Panaji, April 22, 2017 …. Goa State Centre and Mining Engineer’s Association of India( MEAI-Goa) has organised a two days National Conference on ‘Challenges in Environment Management: Mines and Industries’ on April 20 and April 21, 2017. The conference was inaugurated today at the Mining Engineering Department, Goa College of Engineering, Farmagudi by Minister for PWD Shri. Ramkrishna Dhavalikar, who was also the Chief Guest for the function which is part of Golden Jubilee Celebrations of GEC.
Associate Professor, Carmel College and Key note speaker Dr. Manoj Borkar, Principal of GEC Dr V. N. Shet, Chairman IE(I)-Goa State Centre Shri Gurunath Naik Parrikar, Chairman, MEAI-Goa Chapter Shri. CGSB Varma, and Dr. Ulhas Sawaiker, Convenor of the conference and HoD of Mining Department were also present on the dais.
The program began with lighting the traditional lamp followed by ‘Ganesh Vandana’ sung by the students of the college. In his address Shri. Dhavalikar stated that Environment has become very complex issue to protect. “Environment protection has become harder. Issue like Solid Waste Management is also another challenging task. However with proper segregation of construction and demolition waste, we can decrease pollution,” he said. He also said that the Government is planning to build more Waste Management plants in order to keep the state clean. He urged the students to visit the Waste Management Plant at Saligao and commit themselves towards creating a sustainable future.
Key note speaker Dr. Manoj Borkar presented a Power Point presentation on ‘People-Planate-Profit connect.’ Shri. Gurunath Naik Parrikar gave an insight of IE (I) and requested fellow engineers to join this association to strengthen the community. Principal Dr. V.N. Shet welcomed the dignitaries and informed about the activities done by GEC for last one year during Golden jubilee celebrations. Shri. Ulhas Sawaiker while giving an overview of the conference briefed objectives of conference and gave oversight of the themes and the speakers. Faculty of GEC Smt. Yogita Karkhanis and Shri Satyesh Kakodkar, Faculty member of Don Bosco College of Engineering compered the function and Shri CGSB Varma proposed the vote of thanks.
The two days conference will see paper presentations and Technical sessions by expert faculty from India and abroad.