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Report of the Engineers’ Day 2016 Celebration

Engineers' Day 2016 was celebrated on a very grand scale at Ranikothi, Nagpur on 17.9.2016.

The Guest of honour and President of the function reached the venue at 6.45 pm. In the resting Room Agenda was discussed and they entered the pendal in great applause from gathering. The film on Bharat Ratna Hon. M. V. shown at 7.15 pm. After traditional lamp lighting, Rose pallots were offered to the photo of Hon. Er. M. V. The dignitaries on Dias were introduced and welcomed by presenting floral bouquets.

Er. S. D. Shinde, President, EFN briefed about other activities of EFN and about the "Space Knowledge Test" & prize distribution function at VNIT this after and the educative and motivative speech by Hon. K. Radhakrishnan and Hon. Y.V.N. Krishnamurty to the students. He explained the cover page design of Souvenir - 16 and requested Hon. GoH to publish the Souvenir -16, in a novel way by taking the Souvenir - 2016, from GSLV Mark III Model , under the sound and smoke of launching of GSLV, which was appreciated by all.

Hon. Y.V.N. Krishnamurthy was offered shawl & shreefal by Er. Tayade, Secretary, EFN and a Memento by Er. S. D. Shinde, President, EFN. Hon. Y.V.N. Krishnamurthy delivered the presidential speech on theme, focussing on application of space technology and explained various uses for benefit to human kind to the loud applause from huge gathering.

Hon. Y.V.N. Krishnamurthy presented shawl and shreefal to GoH Hon. K. Radhakrishnan. The citation was read by Er. Kameshwar Rao, GM, RRSC & presented by Secretary Er. K. C. Tayade to the GoH. The Life Time Achievement Award for glorious contribution in the field of Space, Research and development was presented to GoH by President, S. D. Shinde under huge applause.

Hon. GoH replied to the felicitation and delivered the keynote address on achievements of ISRO, future programme of ISRO and the benefits of ISRO programme to the Nation in all the fields. The speech made the gathering impressed and resulted in intermettent clappings.

Er. Gandhewar, Tresurer proposed vote of thanks. After National Anthem, all were requested to proceed for dinner. The programme was really Grand and kept the gathering bonded to the seats till the National Anthem.