‘To become an entrepreneur, one needs an idea first’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 22 Sep 2017 09:37:13


Business Bureau,

Institute of Indian Foundrymen (IIF) Nagpur Chapter and Laxminarayan Institute of Technology (LIT) celebrated Engineer’s Day with great enthusiasm. IIF Nagpur Chapter and Western Region jointly organised a programme ‘Cast your future with castings’ for the third year and final year students of chemical engineering and chemical technology.
The session was started by Akshay Raje, a final year student. The gathering was oriented by Anuja Sharma, Chairperson of IIF Nagpur Chapter. She appealed students to do innovations in manufacturing sectors.

Vijay Phanshikar, Editor, The Hitavada started his session with the story of Sir Mokshagondam Visvesvaraya, whose birthday is also celebrated as Engineer’s Day. He narrated about Sir Visvesvaraya who was restless about his dreams and the person who first penned down the concept of ‘Water Grid’.

He brought out several examples from history and current affairs relating to grooming of entrepreneurship in youth. He also explained the difference between ownership and entrepreneurship in organisation. “For becoming an entrepreneur, one needs an idea first, money comes in last,” Phanshikar noted.

Sushil Sharma, Chairman of IIF Western Region shed light on generating and growing talent in-house and opportunities and innovations taking place in India as well as abroad. He explained the opportunities for chemical engineers available in foundries. Passed out as a Chemical Engineer from LIT in 1987, Sharma, described his 30 years experience which was dedicated to solve the problems of foundries. He will be presenting a technical paper at the 14th Asian Foundry Congress in November 2017 at Seoul, South Korea. He encouraged students to involve themselves in core sector and ‘Make in India’ concept.

Rannvieg Johannsdottir, Unit Head of Elkem’s, Nagpur, displayed the pride she takes in wearing the industry uniform and working in a foundry type of atmosphere, still having a feeling of satisfaction at the end of day. She showed the students how she was proved eligible for her selection by Elkem South Asia and to come over to India as the unit head.

Summary of all the sessions and its relevance to the engineers and LIT students in particular was made by Dr R P Ugwekar, HoD, Department of Chemical Engineering at LIT. Dr M Bhotmange, Professor and Head of Food Technology at LIT, Nagpur was also present.
Saurabh Mohta, Joint Secretary of IIF Nagpur Chapter and Sakshi Yadav a student of chemical engineering of LIT proposed the vote of thanks.