On November 1, the Mechanical Engineering Department of Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda held a one-day workshop ‘Vedanta Tak asila’ organised by Sesa Sterlite Limited. In all, eighty-four students attended the workshop.
At the inaugural function, the chief guest, vice president (corporate affairs) and member of managing committee, Sesa Sterlite Limited, Aniruddha Joshi, advised students to enjoy preparing for their exams and not to take shortcuts to success. He also emphasised on the importance of mining, highlighting the fact that India’s steel consumption is just 60 tonnes per person per year. He further mentioned that the government is losing 200 crore rupees a day due to the closure of mining in the state.
Director, Fr Kinley D’Cruz threw light upon the significance of ‘Tak asila’ and thanked Sesa Sterlite Family for taking this initiative to share their expertise and experience. Member of the governing body, Hillary D’Souza emphasised on the role of mining in the economy of the state and said that students can be a part of the development and vision being projected through ‘Make in India’ ventures. The topics covered during the workshop included Opportunities in Mining and Steel Industry, Mineral Processing, Maintenance of Mining Equipment, Reclamation of Mines through Bio-Diversity Approach, 5S and ISO 9001.
Head of department mechanical and principal (additional charge) Ajit Salunke stressed upon the CSR initiatives of Sesa and Vedanta and said that the synergy of Sesa and Don Bosco can contribute hugely towards the development of youth. MESH faculty coordinator Suraj Marathe was also present. Operations manager Amrut Keluskar and associate manager Communications Boucette D’Souza coordinated the workshop.