Two-Day Workshop on “Drone Technology” Kicks Off at Computer and IT Bhaderwah Campus

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Bhaderwah March 22 : The Department of Computer Science & IT, Bhaderwah Campus, University of Jammu, in collaboration with iHUB DivyaSampark IIT Roorkee (A Joint venture of IIT Roorkee and DST Government of India) and technically supported by the “Jammu and Kashmir ACM Professional Chapter,” has launched a Two-Day Workshop on “Drone Technology and its applications.”

The workshop commenced today at the Computer and IT Bhaderwah Campus, drawing nearly 200 participants from various educational institutions, departments of Bhaderwah Campus, officials and jawans from the Indian Army, and the teaching and non-teaching staff.

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Jammu, Prof. Umesh Rai, commended the Bhaderwah Campus for organizing this workshop on such a crucial topic. His message echoed the importance of fostering knowledge and expertise in drone technology.

The Chief Guest for the occasion, Mr. Harvinder Singh (IAS), Deputy Commissioner Doda, extended his congratulations to the Bhaderwah Campus for orchestrating such an event on a topic of paramount importance. He elaborated on the myriad benefits that drone technology offers in the contemporary era, emphasizing its significance in various sectors.

The Rector of Bhaderwah Campus and Patron of the workshop Prof. J. P. Singh Joorel in his message conveyed his appreciation to the Department of Computer Science & IT for spearheading this workshop. He underscored the workshop’s role in equipping participants with valuable insights into drone technology. “This workshop promises to be an enriching experience, providing participants with valuable insights and practical knowledge in the field of drone technology,’ he added

Mr. Sunil Kesar (JKPS), Superintendent of Police (SP) Operation Doda, graced the occasion as the Guest of Honor. He delivered a comprehensive discourse on the importance of drone technology, particularly in addressing security concerns. He emphasized the pivotal role drones play in current circumstances and highlighted their significance in ensuring safety and security.

Dr. Jatinder Manhas, the Convenor of the workshop, provided a detailed outline of the workshop’s agenda through an insightful presentation. He emphasized that the workshop covers a diverse range of topics, including Introduction to Drone Technology, Drone Hardware and Software, Safety and Regulations, Hands-on Drone Flying Sessions, Applications in Agriculture, Aerial Photography and Videography, Search and Rescue Operations, Infrastructure Inspection, Environmental Monitoring, and Future Trends and Career Opportunities. He highlighted the workshop’s significance as a pioneering initiative in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Dr. Abid Sarwer, Co-Convenor of the Workshop, delivered a formal vote of thanks, expressing gratitude to all participants, collaborators, and sponsors for their unwavering support and contributions towards making the workshop a success.