ‘engineers should come to public life’ more because they know better about public works and how funds can be best utilized for the same. He added that this Congress is a kind of platform where more and more numbers of engineers should participate.
The three-event started on December 17 is being hosted by the Assam State Centre of the Institution of Engineers (India) which is the largest professiol body in Asia. The body is hosting this event here for the second time with the last being held in nine years back in 2006 (21st edition).
About 2,000 delegates from different parts of the country and a few foreign countries have come to attend the mega event.
The grand and colourful iugural ceremony was graced by special guests like IEI president Dr. LV Muralikrish Reddy and IEI president-elect HCS Berry. A host of tiolly and intertiolly-acclaimed technocrats, engineering scholars and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion as invited guests.
Dr. A K Mishra, chairman of the Institution of Engineers (India) for the 3oth Indian Engineering Congress, delivered the welcome speech. Dr. VK Saraswat, Member NITI Aayog and Dr. LV Muralikrish Reddy, the president of IEI (India), also spoke on the occasion.
The other programmes of the day included three memorial lectures, technical session I & II, a felicitation programme called ‘Glimpses of Engineering Persolities’ and a few award functions. The focus of the Congress semir is on the topic, ‘21st Century Engineering: The Make in India Pathway’ which was iugurated by the oldest surviving engineer of this region, DN Barua. The objective of this Congress is to have discussions around the theme to promote ideas and broaden operatiol horizon of engineers from different disciplines and to promote engineering practices that lead to sustaible development. A total number of 35 technical papers were selected by the review committee for presentation in four sessions of the Congress.
A high-end technical exhibition (Prayukti@prag-III) depicting the contemporary elements of science and technology were held at the Soram HS School playground, Bharalumukh which was iugurated yesterday (Dec 17) afternoon.