IEP-RIC commemorates UNESCO World Engineering Day

ISLAMABAD, March 05 (INP): Institution of Engineers, Pakistan, Rawalpindi-Islamabad Centre (IEP-RIC) commemorated the UNESCO World Engineering Day. Theme of the day this year was “Engineering for Healthy Planet”. A special event was arranged here at the IEP-RIC’s office to highlight the significance of the occasion and apprise the young engineers as how to maintain the Prescribed Standards of Quality Work in the field of engineering. Former Deputy Chairman Planning commission Engineer Dr Akram Sheikh was the chief guest on the occasion.

Chairman IEP-RIC, Engr. Hafiz M. Ehsan-Ul-Haq Qazi, Engr. Brigadier Fiaz Hussain Shah (Retired) and Secretary IEP Islamabad Gp. Capt. (retd.) Engr. Najamuddin read papers on Engineering for Healthy Planet.

In their addresses, they said the World Engineering Day is an appropriate occasion to celebrate the important contributions of engineers.

Global climate change has already inflicted adverse effects on the environment for which efforts should be made to have a strong regulatory framework by using International standards for environmental systems.

The chief guest Dr Akram Sheikh emphasized that a great deal of engineering solutions is required to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in developing countries. He underlined the need to promote awareness about the impacts of climate change, environmental issues. He further said that there are several opportunities in which World Engineering Day can be used to engage with young people and declare “If you want to change the world for the better, become an engineer.”