A fas­ci­nat­ing world of in­no­va­tion and tech­nol­ogy at In­noskill 2017 as part of its 4th Founders Day cel­e­bra­tions

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In­no­va­tion and tech­nol­ogy were the buzz­words at In­noskill 2017, the an­nual tech­ni­cal fes­ti­val which got off to a pul­sat­ing start at the Manav Rachna cam­pus here to­day. In­au­gu­rated by Smt Satya Bhalla, Chief Patron, MREI, Dr Amit Bhalla, Vice Pres­i­dent, MREI and Mr. Ra­jeev kapoor, Chief Peo­ple Of­fi­cer, For­tis Health­care Limited the ex­cite­ment at the cam­pus reached fever pitch as stu­dents from MREI’s Schools and Col­leges show­cased their dream projects and in­no­va­tions. This is the 4th edi­tion of the In­no­va­tion Fes­ti­val which is cel­e­brated ev­ery year to mark Founder’s Day cel­e­bra­tions. ‘IN­NOSKILL 2017’ crys­tal­lized into a trail blazer packed with mind­blow­ing giz­mos, ro­bots, work­shops and tech shows. What’s also in store is a rich bounty of prizes to be awarded to stu­dents on April 4, 2017, the Fes­ti­val’s fi­nal day. Also in at­ten­dance were par­tic­i­pants from NGF Col­lege, Dronacharya Col­lege of En­gi­neer­ing, Pre­sid­ium School, Ryan In­ter­na­tional School, MVN Univer­sity, JB Busi­ness School to men­tion a few. Tak­ing an avid in­ter­est in stu­dents’ projects, Smt Satya Bhalla said, “The ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment with which stu­dents have put to­gether their projects is a true re­flec­tion of the cul­ture of in­no­va­tion preva­lent at MREI. The first seed of the spirit of in­no­va­tion was sown by Founder Dr O.P. Bhalla and what we are wit­ness­ing to­day is a ful­fill­ment of his dreams for the fu­ture.” Equally ef­fu­sive in praise, Dr Amit Bhalla, Vice Pres­i­dent, MREI, stated, “It gives me im­mense joy to see bud­ding tal­ents and fu­ture in­no­va­tors giv­ing shape to their pi­o­neer­ing ideas. In­noskill 2017 is in­deed the cul­mi­na­tion of the vi­sion of our Founder Fa­ther and a fitting trib­ute to his pas­sion for in­no­va­tion.” It is note­wor­thy that as many as 460 stu­dents par­tic­i­pated at In­noskill 2017 which had on dis­play 55 projects at the cam­pus. There was am­ple ev­i­dence of the ‘wow’ fac­tor at In­noskill 2017, the salient features of which in­cluded Pro­ject Com­pe­ti­tions in­volv­ing SRIJAN (Pro­ject Demon­stra­tion com­pe­ti­tion for the youth), DIG­I­TAL BHARAT and TECHSOL which was the com­pe­ti­tion of choice in­volv­ing re­mark­able tech­nol­ogy ideas or ven­ture con­cepts geared to­wards cre­at­ing a bet­ter En­vi­ron­ment. That be­sides, there was UNTANGLE THE MUD­DLE (in which stu­dents’ Prob­lem Solv­ing skills were tested) and TECHNO VOGUE- FASH­ION SHOW held to raise the style quo­tient with tech­ni­cal spice. What was the ic­ing on the cake was the ef­fer­ves­cent pres­ence of Manav Rachna Alumni Srishti Rana, win­ner of Miss In­dia Asia Pa­cific ti­tle. Two spe­cially-abled chil­dren Dushyant and Garvit from NGO Spec­trum walked the ramp to loud cheers from the au­di­ence!

In­noskill 2017 also com­prised an in­ter­ac­tive talk ses­sion called Vahid Voice was con­ducted by Su­nil Miglani and Ankur Mit­tal. With In­noskill 2017 on in full swing, cut­ting edge tech­nolo­gies clearly held cen­tre stage.

