Celebration of IRI Foundation Day 2016
Irrigation Research Institute celebrated its Foundation Day on 06 Dec, 2016. Honourable Irrigation Minister, Uttarakhand Govt., Shri Yashpal Arya, was invited as the Chief Guest, Shri Anand Bardhan , Secretary, Irrigation Department, Govt. of Uttarakhand and Shri R. Chalisgaonkar, Engineer-in-Chief, Irrigation Department, Uttarakhand were the guest of honours. But due to some urgent and unavoidable circumstances at last moment, Chief Guest Honourable Irrigation Minister, Uttarakhand Govt., Shri Yashpal Arya and guest of honour Shri Anand Bardhan could not attend the programme and the duties of Chief Guest were performed by Shri R. Chalisgaonkar, Engineer-in-Chief, Irrigation Department, Uttarakhand.
The event began with the unveiling of flagstone of Irrigation Research Institute, Roorkee. Later the Chief Guest and other dignitaries visited the IRI Model Room and unveiled the model of Tehri Dam.
The foundation day function began in IRI Auditorium with welcoming of chief guest and other dignitaries. In his welcome address, Sri Amar Nath Singh Bisht, Chief Engineer & Director, IRI mentioned about the establishment of IRI and Hydraulic Research Station Bahadrabad. He conveyed thanks to retired personnels for their contribution in development of IRI.
Felicitation of retired personnels & sponsors
Many retired personnels and office bearers of various organisation expressed their views that IRI has made a new beginning by celebrating the foundation day and the activity be organised every year. On the occasion, the following retired personnels, who worked in various capacities in IRI during their tenure, were felicitated for their outstanding contribution for the upliftment of the Institute by the Chief Guest by presenting a memento and Shawl
On the occasion, Sri Amar Nath Singh Bisht, Chief Engineer & Director, IRI also presented the memento to the Representatives from THDC, RITES, SJVN Ltd. for extending their cooperation to the Institute by sponsoring the studies
Release of Annual Report & News Letter
On the occasion, ANNUAL REPORT of IRI for FY2015-16 was released by the honourable chief guest and the Chief Engineer and Director IRI. The first issue of quarterly NEWS LETTER of Irrigation Department, Uttarakhand, giving the details of the activities carried out in the quarter, was also released on the occasion by the honourable chief guest and the Chief Engineers of the Department
Inaugural speech by Engineer Ėin-Chief
In his inaugural speech, honourable Chief guest Shri R. Chalisgaonkar spoke about the historical importance of the Roorkee town & the important hydraulic model studies conducted at Hydraulic Research Station, Bahadarabad, IRI Roorkee for 600MW Upper Mersyangdi Hydropower Project, Nepal; Hassan Dam, Yemen; Nyabarongo Hydropower Project, Rwanda; Tala Hydropower Project, Bhutan, Tehri Dam and Baghlihar Hydropower Project. He also mentioned that the First R & D TROPHY was awarded by the Central Board of Irrigation and Power(CBIP), New Delhi in 1986 to the Institute for carrying out excellent works in the field of water resources and hydropower. He stated itís a challenge to sustain quality in this competitive era, which this Institute has maintained till present. To survive in the competitive era, the Institute has to equip itself and the human resources working in the institute so that it can serve the State and the Nation in the field of water resources and hydropower
During his speech, Chief Guest did mention about the other construction and planning activities carried out in the department including the construction of Baijnath Barrage, Khankra Jheel Rudraprayag, Bheemandeshwar Jheel, Dwarhat, Almora; application of Geo tubes , National Hydrology Project, State Specific Action Plan, Flood Plain Zoning, etc. Honourable Chief Guest congratulated the staff of IRI for organising the event successfully and wished that this zeal and enthusiasm will continue in future also
At the end, Shri Ajay Verma, Chief Engineer, Irrigation Department presented a formal vote of thanks.