Engineers’ Day was celebrated by the Faculty of Engineering and Technology and Faculty of Design and Innovation with an euphoric involvent of budding engineers at GNA University, Phagwara, on September15,2016. The Chief Guest Dr Rupinder Pal Singh Suker-Chakia, Chairman from the Institute of Engineers Ludhiana Local State Centre garlanded the photograph of Sir Mojkshagundam Visveshvarya, and the chief guest addressed the engineers to open up minds and inculcate engineering spirits. Dr.Prem Kumar, the Vice Chancellor of GNA University exhorted the students to take on the developmental responsibilities for which the University strives to prepare them. The Vice Chancellor also advised the students to produce innovation in engineering. Earlier introducing the need, spirit and religion of this Engineer Day, Prof Prof P.Thareja Dean, Faculty recalled the importance of the engineer’s day celebration which reminded Responsiveness- to esucationa, National and Societal development and even the conduct and bearing. Responsiveness was always at the root of engineering developments be it information technology- that promises a fast response now called SMART.
Faculty of Engineering and Technology and Faculty of Design and Innovation also organized a seminar on SMART cities on this day, of which the proceedings & CD were released. Speaking about the role of students towards Smartness, Mr. Arvind Dhingra,Honorary Secretary,The Institute of Engineers, Ludhiana state centre called upon the students to involve more closely in experimentation. Ms. Mandeep Kaur Sidhu ,Founder & CEO Simbacart ,Jalandhar-Amritsar delivered the key note presentation on smart city.
FET and FDI also organized an Engineering Exhibition, and the Collage Competition .The theme of the competitions was “Technological Development and Environment”. A total of 42 projects were contributed, participated by about 150 students. The star attraction was a scooter converted into a four wheeler, though other projects – electronic and computerized attracted large attractions.