Bhubaneswar : The two-day flagship event of the Indian Institute of Welding (IIW-India), National Welding Meet (NWM) – 2023, kick-started here from Sunday.This year the theme is ‘Present Day Welding, Challenges and Opportunities’.

IIW-India , Bhubaneswar Centre is organising this 2 days long “National Weilding Meet-2023 ” in association with the Utkal Chamber of Commerce & Industry Ltd. (UCCIL ) in UCCL Auditorium Hall .

The Meet was inaugurated by Sankar Biswas, Chief of Mechanical Maintenance, Tata Steel, in presence of Gyana Ranjan Mohanty, Chairman, IIW – Bhubaneswar Centre, Dr. Brahmananda Mishra, President, UCCIL, R. Srinivasan, Vice President-International Institute of Welding cum Past President, IIW-India, Rahul Sengupta, Vice-President, IIW-India, Prof. Santanu Das, Kolkata Branch, IIW-India, Rituraj Bose, Secretary General, IIW-India, Prof. Omkarnath Mohanty, IIW- India Bhubaneswar Center.

Speaking on this occasion Gyana Ranjan Mohanty, Chairman, IIW – Bhubaneswar Centre said, “We are very privilege to organise this national conference for the first time in Odisha.”

Eminent speakers from academia and industry are participating in NWM-2023 who will be sharing their valuable knowledge and experience, through their presentations and discussions. These will be relevant to the welding activity going on in a variety of industries, such as Steel, Aluminum, Petro Chemicals, Mining , infrastructure and all allied industries . Welding Plays a vital role in most of our Engineering Activities, The knowledge shared during the NWM-2023 will be an useful takeaway for all the participating professionals and members from the academia associated with welding.

Addressing the conference, Brahmananda Mishra, President, UCCIL, said, welding is an essential component of many industries such as the automotive industry, the construction industry, the aviation industry, and more. Without this form of metal work, so many things, including many buildings, gates, and fences, small kitchen appliances, vehicles – and even space travel – would not exist. So it’s good to see Bhubaneswar hosting such national conference and discussing on the industry challenges and opportunities

The Indian Institute of Welding (IIW-India), a professional body, has been serving the cause of the welding industry in the country since 1968 through an array of professional activities around welding that include publication of technical journal, holding seminars, workshops on important themes, training programmes, competitions etc. IIW- India Bhubaneswar is affiliated to the IIW-India Kolkata Branch. The objective of IIW-Bhubaneswar centre is to provide a platform for the practicing welding specialists in industries and academia (with large no of engineering colleges). IIW-Bhubaneswar centre is engaged in inculcating an interest for welding as a profession among the engineering students.