Manav Rachna Ex­cel­lence Award held in the Mem­ory of its Founder Dr. O.P. Bhalla

Five stal­warts re­ceived the hon­our at a glit­ter­ing func­tion Car­ry­ing for­ward the legacy of its vi­sion­ary founder Dr. O P Bhalla who worked cease­lessly to pro­mote qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion, Manav Rachna Ed­u­ca­tional In­sti­tu­tions (MREI) in­sti­tuted Manav Rachna Ex­cel­lence Award (MREA) 2017 to com­mem­o­rate his 70th birth an­niver­sary and con­ferred it on five lu­mi­nar­ies, each an icon of ex­cel­lence in his/her field! The ‘Manav Rachna Ex­cel­lence Award-2017’ ( MREA 2017) was given away to­day at a glit­ter­ing cer­e­mony on the fi­nal day of the ‘Na­tional Con­fer­ence on Au­ton­omy of Ed­u­ca­tion’. His Ex­cel­lency Prof. Kap­tan Singh Solanki, Gov­er­nor of Haryana, who was the chief guest on the oc­ca­sion, gave away the awards along with Dr. Prashant Bhalla, Pres­i­dent Manav Rachna Ed­u­ca­tional In­sti­tu­tions, and Shri. Atul Kothari, Sec­re­tary, Shik­sha San­skriti Ut­than Nyas. Also, present on the oc­ca­sion were Dr. Amit Bhalla, VP, MREI, Padma Shri Dr. Pri­tam Singh among oth­ers. The five stal­warts who were hon­oured on this pres­ti­gious plat­form are revered fig­ures across in­dus­tries—Shri Rajan Nanda, Chair­man & MD Es­corts Group, (who was given the Life­time Achieve­ment Award), Shri R.C. Bhar­gava, Chair­man, Maruti Suzuki (for Na­tion Build­ing); Shri Di­nesh Ku­mar Sar­raf, Chair­man & MD, ONGC (for Cor­po­rate & In­dus­try); Ms Shradha Suri, MD, Subros Group (for Young Leader) and Ms. Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, Bad­minton cham­pion (for her ex­em­plary con­tri­bu­tion as ‘the Sports Icon of In­dia’). A prag­matic leader, Mr Nanda has played a defin­ing role in es­tab­lish­ing Es­corts as an or­ga­ni­za­tion of re­pute. Mr Bhar­gava’s, dy­namic lead­er­ship and strate­gic plan­ning has made Maruti the undis­puted mar­ket leader to­day. ONGC, In­dia’s most valu­able pub­lic sec­tor en­ter­prise has grown by leaps and bounds un­der Shri Sar­raf’s able lead­er­ship. Ms. Shradha Suri Mar­wah is a revered fig­ure in the cor­po­rate world and has been the source of in­spi­ra­tion for her team mem­bers. Ms. Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, more pop­u­larly known as P.V. Sindhu, be­came the first In­dian woman to win an Olympic sil­ver medal and is the youngest re­cip­i­ent of In­dia’s fourth high­est civil­ian honor: the Padma Shri. Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion Dr. Prashant Bhalla, Pres­i­dent Manav Rachna Ed­u­ca­tional In­sti­tu­tions said, “Our founder fa­ther Dr O P Bhalla brought about ‘manav ki rachna’ through the mantra of cre­at­ing bet­ter hu­man be­ings. Through this land­mark event to­day, we take pride in rec­og­niz­ing the in­domitable spirit, amaz­ing per­sona and com­pre­hen­sive vi­sion of em­i­nent per­son­al­i­ties from dif­fer­ent sec­tors. MREA 2017, in keep­ing with Hon’ble Prime Min­is­ter’s vi­sion of na­tion build­ing, will in­spire the youth to work to­wards tak­ing the coun­try to never-seen-be­fore heights of glory.” In his vale­dic­tory ad­dress at the Na­tional con­fer­ence on the Au­ton­omy of Ed­u­ca­tion in which the award cer­e­mony was held, His Ex­cel­lency Prof. Kap­tan Singh Solanki said, “Manav Rachna is the man­i­fes­ta­tion of the hu­man ele­ment in man. Gov­ern­ments may come and go, but the na­tion goes for­ever. And in that our iden­tity, cul­ture and civil­i­sa­tion are of paramount im­por­tance for which the role of ed­u­ca­tion and the peo­ple be­hind it can in no way be un­der­mined. In­fact, au­ton­omy, peace and pros­per­ity can be achieved

