Engineers’ Day celebrated

Engineers can shape state’s future: Governor

ITANAGAR, Sep 15: Governor BD Mishra said the engineers could shape the future of Arunachal Pradesh.
“Engineers are the ones who can shape the future of the state,” Mishra said, speaking at the silver jubilee celebration of the Arunachal Pradesh Engineering Service Association (APESA), which was organised here on 15 September, coinciding with Engineers’ Day, which marks the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna and eminent engineer Dr Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.
Mishra advised the engineers to “think out of the box, be innovative, and work with honesty, discipline, creativity and transparency.
“Use the latest technologies, have an eco-friendly approach, and be committed to their responsibilities towards your colleagues and juniors,” he added.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, former secretary and chief engineer Tomi Ete, APESA president Pura Tupe, vice president Modam Jini, and secretary general Karom Perme also spoke.
Earlier, the governor released the silver jubilee APESA souvenir.

Serve the public: Felix

Attending the Engineers’ Day celebration at Rupa in West Kameng district, RWD Minister Bamang Felix called upon the engineers to rededicate themselves to the public services and responsibilities entrusted upon them.
He said the occasion was “the right time and platform to brainstorm and commit oneself for a new India.”
Earlier, Felix paid floral tributes to the portrait of Dr Visvesvaraya at the RWD circle office in Rupa.
Felix also reviewed the status of various ongoing schemes being implemented in Tawang, East Kameng and West Kameng districts, during a meeting with all the EEs and DPIUs of the three districts and the firms/contractors concerned.
He said the role of the RWD “should not be confined only to providing road connectivity in the rural areas; rather it should also endeavor to provide livelihood in the rural areas.”
The minister exhorted the engineers to adopt new technologies and creativity “and give a complete changeover to the department’s image.” He assured that fund would not be a constraint, but cautioned that non-performers would be taken to task.
The SEs of RWD, PWD and PHED also spoke. (PRO, Raj Bhavan & DIPRO)