Report - Workshop on Repair in Material Handling & Environment
A Workshop on Safety in Material Handling & Environment was organized on April 25, 2017 at Roorkee Local Centre. Shri Malvinder Singh, Chairman of the Centre presided over the workshop and highlighted the significance of safety in material handling and creating a systematic approach to comply with safety environmental regulations. The key note addresses were delivered by Sri Sunil Sahoo and Sri Kamal Kulshreshtha, Safety Officers of BHEL, Haridwar respectively. They stressed upon how safety in material handling and environment is preserved as a valuable resource and keep away the persons from getting injured and motivated to do good job for higher productivity. On this occasion a Quiz Competition was arranged amongst the audience to test the awareness regarding safety. Glimpse of Fire Safety intended to reduce the destruction caused by Fire was also presented by Fire Officer Sri B.L. Dabral, Roorkee followed by live demonstration of Fire Extinguishing equipments. Dr. Achal K. Mittal, Hony. Secretary of the Centre proposed a vote of thanks.
Report - World Water Day
The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre celebrated World Water Day on March 22, 2017 at Roorkee Local Centre. Shri Malvinder Singh, Chairman of the Centre presided over the function to bring focus on significance of Water and its Sustainable Management by saying that “WATER IS A PRICELESS BOON THAT GOD HAS GIVEN, MAKE EVERY DROP OF WATER COUNT”. The Key-Note lecture was delivered by Dr. Prashant Singh, Professor, PG-DAV College and Coordinator, Uttarakhand Centre of Science & Technology, Dehradun wherein he explained that Quality of Water is directly related to human health and thus require scientific evaluation. Pre and Post monsoon water quality data analysis was presented for determining cause and source of contamination which shall go long way for compliance with standards of Water Quality protocols. He further perceived Waste Water as a valuable resource in the economy with respect to Ecosystems. Dr. Achal K. Mittal, Hony. Secretary of the Centre said that World Water Day is a day for building awareness regarding Water Conservation thereby giving life to everything. Dr. A.K. Lohani, Scientist, NIH, Roorkee & Convener of the function expressed that WATER IS HUB OF LIFE and later proposed Vote of Thanks.
Report - Long Term Monitoring Using Vibrating Wire Sensors
A Lecture on Long Term Monitoring of Civil Structures using Vibrating Wire Sensors was organized on February 16, 2017 by Roorkee Local Centre jointly with M/S Record Tech Electronics, Roorkee dealing with Health Monitoring of Infrastructures such as Dams, Tunnels, High rise Buildings. Er. Malvinder Singh, Chairman of the Centre welcomed the guests and dignitaries. Chief Guest Dr. R.D. Singh, Director, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee in his address emphasized that Health Monitoring is important for continued fitness under gradual or sudden changes in state of loading of civil structures. Guest speaker Mr. Anthony Simmonds, Director, M/S Geokon USA who has worked world wide very extensively in the field of Civil Engineering instrumentation expressed the role of Health Monitoring of Structures using Vibrating like Sensors and providing the best possible engineering and Safety solution in optimized time against any technical fault in Design & Construction of Structures. Mr. Vijay Kumar, Proprietor of M/S Record Tech Electronics, Roorkee highlighted that Instrumentation has always been an important part of Civil Engineering and the embedded Instruments in large structures for long term monitoring to avoid chance of failure. Dr. Achal K. Mittal, Hony. Secretary of the Centre proposed a Vote of Thanks. The lecture was attended by cross section comprising of scientists of CBRI and academia of IIT Roorkee and College of Engineering Roorkee.
Report - Lecture on Mobile App "Intelli Institution"
A Lecture was planned on Mobile App "Intelli institution" on Friday, January 20, 2017. Er. Malvinder Singh, Chairman of the Centre, welcomed the members, guests and the students and introduced the activities related to The Institution of Engineers (India). Dr. Achal Mittal, Honorary Secretary of the Centre, introduced the Speakers Mr. Vineet Sharma and Ms. Madhuri from Intellinet Systems Pvt. Ltd. 7 Hilton complex, Electronic City, Gurgaon. Mr. Vineet Sharma expressed that "Intelli institution" is a Mobile based communication system launched by Intelli which facilitates the easy communication between the "Institution" & “Parents”. The App offers the following benefits to the parents
1. Home Work - Parent can view the home work of any subject of their wards and need not has to go through Institution diaries which at times is not updated. Parents will also receive an instant PUSH notification whenever the homework is first updated by the teacher.
2. Notifications – Intelli Institution Mobile app has a separate notification center which keeps the parents updated on notifications related to following:
a. Holidays (b) Events (c) Exams (d) PTM (e) Others
The notification section is managed by the Institution administrator and whenever a notification is fired parents shall receive an instant PUSH notification & thus they shall never miss out any important update.
3. Student Profile - Using this module parents can keep the profile of their wards updated in Institution records.
4. Class Teacher Profile – In a conventional system in majority of cases Parents have little or no details about the teachers who are teaching their wards. This module shall provide the parents necessary and updated details about the teachers.
5. Institution Profile – This module shall provide the updated Institution information to the parents. With one tab they can check the Principal name, important contact nos. and other related information.
6. Communique – Using communique modules, parents can have a one-to-one communication with the teachers regarding the performance of their wards or on any other subject of choice.
7. Feedback – Feedback module allows the parents to send a personalized communication to Principal or any other teacher related to their wards.
