To commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna, Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, AAI Engineers Guild celebrated Engineers Day on 15th September, 2016 at AAI Officer’s Institute, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi.
The function was inaugurated by Dr Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Chairman, AAI which was attended by dignitaries and all the Members, v.i.z., Shri S. Raheja, Member (Planning), Shri A. K. Dutta, Member (ANS), Shri S. Suresh, Member (Finance) and Shri Anuj Agarwal, Member (HR) apart from all REDs and EDs of AAI.
On this occasion, Dr. Mohapatra released ‘Technical Souvenir’ of AAI Engineers Guild and distributed ‘Sir Visvesvaraya’ award to Best Engineers of AAI. While underlying the contribution of AAI Engineers in making World Class Airports which has bolstered the image of the country in general and AAI in particular, he urged all to remain motivated and work in co-ordination as India is poised to become the third largest Aviation Market in the next decade.
This day is celebrated in India as “Engineers Day” by all Engineers to honour Sir Visvesvaraya for his outstanding contribution to the society. Government of India had conferred ‘Bharat Ratna’ on this legend in the year 1955. Acclaimed world over for his contribution, he was also awarded the British honorific title of “Sir” by King George V. This year, the theme of Engineer’s Day is “Skill Development for Young Engineers to Reform the Core Sector: Vision 2025.” As part of it, engineers across the country will address the prime skill factors through assessments, teaching, curriculum and real life case study.