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Vote of Thanks
27 Sept -2013
Hon. Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. K. Poulose Jacob
Principal Prof. Dr. G. Madhu,
Prof. Dr. S.R. Gandhi from IIT Madras
Er. PIETRO RIMOLDI, International expert of Geosynthetics
Er. Ashish D Gharpure, Director, Maccaferri Environmental Solutions
My dear Colleges, students and delegates
We have assembled here for the inaugural function of one day workshop on Modern
Techniques in Goetechnical and Construction Engineering
This workshop is meant to disseminate the knowledge in the area of construction
engineering with special references to modern techniques in the geotechnical construction
The various techniques that are being developed in various research organizations and
special techniques that are being practiced in the construction industry will be discussed
in this workshop
I am sure that all the participants of this workshop will be benefited.
Now let me move to the duty entrusted to me.
Being the joint convener of this programme, it is my privilege to propose vote of thanks
on this occasion.
Prof. Dr. K. Poulose Jacob, honorable pro-vice chancellor of this University inaugurated
this programme. He is a person speaks less and do many wonders. After having taken the
reigns of administration, the campus has achieved a new vigor and vitality.
On behalf of civil engineering division, I express our deep gratitude to you sir.
Prof. Dr. G. Madhu, Principal, School of Engineering presided over this function. He is a
man blended with long industrial experience and good academic profile. He is a constant
inspiration for all the activities in the school.
On behalf of division of civil engineering, I acknowledge our gratitude to you sir.
Prof Dr. S.R. Gandhi, Head, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras is a well
wisher of all our activities. He is not only an academician, but also an expert in the area
of geotechnical engineering in the country. When the convener Prof. Dr. K.S. Beena,
contacted him for this function, he readily accepted our invitation.
On behalf of Civil Engineering division I record our deep sense of appreciation and
gratitude to you sir.
Er. PIETRO RIMOLDI is an International expert of Geosynthetics and their application.
He had developed new testing apparatus and procedures to measure performance of
On behalf of entire civil engineering fraternity of this University, I express our sincere
thanks to you sir.
Er. Ashish D Gharpure, Director, Maccaferri Environmental Solutions is a man with
diversified experience in various projects of civil engineering. He is a licensed
professional engineer of California State and Maryland in USA. His company is the
major sponsor to this event.
On behalf of civil engineering division, I record our sincere gratitude to you sir.
I also thank Zuari cements for being one of the sponsors of this programme.
An event like this will not happen overnight. The wheels start rolling weeks ago. It
requires planning and birds eye for all details. We have been fortunate to be backed with
a team of very motivated and dedicated colleges and post-graduate students. I thank
everyone for extending their willingness to undertake various responsibilities for making
this event a success.
I thank all the delegates of this programme for showing their interest to participate this
Once again, thank you very much to all who assembled here, thank you.
Dr. Job Thomas