8. Image Gallery – Parents can now access the images related to all the day to day activities of the Institution.
9. Transport - Using this module parents can track the exact & real time location of their wards on a map while he is on Institution bus. Parents can also access the updated contact details of the Driver & Conductor of the bus.
10. Event Calendar – Parents can keep track of the upcoming Institution holidays and other important activities using the Events Calendar.
11. Authorize Contact – Parents can now register a new Authorize contact who can pick up their ward at the convenience of their phone.
Students & Faculty of Water resource Development & management, IIT Roorkee, Shakumbhari Institute of Higher & Technical, Puhana, Roorkee, Roorkee College of Engg., Roorkee, Uttaratech Polytechic, GRP Thalnadi etc. along with corporate members of Roorkee local centre attended the lecture. Er. Akhilesh Verma, past Hony. Secretary, RLC expressed various issues regarding application of Mobile App "Intelli institution" in research work & placement and proposed Vote of Thanks.
The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre celebrated Energy Conservation Day on December 14, 2016 at Roorkee Local Centre. Shri Malvinder Singh, Chairman, IEI Roorkee Local Centre presided over the function and highlighted the importance of energy conservation and its use in day to day life and its impact on sustainability of global eco systems. The key note lecture was delivered by Shri M.K. Garg, Additional General Manager, BHEL, Haridwar where in he explained about the advantages & disadvantages of Thermal, Solar, Nuclear and non-conventional energy. He said that using energy efficiently is very necessary to save it for future usage. Chief Guest, Prof. S.P. Gupta, Former Dy. Director, IIT Roorkee in his address emphasized that Energy Conservation Measures are tools for the nation to attain higher level of excellence and contribute to national growth. Let us all pledge whole heartedly commitment towards energy conservation by decreasing consumption by 10-50% with LED lights. A Quiz Competition on Energy Conservation was also organized amongst the audience which was unique feature and appreciated. Exhibition on Energy Conservation using LED Lighting Technology was also organized. Er. A.K.Bahl, Convener of the function expressed that Energy conservation is the need of the hour thus quoting SAVE ENERGY SAVE MANKIND and later proposed Vote of Thanks.
Report - Annual General Meeting
55th Annual General Meeting of The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre was held on October 22, 2016. Maj. Gen. A.K. Chaturvedi, (Retd.) AVSM, VSM, Director General, College of Engineering Roorkee was the Key Note Speaker and delivered the 15th Dr. Jai Krishna Memorial Lecture. Dr. R.D. Singh, Director, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee was the Chief Guest on this occasion. The meeting started with lighting of lamp and floral tribute to Dr. Jai Krishna. Welcome address was delivered by Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman the Centre. Further, Chairman introduced the Incoming Chairman Er. Malvinder Singh and Incoming Hony. Secretary Dr. Achal Kumar Mittal respectively. On this occasion, Chairman Elect Er. Malvinder Singh spoke all out efforts have to be made to uphold the image of the Institution to greater heights with Dedication, Devotion, Discipline, Determination. We have to travel long journey by lending shoulder to shoulder support to build the Institution with work commitment. Er. A.K. Bahl, Member BOS for the Executive Committee election for the biennial 2016-18 declared the names of elected Executive Committee members. Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Achal K. Mittal, Hony. Secretary of IEI, RLC. The function was attended by about 160 corporate members, their families and guests followed by lunch.
Report - World Standards Day
World Standards Day was celebrated on October 14, 2016 with the theme – Standards Build Trust. Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman of the Centre presided over the function and highlighted the significance of World Standards Day. Er. Malvinder Singh, AGM (Retd.), BHEL welcomed the speakers, guests and elaborated the importance and necessity of standards keeping pace with National priority to attain higher levels of Excellence. The Chief Guest of the function Er. G.S. Misra, General Manager (Retd.), BHEL, Haridwar stressed upon standardization in industries and in products, processes & services. Promoting of standardization shall be key to elimination of global trade barriers and make it easy for people to work together to ensure Quality, Safety and Efficiency. Er. Akhilesh Verma, Hony. Secretary of the Centre proposed Vote of thanks. About 70 corporate members and guests attended the function.
Report - Technical Lecture Session on Career Heights (Smart Quant Cracker)
A Technical Lecture Session on “Career Heights (Smart Quant Cracker)” was arranged by The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre on Sunday, October 2, 2016 jointly with Career Launchers. Er. Akhilesh Verma, Hony. Secretary, IEI, Roorkee Local Centre welcomed the Key Note Speaker Mr. Gautam Puri (from IIM Bangalore). The activity was organized because very often engineers don’t go in for research and technology development, even though they may have a talent for it. R&D is necessary for an overall development for the country & this has now become critical in the era of globalization. As such, a new approach is required to correct the trend. Mr. Gautam Puri was invited to motivate the students for higher studies and also for solving their day to day problems related to their preparation of for different higher studies entrance examinations. In the end, a Vote of Thanks was proposed by Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman of Roorkee Centre.
Report - Lecture Session on Unlocking the Secrets of the Past-History Science & the Mahabharata
A Technical Lecture Session on “Unlocking the Secrets of the Past – History Science & the Mahabharata” was arranged by Er. S.P. Vaish & Er. A.K. Bahl, Conveners, at Golden Jubilee Hall, BHEL, Haridwar on October 1, 2016, jointly with BHEL, Haridwar Management Association and Delhi Public School, Daulatpur. Mr. Christopher C. Doyle, the Key Note Speaker and a Best Selling Author, who transports the readers into a fascinating world with their ancient secrets buried in legend blend with science and history. Mr. Doyle in his highly illuminating 95 minutes address, shared valuable information on the theme of his talk. In his exclusive program including a multi-media presentation with an interactive session, he delighted the audience with historical facts and evolution of science during the ancient period. Following corporate members, engineers also addressed and interacted with the students and the audience from BHEL, IEI Roorkee Local Centre and Engineering Institutions.
