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KARNATAKA STATE CENTERE COMPLETES FOURTEEN YEARS

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A Birds Eye View of Events-KARNATAKA STATE CENTERE

COMPLETES FOURTEEN YEARS

Year1993-96

Mr. M.S.N.Swamy started of to launch a State Centre in Karnataka during 1993 and the 1st Meeting was called at Mysore Lamps. The response was not encouraging he tried and persuaded continuously for EIGHT Months the response was poor. Then during Prakash 95 he had the opportunity to talk to some of the Members form Karnataka and requested them to extend their support for forming a State Centre.

Further follow-up action was taken by calling Meetings. The response was not encouraging again, But to his luck he got a friend in Mr. Riaz Kagalwala (Who had Just shifted from Bombay) of Glowlite who was able to join him in this endeavour both started calling on various institutions/Industries/Government establishments /PSU Etc to make membership for forming the State centre. It was indeed a Herculean task to get Membership as everyone was asking about the Benefits they get; they had a very poor opinion on Societies, further some had no time to spare and many more excuses.

Mr. Swamy did not lose heart persuaded Mr Riaz and continued to work towards achieving the Goal. Finally they found two friends Mr. Mohan from ISRO and Mr. Thulasidas from Mecon through whom they started making Members. Then they had Mr. Pillai DG CPRI’s support for launching the State centre

Year 1996-98

Indian Society of Lighting Engineers Karnataka State Centre was formed on 15-02-1997.

  • The ‘isle’ Ksc was launched followed by a Successful “THE INTERNATIONAL LIGHTING CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION”. This was the first time such an event was held next only to Prakash Held by the Governing Body at New Delhi. This was well appreciated by one and all.

The above was not a mean achievement considering the various hurdles we have to face. It became a History.

Year 1998-2002

Handed over Charge to new Committee end 1998

A Lighting workshop conducted by W. Julian.

Year 2002 – 03

Mr. Swamy was forced to take charge from 2002 to activate ‘isle’ Ksc since there was no or negligible activity during 1998 to 2001.

Swamy was able to take help from Mr. Venugopal, President and CEO, GE Lighting, Mr. Sathyendra, Mr. Riaz & Mr. Joshi for rejuvenating the activities of ‘ISLE’ Ksc.

Since then ISLE Karnataka Chapter had been active in spreading the knowledge in lighting.

  • First time in the country conducted a workshop on LED as a Source for Lighting “Illumination by Light Emitting Diodes” (by Mr. Gagan Mehra MD OSRAM) in cooperation with OSRAM @ JN TATA AUDITORIUM on 24th May 2002.

  • On 14th Aug 2002 in cooperation with GE @ HOTEL ATRIA AUDITORIUM conducted a workshop on

    • Software in lighting by Mr. Raja Mukherjee Product Manager GE Lighting

    • Use electronics to lighting controls by Mr. N S Rao MD Intellux Pune

  • On 25th Mar 2003 in cooperation with Anchor @ HOTEL ATRIA AUDITORIUM conducted a workshop on

    • Lighting & Luminaires by Mr. Shiban K Koul GM Lighting ANCHOR MUMBAI

    • Lighting Electronics – importance of EMI / EMC specifications by Capt Sarma VSM IN(retd)

Year 2003 – 04

  • Vision 2004 was held from 21st – 23rd Nov’ 2003 for the 1st time an International Conference and Exhibition with a participation from America, Germany, Netherlands, Etc. Having 7(Seven) Technical sessions

    • VISION 2004 – A Challenge” INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR AND EXHIBITION

    • For the 1st time in the country recognised Mr. Abid Kagalwala, Mr. Mahidaria and Mr. Mamak for their contribution in the field and HONOURED them during VISION 2004 Event.

