Punjab Engineering College (PEC) celebrated Engineer's Day on 15th September, 2023, with a theme focused on 'Space Exploration.' The event, held at PEC's Institute Auditorium, served as a unifying platform for students, esteemed faculty members, and distinguished guests.
The event commenced with a floral welcome of guests and the Director PEC, followed by the ceremonial lighting of the lamp by the Director of PEC.
After that, PEC's accomplished engineers showcased their artistic talents through an enchanting musical performance.
The formal program featured prominent speakers: Mr. Vaibhav Varun, Managing Director at Aviakul Pvt. Ltd, Wing Commander Rachit Bhatnagar (Retd.), Sunny Kabrawala, CEO & Founder of Starlabs and Rashmi Sheoran, Space Tutor at ISRO.
Vaibhav Varun shared insights into space exploration, specifically highlighting the Training Centre at Star City in Moscow Oblast. He shared about the Centre's training experiences, facilities, and comprehensive curriculum encompassing survival, vestibular, and zero gravity training. Mr. Varun concluded his address with congratulating the students and faculty on Engineer's Day, emphasizing engineering as a blend of technical prowess and artistic expression.
Following the address, Prof. (Dr.) Baldev Setia, Director, PEC, reiterated the significant role of engineers in shaping the world. He emphasized the enduring nature of engineering amidst technological evolution, highlighting the importance of intuition and attitude. Professor Setia paid homage to M. Visvesvaraya, in whose honor Engineer's Day is celebrated, recognizing him as a great statesman, administrator, and a remarkable individual.
The event concluded with a tea break followed by a panel discussion featuring Vaibhav Varun, Sunny Kabrawala, and Rashmi Sheoran, who engaged in an insightful conversation on space exploration and modern astronomy.
The event celebrated the essence of engineering, the marvels of space science, and India's commendable contributions to space exploration, leaving participants inspired to pursue careers in this dynamic field.