Er. Prakash Chand, GM, BHEL Haridwar; Er. Rajeev Bhatnagar, President, HMA; Er. Tarun Vaid, Secretary, HMA; Er. Abhishek Garg, BHEL, Haridwar
In the end, a highly interactive session with the students and the audience was also arranged.
The Workshop on Hydro Power & Environmental Issues was organized jointly by The Institution of Engineers (India), Uttarakhand State & Roorkee Centre, with the support of IEI HQs. Kolkata on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Hotel Radisson Blu, Haridwar, the venue of 691st Council Meet. Er. Narendra Singh, Chairman, CVDB, IEI and Principal Coordinator of the National Workshop highlighted the importance of the theme of the workshop. Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman of the Roorkee Centre welcomed the gathering and highlighted various issues concerning the Hydro Power and Environment. The Chief Guest of the Workshop Dr. Uma Kant Panwar, IAS, Principal Secretary, Energy, GoU, stressed upon Hydro Power in Uttarakhand, the Challenges and Opportunities. He also shared his experience with the audience telling them the benefits of Hydro Power and added that these should be shared with local public, media, NGOs etc. He also appealed for the creation of a Hydro Promotion Fund. Dr. B.K. Bhatt, Advisor, MNRE, GOI, in his address talked about Policies and Incentives for Hydro Power by Govt. of India adding for an Eco Sensitive Zone, Rivers Connectivity and availability of Energy in 2030 in the country. Er. H.C.S. Berry, President, IEI HQs. in his illuminative address, stressed upon the importance of Dams, Reservoir and insisted on Energy Availability for Socio-Economic Development. Following were the other speakers who shared their experiences concerning the theme:
Er. K.M. Singh , CMD, NHPC – Environmental Sustainability; Er. Sunil Grover, EnC, HSEB-Issues Related to Small Hydro Development; Er. Narendra Kumar, GM, BHEL-Hydro Turbine; Dr. H.K. Gupta, Chief Engr. – Achieving Green Growth; Prof. Arun Kumar, AHEC, IIT Roorkee – Environmental Flow in Hydro Power
In all the three sessions of the Workshop, several other dignitaries and speakers shared their experiences on Hydro Power, Sustainable Development, Renewable Energy etc The workshop was attended by Council Members, Corporate members, from different State and Local Centres and delegates, guests from Engineering Colleges and Technical Institutions. In the end Er. C.M. Dimri, Chairman UKSC, proposed the vote of thanks to all the Delegates.
The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Centre, organized a WORKSHOP on “Education in Emerging India” on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman of the Centre welcomed the gathering and highlighted the importance of Technical Education in today’s scenario. He also pointed out the shortage of required skills as one of the major constraints for continuing growth of Indian economy and stressed on giving more emphasis of this sector in educating the young students.
Dr. S.K. Saini, Director, Roorkee College of Engineering Roorkee; was the Chief Guest of the function and he elaborated on the theme sharing his experience in Education. He stressed on Quality Education and better efforts in this direction by all Educational Institutions. He also paid tributes to eminent personalities, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Sir M. Visvesvaraya, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, etc. adding their contribution in Education and Research. The Guest of Honour, Er. S.K. Agarwal FIE, in his address, emphasized on the values in education system. Er. Sudhir Sharma, Technical Officer CSIR-CBRI gave a very lively presentation on Personal Branding. Ms. Mrinalini Sharma spoke about the Role of Teachers at every level of Education today.
Following Corporate Members/Guests also addressed and interacted with the Students and the faculty from Educational Institutions.
Prof. Bhagwan Das; Dr. Sanjeev Saini; Mr. Harsh Prakash Kala; Dr. Suneel Sharma; Prof. P. Mondal
In the end, the Chief Guest of the function honored various teachers present in the audience for their role in society. Prof. R.D. Singh, Member Executive, summarized different issues discussed in the Workshop and proposed the vote of thanks to all and especially to Rotary Club Roorkee for sponsoring the Workshop.
Report - Engineers' Day Celebration
The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre, celebrated 49th Engineers’ Day, jointly with Alumni Association, IITR, Roorkee Centre on September 15, 2016. Right at the start, the statue of Sir Visvesvaraya was garlanded by all the dignitaries. Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman of the Centre, welcomed all present and discussed various aspects embracing the theme, “Skill Development for Young Engineers to Reform the Core Sector: Vision 2025”. He added that in Manufacturing, IT, Infrastructure, Power Sector, engineers play a crucial role, as such, the engineering education should include specific parameters for better growth. Dr. N.K. Samadhiya, Convener of the function and Professor, Deptt. of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, presented the life sketch of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. He highlighted his contribution to the society, his discourse on economic planning and Reconstructing India. The Key Note Speaker Er. S.K. Mishra, GM, BHEL Haridwar in his address, discussed about shortage of required skills as one of the major constraints today. Guest of Honour, Col. M.P. Sharma stressed upon the importance of Engineering Challenges and National Building for a better output in the country. The Chief Guest, Er. Col. Ajay Batra, Dy. Commandant, BEG&C, Roorkee in his illuminating address stressed upon Role of Engineers in Army, discussing several engineering aspects for all engineering disciplines. Towards the end of the function, The Eminent Engineers/Scientists Awards 2014-16, were also given to Distinguished Senior Members.
