Dear Esteemed Members, Greetings!
As the year 2014 comes to end, my term as President of India Section also ends and a new President will assume office and will handle the programs in the coming year. The term from August 2013 to December 2014 was eventful and India Section has been visible along with other professional bodies in India and organized various technical programs and conferences in different regions. The highlight of all programs is the International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure (ICSCI 2014) that was held in Hyderabad during 17-18 October 2014 and this newsletter contains a report on the conference. The conference was held in association with Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad. The conference received overwhelming response from India and Abroad and well attended. Prof. Sireesh Saride and Dr. Munwar Basha took up this mammoth task and handled very well, and I sincerely thank them for taking up this responsibility. Mr. K P Pradeep, Mr. Anchuri Srinivas, Dr. P Anbalaghan, and the other officers of the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western regions have been of considerable help in organizing the events and I sincerely thank them.
The elections for the coming year have been announced and this newsletter contains the important dates and the candidates contesting for various positions. Please participate in the election process.
ASCE has nominated me as Governor, Region 10 for the period 2014-2017 and it will be a pleasure to be of service to India Section and Region 10 in the new position.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015. Best regards
Prof. G L Sivakumar Babu, President, India Section