Mangalore, May 13: Addressing the gathering after inaugurating Srishti 2012 on May 12, Saturday, D. V. Sadananda Gowda, the chief minister of Karnataka, said that the government has stopped establishing new educational institutions in the state this year because it wants to focus on developing existing educational institutions.
Srishti 2012 is a state-level project exhibition and competition for students of engineering organized by the Akhila Bharathiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) at Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management.
The chief minister also said that the government is giving top priority to engineering education in the state, owing to which it has converted a number of polytechnics into full-fledged engineering colleges. He added that the government is planning to launch research centres in existing engineering colleges.
Speaking about the need to develop skills and creativity while working for a degree, the chief minister said that events such as Srishti help students develop all the skills required in today’s competitive world. He also said that these events are a source of inspiration to hundreds of students as they provide solutions to life’s problems.
Students from engineering colleges all over the state are participating in Srishti 2012.
One the second day, at 3:30 p.m., Shradhalu Ranade, an eminent scientist from Chennai, will speak on the topic “Understanding India.” Mr. Kirthi C. Shah, the project leader at Cardolite Speciality Chemicals India Private Limited, will preside over this session.
The organizers have arranged a cultural event, which will begin at 6:00 p.m. Sanathana Natyalaya will present a patriotic drama titled “Rashtra Devobha.”
On Monday, at 11:00 a.m., Dr. Praveen Bhat, the eminent scientist, will deliver a seminar on the topic “When Medicine Met Engineering – Opportunities and Scope in India and the Developing World.”
The valedictory and the prize distribution ceremonies will be held on Monday at 4:30 p.m. The organizers will distribute a total prize pool of Rs. 3 lakh among the winners. Besides, top winners will also receive a championship trophy, a runner-up trophy, and a student friendly award.
The public can view the projects exhibited at Srishti 2012 from May 13, 10:00 a.m.