Er. Arvind Gupta, President, Alumni Association, IITR; Prof. Gopal Ranjan, DG, RCE; Dr. S.P. Gupta, Prof. Electrical, IITR; Prof. Bhupinder Singh & Prof. S.C. Handa, DG, Quantum Global motivated the large number of students sitting in Dr. Jai Krishna Auditorium for developing specific skills looking at the immense pressure in restructuring global economy today. Dr. Sanjay K. Jain, Co-convener of the function proposed the Vote of Thanks and concluded giving salient features embracing the theme of the function.
Report - Teachers' Day Celebration "Education Today"
A Workshop “EDUCATION TODAY” was organized in the Centre on Teachers’ Day, September 5, 2016. Prof. Rajesh Chandra greeted all Corporate Members, Teachers and Guests in Prof. Jai Krishna Auditorium, remembering the Great Teachers, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, Swami Vivekanand and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, highlighting their contributions in Educating the Youth TODAY. In his inaugural address, the Chief Guest of the function, Prof. P.K. Garg, Vice Chancellor, Uttarakhand Technical University, expressed his concern for Technical Education in the country and added that the teachers should always cover the recent advances in different fields of education for the benefit of students.
Prof. Gopal Ranjan, Former Vice Chancellor University of Roorkee and Director General RCE, graced the occasion as Guest-of-Honour. He emphasized that industry and academia should work together for Sustainable Development. Dr. Rama Bhargava, Professor and Dean IIT Roorkee, in her lively presentation, covered the need to work hard in all areas of Education and Research.
Dr. B.R. Gurjar, Professor and Head CTRANS IIT Roorkee and Past Chairman of the Centre threw an insight on how to change the lives of people with better education. Dr. Sudhir K Mittal spoke on Challenges in Educating Youth Today. Following Corporate Members and the Guests also addressed and interacted with the gathering consisting of students and Teachers from IIT Roorkee, Engineering Colleges and other Educational Institutions:
Er. K.C. Naithani; Prof. P.P. Agrawal; Ms. Shashi Kir; Dr. Kenneth Samuel; Ms. Neha Pundir; Er. Pankaj Gupta
In the end, Dr. Ajay Bhargava, leading Medical Practitioner and President Rotary Midtown, stressed upon new mission of eradicating illiteracy from India through a program called T-E-A-C-H adding that Teachers are the Nation Builders because it is they who develop the Youth of Tomorrow. Prof. P.K. Garg, the Chief Guest of the function and our senior Corporate Member also felicitated teachers from different institutions. Er.Pankaj Gupta proposed a vote of thanks for all members, teachers and sponsors of the Activity, namely Rotary Roorkee Midtown, Inner Wheel Club and Indian Medical Association.
Report - Technical Lecture Session on Earth & Environment
A Technical Lecture Session was planned on “Earth & Environment” on August 31, 2016, in IEI Roorkee Local Centre. A brief Introduction of the Topic “Earth and Environment” was given by Prof. Rajesh Chandra. After the welcome note, a highly motivating presentation was given by Er. Sudhir Sharma covering salient parameters related to Hard Work and Success. It was followed by very informative presentations on Global Warming, Earth TODAY, Earthquake Resistant Buildings, and Education Standards etc. The following speakers covered these topics:
Prof. A.K. Pachauri; Prof. Kapil Arora; Er. Sudhir Sharma; Ar. B. D. Mittal; Dr. N.K. Bhatnagar; Er. K.C. Naithani; Mr. Ayush Verma; Er. S.K. Mittal; Er. Dhirendra Kumar; Ms. Pooja Jain & Ms. Neha Khattar
Towards the end, Dr. J.K. Mohnot, Joint Hon. Secretary of the Centre, addressed the gathering, elaborating on the importance of Potassium Mining in Rajasthan. He also summarized various issues discussed in the Session with a very good interaction by the students present in the Hall. Hony. Secretary Er. Akhilesh Verma presented a Vote of Thanks. The Session was attended by Corporate Members, Guests, Students from IIT Roorkee and Montfort School.
Report - Technical Lecture Session on Global Warming
A Technical Lecture Session was planned on “Global Warming” on August 29, 2016, in IEI Roorkee Local Centre. A brief Introduction of the Topic “Global Warming” was given by Prof. Rajesh Chandra, adding that the Global Warming issue was highlighted by Australia based scientists in their research project which indicates its arrival about 200 years back, due to industrialization and coal based transport network. After the welcome note a highly motivating presentation was given by Prof. A.K. Pachauri on Climate Change. It was followed by Prof. Kapil Arora. The following speakers also covered the above subject in details:
Prof. A.K. Gupta; Er. K.C. Naithani; Dr. N.K. Bhatnagar; Ms. Chandani Manglik; Mr. Ayush Verma; Ar. Smita Suryawanshi; Prof. J.P. Singhal; Ms. Sister Julie A.
Towards the end, Er. K.C. Naithani presented a Vote of Thanks and summarized various issues on Global Warming raised in the session.
