Panaji, September 30, 2019 … Chief Minister, Dr Pramod Sawant said that one must use knowledge and excellence for the development of the state. Dr Sawant was addressing the Convocation ceremony of those who successfully completed the Master of Technology course in Transportation Engineering under Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) of BITS Pilani, at a function held at the Secretariat, Porvorim, recently.
WILP are educational programmes offered by BITS Pilani to working professionals. At the convocation, a majority of the awardees were engineers from the PWD.
The Chief Minister further said that a person’s learning must never stop and one should pledge oneself to serving the nation to the best of one’s capacity and gain people’s confidence with good work.
Minister for Public Works Department, Shri Deepak Prabhu Pauskar said that one must be a student throughout one’s life. We must adopt modern technology and move ahead the Minister said citing the example of Japan, saying that despite being a country facing a lot of natural calamities, the country has built strong infrastructure.
Secretary of Finance, Shri Daulat Hawaldar, IAS, said that Goa is fortunate to have such good institutions like BITS Pilani which connects the world of work with the world of learning.
Associate Dean, WILP, BITS Pilani, Prof. Raghunath Ratabole, said that BITS Pilani has moved from on-campus programmes to conducting professional courses for different organisations. He said that BITS Pilani was happy to have played the role of an academic partner for PWD.
Head of Department of Civil Engineering, Prof. Sridhar Raju, while addressing the gathering asked the awardees to use their knowledge in improving Goa and making it a dream state. Principal Chief Engineer, PWD, Shri Uttam Parsekar informed how the infrastructure to facilitate the classes were created in the PWD campus.