As we know that Institution of Engineers( India) is one of the big organisation in the world. Institution of Engineers having bilateral agreement with other international bodies.
The IEI delegation, led by Mr G Prabhakar, President, IEI, and consisting of Mr Madan Lal, Immediate Past President, IEI; Mr Pradeep Chaturvedi, Vice Chair, WFEO Standing Committee on Energy; Mr V Vimal Prakash,Chairman, Electrical Engineering Division Board of IEI and a member of IEI Council; and Maj Gen R K Sanan, VSM (Retd), Secretary and Director General of IEI, participated in the 12th Convention of Nepal Engineers’ Association (NEA) on the theme ‘Empowering Engineers for Prosperous Nepal’, which was held during April 11-13, 2011, at Nepal Academy, Kamaladi, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Nepal Engineers’ Association (NEA), a non-profit professional organization, was founded by a group of young enthusiastic engineers in 1968 with a noble aim of developing engineering professionals to promote the development process by application of engineering sciences and technologies and at the same time increasing the interaction, goodwill and cooperation among engineers in Nepal and protect their professional rights.
Today NEA represents more than 12000 engineers nationwide. NEA during 1968-1989 was successful in establishing this very organization. The organizing of the World Engineering Congress along with first three national conventions were major milestones in this period.
NEA during 1990-1999 was successful in membership drive. Similarly the organizing of the interaction program among the four Ps (Press, Public, Professional and Politician) was a major step achieved by NEA in promoting the profession and in improving the image of its fellow members.
NEA was successful in expansion of in-country NEA centers, conversion of existing ones to Regional Centers as well as establishment of an international wing, NEA-Bangkok Center during the last decade. During the past decade, NEA broadened its activities by expanding its relation with international Engineering societies. NEA became member of World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and was successful to establish Federation of Engineering Institute of South and Central Asia (FEISCA). During the past decade, NEA has been successful in construction of its own building at Pulchowk. The finished two floors have been rented out to Nepal Telecommunications Corporation.
The NEA office at Jamal has been shifted to ground floor of NEA building at Pulchowk following demolition of the historic building housing NEA building during December 2001. The engineering community and well wishers donated funds to complete the ground floor and basement of the existing NEA building. The basement has been hired out to Nepal Telecom. The ground floor is fully used by NEA. Rent revenue thus generated now goes directly in paying construction loans. The Jamal office has also been rented out. In the recent past, NEA has successfully promoted the enactment of Nepal Engineering Council Act.
Today NEA has prepared a draft five-year strategy plan, which aims at upgrading current membership to internationally recognized standards. In this connection, a study on strengthening NEA is currently underway with support of Institution of Civil Engineers, UK and DFID.
The Closing Ceremony was graced by Mr Ram Chandra Paudel, Hon’ble Leader of the Opposition in the Constituent Assembly of Nepal, as the Chief Guest. Engr. Hari Om Srivastava, President of the NEA, chaired the ceremony. Earlier, Engr. Dhruva Raj Thapa, Secretary General of the NEA, delivered the Welcome Address, which was followed by the Convention Summary and Resolutions presented by Engr. G P Gorkhaly, Chairperson of the Technical Committee of NEA. Finally, a vote of thanks was proposed by Engr. Bhagat Man Singh Pradhan, Vice President of the NEA.