Report - Workshop on Water Conservation
The Workshop was attended by students, Corporate Members and faculty from different Colleges and IIT Roorkee. There was a very lively interaction in the audience followed by a very entertaining Musical evening with patriotic songs and dances by local students. Mrs. Neeta Mittal, Principal Scientist CSIR-CBRI, Member Executive, Roorkee Local Centre and Mr. Narendra Ahuja, Convener of the Workshop, proposed the vote of Thanks for Members and all sponsors/students from local Musical Group, BVP Aviral Ganga for providing Entertainment program and Dinner to all
Report - Seminar on Eye Care and Health
A Seminar was planned on “Eye Care and Health” on August 27, 2016, in IEI Roorkee Local Centre. Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman of the Centre, welcomed the members, guests and the students and introduced the issues related to Health for ALL and Clean India Movement/Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, which has direct impact on Health in Rural and Urban settlements of the Country. Prof. Dr. Neeti Gupta with her Team from Deptt. of Ophthalmology, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Swami Rama Himalayan University, Jolly Grant Dehradun, visited the Centre and delivered an excellent presentation on Eye Care, Eye Donation and Total Health.
Dr. Sanjay K. Jain, Er. Arvind Gupta and Dr. A.K. Lohani were the Conveners of the Seminar, which was attended by our Corporate Members, faculty of IIT Roorkee, Doctors/Members of Indian Medical Association, guests and students. Following members, among others, also interacted with the Doctors..:
Prof. Brijesh Chandra; Prof. Rama Bhargava; Er. Prof. Himanshu Joshi; Dr. Ajay Bhargava; Er. R.K. Gupta; Prof. R.D. Singh; Ar. Neeta Mittal; Dr. M.K.Jain; Er. S.P. Vaish; Er. R.G. Pareek; Er. Pankaj Gupta; Prof. M.K. Khare; Prof. Kapil Arora;
Since the Topic of the Seminar was of general interest, there were lots of queries from the audience, which were very properly addressed by the Doctors. In the end, the Convener of the Seminar, Dr. Sanjay K. Jain from NIH and Member Executive, proposed the vote of thanks for all Doctors, Members and Sponsors. (The general arrangements, TA/DA of Doctors etc, along with High Tea towards the end, were sponsored by Sanskriti IIT Roorkee, BVP-S, Rotary Club Mid Town, and Alumni Association IIT Roorkee.)
Report - Workshop on Nation Building
A Workshop was planned on Rashtra Nirman (Nation Building) in Hindi on Sunday, August 21, 2016. Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman of the Centre, welcomed the members, guests and the students and introduced the issues related to Development of Youth. Chief Guest Col. M.P. Sharma addressed the gathering pointing towards major problems related to Girls Empowerment, Energy Crisis, Climate Change, Poverty and Migration. Highly thought provoking presentations/lectures were given by:
Dr. A.K. Gupta; Er. Y.N. Goyal; Prof. A.K. Pachauri; Ms. Mrinalini Sharma; Er. Akash Sharma; Er. Raman Shishodia; Mr. Ayush Verma; Mr. Narendra Sarin; Mr. Bhishma Giri; Mr. Shambhu Nath; Er. Sohil Khan
In the end, Prof. Brijesh Chandra summarized various issues discussed in the workshop and proposed a vote of thanks.
Report - Independence Day Celebration
A get-together was planned for “Independence Day Celebrations” on Monday, August 15, 2016. After the Flag hosting and National Anthem at IEI Roorkee Local Centre, a lecture session was initiated with the Corporate Members, Students from IIT Roorkee / Local Colleges and guests. Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman of the Centre, welcomed the members/students and introduced the issues related to Skill India, Swachch Bharat, Student’s Motivation, Excellence in Life, Prime Minister Modiji’s Approach for a Developed Nation, Energy Conservation, Engineering Innovations, Research & Development and Knowledge Power. Highly thought provoking presentations/lectures were given by:
Prof. P.P. Agarwal; Prof. H.G. Sharma; Prof. Kamlesh Chandra; Mr. Prabhakar Pant; Er. Kamal Verma; Mr. Ashok Gupta; Er. Gargi Mishra; Er. Sparsha Gupta; Ms. Anjul Garg; Mr. D.P. Dubey; Mr. Ayush Verma; Er. Prakash Pant and Er. Seema Shukla
In the end, a very summary session was conducted by Prof. P.P. Agarwal with a vote of thanks and Prasadam.
A get-together and Panel Discussion on Architectural Engineering, for Architects and Civil Engineers, was organized in The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre on July 29, 2016. Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman of the Centre, welcomed the large number of speakers and introduced the Architectural and civil Engineering parameters for Sustainable Development. Following speakers addressed the gathering:
Prof. S.Y. Kulkarni; Prof. R.D.Singh; Dr. Satyendra Mittal, Ar. B.D.Mittal; Dr. N.K. Bhatnagar; Ar. Shivani Arora; Ar. Jagriti Arora; Ar. Sumedha Mittal; Ms. Prerna; Ar. Sobhagya Mittal; Ar. Chavi Arya; Ms. Gargi; Ar. Mohd. Azaruddin; Ms. Sakshi Agarwal; Er. Shishir Kumar; Ar. Avjeet Singh; Er. Disha; Er. Prabhat Sharma; Er. S.P. Gupta and the students present in the hall. It was an open house discussion and the speakers / PG students, and the audience, participated very well covering the issues related to
• Architectural and Engineering Innovations • Low Cost Housing • Materials • Construction Technologies etc.
