Hyderabad: M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice-President of India, on Saturday called for continuous skill upgradation for military engineers.
He said training programmes for the officials should not be a one-off affair. He said the job of military engineers have witnessed mind-boggling changes with the Indian defence infrastructure moving towards across-the-board modernisation in a big way that requires extensive use of latest technologies.
Venkaiah Naidu was addressing the valedictory session of the first-ever Foundation Course attended by Military Engineer Services (MES) probationers from 13 States. The course was organised by Dr MCR HRD Institute on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, Engineer-in-Chief, and College of Military Engineering, Pune.
“In addition to continuously changing systems, procedures, and organisation structure to deliver better outcomes, there should be corresponding changes in one’s thinking and functioning,” Venkaiah Naidu said.
He complimented Dr MCR HRD Institute for designing a comprehensive Foundation Course for the MES probationers in order to help them develop a broader vision and emerge as productive members of the Military Engineer Services.
The Vice-President later presented the Director General’s Shields to Rajat Kothari for Best All-Round Performance, to Sagar Maheshwari for highest aggregate marks in written examination, and to Puneet Dhiman for best all-round performance in sports. He also released a copy of Unmesh, a Journal, brought out by the House Journal Society.
Special Chief Secretary and the Institute’s Director General BP Acharya said the prime objective of the Foundation Course was to equip the officer trainees with a core set of values, skills, and knowledge.
Among those present for the event were JR Garg, DG (personnel), MES, New Delhi, Anand Srivastava, Chief Engineer, R&D Secunderabad, CP Borkar, Commander, Faculty of Construction Management, College of Military Engineering, Pune, Col Manoj Sharma, Director, Training, MES, New Delhi, MP Sethy, Chief Consultant (Training & e-Learning), and Asidevi Ayaluri, course director.