Jalandhar, October 5, 2020: Keeping the tradition of celebrating the statutory days marked as per International calendar, CT Institute of Architecture and Planning (CTIAP) in association with the Institution of Engineers (India), Ludhiana local centre, CT University celebrated World Habitat Day by organizing a webinar.
The online event was based on the theme of Housing for all: A better urban future. While welcoming the guests, Ar. Shruti Kapoor, Principal, CTIAP said that institution of Engineers (India) and CT Group have a long association of over 7 years now and I congratulate the architect fraternity on the occasion of Architect day which incidentally coincides with the World Habitat Day.
In his address Er. R L Mahajan, Chairman, IE(I), Ludhiana centre said that Institution of Engineers was promoting the technical activities in a big way. Er. Surjit Singh, Honorary Secretary gave a brief insight into the history of institution and also about the theme of the program. The expert speaker for the day was Ar. Jasjeet Kaur, Full Circle, New Delhi. She reminded everyone about the collective responsibility for betterment of human settlement. With growing population and strain on resources in India, group housing needs to be encouraged so that more efficient use of valuable urban land can be done. She highlighted the fact that in coming years more than 40% of our population would be residing in urban areas and to provide houses for all would be challenging.
Over 300 students and delegates took part in this online event. Delivering the vote of thanks, Dr. Arvind Dhingra, Faculty Advisor- Students’ Chapter, GNDEC & Executive Member, IE(I), LLC said that for meeting the rising housing needs of all, the technocrats should come up with novel solutions.
Manbir Singh, Managing Director, CT Group said that with the world of technology is changing rapidly, thus the students need to be more innovative to find solutions to the problems around them especially to deal with the challenge of COVID-19.