In the end, Dr. Satyendra Mittal from Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee elaborated on Ground Improvement Technologies along with a number of case studies. He also informed the gathering about the Ground Improvement Techniques Course to be conducted at the Centre during August 12-14, 2016. Prof S.Y. Kulkarni summarized several issues covered in the session and Dr. Satyendra Mittal, past Chairman, IEI, RLC proposed a vote of thanks.
Report - Interactive Session on Achieving Excellence in Life
“Achieving Excellence in Life”. Conveners Er. S.P. Vaish, Er. Tarun Vaid, Er. Akhilesh Verma. (Jointly with Hardwar Management Association, BHEL Haridwar.). Er. Navneet Arora, our Corporate Member and Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, I.I.T. Roorkee gave a very interesting talk on the Subject EXCELLANCE IN LIFE. He also covered various parameters of utilizing one’s potentials. The session was also attended by Er. Rajeev Bhatnagar, Er. J.S. Sandhu, Er. Malvinder Singh, Er. A. K. Bahl, Er. Sarvesh Gupta, Er. S.C. Goyal, Er. Ranjeet Singh, beside other Corporate Members from Roorkee, Haridwar, BHEL. Vote of thanks was given jointly by Er. Rajeev Bhatnagar, General Manager, BHEL Haridwar , Er. Tarun Vaid, Secretary - HMA and Prof. Rajesh Chandra.
Report - Workshop on Motivation for Girl Students
MOTIVATION FOR GIRL STUDENTS. (Jointly with Bharat Vikas Parishad Samarpan). Conveners Dr. S.K. Jain and Dr. A.K. Lohani, introduced the subject. Several students were present along with Guests and Corporate Members, and they presented their view points on the subject. Chief Guest Mr. Yashpal Rana, Mayor, Nagar Nigam Roorkee and Er. Mujeeb Malik gave the prizes to the students. Chairman Prof. Rajesh Chandra gave a vote of thanks.
Report - Workshop on Nation Building
A Workshop on Nation Building (29th Activity of this Session) was organized in The Institution of Engineers (India), Roorkee Local Centre on June 19, 2016. Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman of the Centre, welcomed the key note speaker Col. M.P. Sharma and the audience. Col. M.P. Sharma in his key note address expressed his concern for Unity and National Integration in India covering Indian culture and values. Following were the other speaker and their specific subjects:
• Prof. J.L Gaindhar, FIE - Career Development and Lakshya Prapti..
• Prof. Dr. Narendra Singh, FIE - Economic and Social Growth
• Prof. P. P. Agarwal , FIE - Youth and Nation Development
• Er. Sudhir Sharma, CBRI - Message from the Great Wall of China
• Mr. R.L. Gupta - Challenges in Developing India
• Er. J.P. Agarwal, FIE - Engineers and World Peace
• Er. Mayank Gupta, IIT Kanpur - National Priorities
• Mr. U.C. Singhal - Rashtra Nirman
• Ms. Pragya Agarwal - Indian Culture and values
• Mr. Rahul Dhiman - Students' Role in making India
• Mr. Shobhit Agarwal, Amity - Shiksha Padhyati
It was an open house discussion and the students and audience participated very well. In the end, Dr. Hemlata Singhal presented a very heart touching poem giving a very interesting message for Nation Development. Er. Akhilesh Verma, Honorary Secretary, IEI, RLC gave a vote of thanks.
Report - Panel Discussion on ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING - June 9, 2016
The key speaker was Er. H.K.Mittal, CHAIRMAN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING DIVISION BOARD, IEI, COUNCIL MEMBER IEI KOLKATA & Vice President Rotary Club Jaipur
• The activity was planned with Corporate members and Engineering students.
• Er. H.K.Mittal appraised the members about IEI activities in this direction and proposed a National Convention/ Seminar in Roorkee. He discussed few topics like Low - cost Housing, Smart Cities, Architectural Urbanism etc. He also visited Library and other infrastructure of the Roorkee Centre and gave his comments.
• The other speakers and participants were:
Dr. Satyendra Mittal, Past Chairman; Ar. Neeta Mittal; Er. Sudhir Sharma; Er.Dinesh Mohan
The students, taking training in IEI Roorkee centre also joined the discussions.
A Workshop on Environment on World Environment Day was organized by Er. Akhilesh Verma, Honorary Secretary, IEI, RLC jointly with Rotary Club Roorkee on June 5, 2016. Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman, RLC, introduced the subject covering certain environmental parameters covered in the World Environment Day celebrations since last more than a decade. Dr. Madhuraka Saxena, presented a talk on Nature and Environment and also covered certain aspects of Sanitation for Rural Women. Prof. M. Parida, Dean (SRIC) IITR from Deptt. of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee covered certain aspects of Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality and Mass Transportation in his presentation on Sustainable Urban Transportation Planing. Er. Soumen Karmarkar spoke about 3 – Rs i.e. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Prof. A.K. Pachauri of IIT Roorkee stressed upon Global Warming and Sustainable Development of Natural Resources in the country.
Prof. R.D. Singh (CBRI), informed the gathering about environmental parameters related to planning of human settlements. Following were the other speakers, engineers and students who covered various aspects of Environmental Pollution, Wild Life, Water and Sanitation, Renewable Energy, Swachch Bharat etc.:
Dr. Sharad K. Jain, NIH; Ar. Neeta Mittal, CBRI; Mr. Ranjit Singh, BHEL; Er. S.P. Gupta; Ms. Siny Goyal; Mr. Anmol Verma; Mr. Nipurn; Ms. Anjali Singh; Mr. Madhav Mukund; Ms. Vedika Verma; Ms. Riya; Mr. Ayush Verma & Ms. Tanya
Finally, a Vote of Thanks was proposed by Er. Soumen Karmakar specially from IIT Roorkee, IEI, Rotary Club, Institute of Town Planners and Engineering Students from Pune, Rajasthan, Roorkee and Dehradun.
