Youth should embark on a career in engineering to meet future challenges: ECOSF president

ISLAMABAD:ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF) President Professor Dr Manzoor Hussain Soomro Thursday asked the youth to embark on a career in engineering and technology to meet the future challenges.

In a message on World Engineering Day, Dr Soomro said he believed that engineering professionals of the ECO region had all the potential to create economic and business opportunities to maintain prosperity of the region in today’s competitive global economy.

“Our future economic standing and development of our society solely depends on our ability to nurture future generation of engineers and technologists, therefore, we have to inspire our youth to embark on a career in engineering and technology if we are to meet the challenges of the future”, he said.

“Today, ECO region faces enormous challenges and it will be extremely difficult for us to improve our lives, feed our growing populations, protect our children and climate, if we did not invest in our youth and build future generation of engineering leaders to find resource efficient, cheaper and smarter ways of industrial development for socioeconomic growth”, he said.

He congratulated UNESCO and World Federation of Engineering Organizations for celebrating this day and highlighting critical role of engineers who had immensely contributed to the infrastructure and technological development.

He congratulated the engineering community and said, “The day offers an opportunity to highlight engineers and engineering’s achievements in our modern world and improve public understanding of how engineering and technology are central to modern life and for sustainable development.”

Engineers had always played a critical role in the development of this world and their innovations and inventions had led to significant technological advancements, which had continuously improved our lives, he said.

The World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development was proclaimed by UNESCO in 2019. It is celebrated worldwide on March 4, of each year since 2020. This year the theme of this day is “Engineering for a Healthy Planet”.