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Report of the Engineers’ Day 2014 Celebration

    Engineers’ Forum Nagpur has celebrated the Engineer’s Day 2014 for 16th consecutive Year on 20.9.2014 at Ranikothi, Nagpur.

Highlights of the Celebration
Guest of Honour :          Padmavibushan Er. G. Madhavan Nair, Ex Chairman, ISRO
President of Function :   Er. D. V. Dhawad, Ex. Secretary, PWD, GOM
Theme :                       “Space Technology for the Humankind”

Essay Competition : was organized jointly with the help of Raman Science Centre, Nagpur for the Science Students of XI & XII standared 102 students form 43 Junior Colleges participated in the contest. The topic for Essay was “Space Technology for Nation Building and for the Benefit of Common People.”

Prizes : Following prizes were awarded by Engineers Forum, Nagpur
1st Prize -  Rs. 1000 = 00 Ms. Deepanjali Tripathi – Narayan Vidyalayam, Nagpur
2nd Prize - Rs. 750 = 00 Ms. Niti Gajarlwar – Somalwar Junior College, Khamla, Nagpur
3rd Prize - Rs. 500 = 00 Ketan M. Indurkar – Mohata Science College, Nagpur

In addition 25 nos. consolation prizes of Rs. 200/- each were also given. These Prizes & certificates were given at the hands of Hon. Er. G. M. Madhavan Nair, who addressed the Students and also answered to their queries. This function was held in the auditorium of Raman Science Centre, Nagpur on 20.9.2014 AN. Engineers’ Day Celebration

About 101 organisations participated in this Engineers’ Day Celebration.

About 1725 Engineers’ registered for the function and about 1450 to 1500 Engineers attended the function.

Souvenir – 14 Publication :
Souvenir 14 is dedicated to Space Technology. Er. S. D. Shinde President EFN elaborated the theme, the front & back page covers of the souvenir, highlighted other activities of Engineers’ forum during 2013-14 A model of GSLV Rocket was kept before Dias. Shri Shinde invited GOH to publish the souvenir in a novel way. GOH pressed the Red button on Rocket.

There was smoke, flashing of lights below the Rocket model and the sound of launching of Rocket, which was surprise for everyone in the pendal including GOH.

A slit opened in the Rocket and GOH took out 5 Souvenir from the slit and published the souvenir. There was huge applause from the Gathering.

Felicitation of President of function :
1. Shawl & Shreefal was presented by secretary Er. K. C. Tayade to President of the function. A memento was presented by president Er. S. D. Shinde to President of the function.

Felicitation of GOH :
• Shawl & Shreefal was presented to GOH by President of the function Er. D. V. Dhawad
• Citation was read and presented to GOH by Er. K. C. Tayade Secretary EFN
• Life Time Achievement Award was presented to the GOH by Er. S. D. Shinde President of EFN.

Keynote Addresses :
GOH thanked EFN for the invitation, for the felicitations & for organizing the grand function. He addressed the keynote address on “Space Technology for the Human Kind.” He highlighted the role of ISRO & also mentioned the MOM, which will reach mars on 24.9.2014

GOH Said, “Field Engineering Quality in India has suffered in a big way due to multiplication in Engineering Institutes and dilution of quality of education there in resulting in shortage of good laboratories and quality teaching staff ultimately leading to poor performance. He stressed for the improvement in the education system. He also elaborated various applications of the Remote Sensing and explained with the help of Power Point Presentation, the benefits received by the Common People. The audience listened with total silence and apt attentions and applauded the GOH, for knowledgeable, thought provoking speech.

Shri Shinde requested all to collect Souvenir copy while leaving and also to enjoy the dinner. Er. Tayade gave vote of thanks and all stood for the National Anthem.

GOH, President of the function & Invitees highly appreciated the celebration function. More than 1200 took the dinner and appreciated the quality of food.

The photographs showing glimpses of the function are placed for your viewing.

Er. S. D. Shinde 
Engineers’ Forum, Nagpur
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