In a splendid
convocation ceremony at the Sarvatra Hall of the College of Military
Engineering, Pune, five officers of Master of Technology, 35 officers of
Engineer Officers Degree Engineering Course and 29 officers of Technical
Entry Scheme Course were awarded degrees in Civil Engineering under the
aegis of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Shri Pranab Mukherjee,
Honorable President of India graced the occasion as Chief Guest and
presented the Scrolls and Awards to the officers. Shri C Vidyasagar Rao,
Governor of Maharashtra, Lieutenant General DR Soni, VSM, Lieutenant
General Suresh Sharma, AVSM, Dr M Jagadesh Kumar, Vice Chancellor, JNU
were amongst other dignitaries attending the function.
In a packed auditorium, the solemn ceremony was witnessed by officers,
ladies, parents and relatives of the graduating officers.
Lieutenant General Michael Mathews, VSM** Commandant, College of
Military Engineering addressed the graduating officers and advised them
to continuously hone their professional skills by keeping abreast with
the latest developments in the field of engineering. He stressed upon
the importance of high morals and impeccable integrity and advised the
graduating officers to be sincere and relevant. He also gave a brief
historical background of the prestigious College of Military Engineering
stating the highest standards of professionalism and academic excellence
maintained by it for the past 75 years with the Platinum Jubilee
Celebration of the Institution from Sep 2017 onwards.
Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Honourable President of India, in his Valedictory
address, emphasized that as engineers in uniform, the graduating
officers would face greater challenges in view of the increasing
complexities in the infrastructural requirements of the Defence Forces,
especially in inhospitable terrain and on our mountainous borders. In
order to meet these challenges, he urged the young officers to keep
themselves updated with the advancements in the technology.
The prestigious Gold Medals in Civil Engineering Discipline were awarded
to Lieutenant Colonel Rohit Oberoi of M Tech - 04, Captain Vijay Kumar
Yadav of EODE-114 and Lieutenant Manish Kumar of TES-27 for standing
first in the order of merit in their respective courses.
The student officers also displayed the projects undertaken by them and
they were highly appreciated by the Chief Guest for their quality of
work and innovative thinking by the student officers.