    • A Cultural Programme was arranged for the DELEGATES and the Members on 22nd Nov’ 2003

Year 2004 – 05

  • ISLE’ Ksc takes its own office for rent and moves to new premises during 30th May’ 2004

  • On 30th Aug’ 2004 A National Level ‘Industry-Institute Interactive Meet on Energy and Lighting @ MIT Manipal was organised

  • On 22nd Mar’ 2005 organised a workshop on ‘Solid State Lighting and Emerging Trend’ Sponsored by Philips India at Atria Hotel

  • On 28th Mar’ 2005 in Coordination with SISI Govt. Of India undertaking organised a Lecture on ‘Energy Conservation – Its Importance’ for Small Scale Industries @ SISI Auditorium – Mr. Pradeep Nettur, Chief Engineer (Ele), BSNL Presented the Paper.

Year 2005 – 06

  • Vision 2006 was held from 9th – 11th Dec’2005 sponsored by SISI a Govt Undertaking

    • Lighting & other Electrical Products Exhibition & Buyer – Seller Meet’. A platform for the Small Scale Industries & the Educational Institutions to meet the Large Scale Industries for mutual development.

    • There were 10 (Ten) sessions including presentations and discussions for development in research activities and manufacturing.

  • Since there was no basic written document to meet one of ‘ISLE’s objectives for conducting Training Programmes for Engineers, Future decision makers, the Contractors and NON Professionals on Basic Language of Lighting, Controls, Saving of Energy and Effect on Environment, Mr. M. S. N. Swamy was requested to do the needful in the matter and bring out a Book from his over 4(Four) decades of experience in the field of Lighting.

    • Mr. Swamy brought out a beautiful Book “THE LIGHTING WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW” which deals with basics what every Lighting man, a Professional or a Non Professional should know. This was released by Chief Secretary Govt Of Karnataka on 10th Feb’ 2006

    • The book has been taken by many Engineering Colleges, Institutions, Industries, Etc. for their Training Programme and kept in Library for their reference.

Year 2006 – 07

For Students of Engineering Colleges and to the Engineers from various Establishments started Conducting ONE day workshops on Proper use of Sources, various aspects of Energy Savings in Lighting and on Pollution, by going to their premises.

  • On 1st June2006 joined hands withAIT Chickmagalurorganised Training Programme a ‘One Day Workshop on – Lighting’ this was sponsored by The GE Consumer & Industrial, Bangalore. The key focus was on energy saving concepts and application of lighting technology to improve energy efficiency and quality of life for the users.

  • On 9thJune2006 joined hands withDepartment of Architecture Dayanandasagar College of Engineeringorganised Teaching Programme on FUNDAMENTALS ON – LIGHTING for the students who were taking Exams. The key focus was on basics and language of Lighting to the students. Further they were also exposed to design parameters for a better Lighting and importance of Conserving Energy and Saving of Environment.

  • On 29thJune2006 joined hands withBSNLorganised Training Programme on ‘WORKSHOP ON – LIGHTING for their Engineers and Contractors. The key focus was on energy saving concepts and application of lighting technology to improve energy efficiency and quality of life for the users.

  • Enter in to agreement with EU- LIGHT INDIA PROJECT for a Technical Exchange Programme

    • 1ST OF ITS KIND IN THE COUNTRY ON STREET LIGHTING AND EXTERNAL LIGHTING, INFORMATION EXCHANGE AND TRAINING, ORGANIZED IN COLLABORATION WITH EUROPEAN UNION UNDER ASIA INVEST PROJECT, EU – LIGHT INDIA.

    • ORGANISED A SERIES OF TRAINING PROGRAMMES ON “STREET AND OUTDOOR LIGHTING” IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ITALIAN ASSOCIATIONS ASSITAL AND ACAI AS WELL AS POLISH ASSOCIATION IRSEP.

    • THE PROGRAMMES WERE HELD AT MUMBAI (SEPTEMBER), NEW DELHI (NOVEMBER) & BANGALORE (FEBRUARY).

    • EACH PROGRAMME WAS FOR 3 DAYS AND WAS WELL RECEIVED.

