Pune: The College of Engineering Pune (CoEP) inaugurated its 11th MindSpark, a three-day event, at the main auditorium of the college on Friday.
Social activist Medha Patkar was the chief guest of the event. Director of CoEP BB Ahuja, Dean Academics of CoEP, SL Patil, Faculty Advisory, Meera Murali and Technical Secretary of MindSpark ’17, Rishabh Chitlangia were present.
The event aims to achieve an ideal society with the help of progressive technology through the theme “Towards Techno-Utopia”. MindSpark ’17 is a melange of technological innovation through the pilot edition of Technical Exhibition and an essence of social responsibility through Paakhi, an initiative towards women empowerment, which was held recently.
“Challenges are important for one to succeed. MindSpark is the platform, where students will be technically challenged to come up with new innovative ideas,” said Ahuja.
Patkar underlined the importance of keeping society and technology in harmony. Highlighting numerous examples of failures in assessing natural resources and engineering, she warned us about how continuing on the same lines would prove disastrous in the future. “Students should choose the right technology, applying the value frame, which will be beneficial not only for the society at large but also for a local community as well,” said Patkar.