I extend my grateful thanks to the newly constituted Executive Committee of our Chapter for once again reposing trust in me to discharge the responsibilities of Chairman for 2017-18. I am humbled to accept this position with a sense of responsibility for serving the interests of the Chapter for one more year.
The Indian Institute of Metals, Delhi Chapter has acquired a unique and important status among all Chapters of IIM. Founded in March 1953, this Chapter celebrated its Silver Jubilee in October 1978 and Golden Jubilee in September 2002. Late Dr. D N Wadia, the internationally famous geologist, was the first Chairman of Delhi Chapter and continued until 1963. He was followed by eminent metallurgists and senior government officials, who provided leadership, guidance and wise counsel for Chapter's growth.
The Indian Institute of Metals – Delhi Chapter celebrated Chapter NMD Celebrations as well as IIM Foundation Day on 24 February 2018 in the Auditorium of Delhi Chapter building at Tughlakabad Institutional Area. A Technical Talk on "A Reflexion on the Financial Health of Steel Sector in India and Role of Technology Suppliers" was delivered by Mr. Manoranjan Ram, Associate Vice-President, Paul Wurth & SMS Group. Five prominent members, associated with IIM Delhi Chapter, viz. Mr. P K Bajaj, Mr. R K Vijayavergia, Mr. N K Kakkar, Mr. P N Shali and Mr Deepak Jain, were felicitated for their outstanding contributions to Metallurgical profession & Industry and Indian Institute of Metals. Each Awardee shared his experiences in the field of Metallurgy. About 30 members/invitees participated in this function. Chapter NMD (1918) Report may be seen for detailed programme.