Two Days International Conference on “Sustainable Urban Development, Resource Conservation and Food Security” SURF – 19

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A two days International Conference on “Sustainable Urban Development, Resource Conservation and Food Security” ‘Surf- 19’ was organized by BIT and BEADS at Bearys Knowledge campus, Innoli, Mangalore on 26th -27th April, 2019. The inauguration ceremony was held at the International seminar hall with the invocation of Almighty. Dr. P Mahabaleswarappa Welcomed the gathering and also introduced the chief guest of day one Dr. Alok Kumar Srivatsav, Chief Scientist and Director, CFTRI Mysore, and the guest of honors DR. S A Khan, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Mr. Bharat Mansata is a writer and environmental activist, involved in ecological regeneration. Mr. Amarnadh Adusumali is a farmer/entrepreneur who runs an organic farm near Madurai. And Mrs. Deepa Vedavyas, Principal, Ecopod Architects, Mr. Syed Mohammed Beary, Hon. Chairman, Bearys Group & Bearys Academy of Learning. Mr. Mazahr S Beary, Trustee, Bearys Academy of Learning and Principals & HODs of various departments. In his speech, he said The SURF-19 is intended to provide the participating delegates an opportunity to listen to and interact with eminent subject experts from reputed institutes and industry across the globe. The conference will witness two sessions of Keynote addresses. The sessions will be conducted in relevant areas of interest. All the guests and dignitaries on the dais were florally welcomed.

Mr. Syed Mohammed Beary, gave the presidential address, in his address added that the greed and pride of humans have led to the destruction of natural resources. “If this continues, the scenario will soon change and in next few years, people of metro cities like Bengaluru and others will have to migrate during summer to other places” he said while adding that India was a leader in sustainable developing till a century ago. “Some of the examples for this are Taj Mahal and the architecture of temples in Tamil Nadu. We are accountable for the protection of environmental resources” he added. Then there was Release of Abstract Proceedings Book by Dr. Alok Kumar Srivastava & Dr. S.A. Khan with the members on the dais.

Dr. Alok Kumar Srivastava, in his speech, said that with sustainable crops the soil fertility and nutrition in crops will increase. He also narrated that, India once use to import wheat and other products, whereas now it is the exporter of many commodities. He emphasized that still, we need to work hard to achieve chemical free commodities.

Dr.SA Khan, in his speech, said: “man has to learn and implement many things from the nature” he said the birds fly in the air keeping the body shape as V and the design of fighter planes follows exactly in V shape so as reduce the aerodynamical friction and drag is reduced by 30%. He also took an example of the plumber who connects the horizontal pipe the water tank which reduces the direct pressure of water in one direction.

Mr. Akram Sayeed, An Entrepreneur and community leader, Dallas, USA. In his speech said the globe is under three threats in the coming years 1. Loneliness, the urbanization which is the cause. 2. Extreme weather conditions causing Tsunamis, Glacier, fires in the woods. 3. Global economic vulneraries. He urged the researchers to work towards overcoming these world threats.

Dr. Mustafa Basthikodi presented the Concluding remarks and given thanks to Chief Guest and Guest of honour.

In the same venue, there was Panel Discussion on Food Security, Keynote Address and Presentation was by Dr. Alok Kumar Srivastava, and Presentation By Mr. Bharat Mansata, then followed by Presentation by Mr. Amarnadh Adusumali the event was moderated by Dr. Basavaraj M., Professor & Head, Mechanical Engineering, BIT, Mangalore. There were around 60 papers were presented in the different venues under four tracks along with poster presentation.

In the post-lunch session, there was Panel Discussion on “Advances and Recent Trends in Engineering and Technology” in the International Seminar Hall. The moderator for the Panel was Dr. Aziz Musthafa. The Keynote Address and Presentation was by Dr. S. A. Khan. Followed by Presentation by Dr. K Chandrasekaran, Professor & Former Dean, NITK, Suratkal. There was Presentation by Dr. B H Venkataram Pai, Joint Director, MIT, Manipal, then the presentation was by Dr. Somashekhar Bhat Professor & Head of ECE, MIT, Manipal and at the end there was an interesting question and answer session. The day one ended with music and feast by name SURF Banquet at BIT Lawn.

The day two began with an invocation of Almighty. The guest on the dais were Dr. Ken Yeang, Renowned Architect, Ecologist, Planner, Malaysia, Mr. Mansoor Khan, Renowned Film Maker, Mumbai. Dr. S.A. Khan, Dr. Bhakti Devi, Liveability Strategist, Bangalore, Ar. Deepa Vedavyas, Ecological Architect, Harvard University, Mr. Syed Mohammed Beary, Dr. Mahabaleswarappa P, Ar. Ashok LP Mendonca, Dr. Aziz Musthafa, Mr. Mazhar S Beary, Dr. Mustafa Basthikodi.

Ar. Ashok LP Mendonca, Principal BEADS welcomed the gathering in an innovative way by showing concern on saving mother earth. Followed by Inaugural address by Mr. Syed Mohammed Beary, in his speech is said one of the reasons for all problems is the greed and the solution would be sustainable development and said it is the experience which makes the man perfect and not the education. And social happiness is paramount important not individual happiness.

The keynote address was by Mr. Mansoor Khan, Renowned Author, ecologist and Film Maker, Mumbai. In his address, he said the exponential growth is the problem for resources and he has defended it. He said “deal with reality or the reality will deal with you”

The Panel Discussion on “Sustainable Urban Development” was held at International Seminar Hall. The Keynote Address and Presentation was by Dr. Ken Yeang, he spoke about the green architecture for Sustainable Urban Development followed by Presentation by Dr. Bhakti Devi and Ar. Deepa Vedavyas.The moderator for the session was Ar. Ashok LP Mendonca followed by question and answer. The best paper and best poster awards were distributed by chairman and dignitaries on the dais. The two days program ended with vote of thanks by Dr. Mustafa Bastikodi followed by National Anthem.

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