New Delhi, Sept 16 : Lieutenant General AKS Chandele the Director General of Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers and the Colonel Commandant was today conferred the prestigious "Eminent Engineer Award 2008" by the Institution of Engineers (India) on the occasion of 41st Engineers Day.
The ceremony took place at the 'Engineers Bhawan' with participation from the Railways, Defence and other public and private sector enterprises.
While speaking on the occasion, Lieutenant General AKS Chandele stated that Army has made immense contribution in the preservation of environment.
He further said that the Corps of EME has been nominated as nodal agency to monitor the phasing out of Ozone Depleting Systems being used in the Army.
Every year, September 15 is observed as "Engineers Day" to commemorate the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna M Visvesvarya, a towering personality in the history of Indian engineering, who was conferred Bharat Ratna in recognition of his invaluable contribution in the fields of construction and public transportation.
The scroll of honour was presented by Mangat Ram Singhal, Minister for Industry, Labour, Employment, Election, Land and Building, Government of NCT of Delhi.