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As the historian, It gives me great pleasure to bring to you the
History of ISHRAE Pune Chapter and more so when the chapter is
stepping into it's tenth year of existence. The chapter was established
in 1993 with a meager twenty- member strength and has now grown
to almost two hundred and thirty members. And when it has stepped
into the tenth year, the chapter has the honour of hosting the
Comfex 2002 exposition.
As the founder President of the chapter I have seen the birth
pangs and the joys of its childhood and now when it is entering
its tenth year the pleasure of its maturity and hence it is my
privilege to present the history of the chapter.
The chapter during the past nine years has organised technical
lecture Industrial visits, Training Programs, Seminars by veterans
and interviews. The chapter also had the privilege of bringing
out "The Refrigeration Handbook" in 1999.
In the next few pages I have endeavored to give a blow-by-blow
account of the chapter's nine years of existence.
Historian & President Emeritus
ISHRAE - PUNE CHAPTER
(Indian Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-conditioning
ISHRAE was founded in 1981 in Delhi with the aims and objectives
similar to those of ASHRAE. Till the year 1990 Seven Chapters
had been established in various metro cities such as Delhi, Mumbai,
Calcutta, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad.
In the era of industrial growth in the country Pune had emerged
as an important growth centre for Air-conditioning and Refrigeration
industry. The seniors working in the field were toying with the
idea of setting up an association of engineers and other people
connected with HVAC&R industry. During the kick-off meeting
in the year 1992 it was suggested by Mr. Arvind Surange, who was
a member of ISHRAE Bangalore Chapter, that the proposed association
could be a part of the ISHRAE society and this was accepted by
all concerned. As a coincidence Mr. S L Agarwal, who was the Director
of ISHRAE Western region in Mumbai was also planning for the establishment
of the Chapter in Pune. He contacted Mr. Arvind Surange &
Mr. A N Mathur and a meeting was organised in Pune to decide the
modalities of formation of Chapter. During this meeting Mr. Agarwal
requested Mr. Surange, who was also the President of Rotary Club
of Poona North at that time to lead the new Chapter.
The Pune Chapter was established on 2nd April 1993 with the support
of senior members like Mr. R P Paranjpey, Mr. Uttam Kashid, Mr.
Bhagwan Harani and others. Initially the chapter started with
just 20 members. Mr. Bhagwan Harani who was actively associated
in formation of chapter took over as the first secretary of the
chapter. The formal office of ISHRAE was located at Mr. Surange's
office at Deccan Gymkhana and later shifted to it's present location
at Erandwana. It must be acknowledged that apart from the office
bearers of ISHRAE headquarters the members of Rotary Club of Poona
North also extended valuable support in formation of ISHRAE Pune
Chapter and its activities during the start up time.
ISHRAE - PUNE CHAPTER ROLL OF HONOUR
YEAR PRESIDENT SECRETARY
1993 - 94 Arvind Surange Bhagwan Harani
1994 - 95 Ajit Mathur Mukund Ranade
1995 - 96 Sudhir Ghatge Deepak Inamdar
1996 - 97 Mukund Ranade S.G. Natu
1997 - 98 Ramesh Paranjpey Suhas Deshpande
1998 - 99 Prof. M.R. Khadilkar V.G. Deshpande
1999 - 2000 Krishna Jog A.P Kulkarni
2000 - 01 Mohan Jhuremalani A.P Kulkarni
2001 - 02 Uttam Kashid Anil Gulanikar / Mangesh Joshi
2002 - 03 Uday Hingne Nitin Deodhar
2003 - 04 V.G. Deshpande Jayant Deshpande
2004 - 05 V.D. Mane Jayant Deshpande
2005 - 06 Suhas Deshpande Sunil Gogate
2006 - 07 Jayant Deshpande Anand Joshi
Our members at ISHRAE HQ level
o 1994 - 95 Arvind Surange Dir. Western Region
o 1996 - 97 Arvind Surange President
o 1997 - 98 Ajit Mathur Dir. Western Region
o 2001 - 02 Prof. M.R. Khadilkar Dir. Western Region
Rotary - ISHRAE Seminar (1993)
ISHRAE Pune Chapter organized a seminar on Refrigeration &
Air Conditioning, within the first quarter of its establishment
and Rotary Club Poona North sponsored this event. The seminar
was inaugurated by the then Rtn. D.G. Sam Irani who also happened
to be closely associated with the field Refrigeration As a part
of this program an interesting session on how to use Refrigerators,
Air conditioners and Air coolers scientifically was organised
especially for the ladies. This received a very good response
and was appreciated by the participants. The Chapter organized
another workshop during the year 1993 at MCCIA and this was also
Recognition of seniors
The Rotary Club of Poona North recognized around 15 senior members
working in the field of Air conditioning and Refrigeration for
over 25 years, during the seminar organised by Pune Chapter. The
Chapter has further recognised around 40 senior members from Pune
and other cities.
The Pune Chapter and Mr. Arvind Surange jointly sponsored the
mementos during the first 3 years. The recognition covered a wide
cross section of members including consultants, contractors, manufacturers,
service providers' etc.
The ISHRAE Pune Chapter organised a National Convention in 1997.
BOG members and the representatives from various Chapters attended
this convention. Important issues connected with the chapter as
well as the ISHRAE Head Quarters were finalised. A grand evening
was organized for the members attending the convention and the
Pune Chapter members.
Best Chapter Award
The ISHRAE Pune Chapter, on the basis of its performance in the
previous year, received the Best Chapter award in the year 1998
-1999. This award was shared with Delhi Chapter of ISHRAE.
Realizing the need for properly trained technocrats in the field
of Air conditioning and Refrigeration the Chapter has been organising
specially designed training program for the last 5 years. The
programs have been conducted by Mr. R.P. Paranjpey, a senior member
and Past President of the Chapter, and were received very well
by the participants
Best Students Awards
The Best Student Award in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
for final year Mechanical Engineering students from engineering
colleges under Pune University area was instituted by the Chapter
to encourage students studying this subject. This award has been
given every year for last five years in one of the annual events.
This meet is arranged every year to bring together the members
and their families. This celebration of happy hours consists of
various entertainment programs such as music, humour in AC&R
etc. performed by chapter.
The exposition on Air-conditioning, Refrigeration, Ventilation
and allied services is being held from 26th - 28th April 02. This
is the most prestigious program of the Chapter being organised
in association with ASHRAE W.I at Ganesh Kala Krida Kendra.
A Technical Seminar on Emerging Technology in Refrigeration has
been planned as a part of this prestigious event. The event also
includes a National BOG meet and the installation of ISHRAE Pune
CWC and the ISHRAE BOG on 27th April '02.
This was a major project entrusted by the ISHRAE H.Q to ISHRAE
Pune Chapter considering the presence of a number of senior members
in the field of refrigeration in Pune. The handbook published
in the year 1999, covered a wide range of topics and was appreciated
by the AC&R community within & outside ISHRAE.
On the lines of the Arcedex directory published by the Bangalore
chapter on all India basis the Pune chapter published the Pune
Arcedex '99 covering around 400 listings of the people and agencies
working in Pune region.
An updated version has also been prepared during the current
ISHRAE Pune Chapter
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