Minutes of RuTAG meeting held at Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala, 8th November, 2010

The first meeting of RuTAG was held at Punjab Technical University campus on 8th November, 2010. The meeting was chaired by the Vice Chancellor Dr. Rajneesh Arora in which 60 participants from different NGO’s, Engineering Colleges of PTU and other state departments as well as officials from PTU participated. The meeting was started at 11:00 Am. The meeting started with formal introduction of all the participants and then Dr. Chander Parkash introduced the concept of RuTAG and aims & objectives of meeting. He explained that the meeting will help in fostering collaboration among NGO’s, PTU and its associated engineering and management colleges and various state departments along with state Public Administration Institute to work for rural development in Punjab. He told that IIT Delhi and Office of Prinicipal Scientific Advisor of Prime Minister are the key institutes who are taking this initiative in all the major states of India.