It gives me immense pleasure and pride to have been elected to serve as Secretary of the exalted forum of APG that has been envisioned and nurtured by many doyens of yesteryears to promote professional excellence among geologists fraternity and to provide a common platform for all upstream geoscientists to share and enrich their knowledge base.
To effectively shoulder such immense responsibility and to rise up to the expectations of the large intellectual community that this forum represents, calls for utmost professionalism, vigor, vitality and indomitable passion on my part over the period of next two years, such that the grand and glorious stature of APG is carried forward in a befitting manner.
My priorities for the next couple of years would be to increase the professional membership base, revive all the Regional chapters, enhance active involvement with various student chapters by providing academic as well as field discourses through our senior members, bring the practicing geoscientists closer to real earth through organizing frequent and relevant field workshops and last but not the least, to organize GEOINDIA Expo 2018 in a grand scale with enhanced international participation.
Friends, it is needless to say that to accomplish all these stupendous tasks, I need the unstinting support and encouragement from each one of you
May I take this opportunity to request all of you to proffer your Hands, Head and Heart to make this tenure very successful and memorable in the annals of APG 's glorious history.
Mr. Manish Shukla
Secretary, APG India