Civil: Inauguration of NIRMAN
The inauguration of Civil Engineering Students’ Association – NIRMAN for the academic year 2016-17, was held on 31st, August, 2016 at 9:00 am in Bishop Aloysius Paul Hall. Dr K.V. Rao, Director, Regional Science Centre, Pilikula Nisarga Dhama, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director of SJEC, presided over the function. Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal – SJEC was the guest of honor.
Dr Nalini Rebello, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, welcomed the gathering. In her welcome address, she also motivated the students to gain knowledge beyond the text books along with excelling in their academics and also mentioned the generosity of the Chief Guest in permitting our students to conduct an extensive survey camp in the Pilikula premises.
Mr Vinod T D’souza, Assistant Professor, introduced the guest to the gathering. This was followed by lighting of the traditional lamp by the dignitaries. In his address Dr K V Rao, said that a Civil Engineer should have his own insights towards every structure he comes across and he should be able to give simple solutions for complicated problems.
Induction of the newly appointed office bearers for the year 2016-17 was done by the Chief Guest followed by the oath taking ceremony. Mr Huligesha. T, President of NIRMAN for the year 2016-17 read the report of NIRMAN-2015-16 and also the plan of events under NIRMAN for the current year. This was followed by felicitating the toppers by the dignitaries.
Dr Rio D’Souza stressed the importance of a creative mind for Civil Engineers. He also mentioned that moulding one’s self by removing the irrelevant things and focusing on important things in life is very important in order to become successful. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa said that Civil Engineer has an opportunity to beautify the nature and spreading joy to the world. He also mentioned that one should never forget the important goals in life while accomplishing the desired things.
Ms Surabhi B S, NIRMAN coordinator proposed the vote of thanks making a special mention of the volunteers who worked for the program. The inaugural ceremony was followed by power point presentation and cultural program by the students.