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Banasthali Celebrates 50th Engineers’ Day

09-18-2017 09:17 AM CET | Science & Education

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Banasthali Celebrates 50th Engineers? Day

Banasthali Celebrates 50th Engineers? Day

September 15 is celebrated every year in the country since 1967 as “Engineers’ Day” to commemorate the birthday of the legendary engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya popularly known as Sir MV and the theme for 2017 is “Role of Engineers in a Developing India.”

Banasthali Innovative Chemical Engineers’ ICE Club President Miss Swayam Rampal and Vice President Miss Nishtha Gupta welcomed the august gathering at the elegant Lecture Theatre of SBI School of Commerce and Banking and anchored the proceedings. The celebrations at Banasthali took off with an innovative e Lamp Lighting and offering of floral tributes to Sir Visvesraya by the dignitaries Prof Vinay Sharma Dean Faculty of Science and Technology, Prof Seema Verma, Dean School of Aviation Science, Prof Shaily Sharma, Dean School of Automation, Prof Ritu Vijay, Dean School of Physical Sciences, Prof Sarla Pareek Dean, School of Mathematics & Computing and Visiting Professor Joy Mukhopadhyay alumnus of IIT Kharagpur – IISc Bengaluru Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategist of ThinkCorp Consultancy Services, Bengaluru. The multimedia animation for E Lamp lighting and floral tributes were done by Miss Himani, Miss Mansi Kansal, Miss Mahima Gupta and Miss Shivani Sharma. Banasthali Chemical Engineering third year coordinator Miss Nisha Kushwaha and second year coordinator Miss Neeharika Agrawal worked out coordination needs.

Prof BR Natarajan gave an overview of the life history of Sir MV which included the award of Bharat Ratna in the year 1955. This was followed by an inspiring message from well known alumnus of BITS Pilani Mr GK Pillai presently Managing Director and CEO of Walchandnagar Industries Ltd Pune who had earlier headed Public Sector HMT Machine Tools Bengaluru and HEC Ranchi which said “ On the occasion of the Engineers Day celebrations at Banasthali Vidyapeeth – the world’s largest fully residential university for women, I would like to congratulate all the WOMEN engineers and convey to them that they have a very important and challenging responsibility ahead in the Nation Building just like any of their male counterparts. I hope they emulate on the footsteps of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarya and wish them all success in their future professional life and building of a strong India.”

Mr Sunit Rikhi alumnus of BITS Pilani and University of Washington Founder of Reach for Infinity LLC and former Vice President Intel Corp USA had the audience eating out of his hands with an awe inspiring poem accompanied by an elephant tied by a thread to a peg “Dreams Light up my Eyes, Excitement Rings in my Heart, Something is yet amiss, the world it feels restrains but after a careful look it dawns that what holds me back is no shackle but merely a thread.”

Anchored by Miss Yashi Kumari third year Chemical student, Miss Shivangi third year Computer Science, Miss Saumya Verma third year Electronics and Instrumentation, Miss Surbhi third year Biotechnology, Miss Simran Duggal third year Electrical and Electronics, Miss Shambhavi Sharma third year Chemical, Miss Himangi Bansal second year Electronics and Communication, Miss Pooja Yadav second year Mechatronics and Miss Sakshi Gaur second year Aviation shared their thoughts on the theme Role of Engineers in a Developing India from their discipline point of view. Prof Joy Mukhopahyay shared his wisdom on the theme and was presented a glittering memento on behalf of Banasthali for gracing the occasion. Prof Seema Verma addressing the students gave an open offer for students of various branches of engineering to take up challenging project work at the Banasthali School of Aviation.

The celebrations concluded with Prof Natarajan displaying an engineered product ebike GLYD from LightSpeed Ahmadabad which was followed by the dreamer behind the bike Mr Rahil Rupawala who holds a Masters in Design from Coventry University UK urging the students to come with innovative products instead of looking for getting salary through campus placements. The students and faculty who attended the celebrations left with beaming faces and pride that they were indeed part of an institution which is a jewel in the crown among the women’s universities not only in India today but across the globe.

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About Banasthali: The Institution which is also the largest fully residential women’s university in the world has played a big role in revolutionizing women’s education in the country for the last eight decades with a belief that there is a tremendous role of higher education in empowering the women. Banasthali has scripted numerous success stories in a wide range of fields, and stands tall among the citadels of learning in India today. Team Banasthali with Vice Chancellor J C Bose Memorial Award for eminent scientist recipient Prof Aditya Shastri a highly acclaimed alumnus of BITS Pilani, SUNY State University of New York Stony Brook and MIT USA is indeed racing forward to be the very best among global women universities. Proud to be Banasthali alumni who call themselves as Banasthalites can be found in all latitudes, longitudes and altitudes in all walks of life across the globe.

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Rajasthan – 304022
Phone 91 1438 228456 / 228341

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