The highlight of the event
|Time||1230 to 1430 Hours|
|Venue||Department of Civil Engineering|
|Coordinator(s)||Devasis Laishram & Dr. Khwairakpam Selija (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Manipur Technical University)|
|Participants||Students, faculties, and subordinate staffs of the Department of Civil Engineering|
|About the event||Motivational session celebrating the National Engineer’s Day under the theme “engineering for a sustainable future.”|
|Coordinator’s Statement||The Department of Civil Engineering observed the National Engineer’s Day on 15th September, 2023 under the theme “engineering for a sustainable future”. Engineers are arguably the greatest pioneers that drive human advancement. Unlike doctors or lawyers, an engineer’s legacy is not limited to the products of their profession; the buildings they construct or the gadgets they design. Their creations not only serve as a catalyst for social and economic growth, facilitating hundreds, if not thousands of jobs, and enabling the gears of society to turn, but they also serve as the very foundation for the lives of the future generations. As such, the responsibilities that an engineer bears are heavy, for their actions directly impact not only the lives of the 8 billion human population, but the millions of species of plants and animals on the earth. But an engineer’s responsibility does not end there. The actions each person take today decide how the future generations will live, and all our present comfort comes as the expense of those yet to come. This is more so for engineers whose decisions and creations will have an everlasting impact on the future earth and its inhabitants. All this is to say, engineers require not only their technical domain knowledge but an equally, if not more, important moral knowledge that will enable them to strive to become not only the technological pioneers for posterity but also their protectors as well.|
|Event Objectives||· To highlight the role of engineers in shaping the technological landscape of modern society
· To ponder upon the historical connection and the legacy of Sir M. Visvesvaraya, on whose memory the National Engineer’s Day is celebrated
· To impress upon the duties and responsibilities of engineers on not only the present society and environment but also on future generations and the future earth.
|Event Outcomes||· Imparting a sense of moral urgency on the students who will soon become engineers in the future
· Instilling a sense of responsibility on the students to not only the present earth and environment but the future earth and its inhabitants
· Ensuring that students learn to reflect on the consequences of their actions both personally and professionally as engineers.
|Acknowledgement// with coordinator signature||Devasis Laishram & Dr. Khwairakpam Selija, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, MTU and coordinators of the event, would like to express our gratitude to H Gyan Prakash (IAS), Vice-Chancellor, MTU, Ng. Bhogendra, Registrar, MTU and K. Biju Singh, Assistant Registrar and Finance Officer, MTU for their support on conducting this programme.
We would also like to extend our gratitude to all the faculties and staffs of Department of Civil Engineering, MTU for their immense support throughout the programme.
And lastly, we would like to extend our gratitude to all the participants for their efforts and active participation in the programme.