|Highlights - Day One|
March 2009 Highlights
The fifth National Convention of the Don Bosco Tech India began on 4th March, 2009 at Don Bosco Provincial House, New Delhi at 9.00 am. Nearly 100 participants from all over India representing the Skill Training Institutions gathered for this convention which has the theme: Skill Development: Opportunities and Challenges. The convention was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by chief guests present. Fr. Machael Peedikayil the Salesian Provincial of New Delhi welcomed the participants to New Delhi and to the province and wished that this convention provides an opportunity for all to have open minded sharing as well as insightful discovery. Fr. Noel Maddichetty the provincial delegate for D B Tech in SPCSA, spoke to the group and brought the attention of the participants to three areas for consideration. The three areas are: 1. Can our Skill Training Centres become a ‘one stop shop' for the youth to receive all the service he requires 2. Research Initiatives in the Skill Training area 3. Take up Human Rights Education in and through the Skill Training Centres Mr. Danny Vandeputte from dmos comide, Belgium expressed happiness in being part of this convention and wished it great future ahead for the youth for nation building. The skill Training process can be a way of leading the youth to livelihood and a future for them and the larger society.
The first panel discussion was a deliberation on the theme from an industrial perspective. The three panellists namely Rajan Kohli from FICCI, Mr. R Banerjee from IIW and Ms. Susanna presented their views and the interaction thereafter moderated by Anita Sharma has opened areas of reflection and opportunities for participation. The second half of the day saw another two panel discussions again from Industry as well as success experiences and networking by various organisations. The first panel after lunch was moderated by Fr. Adolph Furtardo and the speakers from industry were Mr. Mr. Subramani from Mahindra, Mr. Sankar narayan from Siemens and Mr. Janakumar from Larsen and Toubro. The second panel after Lunch chaired by Bro. T V Mathew had speakers such as Mr. K.A.N Prasad from National Academy of Construction, and Mr. Suresh Jacob from KITCO. The group has picked up lots of inspiration, information and ideas for further reflection, discussion and action.
Skill Development -Opportunities & Challenges by Mr. Rajan Kohli, Deputy Secretary General, FICCI
Role in Development of Human Resource in Welding by R. Banerjee, Executive director, Indian Institut
Emerging Automotive Service Scenario by Mahindra First Choice Services Ltd
Siemens solutions for CNC Training by Mr. Puskin, Siemens, Machine Tool Division, Delhi
Larsen & Tourbo Experience in construction Skills Training by Mr. A. Janakumar.
National Academy for construction by Mr. K.A.N. Prasad
Kerala Industrial and Technical Consultancy Organisation Ltd. by Mr. Suresh Jacob, Project Manager