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IEI celebrated 46th Engineers Day at Sunabeda

cooltext1096133385Sunabeda ( Odisha Samachar /Cr Manoj Kumar Das ) The institution of Engineers (India) Sunabeda local center celebrated 46th Engineers Day on 15th September 2013 to a packed auditorium at Bhanja Mandap Sunabeda-2. Engineers from the region including HAL and NALCO attended in good numbers and shared their views on this year’s theme “Frugal Engineering-Achieving more with less resources” in the main event and subsequent technical sessions. A souvenir edited by Er.B.N Nanda containing write ups to mark the occasion was released . The dignitaries who graced and gave valuable insight were  Er.B.N Mohanty,ED(Nalco), Er.Aniruddh Kumar,ED(HAL),Er.Asish Kumarv Roy, GM(HAL), Er.Debabsis Deb, GM(HAL), Er.SC Acharya GM(Project)NALCO. Er.S.C Naik former President of IEI (Kolkata) was the Chief Speaker for the event. The inaugural ceremony was followed by a technical session chaired By.Er.D.Deb and the speakers Er. P.Shanmugam,Er.S.S Mishra,Er.J.M Sahu & Er. S.K Biswal. Eminent Engineers Er.A.K Roy,Er.S.P Nanda & Er.D.Deb were felicitated on stage.Er.Ajay Behera CM(HAL),Chairman of the center readout the life sketch of Legendary Engineer Statesman Bharat Ratna M.Visvesvaraya and Er.J.Behera Manager(Maint) Hon.Secretary of the center gave backdrop of IEI Local center. Sri Asutosh Rath AGM NALCO managed the stage and helped by other members of the Local Center namely Er.R.C Sahoo, Er.J.Acharya, Er.T.G Rao, Er.G.P Dash, Er.S.K Das, Er.S,Panda, Er.D.G.M Rao, Er.Jagannath Pradhan, Er.Srinivas & Er. A.K GAhan. It was deliberated in the event that Frugal Engineering holds immense potential for a country like India where both resources & energy are scarce. Moreover India has a tradition of frugal innovations and has achievements of highest value such as astronomy, urban sewer treatment, encryption etc. The modern innovations like Mitticool,
India Mark-II Hand Pump, Jeypore foot, agricultural retrofitting equipments to achieve tasks are very very innovative and useful. The products that are flooding the market have a primary feature and a secondary feature. Sometimes the stress on the secondary feature is so intense that little is done to improve the primary objective of the product. Engineers should remain sensitive to such issues while designing products or erecting facilities. The event culminated with a dance performance titled “Hari Om” by Miss.Satarupa from Damanjodi. : Developping Odia News websites

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