STATE TIMES NEWS KATRA: Engineers Day was celebrated at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) on Sunday. On this day every year to pay tribute to the great Engineer, Bharat Ratan, Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (1861-1962), who dedicated his life for the development of the country through his outstanding achievements in construction of dams, irrigation systems, flood protection system, roads, industries, education, and alike. Oral/poster presentation was made by the students and research scholars of SMVDU on the theme, titled ‘Engineering for Change’. The Coordinator of the event was Dr. Balbir Singh, Associate Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU, gave presentation on the life of Sir M. Visvesvaraya. Prof. Easwaramurthy, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, SMVDU, spoke on learning and practicing of ethical and professional values emanated from the life of great engineer. Chief Guest, Gurmeet Singh, Plant Head, Dabur Group, Jammu, shared his experience and emphasis on true engineering and work for the positive and good change in society. Further, Heads from all the Engineering Schools also highlighted the importance of Engineering in current scenario and urged the students to learn skills required for the future industries. The votes of thanks were presented by the Co-coordinator, BK Bhatia, Training & Placement Officer, SMVDU.
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