Sri. H. K. Patil, Hon’ble Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department, GoK, visited MGIRED on 27.06.2016. He was briefed about the progress of MGIRED activities by Dr. T. V. Mohandas, IFS, APCCF and Executive Director. Hon’ble Minister expressed his happiness about Suryamitra Skill Development Training Programme which will churn out skilled technicians who will have the potential to engage in installation of Solar Photovoltaic Systems apart from repairs, service and maintenance of Solar Street Lights and other Solar devices in rural areas.
Hon'ble Minister RDPR, Shri H.K. Patil visited the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Energy and Development (MGIRED), Bangalore on 27 October 2014. He addressed two awareness training programs which were going on - Gram panchayat Training program for Grama panchayat representatives and School training program- Poorna Pragya High School, Yelahanka.
He was kind enough to plant a sapling of the endangered plant Saraca asoka in Dignitaries Visit.
Japanese Delegation comprising of CEO's and supporting staff of different Companies visited MGIRED to understand the activities carried out from the Organisation. Executive Director, MGIRED welcomed the delegation and hosted them. Executive Director and his team comprising senior faculties had an interaction with the delegates. Avenues to take technology to rural India was discussed and local rural requirements was also explained. The Japanese delegation comprised :
1. Mr. Masao Tomizawa, Ph.D, Director , KOE Environmental Business , Inc.
2. Mr. Yuji Unno, CEO, Seabell International Co., Ltd.
3. Mr. Kimikazu Yano, Manager , Kinsei Sangyo Co.,Ltd.
4. Mr. N.V Nagaraja Rao, Dawn Consulting
The delegation was accompanied by 3 of their supporting staff and 2 translators. Delegates were happy with the information shared and expressed their interest to work in colloboration with MGIRED based on specific project proposals.