Dr MCR HRD Institute Conducts Valedictory Function of 2nd FC for MES Probationers, Via Virtual Mode

Dr MCR HRD Institute of Telangana conducted the Valedictory Function of second Foundation Course for Group “A” Officers of the Military Engineer Services (MES) Probationers, Via Virtual Mode, on May 9th, 2020. The Course was attended by 33 MES Probationers, from across the country. The duration of the Course was fourteen weeks.
Sri Devendra Kumar, IDSE, Director General, (Personnel), Ministry of Defense, Government of India,  who was the Chief Guest, said that the MES has been playing a crucial and professional role in the areas of developing infrastructure and its maintenance for Indian Army, Navy, Air force, DRDO, Ordinance factories, Coast Guard, etc.
Sri Devendra Kumar said that currently, Defence infrastructure is moving towards modernization in big way. “Armed forces aspire to adopt latest technology in their infrastructure development. Therefore, use of innovative, cost efficient and rapid construction technique is a must for MES. This demands embracing cutting edge technology by MES and the probationers have to be ready for adoption of same”, he stated.
Continuing his address, Sri Devendra Kumar said that the present era is of knowledge explosion and information technology. “Thus, you should keep updating your skill sets so as to ensure that it is in tune with dynamic requirements and aspirations of users”, he urged the MES Probationers. He called upon them to learn from best practices from within and outside the country; from both private and public sectors.  He further advised them to strive to suggest reforms in Rules, Procedures and Functioning, thus seeking positive changes and infusing efficiency in the system.
Sri B P Acharya, IAS, DG, Dr. MCR HRD Institute & Special Chief Secretary to Government, in his Presidential Address, stated that many of the officers work in their respective watertight compartments, which is an unhealthy   practice. He, therefore, called upon the MES Probationers to work with their counterparts from different wings of their respective organizations in unison, complementing and supporting each other with their specific domain experiences, in order to attain higher levels of productivity. Continuing his address, Sri Acharya said that while conventional training has got its own strengths, online training has got multiple benefits. “Post - Covid 19, online training will play an important role and the training establishments should prepare themselves to tap its benefits fully”, he added.
Sri Harpreet Singh, IAS, ADG of the Institute, in his Special Address, said that the Institute offered the Foundation Courses simultaneously for the trainee Civil Servants and the MES Probationers and, as a result, the rich interaction among them was mutually beneficial.
Ms Chetna Anand, Mr Prateek Kumar Meena, and Mr Shubham Saluja bagged the DG’s Shields for Best All Round Performance, Highest Aggregate Marks in Written Examinations, and Spots Champion, respectively.
Ms Ayaluri Sridevi, Director (IT & e-Learning) & Course Director presented a report on the FC. Sri Abhishekh Kumar, Technical Advisor, CIT proposed a vote of thanks.
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