CSDCI Wraps Up Janbhagidaari Series with a Resounding Success

In a culmination of impactful events, the Janbhagidaari series reached its zenith with active participation from the Construction Skill Development Council of India (CSDCI). This strategic involvement was aimed at bolstering the G20 awareness campaign through the ‘Janbhagidari’ series. The opening act unfolded on June 12th with a Skill Awareness Campaign, a unique initiative catering to the children of laborers. Pratham Education Foundation played a pivotal role in orchestrating this event, mobilizing candidates, and bringing together team leaders to ensure its success. CSDCI, in collaboration with Pratham Education Foundation, took the opportunity to showcase tools and equipment from diverse sectors such as Civil, Electrician, Mechanic, Hospitality, and Nursing. A remarkable turnout of 76 students marked the event, leaving them inspired and instilled with newfound hope for their future careers. The presence of esteemed guests added a touch of significance to the occasion. Mr. Manish Joshi, Deputy Commissioner, TMC, graced the event, and Mr. Mahendra Bhoir, Ward Officer, TMC, lent his support—an honor that CSDCI deeply appreciates. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the entire team at Pratham Education Foundation for their unwavering support throughout this impactful journey. CSDCI remains committed to empowering lives and building a brighter future for the workforce.

Empowering Tomorrow’s Builders: CSDCI’s Janbhagidari Event Unveils the Future of Sustainable Civil Engineering

The anticipation is palpable as we eagerly share details about the Janbhagidari event scheduled for the 14th of June. Organized under the umbrella of the G20 awareness campaign, the Civil Society Development Centre of India (CSDCI) orchestrated a series of enlightening workshops tailored for Civil Engineering students. This impactful event unfolded at JSPM Rajarshi Shahu College in Tathawade, Pune, with invaluable support from Know How Schools in both planning and execution.

The focal point of these engaging workshops was ‘Sustainability in Civil Engineering and Green Buildings Architecture.’ Spearheaded by the dynamic duo of Dipesh Bafna and Vivek Borate from Know How Schools, the sessions aimed to broaden the horizons of budding Civil Engineers.

During the workshops, participants were treated to a firsthand look at innovative raw materials revolutionizing the construction industry. The juxtaposition of sustainable construction materials against their conventional counterparts highlighted the strides made in promoting environmentally conscious practices. Bafna and Borate also delved into various examples of structures, sparking insightful discussions on their eco-friendliness.

A key takeaway from the event was the encouragement of future Civil Engineers to think innovatively and embrace their role as torchbearers of sustainability in the construction sector. The workshops were not just informative but served as a catalyst for instilling a sense of responsibility among the upcoming generation of builders.

The success of the event owes much to the enthusiastic participation of students, and credit is due to the unwavering support of Principal Sarita S. Gaikwad and Head of the Department Leena K. More from JSPM Rajarshi Shahu College of Engineering. Their commitment and efforts were instrumental in the seamless implementation of the workshops, fostering an environment conducive to learning and innovation.

As we look forward to the Janbhagidari event on the 14th of June, it’s evident that this initiative is more than just a one-time gathering—it’s a stepping stone toward a future where sustainability and innovation go hand in hand in the realm of Civil Engineering. Kudos to CSDCI, Know How Schools, and all the stakeholders for contributing to the shaping of a more sustainable and responsible construction landscape.


We are thrilled to share our 2nd G20 event

Our second event in the G20 series took place on June 13th, featuring an exciting Quiz Competition exclusively for degree and diploma students at Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers. The enthusiasm and participation displayed by the students were truly commendable, and we extend our heartfelt appreciation to the entire staff and volunteers for their unwavering efforts in making the event a resounding success.

We are immensely grateful for the invaluable support provided by Karan Desai, Chief Operations Officer, and Saiyyed Akarbali, Project Operations Manager – Skill Cluster at Rustomjee. Their contributions and dedication were instrumental in ensuring the smooth execution of the event.

Special recognition goes to Rajeev Gokhale for his technical expertise in overseeing the technical round for the Automobile students. His guidance and involvement added a layer of excellence to the competition, further enhancing the experience for the participants.

We are delighted to announce that Jagadish Parekh from the Electricals category emerged as the proud winner, achieving the highest score in the final G20 awareness round. His remarkable performance reflects his dedication and knowledge in the field.

We congratulate Jagadish Parekh and commend all participants for their active engagement and enthusiasm throughout the Quiz Competition. It is through such events that we can promote awareness, ignite curiosity, and foster a passion for skill development among the youth.

