KIIT Society of Civil Engineers Organizes Webinar on ‘Environmental Awareness’
KIIT Society of Civil Engineers, in collaboration with ICE and ASCE KIIT Student Chapter, organized the Speak and Search Lecture Series on ‘Environmental Awareness’ on 6th February 2021. The event was graced by Dr. Y. Rama Mohan Rao, Principal, Dr. Paul’s Engineering College, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu; Dr. S. Moulick, Dean, School of Civil Engineering, KIIT-DU; Dr. D. K. Bera, Associate Dean, Training and Placements; Dr. K. P. Samal, Faculty Incharge; and Dr. P. C. Saha, B.Tech Program Head. Faculty members, technical staff and students of the School also attended the webinar.
Speaking at the webinar, Dr. Y. R. M. Rao explained the threats and problems that the global environment has been facing. He gave a vivid pictorial presentation about the various types of pollution and the destruction caused by a flood. He also described the hardship people face in drought prone areas due to lack of drinking water. Talking to the students, Dr. Rao explained the necessary and vital qualities one must possess to achieve success in one’s life and career. He advised students to be selective in terms of decisions and choices because that may drastically change one’s life scenario. He praised Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS for his societal work and dedication for ‘poverty eradication by education’.
Dr. S. Moulick delivered the welcome address. Mr. Harshit Kishlay and Ms. Shubhra Sharma introduced the guests and dignitaries. The webinar ended with the vote of thanks by Dr. K. P. Samal. Gratitude was expressed to Dr. Achyuta Samanta for his inspiration and to Prof. Hrushikesh Mohanty, Vice Chancellor, KIIT and Dr. Sasmita Samanta, Pro Vice Chancellor for providing the opportunity to organize the event, which was attended by more than 55 participants of both ASCE and ICE Student Chapters with Student Coordinators Mr. Yash, Mr. Debdutta and Mr. Sarthak.