2 November 2018


The World Standards Day was celebrated by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) , Northern Regional Office, Chandigarh, on 02nd November, 2018.  The World Standards Day is celebrated all over the world on 14thOctober.

On this occasion, a programme was organised by Bureau of Indian Standards under the theme ‘International Standards and the Fourth Industrial Revolution’. The theme is chosen collectively by International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and International Telecommunication Union. (ITU).

In his inaugural address, Shri Kapil Setia, Chief Architect, Chandigarh (U.T), said that the Fourth Industrial Revolution refers to the sheer volume  of technological advance that is disrupting all aspects of  civil society including government, health care, education, employability, the urban experience and more. He further elaborated some of the aspects of this revolution such as 3 – D printing and artificial intelligence and intelligent transportation. He commended the efforts made by BIS in formulation of standards in line with national and international practices.

Shri N.K. kansara , Deputy Director General, Northern Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), in his welcome address extended hearty welcome to the Chief Guest and the delegates. Shri Kansara in his welcome address said that every year on 14thOctober, World Standards Day is celebrated to pay tribute to the efforts of thousands of experts world over who collaborate with International Organisation for Standardization. (ISO).

The technical seminar organised by BIS was chaired by Dr. H.K.Sardana, Chief Scientist, CSIR-CSIO , Chandigarh. Dr. Sardana conducted the technical session in which presentation were made by Prof. (Dr.) parveen Kalra, Head, Centre of Excellence in Industrial & Product Design, PEC, Chandigarh and Dr. Naveen Aggarwal, Associate Professor, UIET, Panjab University, Chandigarh. The programme was attended by industry, BIS licencees, Consumer Organization etc.


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