    • EACH PROGRAMME HAD A PARTICIPATION OF OVER 50 DELEGATES FROM ALL SECTORS RELATED TO PUBLIC LIGHTING, TOURISM, ENERGY CONSERVATION, STANDARDS, TESTING ETC.

    • INDIAN PARTNERS ARE THE ISLE AND THE EU-INDIA CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE.

    • THE QUALITY OF INTER ACTION AND THE EXCHANGE OF VIEWS WAS AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL AND IT WAS VERY WELL APPRECIATED.

    • ON THE WHOLE THE TRAINING PROGRAMMES HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL, WELL ATTENDED AND HAS SATISFIED THE PARTICIPANTS AND THE FACULTY TO A GREAT EXTENT

    • THE MUMBAI PROGRAM WAS ATTENDED BY THE LEADERS OF THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY AND ALSO BY A NUMBER OF MUNICIPALITIES.

    • THE PROGRAMME IN DELHI WAS ATTENDED BY DR. AJAY MATHUR, DIRECTOR GENERAL, BUREAU OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY, ER.SUBRAMANIAM, E-IN-C, DELHI PWD, SHRI MEHAR SINGH, DIRECTOR MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT DEALING WITH JNNURM AS STREET LIGHTING IS A SUBJECT OF THE MUNICIPALITIES, E-IN-C OF DELHI PWD, CHIEF ENGINEERS OF NDMC, DTTDC ETC.,

    • THE PROGRAMME IN BANGALORE WAS ATTENDED BY SHRI DILIP RAU, ADDITIONAL CHIEF SECRETARY & PRINCIPAL SECRETARY, ENERGY, GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA AND THE CONCLUDING EVALUATION SEMINAR WAS INAUGURATED AND ADDRESSED BY SHRI P.B.MAHISHI, CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA.

    • A WEB SITE WWW.ISLE_KARNATAKA.ORG WAS ALSO LAUNCHED TO DISSEMINATE FOR EXCHANGING KNOWLEDGE

Year 2007 – 08

  • For the 1st time in the history of Lighting a Delegation of 21 (Twenty one) Lighting Professionals were taken to Europe to study Lighting in Europe. Had technical exchange with various establishments.

  • On Gandhi Jayanthi day 2nd Oct’2007 for the 1st time conducted a get together of Members Family and organised the Games and distributed prizes.

Year 2008 – 09

  • A Successful Maga Event ‘Vision–2010’ – “INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION ON LIGHTING” was organised between 21st – 23rd Nov’ 2008 @ Hotel Grand Ashok

  • There were 7 Technical sessions.

  • This program had 15(fifteen) domain experts from various related fields to give information and discuss the available opportunities.

  • The Speakers included from – Japan, America, Italy, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, China and from India Leading Lighting Companies / Institutions

  • M.S.N.Swamy for the first time evolved a new method of Lighting an LED with Cow Dung Paste that is based on Cow Dung as the source fuel which was demonstrated during the International Conference on 21st Nov’2008. With further research he hopes to Light Billions who have no access to Electricity

  • Apart from the focus on urban areas, the importance of lighting in rural areas (which do not have grid power or are subject to severe cuts) was also highlighted in the demonstration project by Mr.M.S.N.Swamy,

  • The system could bring relief to a large number of rural households and spare them the ills associated with kerosene lamps and also help in reduction of the CO2 production”

  • Mr. Swamy was able to Light one Room of 8Ft X 10Ft with 1W LED using Cow Dung Paste

  • This had a wide publicity, there were No. of articles published in the print media and there were TV interviews in Kannada Channels ranging from 5 Min to 1 Hr in E-Tv, Z-Tv, DD1, Tv-9, Udaya, Etc.

  • Happy to inform that the patent office has published the article in their Official Journal.

  • Further research is required, to be able to demonstrate lighting of homes in a larger scale towards overall development of rural public.

