Engineers’ Day, celebrated annually on September 15th, holds great significance as it honours the birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, an eminent Indian engineer and statesman. This year, Narayana Schools celebrated this day in a unique and inspiring way by organising a career-cum-guidance session led by the first teachers of the children, i.e., the parents.
The event, held at Narayana Schools, brought together a unique blend of professionals and aspiring engineers. Parents, who themselves excel in various engineering subdomains such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and software engineering, were invited to share their knowledge, experiences, and insights with students from 8th to 12th grade.
Engineers’ Day kicked off with parents taking the stage, each representing a different facet of the engineering world. They shared their personal journeys, detailing the challenges they faced, the milestones they achieved, and the satisfaction they derived from their chosen paths. Real-life examples were woven into their narratives, making the subject matter relatable and engaging for the young audience.
One of the highlights of the event was the interactive Q&A session. Students eagerly posed questions to the engineering professionals, seeking advice on career choices, academic pursuits, and the evolving landscape of engineering disciplines. It was a platform for students to clarify their doubts, gain perspective, and receive firsthand knowledge from those who have walked the engineering path.
The session proved to be meaningful and informative, as students gleaned valuable insights from the parents working in the engineering profession. The parents’ willingness to share their experiences and mentor the next generation of engineers was heartening to witness.
Dr. Sindhura Narayana, Director of Narayana Educational Institutions, underscored the importance of such sessions and events that celebrate the engineering profession. She emphasised that Engineers’ Day is not just about honouring engineers of the past but also inspiring the engineers of the future. Dr. Sindhura highlighted the critical role engineers play in solving society’s challenges and driving technological advancements.
The event ended on a high note, with the principal and vice-principal extending their gratitude to all participants and attendees. Encouraging students to walk on the path taken by famous engineers like Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Verghese Kurien, E Sreedharan, Satish Dhwan, Vinod Dham and many more, it was an insightful day for students, leaving them with a renewed sense of purpose and determination as they embark on their own engineering journeys.