Along with other parts of the country, the faculty members of the Engineering and Technology of Assam down town University also celebrated the National Engineers Day on a virtual platform.
To mark the Engineers Day, the participants offered a tribute to the greatest Indian engineer of all times, Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Vishwesaraya.
The invited speaker for the event, Dr. Arup Kumar Mishra, spoke on the achievements of the multifaceted engineer Sir VIshwesaraya and presented a comparison between today’s engineering and the engineering in the beginning of the 20th century.
In his speech, Dr Mishra discussed the five pillars of self-reliant India, the university said in a press statement issued on Wednesday.
Assam down town University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. NC Talukdar lauded the contributions of the engineers in various fields of science and technology.
Other speakers included Prof. BG Unni, research adviser of Assam down town University (AdtU) and Prof. Sunandan Baruah, dean of the engineering and technology, AdtU.
The formal vote of thanks was offered by Dr. Arnob Bormudoi, head of the engineering department of AdtU.
The Engineers Day is celebrated across India on September 15 to appreciate the contributions of eminent engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya who was born on September 15, 1861, in a village called Muddenahalli in Karnataka.
The great engineer studied Bachelor of Arts (BA) at the University of Madras and pursued civil engineering at the College of Science in Pune.