Report - Special Lecture Meeting on Excellence in Life
Dr. Sanjay K. Jain and Er. Akhilesh Verma organized a special Lecture Meeting on “Excellence in Life” in The Institution of Engineers (India) Roorkee Local Centre jointly with IIT Roorkee Alumni Association on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Prof. Rajesh Chandra, FIE, Chairman, RLC welcomed the speakers, the students and the corporate members. Dr. Sanjay K. Jain, Secretary Alumni Association IITR, briefed about Excellence in Life and added that we are living in a world of competitions and a competition does not throttle anyone if he has a determination. It makes you stronger and everyone should do his best every day under all circumstances to achieve success. The key note speaker, Prof. Dr. Navneet Arora from Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engg., IIT Roorkee, gave a very lively presentation of achieving excellence in life touching different parameters. He also discussed about Positive Attitude, Courage and Risks in life, the Power of Prayer and Significance of Education. There were following speakers, who also presented their view point on the subject:
Dr. Ashok K. Gupta; Dr. B.S. Gupta; Prof. R.D. Singh; Dr. Achal Mittal; Er. S.P. Vaish; Er. Sudhir. K. Mittal; Ms. Savita; Er. Alok Gupta & Er. Dinesh Panwar
Er. Arvind Gupta, President, IITRAA, advised all Alumni and engineers present in the function to come closer and continue in sharing experiences with the young generation. Dr. A.K. Lohani summarized various issues discussed in the meeting and proposed a Vote of Thanks to the corporate members, members of IITR Alumni Association and students present in the Institution auditorium.
Report - Workshop on Education and Research - 3
A Workshop on Education and Research -3, was organized by Er. Akhilesh Verma, Honorary Secretary, IEI, RLC, on May 3, 2016. Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman, RLC, introduced the subject covering certain Research issues related to Energy and Renewable Energy Resources. He further called upon engineers and students in the field of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering to seriously look at the crisis in Energy Sectors. Col. M.P. Sharma in his inaugural address, highlighted the importance of contributions of engineers and students in various branches of engineering. He also motivated the students for advancement in research outputs looking at the demand of urban and rural population of the country. Dr. N.K. Shangari explained the objective, goal and mission of the country in renewable energy sector. Er. K.C. Naithani, Er. Satish Malhotra, Prof. Nishta Arya, Prof. Vinay Chauhan (COER) & Er. Ashok Anand also addressed the gathering of corporate members and students. Mr. Vishal Narula, M.E. 3rd year, College of Engineering Roorkee was the Student Convener. The students from College of Engineering Roorkee presented their research work covering following important topics related to energy: 89
Emerging Scenario of Utilizing Potential of Solar Power in Uttarakhand; Development of Decision Model for Power Generation from Carbonized Food Waste;Techno-economic Analysis of Power Generation from Carbonized MSW of Haridwar City; Low Temperature Transesterification of Algae Oil Blends; Unconventional Sources of Energy; Diamond Chip & Image Processing for Forest Cover Analysis
Report - Lecture Meeting on Industrial and Chemical Disaster Management
The Institution of Engineers (India) Roorkee Local Centre organized a Lecture meeting on “Industrial & Chemical Disaster Management - our Life & our Nature” on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Er. Akhilesh Verma Hony Secretary, IEI RLC and Principal GRP Thalnadi, introduced the speaker and mentioned the importance of the Lecture. Prof. Rajesh Chandra, FIE, Chairman, RLC welcomed the speaker, the audience and briefed about the Lecture.
Er. Shyamal Ghosh, an Electrical Engineer with four decades of experience in the field of Industrial Air Pollution Control Technology in India and abroad was the Chief Guest & Key Note Speaker. In his lecture, he expressed that for economic growth, development is essential in all sectors. Sustainable development seeks to meet the needs and aspirations of the present without compromising the ability to meet those of the future. Unsustainable development does not give sustainable economic growth. He gave case study of booming “Coal based Sponge Iron industries” of Nineties and advantages of Air Curtain as Control of heat loss from furnace bed, Comfortable furnace floor for workers. He added that Healthy life of Man and Machine require planned periodic maintenance only. It also optimize maintenance expenses, production time and cost. Enhanced product quality and quantity is also sustained. He also emphasized to train our mind and harmonize with nature. If the harmony is perfect, man and nature will always be friendly, never turn into enemies.
Er. C. M. Dimri, Chairman Uttarakhand State Centre, Dehradun, shared his views on Pollution and contributed very well in the discussions. Mrs. Shyamali Ghosh presented his views on Vedic view of pollution free environment. Prof. P.P. Agarwal, Executive member, RLC, Roorkee, Er. J.P. Agarwal corporate member from Haridwar, shared the session and expressed their opinion. Er. Dinesh Mohan expressed his views on mind pollution. Er. Sudhir Bhati HOD Mechanical Maintenance, Asahi India Glass Ltd., Roorkee along with other engineers of Asahi India Glass were present. Er. Sudhir Sharma was also present along with other corporate Members.
Er. Akhilesh Verma, Honorary Secretary of the Centre summarized various issues and proposed a Vote of Thanks to the gathering, corporate members and students in the Institution auditorium.
