Mr.Shajee Jurangpathy, an undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering at the OUSL, became the winner of South Asian SOFE (Speak Out For Engineers) Competition 2017, organized by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) UK held on 22nd September 2017 at Dhaka Club Limited, Ramna, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The competition was established in 1964 to challenge young engineers to prove they could ‘communicate effectively,’ which is still an important area for the engineers at present. The competition provides young engineers with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate and develop their verbal and visual presentation skills and competence in public speaking.
The first and second runners-up were from Bangladesh and India respectively. Mr.Shajee Jurangpathy, representing the South Asian Region, will be competing at the grand finale against the winners of the United Kingdom, Europe, Americas, the Middle East and Africa, North East Asia, South East Asia and Oceania regional competitions at the world category competition scheduled to be held in New Zealand in February 2018. We hope that he can achieve this remarkable milestone at the finals and make Sri Lanka proud, We wish Shajee all the very best for all his future endeavors.