The Institution of Engineers (India) Kuwait Chapter organized its second sponsored technical seminar of the year at the prestigious Indian Embassy Auditorium. Engineers arrived at the Indian Embassy Auditorium as they were excited to know more about the vertical transportation in a capsule (lift). The Technical seminar was fully sponsored by ETA Engg. & Elevator co. (Mitsubishi Elevators) the leading elevator company in Kuwait on 14 October, 2014.
The event started with playing of the national anthem of Kuwait and India, followed by the observance of a minute of silence for the victims of the Jammu & Kashmir floods and the HudHud super cyclone that devastated the shores of AP and Odisha States. The MC Engr. Subhalakshmi Senthilkumar welcomed all the members gathered to the fully sponsored seminar by ETA on 'Green Elevators – A New Era in Vertical Transportation'.
The Chief Guest Engr. Shiv Sagar, Second Secretary, Indian Embassy was requested to come on to the stage and Engr. Ilangovan escorted him on to the dias. The key note speaker Engr. Krishnan, General Manager of ETA was escorted to the stage by Dr. Rumane, ex-offico chairman and the second Speaker Engr. Khalid, Sr. Engineer, ETA was escorted by Dr. M. Mahendhran, Hon. Secretary IEI – Kuwait Chapter. As mark of love and respect floral bouquets were presented to the dignitaries on the stage.
Dr. Rumane welcomed the gathering and thanked ETA and their GM Engr. Krishnan for fully sponsoring the technical seminar. He stressed the need for the members to be proactive and to support the activities of the IEI so that we can make it a vibrant organization. Engr. Subha Senthilkumar who was the master of the ceremony welcomed the gathering and requested the Speaker Mr. Khalid to make his presentation. Mr. Khalid presented brief details about ETA Company. The second MC Ms. Bagyashree invited Engr. Krishnan on to the stage make his presentation.
Engr. Krishnan GM of ETA presented in detail the evolution of the lifts from the days of its invention to the modern high speed express elevators traveling at a speed of 1,200 meter/minute. He made the presentation in such a simple manner that the complex technical issues were explained with great ease. The self-generation of electricity in the lifts using the latest technologies can reduce the electrical consumption from the main source and be an alternate source of electricity generation for other power consumption areas like lighting, water pumps etc.The full technical details of the vertical transportation was explored and the various modern technologies that are used in the manufacturing of the lifts , transportation, installations, maintenance, which makes the vertical transportation as a 'Green Elevator' has impressed the attendees.
The seminar which lasted for more than 90 minutes was filled with lot of information and the Q & A session was very interactive as many members raised their doubts and Engr. Krishnan gave a patient clarifications to all the queries, clearing the technical doubts and feasibility of various technologies that can be adopted in the lift industry from the design of the building to maintenance of the lifts. All the Executive members discharged their duties meticulously at the reception & registration counter, sound system, stage management and food counter.
Dr. Mahendhran, Hon. General Secretary presented the vote of thanks and thanked Engr. Shiv Sagar, Second Secretary Indian Embassy for gracing the occasion, ETA for fully sponsoring the technical seminar and Engr. Krishnan and Engr. Khalid for making a wonderful presentation which enlightened many engineers on the technologies that are being adopted in the lift industry. He thanked all the IEI sponsors, Indian Embassy Officials, press members, Members and guests who attended the seminar. He invited all the participants for a delightful dinner served by Anjappar Restaurant.