The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and UN-Habitat held World Habitat Day national event on 3 October 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi under the theme 'Housing at the Centre'. The event was graced by the presence of Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of State of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Mr. Rao Inderjit Singh, UN-Habitat Regional Director of Asia and Pacific, Mr. Yoshinobu Fukasawa and UN Resident Coordinator in India, Mr. Yuri Afanasiev. The guests visited the exhibition showcasing India's initiatives in the housing sector, participated in the launch of Habitat III India Report and distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions held on the occasion of World Habitat Day. Mr. Fukasawa and Mr. Afanasiev appreciated the efforts taken by Government of India in promoting affordable housing and sustainable urban development. More than 500 people participated in the event. Please view the launch of the National Report via @YouTube here.
IIMT College of Engineering organized a World Habitat Day event on 3 October 2016 to provide a platform for students to present their innovative ideas through poster making competition on Smart City and applications of Engineering. The program was organized by the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering.
Amity University Madhya Pradesh organized three events in the city of Gwalior on 3 October 2016 to celebrate World Habitat Day. The events were centered around the theme of Housing at the Centre with the following titles being given to each event: 1) Low cost housing concept presentation 2) Logo designing 3) Model making. The event had 80 participants, for more information please visit www.amity.edu/gwalior/.
Integral University - Lucknow earmarked 3 October as an important academic event in its academic calendar with a participation of 250 people commemorating World Habitat Day. On this occasion a Seminar on the theme of Built Environment in Changing Cities was organized and presided over by Prof. S. W. Akhtar, the Vice Chancellor of the University, and was graced by the following senior professionals as guests of honour: Mr. M.S. Khan, Chairman - State Environmental Appraisal Committee, G.O.I, Prof. Jagbir Singh, Principal, Faculty of Architecture, APJAKTU, Lucknow and Ar. D.S. Bhui- Sr. Practicing Architect and Urban Designer, Lucknow. The Theme Presentation was made by Ar. Rajat Kant, Sr. Architect and Urban Planner of Lucknow. In addition to this, there were presentations by the students and faculty members of various architecture colleges of Lucknow as well as a panel discussion by senior professionals in the field of Architecture, Town Planning and Civil Engineering on the theme of Built Environment in Changing Cities. The event was coordinated by Prof. Subodh Shankar, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Integral University, Lucknow. For more information please visit www.integraluniversity.ac.in.