Published On : Sun, Sep 15th, 2013

Engineers Day celebrated at Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur

L to R: Prashant Singru, Dr. V.S. Sapkal, Prof. T.B. Chahande, also Engrossed audience at the Engineers day Celebration.

L to R: Prashant Singru, Dr. V.S. Sapkal, Prof. T.B. Chahande, also Engrossed audience at the Engineers day Celebration.

Nagpur News: The Engineers day was celebrated in the Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur on 15th September 2013. September 15 is celebrated every year in India as Engineer’s Day to commemorate the birthday of the legendary engineer Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya (1860-1962).

Internationally recognized for his genius in harnessing water resources, he was responsible for successful design and construction of several river dams, bridges and implementing irrigation and drinking water schemes all over India.

He served as the dewan of Mysore State and was considered to be the architect of the all-round development of Karnataka.Among his most successful projects are the design and construction of the K.R. Sagar dam and its adjoining Brindavan Gardens, turn-around of the Bhadravati Iron and Steel Works, setting up of the Mysore Sandalwood Oil Factory and the founding of the Bank of Mysore.

The theme of this year’s celebration is Frugal Engineering-Achieving more with fewer resources. Hon’ble Vice chancellor of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Dr. V.S. Sapkal has presided over the function.Prof. T.B. Chahande has elaborated the audience on the importance and significance of the Engineers Day Celebration. The Guest Speaker Mr. Prashant Singru General Manager Indorama Synthetics Ltd. Nagpur has expressed his views on the approach of Frugal Engineering by giving various real life examples from his vast experience in the field. The approach of Frugal Engineering can save India’s foreign dependence to greater extent he claims.

Dr. S. S. Sapkal in his presidential speech stressed that the Nature reveals Frugal Engineering in the Best possible way by optimizing the scarce resources to satisfy the needs of growing Human Population. He motivated the students to always think about optimization at all levels viz. design, installation, pretreatment, production/Reaction, downstream processing. If India has to evolve as Financial Power in the coming future Frugal Engineering is the only viable option. After the programme the Technical Quiz was organized, in which 100 shortlisted students have enthusiastically participated.

All the faculty members were present on the occasion. Prof. S.P.Ghisad, Dr. K.V. Koranne, Prof. D.K. Kawadkar, Dr. R.P.Ugwekar have co-ordinate the entire programme. Student volunteers Arjun, Neha, Anvay, Alin, Chinmay, Mrudal have taken great efforts.

LIT management organizes such functions for the benefits of students in addition to Academic pursuit.