IGIAT celebrates its fourth anniversary
VISAKHAPATNAM: Indo-German Institute of Advanced Technology (IGIAT) celebrated its fourth year of successful Indo-German cooperation at a function organised at the institute premises at Kancharapalem Industrial Estate on Saturday.
Visakhapatnam Port Trust Chairman Ajeya Kallam who participated as chief guest, appreciated the services rendered by IGIAT to different groups of beneficiaries, particularly the disadvantaged sections of society through its training programmes to hone their skills.
He inaugurated a newly set-up welding lab at the institute.
GTZ Representative D.J. Hahn said German funding to IGIAT would be withdrawn as the institute has attained self-sufficiency.
He said that GTZ would draw from the expertise of IGIAT in setting up other projects in India.
General Manager of District Industries Centre VRVR Naik said that the companies coming up in SEZ would be asked to send their staff for refresher training at IGIAT.
President of the Institute G. Kumaraswamy Reddy traced the genesis of the institute. Director P.K. Shrivastava gave a presentation on the progress of the institute during the four years since its inception.
GTZ Representatives S. Bansal, Manfred Haebig (New Delhi) and Hennig Bungard (Germany), president of Gayatri Vidya Parishad B. Swamy and secretary of IGIAT Society P. Somaraju were among those who spoke.
Representatives from the industry, academia and administration attended. The present and past directors of IGIAT were felicitated on the occasion.
IGIAT deputy director MPS Murthy proposed a vote of thanks.