Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Young Woman Engineer Awards 2021 to

Young Woman Engineer Awards 2021 to Dr. O. Darshana, NIT Tiruchirappalli by The Institution of Engineers (India) Tiruchirappalli Local Centre


The Institution of Engineers (India) Tiruchirappalli Local Centre (IEI TLC ) celebrated the International Women’s Day on 09.03.2021. The function was presided over by Dr. N. Kumaresan, Chairman, IEITLC. In his presidential address he mentioned that the International Women’s Day marks a day of call for action in reducing the existing gender gap globally. The first gathering was in 1911 and since then, there has been the continuous cry for action across the globe for gender balance. He also stated that encouraging and giving qualified and competent women an opportunity to rise does not depict failure of men. It shows a readiness to Achieve, Succeed and Develop”. Hence, he therefore called on all, especially the men within Engineering & Technology space to join hands with the Women Engineers to play a critical role in helping to build a more gender-balanced world as we all work towards a balance for a better world.





Ms. Renuka Gera, Director, Industrial Systems & Products, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., New Delhi was the chief guest for the International Women’s Day function. She spoke about the significance of International Women’s Day and the theme. She mentioned ability of multitasking, leadership qualities and responsibilities of women in the development of self and country.She quoting women leaders of world and women heads of panchayat in India. She also complimented the recipient of the award for the year 2021.

As part of International Women’s Day celebrations, The Institution of Engineers, Tiruchirappalli Local Centre honours one Young women engineer in this region every year for their contribution towards Engineering and Technology. For the year 2021, Dr. O. Darshana of NIT Tiruchirappalli has been selected as the Young Woman Engineer. The Award consists of a Plaque and a Certificate. The result was announced by Er. R. Kumar, Evaluation Committee Member and Past Chairman of IEI TLC. Then Dr. N. Kumaresan, Chairman, IEI TLC presented the Young Woman Engineer Award 2021. The certificate of merit was handed over by Er. A. Anand, Hon. Secretary Tiruchirappalli Local Centre and Er. S. Samidas IEI TLC Committee Member.

In her acceptance speech, Dr. O. Darshana thanked Tiruchirappalli Local Centre for honouring the award and briefly explained her research experiences and shared her career journey. Dr. R.Manjula, IEI TLC Committee member felicitated the awardee and The program was coordinated by the Er. A. Anand, Hon. Secretary, Tiruchirappalli Local Centre and he proposed the vote of thanks.

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