DOES IT MEAN THINKING POSITIVELY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT?
Er. Satya Narayan Shah
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (India) MS (Manufacturing Engineering & Management (UK) Email:
To address the issues of empowering engineers to fulfill their roles and responsibilities in
national development Nepal Engineers’ Association (NEA) is organizing a three days Natio
nalConvention of Engineers on April 11-13, 2011. The main theme of the great event for theengineers is
“Empowering Engineers for Prosperous Nepal”.
NEA has been organizing suchconventions in every two years on relevant issues and forwarding the resolutions to theconcerned authorities for their implementation. All the conventions, so far, have been givenutmost importance by the state. The inauguration and closing ceremony have been addressed bythe head of the state or the head of the government. This year also the convention has beenplanned to be inaugurated by Rt Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Jhal Nath Khanal and closingaddress by leader of the opposition Honorable Ram Chandra Poudel .The forth coming convention carries great importance with respect to the previous ones,especially, when the country is facing political instability resulting multi facet disastrousoutcomes. The theme and sub themes are so selected that not only engineers but the wholepopulation of the country are expected to be benefited in a great deal. The sub themes of theconvention are Political Empowering, Legal Empowering, Institutional Empowering, ManagerialEmpowering, Social Empowering, Entrepreneurial Empowering, and Technical Empowering.The attracting part of the convention is that some of the engineers turned politicians are alsoexpected to present their papers to share their views and experiences of their respective politicallives.Engineers use their knowledge of science, mathematics, and appropriate experience to findsuitable solutions to a problem. Engineering is considered an art and profession of acquiring andapplying technical, scientific and mathematical knowledge to design and implement materials,structures, machines, devices, systems, and processes that safely realize a desired objective orinventions. Creating an appropriate mathematical model of a problem allows them to analyze it,and to test potential solutions. Most simply, it can also be said the art of directing the greatsources of power in nature for the use and the convenience of people. In its modern formengineering involves people, money, materials, machines, and energy.Engineers being professionals bear great responsibilities for National development activities.They are definitely one of the prime drivers for the development. In other words they are themain actors to bring changes in the existing resources of the country. By its very natureengineering is bound up with society and human behavior. Every product or construction used bymodern society will have been influenced by engineering design. Engineering design is a verypowerful tool to make changes to environment, society and economies, and its application bringswith it a great responsibility. Hence, engineering discipline is very strong and skilled driver in asocial context.