Director inaugurates 'Dhaatu-Mitra Club' at NIT Srinagar

Srinagar, May 31 (KNS): Director National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal on Tuesday inaugurated the 'Dhaatu-Mitra Club' on the campus.

The Dhaatu-Mitra Club is a technical club affiliated with NIT Srinagar's Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department. Its main aim is to raise awareness of the Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Department both on and off-campus.

The inaugural event was attended by prominent figures, including Kunal Saha, Secretary-General of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), and the event was presided over by Director NIT Srinagar Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal.

Addressing the gathering in his key speech, Prof. Sehgal congratulated the staff and students for starting this robust initiative. He appreciated the organizers and stated that such activities are the need of the hour for the all-round development.

"I have also gone through its brochure and it appears a great idea to involve UG and PG students for raising awareness about the subject matter," he said.

Prof. Sehgal said this club will act as a platform for students wherein they can showcase their talent and skills to be professionals.

He emphasized that it is up to the members and students to advance the club by holding awareness workshops both on and off-campus. Such workshops will encourage students to think out of the box, Prof. Sehgal said.

Registrar NIT Srinagar, Prof. Syed Kaiser Bukhari said the metallurgical department is one of the oldest departments in the Institute and over the recent years it has grown tremendously.

"I recall when the department had only a few students, and now there is a dearth of space for students.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp ChannelThis year a B.Tech student from the MME Department also secured AIR-1 in GATE 2022 and brought laurels to the entire NIT Srinagar family," he said.

Prof. Bukhari also appreciated the organizers for conducting such events.  Such initiatives are aimed to provide a stress-free atmosphere on the campus, he said.

He emphasized the importance of the metallurgical branch and stated that metallurgy is the mother of all branches.

Head MME Department, Dr. Yashwant Mehta appreciated the efforts of the staff and students whilst embracing the students with his presence and aura.

He also expressed his gratitude to Director NIT for approving the club on short-term notice and stated this club will act platform for young students.

The session was attended by all the batches of Metallurgy and was divided into various informative and fun activities. The charismatic event concluded with the performances of students, who showcased their talents and entertained the audience.

The organizers also expressed their gratitude to Director- NIT Srinagar Prof. (Dr) Rakesh Sehgal, Registrar Prof. Syed Kaisar Bukhari, HOD MME – Dr. Yashwant Mehta, and faculty coordinator Dr. Nitika Kundan and Dr. Prakash G. Ranaware for supporting this event.

They also thanked the club's President, Shivanshu Tripathi, and vice President, Saraswati Chandra, for helping to make the club a reality.

While a formal vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Yashwant Mehta.  He thanked the guests and all the members of the club for their participation and promised many more such events in the future.(KNS)

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