Minister for Water Resources Shri. SubhashShirodkarhas stressed for the imperative need for building excellent thought process among the Engineers fraternity which could result into excellent innovations and creation of infrastructures to serve the people. He was speaking at a programme organized by Department of Water Resources on the occasion of birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Engineer Sir M.Visvesvaraya which is being celebrated as Engineer`s Day held at SinchaiBhavan, Porvorim, today.
Shri.Shirodkar in his address further emphasized on sheer dedication of engineers towards serving the people by accomplishing various tasks related to their profession. There are lots of role models in the country who can show us the path towards better and peaceful life, only we have to get inspired by them and set our goals for the life, Minister added.
Minister also underlined the importance of perfection in every task that an individual does in his professional life. Urge for the perfection make the people to have great achievement in their career, he further said.
On the occasion a seminar on Challenges before practicing Engineers in Socio-Ecological Biodiversity Aspects was held, wherein key note speaker Dr. Prasad Rangnekarfrom IIT Mumbai spoke on role of Engineers towards generating employment in the State and technology development. He stressed on frugal innovations wherein people can be benefitted at larger scale against low amount of investment. Speaking on a holistic approach towards Engineering, he mentioned about importance of health, quality education, gender equality, energy conservation.
Secretary, Water Resources Shri.Subhash Chandra, IAS appealed to Engineers fraternity to work on providing sufficient water for irrigation and drinking purpose thereby ensuring food security in the State.
Chief Engineer, Water Resources Shri. PramodBadamigave the welcome remarks. ProgrammeCordinator at Centre for Environment Education Dr.Sujit Kumar Dongre, Member Secretary, Goa Biodiversity Board Dr.Pradeep Sarmokadamwere present on the occasion.