IMPHAL, Sept 15 - The 51st Engineers� Day was celebrated at the conference hall of the IEI-Manipur State Centre in the Government Polytechnic Campus, Takyel, today.
The function held on the occasion was organised by the Institution of Engineers (India), Manipur State Centre, on the theme, �Digital transformation: a new industrial revolution,� on the occasion of the 158th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna awardee Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.
Karam Shyam, minister, N Shyamsunder Singh, former chairman of JERC (Manipur and Mizoram, M Ibomcha Singh, Controller of Technical Education, Dr RK Hemakumr Singh, principal, MIT, Takyel, Th Joykumar Singh, retired Chief Engineer, and Kh Temba Singh, chairman, IEI-MSC, attended the function.
Minister Shyam said society would progress when citizens play their assigned roles with full responsibility.
Engineers should try to bridge the gap between technology and human civilisation, and ensure quality control in their work, Shyam said. Citing examples of public leaders like late Rajiv Gandhi, HD Deve Gowda and Nitish Kumar with engineering background, he added that the world owes its development to engineers.
The minister appealed to the elders and experts to share their experiences with the youths. He also gave an assurance to provide a plot for constructing a hall for conducting the multifaceted activities of engineers.
Assistant Professor of CSE, NIT Manipur, Langol, Dr Khundrakpam Johnson Singh gave a talk on the selected theme, focusing on connectivity, impact of IT, merits of technology and cyber crimes.
The audience also paid floral tributes on the photograph of Sir Visvesvaraya.