The 25th ISTE Gujarat State Annual Faculty Convention Awards Ceremony 2020 was organized jointly by the ISTE Gujarat State Section and Birla Vishvakarma Mahavidyalaya Engineering College, Vallabh Vidyanagar on Friday, 29th April 2022, jointly with the 34th IE(I) Sardar Patel Memorial Lecture. The event was themed on “Leveraging Technical Education for Atmanirbhar Bharat”. The event was sanctioned for the year 2020 by ISTE; however, due to the spread of pandemic Covid-19, the event was postponed a few times, having received new host sanction, it was a fortune to be able to conduct the event. The host institute is oldest presence of ISTE in Gujarat and has active Faculty and Student Chapters of ISTE, having large memberships and a sound frequency of organizing local and state-level events under the banner of ISTE.
On this occasion Shri Jitubhai Vaghani (Chief Guest, Hon’ble Education Minister, Government of Gujarat ), Shri S. J. Haider (Guest of Honor, IAS & Principal Secretary, Higher & Technical Education), Shri G. T Pandya (Guest of Honor, IAS, Director, Directorate of Technical Education), Dr Pratapsinh K. Desai (Guest of the Honor & Keynote Speaker, President, I.S.T.E, New Delhi) and Er Bhikubhai B. Patel (President, Chairman C.V.M.) were invited.
Dr Sachin Parikh, Chairman-ISTE Gujarat Section congratulated the organizing committee of BVM College for organizing this event and wished success of college in every future endeavors. Dr R. D. Patel (ISTE EC Member & Chairman IE(I) VVLC) briefed about the history of I.S.T.E. and I. E. (I) activities. Shri S. J. Haider (IAS) emphasized on new education policy and innovative technologies. He also enlightened about initiatives and actions by Government of India and Government of Gujarat towards Atmanirbhar Bharat on the occasion. Dr Pratapsinh K. Desai shared his wisdom and vision through the memorial lecture on “Atmanirbhar Bharat”. He emphasized on role of teachers, educators of technical domains and implementation of educational attempts towards Atmanirbhar Bharat. The award for different categories were also given to the concerned members and institute personnel. Er. Bhikhubhai Patel congratulated team BVM and IE(I) Chairman, ISTE Chairman for this wonderful event. Dr. Bhasker V. Bhatt, Hon. Secretary cum Treasurer-ISTE Gujarat announced the winners of institutionalized State Awards for the performance by 12 Nos. ISTE Institutional Member institutes and Faculty members during the year 2019-2020. the overview of the award ceremony. In the last, Dr I. N. Patel gave the vote of thanks and concluding remarks. The whole event was anchored by Dr Kaushika Patel and Dr Aarti Pamnani. The event was attended by Past Chairmen of ISTE Gujarat Section and Past EC-SMC Members of the section.
Detailed report with photographs of the event are as in below and, in following are the press media coverages.