through a life­style in­grained in tra­di­tional val­ues on which the pil­lars of our cul­ture and civil­i­sa­tion in Bharat rest.” He also ex­tolled the virtues of the Bhag­vad Gita while launch­ing the book ‘The Time­less Wis­dom from Gita and the Art of Lead­er­ship’ au­thored by Dr. San­jay Sri­vas­tava, MD, MREI at the clos­ing cer­e­mony of the Con­fer­ence. Ear­lier, on the first day of the Con­fer­ence, Hon’ble Min­is­ter Shri Ram Bi­las Sharma, Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter, Haryana, mes­mer­ized the gather­ing with his phi­los­o­phy on ed­u­ca­tion say­ing “Teach­ing has never been a pro­fes­sion in In­dia but a ded­i­ca­tion and a way of life. While the 19th cen­tury be­longed to Europe and the 20th cen­tury be­longed to Amer­ica, the 21st cen­tury be­longs to In­dia which is def­i­nitely on the path of great­ness.”

Hon’ble Shri Ram Bi­las Sharma, Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter, Haryana, Mes­mer­izes With His Phi­los­o­phy on Ed­u­ca­tion

Hon’ble Shri Ram Bi­las Sharma, Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter, Haryana, mes­mer­izes with his phi­los­o­phy on ed­u­ca­tion in the re­gen­er­a­tion of new In­dia at the MRIU Na­tional Con­fer­ence! With Fac­ulty of Man­age­ment Stud­ies, Manav Rachna In­ter­na­tional Univer­sity host­ing the Na­tional Con­fer­ence on ‘Au­ton­omy of Ed­u­ca­tion’ in as­so­ci­a­tion with Shik­sha San­skriti Ut­than Nyas on April 1-2, 2017 at the Manav Rachna Cam­pus, there was a rare con­ver­gence of some of the great­est minds from the world of academia and pub­lic life. Grac­ing the premier event, Hon’ble Shri Ram Bi­las Sharma, Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter, Haryana, said, “Founder Vi­sion­ary Dr O.P. Bhalla was far ahead of his times in his ideals and mis­sion­ary zeal, plant­ing the tree of ed­u­ca­tion in Haryana. It was he who ini­ti­ated ‘manav ki rachna’ and trans­formed the very ed­u­ca­tional land­scape in Farid­abad.” While em­pha­siz­ing on the qual­ity of ed­u­ca­tion in the coun­try, Hon’ble Min­is­ter Shri Ram Bi­las Sharma, said, “Teach­ing has never been a pro­fes­sion in In­dia but a ded­i­ca­tion and a way of life. While the 19th cen­tury be­longed to Europe and the 20th cen­tury be­longed to Amer­ica, the 21st cen­tury be­longs to In­dia which is def­i­nitely on the path of great­ness.” He also spoke at length about all-time greats and lu­mi­nar­ies such as For­mer Pres­i­dent of In­dia Shri A.P.J. Kalam who he felt re­mained a pro­fes­sor all his life more than a Pres­i­dent and breathed his last among a gather­ing of stu­dents; Swami Vivekananda and Eklavya as the path finder’s and in­spi­ra­tional gu­rus of the na­tion. Hon’ble Min­is­ter left a deep im­pact among the au­di­ence when he said, “Only a fa­ther and teacher wants their prog­eny or pupil (as the case maybe) to be greater than them­selves,” sum­ming up in essence his take on ed­u­ca­tion and what it can do to trans­form stu­dents’ lives. Hon’ble Min­is­ter was ad­dress­ing the gather­ing in which Se­nior Dig­ni­taries such as Dr Prashant Bhalla,Pres­i­dent, MREI; Dr San­jay Sri­vas­tava, MD, MREI and VC, MRU; Dr N.C. Wad­hwa, VC, MRIU; Shri. Atul Kothari, Sec­re­tary, Shik­sha San­skriti Ut­than Nyas; and Dr Aloke Deep, Sec­re­tary, Sec­re­tary, Shik­sha San­skriti Ut­than Nyas were present to delve into var­i­ous as­pects on the is­sue of ‘Au­ton­omy of Ed­u­ca­tion’. All the dig­ni­taries at the Con­fer­ence were unan­i­mous in the thought that pos­i­tive changes in the ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem re­quires a col­lec­tive ef­fort and has to hap­pen right from the level of the grass­roots. It can­not hap­pen only with Govern­ment in­ter­ven­tion.

Dr. Amit Bhalla, Vice Pres­i­dent, MREI

Prof. Kap­tan Singh Solanki, Gov­er­nor of Haryana

Hon’ble Shri Ram Bi­las Sharma, Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter, Haryana

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