Building Tomorrow: Unveiling the Future of Construction with BIM

In our recent Janbhagidari event, aspiring Civil Engineers received a profound insight into the future of construction, courtesy of our esteemed guest speaker, Juzer Bastawala. The webinar, titled “Building Information Modeling (BIM) – The Future of Construction is Here!” brought to light the transformative power of BIM, a technology that is reshaping the landscape of the construction industry.

Juzer Bastawala, a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in construction project management and controls, brought a wealth of knowledge to the table. Having implemented BIM solutions across the globe, including Malaysia, the US, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and notably in India for the Nagpur Metro Rail Project, his expertise is a testament to the global relevance and applicability of BIM.

The webinar delved into the basics of BIM, unraveling its potential and how it has become a catalyst for revolutionizing construction practices worldwide. One of the key takeaways from the event was the pivotal role BIM plays in cost savings, a factor that holds immense significance in the dynamic and competitive realm of construction.

What makes this revelation even more intriguing is the global landscape of BIM adoption. Australia, Denmark, Dubai, Finland, Russia, Sweden, and the UK have already mandated the use of BIM in construction projects. As the world acknowledges the efficiency and advantages that BIM brings to the table, India is gearing up to embrace this revolutionary technology on a broader scale.

The Janbhagidari event served as a platform for knowledge exchange, sparking discussions about the integration of BIM into India’s construction practices. It highlighted the need for aspiring Civil Engineers to stay abreast of technological advancements and be ready to embrace tools like BIM, which not only streamline processes but also contribute significantly to the growth and sustainability of the construction industry.

In essence, the webinar with Juzer Bastawala was not just an exploration of a technology; it was a glimpse into the future of construction. As India aligns itself with global standards, the role of BIM becomes increasingly crucial, promising a more efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable era in the realm of Civil Engineering. The future is now, and it’s built on the foundation of Building Information Modeling.

Sowing Seeds of Change: CSDCI’s Rainy Season Plantation Drive in Sangli

As the clouds gather on the horizon, heralding the imminent arrival of the rainy season, the timing couldn’t be more opportune for a plantation drive. Recognizing the significance of this moment, the Civil Society Development Centre of India (CSDCI) seized the opportunity during the Janbhagidari events in Sangli, embarking on a mission to foster environmental consciousness and contribute to a greener tomorrow.

The focus of this eco-initiative was none other than Blossom English Medium School in Astha, Sangli, a hub of learning that played a crucial role in making the plantation drive a resounding success. CSDCI extends heartfelt gratitude to the principal and the entire teaching staff for their unwavering support and commitment to this noble cause.

Just before the raindrops start their gentle descent, CSDCI, in collaboration with Blossom English Medium School, orchestrated a plantation drive that goes beyond the act of planting trees. It is a collective endeavor to instill a sense of environmental responsibility and sustainability in the community. The backdrop of Sangli, with its lush landscapes and fertile soil, provides an ideal canvas for this green transformation.

The Janbhagidari events served as a platform to not only plant saplings but also to educate and inspire. The initiative aimed to create awareness about the pivotal role trees play in maintaining ecological balance, purifying the air we breathe, and fostering a healthier environment for generations to come.

The success of this endeavor wouldn’t have been possible without the enthusiastic participation of Blossom English Medium School. The commitment of the teaching staff and the proactive support of the principal paved the way for a seamless and impactful plantation drive.

As the first raindrops kiss the soil, they do so amidst the promise of new life and growth. The CSDCI’s Rainy Season Plantation Drive in Sangli stands as a testament to the potential within each small act of planting a sapling—a potential to create a greener, healthier, and more sustainable future. Here’s to sowing the seeds of change and nurturing a flourishing environment in Sangli and beyond.


CSDCI at “10th National Skill Summit”

We were deeply honored to participate in the esteemed “10th National Skill Summit,” which took place on June 2nd at the prestigious PHD House in New Delhi. One of the key highlights of the event was the presence of Mr. Narendra Deshpande, CEO of the Construction Skill Development Council of India (CSDCI), who served as a distinguished Key Speaker.

During his insightful address, Mr. Deshpande shed light on the pivotal role played by the Construction Skill Development Council of India (CSDCI) in preparing a skilled workforce to contribute to the nation-building efforts. His valuable contributions highlighted the importance of developing competent manpower and nurturing talent within the construction industry.

We were captivated by Mr. Deshpande’s profound insights and his dedication to fostering skill development in our country. His expertise and knowledge have been instrumental in guiding the initiatives of the Construction Skill Development Council of India (CSDCI), ensuring that the nation’s workforce is equipped with the necessary skills to drive the growth and development of the construction sector.