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  • Writer's pictureKRISHNENDU KUNDU

BIS and the Greater Kolkata College of Engineering & Management Host the Youth to Youth Connect Programme on World Consumer Rights Day

News Desk, News Nation 360 : In honour of World Consumer Rights Day, which is observed on March 15 every year, Greater Kolkata College of Engineering & Management, a JIS Group Educational Initiative, hosted a Youth to Youth Connect Programme on March 12, 2024. Under the prestigious JIS Group, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) hosted a youth-to-youth connect programme at Greater Kolkata College of Engineering & Management. Distinguished dignitaries attended the event, including Prof. (Dr.) Mahuya Das, Principal GKCEM, and Anindya Chakrabarti Scientist -F & Sr. Director Head (Kolkata Branch Office-II), Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS); Najruna Sultana, Standard Promotion Officer, Kolkata Branch Office-II, and Sourav Das, Graduate Engineer, also from the BIS. Speaking on the occasion, Sardar Simarpreet Singh, Director, JIS Group stated that as they celebrated the successes of this one-day national seminar on Industrial Safety and Standardisation, he would like to sincerely thank Greater Kolkata College of Engineering & Management for kindly providing the venue. This programme emphasises how important it is to work together to instil in the children a culture of quality consciousness. As the International Day of Consumer Rights draws near, they invite everyone to commemorate not only their successes but also their dedication to quality and consumer rights to keep working together to foster partnerships that raise the bar for quality and uniformity in engineering practice and education. The purpose of the event was to educate young people about consumer rights and the value of upholding quality standards in goods and services, as well as to spread awareness of the significance of quality and standardisation at the grassroots level. The Department of Civil Engineering and Department of Electrical Engineering at Greater Kolkata College of Engineering & Management recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), showcasing their collaborative efforts. Through this collaboration, the organisations' shared commitment to advancing quality and uniformity in engineering practices and instruction is furthered. Students participated in interactive sessions, workshops, and presentations led by BIS experts throughout the programme, which covered a range of topics including consumer rights, quality standards, and the role engineers play in maintaining these standards. The occasion provided a forum for discussion and information sharing, equipping the upcoming engineers to lead the community with critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.


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