Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Students’ Chapter Installation Ceremony was organized on 1 st May 2019 at the Department of Architecture & Planning, VNIT, Nagpur.

Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Students’ Chapter Installation Ceremony was organized on 1st May 2019at the Department of Architecture & Planning, VNIT, Nagpur.

The event was graced by Honorable Shri. Vishram Jamdar, Chairman, Board of Governor, Dr. Pramod Padole, Director, VNIT, Prof. Ar. Vijay Garg, President, Council of Architecture (CoA), New Delhi and Ar. Ashok Mokha, Chairman, IGBC – Vidarbha Chapter. The guests were welcomed by offering them sapling as an indicator life supporter. The event started with the welcome address by Dr. V.S. Kapse, Head of The Department of Architecture & Planning. He welcomed the guest and elaborated the development activities of the department.

Honorable Director, VNIT, Nagpur, Dr. Pramod  Padole, a multifaceted personality addressed the event and enlightened the gathering with his thoughts and ideas. He mentioned the initiative taken by the institute for the societal development and multiple green initiatives like using solar energy for generating electricity,

The department of Architecture & Planning, prepared a Newsletter to display the activities (Short Term Training Programs, Workshops, lectures, and other events) of the department and achievements of students and faculty members. The Newsletter was released by the honorable guests.

Ar. Ashok Mokha, Chairman IGBC Vidarbha Chapter addressed the event and furnished the goals and functioning of IGBC. He also provided the benefits of associating with IGBC. The Dignitaries and the IGBC team  handed over the certificate and coffee table book to the department of Architecture and Planning, VNIT, Nagpur.

Ar. Vijay Garg, President CoA, New Delhi addressed the occasion. He had a great opportunity to be associated with Late Dr. Prem C Jain, prior Chairman IGBC and a ‘green visionary’. He further expressed his commitment in expanding the green movement in industry  and academics.

Honarable Shri.Vishramji Jamdar is renowned industrialist, educationist, spiritual thinker and a writer is associated with VNIT as Chairman, Board of Governors.In his address he acknowledged the research activities of the department extend the same by developing a model from the indigenous knowledge system. He stressed on the traditional architecture which had less energy input but high sustenance.

The program was anchored Dr. Sarika Bahadure, Coordinator Architectural Society and Formal Vote of Thanks was presented by Miss Shelvin John, Ladies representative, Architecture Society.

The event was attended by the Deans, VNIT, special invitees, faculty members, Reserach scholars and students of B.Arch.  & M.Tech Urban Planning, VNIT, Nagpur.