  • An article on this appeared in Jan’09 ISLE News Letter

Year 2009 – 10

  • Managing Committee Members visited HAMPI in May’ 2009 to study Lighting of Monuments.

  • FOR THE 1ST TIME CONDUCTED RURAL EDUCATION TO EMPOWER WOMEN ON THE AWARENESS OF ENERGY SAVING AND EFFECTS OF DISCHARGE LAMPS ON ENVIRONMENT.

  • TRAINING PROGRAMME AT CHANNAPATTANA IN COORDINATION WITH KOUSHALYA SHALE

  • TRAINING PROGRAMME AT ON SAVING IN ENERGY AND PROTECTION OF ENVIRONMENT AT GUBBI ON 7TH JAN’ 2010

Number of workshops on Saving ENERGY and Pollution along with Testing of LED were held during the Year

  • MR. M.S.N. SWAMY ADDRESSED ON 21ST JULY’2009 atRotary Club of Bangalore Orchardson “Lighting What Everyone Should Know” In their Tuesday Meeting as the Speaker of the week.

  • Mr. Bhavani Prasad addressed the Engineers atThe Bengaluru International Airport on Lighting Code on the occasion of Sir M Vishweshvarayya’s Birth day on 15-09-2009

  • The Lighting Workshop was held on 08-10-2009 at BESCOM

  • The Lighting Workshop was held on 27-11-2009 at UVCE.

  • The Lighting Workshop on LED was held on 14-12-2009 at UVCE.

On LED Testing

  • The Lighting Workshop was held on 18-02-2010 at CPWD.

  • The Lighting Workshop was held on 13-03-2010 at Canara Engineering College Bantwal Mangalore

  • The Lighting Workshop was held on 19-02-2010 at NIE Mysore.

  • The Lighting Workshop was held on 23-03-2010 at SBM.

  • The Lighting Workshop was held on 29-03-2010 at MSR Polytechnic.

  • Mr. Bhavani Prasad addressed the Contractors in a Meeting conducted by the INSRUCT on the Energy saving and the Contractual obligations.

Year 2010 – 11

  • Silver Jubilee Lecture on “Future Growth & Development : How can India prepare itself.” By Ar. Behr Champana was arranged Sponsored by Architects Association Bangalore on 10th July’ 2010 @ Century Club Bangalore.

  • Mr. M.S.N. Swamy Chairman ISLE Ksc was invited to China Public Lighting Summit-2010 at Shanghai 15th & 16th Sept’ 2010. by the “City Illumination Committee of China (The association belongs to the government functional department) &  China Municipal Engineering Association.” to address country’s policy considering the growth of Solid State Lighting requirement to reduce the level of Pollution, Save Energy & The Associations initiatives to promote on green effect.

    • Mr. M.S.N. Swamy who was the only representative Invited from India Spoke on the topic “Indian Illuminating Policies and what ISLE have done on Energy-Saving and Spreading Knowledge to reduce Pollution”

  • On 24th Oct’ 2010 Identity cards sent by the GB was distributed to the members in a card holder sponsored by KSC. As the card does not have any details such as address /contact etc as it should be in any identity card.

  • A Family get together was organised on 7th Jan’2011 in view of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations at Palace Grounds.

  • A Press meet was called on 19th Jan ‘ 2011 to counter a press report “that we do not have expertise on LED (as informed by the BBMP spoke person)” and explain on various parameters they have to consider before buying the LED Fixtures. We have also informed that we have the Expertise to guide them for taking decision free of cost

M.S.N. Swamy

Chairman

One thought on “KARNATAKA STATE CENTERE COMPLETES FOURTEEN YEARS

  1. jnb

    Very good account of the activities of the Karnataka State Centre.
    It is also nice that you have posted it successfully.

    Please post a few more articles.
    At present you have posted only your contribution only. You may as the inputs from others lso, wherever it is relevant & is important.

    The article ends with 2011. You may have to write a new page/post for the recent events and progress.

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