Tuesday, February 28, 2012

International conference a good initiative of CGI, FM Manpreet Badal

CGI hosts international conference on engineering innovations
International conference on engineering innovations begins
International engg faculty throngs at CGI Jalvehra

Jalvehra (Fatehgarh Sahib), February 18,2010

The international conference on engineering innovations - a fillip to economic development began at Continental Group of Institutes (CGI) at its Jalvehra campus here today.

Finance minister Punjab, Manpreet Singh Badal inaugurated this international conference that would have international faculty sharing their ideas of innovation technology.

Exhorting efforts of Continental Group of Institutes for organizing an international conference on the topic of current interest across the globe, chief guest Finance Minister Punjab Manpreet Singh Badal hoped that exchange of ideas amongst international faculty would power the economic development as well. He highlighted the desirability of scientific and engineering research for the well being of society in general and the backward sections in particular. He also emphasized that inclusivity is of utmost importance to attain the desirable double digit growth for India. As per him, the need of the day is innovative practices in educational, agricultural and health related aspects along with other fields.

Guest of honor Resident Editor Hindustan Times Ramesh Vinayak said that CGI should hold more such conferences that prove as a great platform in promoting the latest ideas.

In his inaugural address, Col BS Sandhu, Chairman Continental Group of Institutes shared the importance of science, technology and innovations in creation of wealth, economic growth and improvement in quality of lives for all citizens. He mentioned that innovation is a structural change and is an imperative for the growth and well being of society.

Col Karamjeet Singh, the Institute Director, while introducing the theme of the conference mentioned that the genius & innovative talent of Engineers & Scientists have truly transformed the way people live. He expressed that “Global Innovation Economy “ is fast emerging & is opening up new opportunities for both the developed & developing economies. Countries that can produce new products & services can command premium in the world markets. He said, that in this world, comfort with ideas & abstractions is the passport to good life in which creativity & innovations are the key drivers.

On the first day today, stalwarts of various varsities delivered lectures. Prof. Scott Davidson Pro-Vice Chancellor University of Lincoln United Kingdom spoke on recovery from recent melt down. He highlighted the necessity of globalization and coordination amongst developed and developing economies cutting across geographic boundaries.

Prof. Brenda International Coordinator Thompson Rivers University Canada dwell on innovative education methodologies including exchange of faculty and students amongst world nations. Expressed that education is the only asset that is a reliable tool for bailing out the society from all crises.

Prof. Brij K. Dhindaw Dean Academics IIT Ropar explained use of nano-technology and methods for hydrogen storage, while Prof. Kevin O'Neil International Coordinator TRU Canada told audience about project failures, causes and solutions.

Prof Krish Moni Singh from Singapore spoke on innovative education, Dr. K.N. Pathak Former Vice-Chancellor Panjab University talked about innovative physicists, Dr. H.K. Sardana head computational instrumentation CSIO spoke on innovations in image processing and Dr. Kulbir Singh Thapar University Patiala spoke on advancements in fractional signal processing.

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