Mangaluru: The Indian Welding Society(IWS) Mangaluru centre was inaugurated on 16th March 2020 by N Vinaya Hegde, Chancellor of Nitte Deemed to be University and President of Nitte Education Trust.
In his inaugural address, he stressed the need for venturing into newer areas of technology that could enhance employment opportunities. He mentioned that the Mechanical engineering stream has to be restructured with newer technological inputs.
The IWS Mangaluru centre is formed with the patronage of Sri N. Vinaya Hegde. The office-bearers of the centre have been selected for a term of two-years with Dr. Shashikantha Karinka, Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering, NMAMIT as Chairman, Mr. MJ Shetty, Managing Director of Lakshmi Cryogenics as Vice Chairman, Mr. Sudhir J. Shetty, CEO of Varun Engineering Corporation as Secretary, Mr. Gajanan S Hegde, Deputy General Manager of Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited as treasurer and additionally 9 Executive council members. Currently, IWS has a national membership of over 3600 and 65 life members in the Mangaluru region.
After the inauguration, there was a daylong seminar on the recent trends in welding by experts from IWS. 60 delegates had attended this seminar.
The installation of office bearers of the Mangaluru Centre was performed by Mr. S. Prabhakaran, Vice President of IWS South Zone and General Manager of BHEL Trichy. Mr. N. Rajasekaran, Secretary of IWS Headquarters performed felicitation of the newly installed office bearers and briefed about different activities of the Indian Welding Society.
Prof. S. Gopinath gave an overview of the history of the development of the Mangaluru Centre. Prof Shashikantha Karinka welcomed the gathering. Prof. Muralidhara and Dr. Vijeesh Vijayan introduced the office bearers, Mr. Divijesh performed invocation and Mr. Sudhir J Shetty delivered the vote of thanks. Mr. Melwyn Castelino was the master of the ceremony.
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