Report of Inauguration of Chandrapur Local Centre
- The Chandrapur Local Centre of the Institution of Engineers (India) , was inaugurated on 29.11.2009 at the campus of RCERT, Chandrapur at the hands of Rear Admiral K.O.Thakare NM, President of the Institution of Engineers(India ), Kolkata and Shri Shataramji Potdukhe Ex. Minister of State for Finance, Govt. Of India. Cdr.A.K.Poothia IN (Retd) was the Chief Guest of the function. Er.S H Jain, Chairman, IEI, Maharashtra State Centre, Er.Prashant N. Patil, Hon. Secretary, IEI, Maharashtra State Centre, Er.U.P.Waghe, Council Member, Maharashtra State Centre, Dr.D.K.Agrawal, Dean, RTMNU, Nagpur, Er.M.D.Date, Chairman, IEI, Nagpur Local Centre, Dr. J. B. Helonde Hon. Secretary, IEI, Nagpur Local Centre, Principal Dr. K.R.Dixit, RCERT, Chandrapur were present on the dais.
Dr.K.R.Dixit, Principal, RCERT, welcomed the dignitaries. During his speech, he mentioned that, the engineers in Chandrapur, had been making efforts to start the Local Centre since more than 15 years. He has witnessed these efforts and hence decided to make the premises of RCERT, available for the office of the local centre. He said he is keen to see that, this centre flourishes and further promised all the possible support for the progress of the centre. He thanked Shri Shataramji Potdukhe, President, S.P.M.S. for accepting his request to allocate the space for Local Centre in the college campus.
Er.S.H.Jain, Chairman, IEI, Maharashtra State Centre, expressed happiness over the installation of the new Centre and introduced the first team of Chandrapur Local Centre to the gathering.
Dr. D K Agrawal, Dean, RTMNU, Nagpur, in his speech, congratualated all the members who had taken the effortts to start the new centre and expressed that, the IEI shall contribute in keeping the syllabi of the University updated.
Cdr.A.K.Poothia in his speech admired the role of engineers in the nation building and mentioned that, in the era of economic meltdown and pollution issues, the engineers need to do more in developing clean and economically viable technologies. There is lot to be done in the area of renewable energy technologies.
In his address, Rear Admiral K.O.Thakare, President of the Institution of Engineers (India ), expressed happiness over the establishment of Chandrapur Local Centre of the Institution of Engineers (India) in this industrial belt of Maharashtra. He stated that the objective of the Institution of Engineers (India) is to promote science and practice of Engineering, and also expressed his desire to open AMIE Examination Centre at Chandrapur so that the aspirants need not travel to Nagpur for examination. He handed over the cheque of Rs. 1.5 lacs to the newly opened centre towards office expenses. He also thanked Shri Shantaramji Potdukhe, President of SPMS Trust, Principal Dr. K R Dixit for their support in starting the Local Centre at Chandrapur. He further mentioned that, this is the third new centre that has been inaugurated in the fortnight.
Er.D.W.Kashiikar and Prof.A.P.Singh have been nominated as the Chairman and Hon.Secretary of Chandrapur Local Centre.
In his first address as the Chairman of Chandrapur Local Centre Er.Kashikar thanked the Maharashtra State Centre and Nagpur Local Centre for their support in opening the Local Centre at Chandrapur. Prof. A.P.Singh acknowledged the efforts of Principal Dr. K R Dixit and Er H.O.Thakare, Past Vice President I.E.(I) in making the Local Centre of institution of engineers a reality and then proposed Vote of Thanks.
The function was well attended by the engineers working in the nearby Industries like WCL, Bilt, Ultratech, MEL, CSTPS, Manikgarh Cements and Govt. Officials.
The function was conducted by Prof. Mrs. Prerna Dahiwade, Prof. Alka Sawalikar. Prof. M. D. Uttarwar, Prof. Y L Yenarkar, Prof. Mrs. Rahila Shaikh took efforts to make the function successful.
A few photographs taken on the occasion are sent as attachments.
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