Bureau of Indian Standards, Nagpur Branch Office celebrated the World Standards Day 2021 on Thursday, 14th October 2021 at Hotel Radisson Blu by organizing a Technical Seminar on the theme “Shared Vision for a Better World”.
Prajakta Lavangare Verma, IAS, Divisional Commissioner, Nagpur Division was the Chief Guest on the occasion. She enlightened the audience with her mesmerizing speech on Importance of Standards in Industry as well as in our daily routine life. She also spoke about the issues faced by human race due to dependence of validation of self-worth and other issues faced by administration. She also did the honors of Gift Distribution to students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Vayusena Nagar and Bhartiya Vidya Bhavans, Trimurti Nagar for various competitions organized by BIS on the occasion of World Standard Day 2021.
Shri Vijay Nitnaware Scientist ‘E’ And Head of Bureau of Indian Standards,Nagpur Branch Office formally welcomed Chief Guest, Guest Speakers and all the participants from the industries and other to the Programme , while narrating the programme objective he elaborated the origin of World Standards Day, the meaning of standards at National and International levels, also explained the guiding principles and good standardization practices followed at international level taking into consideration recommendation of WTO-TBT committee in order to minimize trade barriers across the globe.
Shri Piyush M Wasekar, Scientist ‘D’ of Bureau of Indian Standards Nagpur Branch Office read the message from ISO, IEC & ITU and presented a theme paper from BIS. Dr Y.B Katpatal, Head of Civil Engineering Department, VNIT spoke about Sustainability of System to improve the quality of life. He gave an excellent example of Nagpur Urban Systems where sustainability is compromised to large extent as there are different domains which control urban sustainability.
Dr R J Krupadam, Senior Principal Scientist NEERI gave presentation on Standards which should form on Environmental matrices to safeguard the environment and Public Health. He also proposed the need of New Standards for Plastics and biodegradable plastics.
Dr Sheel Ghule, General Manager, E-Governance ,NSSCDCL showcased a video which very well explained the usage of multiple component installed and run by Nagpur Smart City which included CCTV Surveillance ,Cameras and Digital Display Boards. He showed examples where the Smart City how smart city department had helped in monitoring crime. He also explained the Process of E-Challan which is imposed for violating Traffic Rules.
Dr Poonam Prasad Principal Scientist NEERI spoke about sustainable development goals of SDG 11 for sustainable cities and communities. She also explained the role of Information Communication Technology for smart cities and standards for smart cities.