Despite being a small local association, the region was able to deliver activities in all six of the bicentenary celebration categories, from running Explore Engineering events to taking part in Pitch 200.
The high engagement levels of ICE Kolkata’s membership during the Institution’s 200th anniversary has been shared in a report at the local association’s annual membership dinner.
The dinner, which took place on 2 February at the Kolkata Lake Club, was attended by a group which included 12 corporate members, as well as guests from the Institution of Public Health Engineers, Kolkata, and the Consulting Engineers Association of India (CEAI) Kolkata Chapter.
Utpal Krishna Ghosh, the most senior member of ICE Kolkata, unveiled the report, while ICE Kolkata Representative Ayanangshu Dey gave a presentation on the activities that the region organised over 2018.
These included an evening lecture, volunteering at ICE CPR Reviews in India and overseas, representing ICE Kolkata at the regional strategy meeting in Kathmandu, co-hosting an urban sustenance seminar on Kolkata, encouraging members to share their experience through lectures, and contributing papers in ICE journals and magazines.
That ICE Kolkata was able to take part in the six categories of ICE 200 celebrations was remarked on as quite an achievement for a local association with little more than 50 corporate members.
In addition, members were encouraged to contribute to upcoming special issues of two journals. The Engineering History and Heritage journal on Kolkata is scheduled to be published later this year, and Indian Projects for Civil Engineering journal is due in 2020.
Meanwhile, Parthajit Patra, ICE Kolkata Chairman, was presented with a framed poster of his Invisible Superhero alter ego, Metro Man. He also received a letter from ICE President Andrew Wyllie, congratulating him on his contribution to civil engineering.
Download the ICE Kolkata Annual Report