Tripura News: 54th National Engineer's Day observed; CM urges to follow footsteps of M. Visvesvaraya

Agartala, Sep 15, 2021, ENEWSTIME Desk

Indian civil engineer M. Visvesvaraya contributed significantly to technology. Success will come if more engineers step forward in providing advanced services for public welfare following the footsteps of M. Visvesvaraya, said Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in his speech in the 54th Engineer's Day programme held on Wednesday at Prachya Bharati school campus in Agartala.


Addressing the gathering, Deb urged the engineers to work for the public welfare with utmost sincerity as a part of the Government instead of considering oneself as just an employee. He emphasized the responsibility of finishing work in time by setting a time limit.


Deb also said the state government has given the Chief Executive Engineers the financial powers up to certain limits to take a prompt decision and finish the job without waiting for file clearance.    


Some of the frontline Covid warriors were felicitated on this day's programme for their special contributions. Besides, the Chief Minister planted a sapling in the school campus commemorating the day.


After this, the Chief Minister unveiled a statue of M. Visvesvaraya and paid floral tributes at the Water Resources department campus, Kunjaban, Agartala.


Apart from finishing works in time, Deb also emphasized exploring innovative ideas and techniques to bring more efficiency in works.


Stressing on a proper management system, he suggested optimal uses of government resources and self-review of work. He also emphasized maintaining work quality through supervision when necessary and preventing the waste of government resources through proper planning and management.


State Engineer's Association General Secretary Sushanta Kumar Nath in his speech assured the engineers will assist the Government to reach the goal of transforming Tripura into a Model state. He also thanked the state government for taking the initiative of Adhoc-level promotion.


A memento was handed to the Chief Minister on this day on behalf of Prachya Bharati Management committee. Others present in the programme were PWD engineer-in-chief Dipak Chandra Das, retired chief engineer Tapan Lodh and State Engineer's Association president Vivekananda Roy.