ACCE (I) hosts Nat’l seminar on ‘Making My India-The Ways Ahead’
Association of Consulting Civil Engineers (India) ACCE (I) hosts National seminar on ‘Making My India-The Ways Ahead’
Mangaluru: From a civil engineer’s perspective about “making My India- the ways ahead”- India has always been in the forefront of technological innovation and is a global leader in all sunrise engineering domains. Indians have historically made every significant contributions world over and it is difficult to see any breakthrough technology emerging without an Indian being involved in the development. India through ages has witnessed brain drain of massive dimensions as every engineer felt that better chances for proving their worth existed in other countries, which is now reversed by several programmes and sustained efforts of successive governments.
With several areas opening up and the country making noticeable rapid progress, a concreted effort by all stake holders to steamroll the economy to new horizons and make India a superpower by 2020 now looks a distinct possible. In these exciting times of infrastructure which is nowhere near global standards and a lot needs to be done to match international standards the area Civil Engineering becomes an important cog in the development wheel. It s a now or never situation for all construction professionals. ACCE(I) being a prominent body of professional Civil Engineers has taken upon itself to play a big role by organizing all the professionals under its belt to respond to the opportunity by providing platforms at various levels to propagate its vision and galvanize the entire civil engineering community in may ways that would contribute in the nations ambitious dream.
In line with the challenges, the ACCE (I) has therefore organized this two-day programme, on the occasion of its National AGM, a national seminar on “Making My India- the ways ahead from a civil engineer’s perspective. In this connection, the Mangaluru Centre of ACCE (I) has organized this seminar which features eminent engineers of International and national reckoning who will share their vast knowledge in hither to ignored areas of importance with special emphasis on local and regional focus which can lead to an integrated National approach.
The seminar was inaugurated on 28 July 2017 at 10 am at St Joseph’s Church hall-Vamanjoor, Mangaluru by MCC Mayor Kavitha Sanil, along with guests of honour-MLA J R Lobo; Er Ajith Sabnis- President, ACCE(I); Er Umesh B Rao-Secretary General, ACCE(I); Er Nagaraj S Tigadi- Vice President-South, ACCE(I); Er Narayan Palsapure-VP-West ACCE(I); Er Balasubramanya M- Organizing Chairman of the Seminar; Er Anil Sebastian D’souza- Chairman, ACCE(I)-Mangaluru Centre; Er Sathyaranjan Rao-Secretary and Er Arun Prabha- Treasurer of ACCE(I)-Mangaluru Centre respectively.
Prior to the inauguration of the seminar, MLA L R Lobo inaugurated the exhibition booth counters. The programme began with invoking God’s blessings, followed by welcome address by Er Balasubramanya M, the organizing chairman of the seminar. Addressing the gathering Mayor Kavitha said, ” The local civil engineers have done yeomen service for the development and infrastructure of Mangaluru city, for which I compliment them and also express my heartfelt thanks. ACCE( I) has brought the latest technology advancements in the world to the members and prepare them to carry out futuristic design with an eye on an assurance of quality- and they have contributed a lot to the city through their service. the topic for this seminar is well thought of and will help make India a strong nation among other countries”.
MLA J R Lobo speaking during the occasion said, ” No doubt that Civil Engineers are the backbone of development and technology, and for that matter, our local engineers have played an important role in the infrastructure of Smart City-Mangaluru. I can see the energy, enthusiasm and commitment on the faces of all you engineers preparing for this seminar on a very good topic-Making My India’. You engineers have a great challenge between a scientist and technology. Technology has advance these and it’s good to note that. We have fast trains and other automotive -wouldn’t be nice if a train reaches in three hours from Mangaluru to Bengaluru, then who will take a flight? Such trains will be invented soon. Since water plays an important role these days, as engineers we all should convert sewage water into useful water for drinking and other uses. Let’s work to make Mangaluru the first city to recycle sewage water into useful water. We can do it- and You Engineers can do it”.
Other dignitaries on the dais also spoke. The conference will have the valedictory on 29 July, where MP Nalin Kumar Kateel will be chief guest, and guests of honour namely- Er Ratnavel S- President, ACCE(I); MLA Moideen Bava; Er Chandramouleeswar S- Secretary General-ACCE(I); Er ijaya Vishnu Mayya- VP_South, ACCE(I); and Er Vijaya Kumar K Sanap- P-West, ACCE (I).; along with board members of ACCE(I)-Mangaluru Centre.