23rd Activity (2015-2016): A Panel Discussion and Workshop on “CSR, Creativity & Innovation” was organized jointly with Rotary Club, Roorkee on April 23, 2016. Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman, RLC, welcomed the dignitaries/participants and spoke about various activities of the Institution and highlighted the advantages of becoming a member of this august body Prof. Satyendra Mittal, past Chairman, IEI, RLC gave a very lively presentation on CSR- Corporate Social Responsibility. He discussed the policy frame work of Government of India in this regard where every industrial house with annual turnover of Rs. 500 crores or more (or a profit of Rs. 5 crores or more per year) shall have to invest minimum 3% of their profit towards CSR. The sectors where the amount can be spent are: Army Welfare, Namami Gange, Swatch Bharat, Protection of Heritage Buildings etc. The money can also be spent on Rural Sanitation, Drinking Water Mission, Women Empowerment etc. He added that every company shall have a make a CSR Group/Committee with an Advisor and Director and then mention it on the website of the company.
Dr. Sakshi Tyagi in her lecture talked about engineering innovation and Research in medical health checkup. Prof. Rajat Agrawal from Department of Management, IIT Roorkee, discussed various issues related to Creativity and Innovation with few very interesting case studies.
Dr. Madhuraka Saxena, President, Rotary Club Roorkee, summarized various issues discussed in the Workshop and discussed the importance of the subject. Er. Soumen Karmakar, Secretary, Rotary Club Roorkee presented an outline of various social activities carried out by Rotary International globally.
Er. Akhilesh Verma, Hony. Secretary of Roorkee Local Centre proposed a vote of thanks.
Report - Workshop on Education and Research - 2
A Workshop on Education and Research -2, was organized by Er. Akhilesh Verma, Honorary Secretary, IEI, RLC, on April 14, 2016. Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman, RLC, introduced the subject covering certain Research issues in the field of Civil & Architectural Engineering. He gave a detailed layout of three important topics for discussion in the workshop:
Modular Coordination; Housing and Sustainable Development, & Fire Proof Building Construction Methodology
The following students from IIT Roorkee presented their papers:
Mr. Chandan Jain; Mr. Chitransh Chatnani; Mr. Rahul; Mr. Vinay Shakya; Mr. Deovrat Dwivedi & Mr. Akash
It was finally concluded that the Architectural and engineering fraternity has a major role in building the culture of sustainable development that meets human development goals while ensuring environmental stability. In the end, Mr. Sudhir Sharma, Principal Technical Officer, CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee proposed a Vote of Thanks.
Report-Workshop on Education and Research
A Workshop on Education and Research was organized by Er. Akhilesh Verma, Honorary Secretary, IEI, RLC, on April 13, 2016. Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman, RLC, introduced the subject covering certain Research issues in the field of Mechanical and Electrical engineering and stressed the need of updating engineering education so as to fit to the present day requirements. He also added that the engineering colleges should take up the task of interaction between the colleges and the industries so that the upcoming engineers would become confident before starting any task in their career. Students from College of Engineering, Roorkee, Quantum Engineering College, IIT Roorkee etc. attended the workshop and they gave presentations on:
Bio Mass Energy & Economics; Compressed Air Energy Storage; Simulation of Electrical Engg. Lab; Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power; Wind Power and Solar Energy; Floating Solar Panels; Principles of Estimating and Costing
Prof. Ashwani Kumar and Prof. Urvashi Chauhan from College of Engineering Roorkee were the Conveners of the Workshop and the following corporate members / professors, also contributed in different presentations: Prof. Narendra Singh; Prof. S.Y. Kulkarni; Dr. N.K. Shangari; Er. Sudhir Sharma, Er. S.P. Gupta; Er. B.N. Hira & Er. Vishakha Sharma.
The Workshop was followed by a mini cultural/ musical evening and in the end, Er. Ashwani Kumar from COER, proposed a Vote of Thanks.
A Workshop on “Innovative Trends in Engineering” was organized on April 5, 2016. Following were the speakers during the Workshop:
Ms. Parul Jain (Plagiarism Detection Algorithm); Mr. Aditya Negi, Mr. Anshul Bhat (Transit Bus System); Mr. Shashank Tewari, Mr. Shashank Mutneja (Eutrophication and its Preventive Measures); Mr. Vineet Kansal, Mr. Abhinav Pokhriyal (Modern Use of Solar Energy); Mr. Vishal Narula, Mr. Anugrah Gupta (Carbon Capture and Storage); Mr. Gautam Narula (Seismic Load Bearing Steel Connection); Er. Sudhir Sharma (Character Building); Er. Saurabh Agarwal (Education and Research)
The speakers gave detailed information about their projects and there were technical discussion on the subjects shared by Prof. J. L. Gaindhar, Dr. N.K. Shangari, Dr. K.G. Garg, Er. B.N. Hira, Prof. R.D. Singh, Prof. A.K. Pachauri, Er. Malvinder Singh and Dr. Deep Gupta.
In the end, Prof. Rajesh Chandra, Chairman of the Centre, stressed that engineering is the foundation for the twenty-first century global economy, and is the path way to address societal challenges. Since engineers are playing a major role in addressing global challenges, it is quite necessary that engineering students should be motivated accordingly.
The Workshop was attended by Engineering Students from College of Engineering, Corporate Members etc. Er. Sudhir Sharma, summarized various issues covered during the Workshop and proposed a Vote of Thanks.