Nature Environment & Wildlife Society (Odisha) hosted a sensitization workshop on Habitat conservation during World Habitat Day. The event was held at Chhendipada of Angul district. About 80 participants including village level institution/ organization members and office bearers like Biodiversity Management Committee (BMC) Vanasurakshya Samiti, Panipanchayat are expected at the Event.
The Department of Architecture of the Integral University, Lucknow has organized a seminar titled" SMART CITIES- myths and realities". The aim is raising awareness among the student community, as well as the faculty members of different disciplines, about challenges regarding 'human habitat' being faced world over. The program will be presided over by the Honorable Vice Chancellor / Pro Vice Chancellor of the University. The Chief Guests will be Prof. Jagbir Singh, Principal/ Dean, Faculty of Architecture and APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow. The seminar will mainly focus on issues related to energy conservation and environmental safety though advent of Smart Cities- a movement; the Government of India has recently initiated in the Country. The event takes place on the occasion of World Habitat Day on 5 October, about 250 people are expected to participate.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) held World Habitat Day celebrations on 5 October in New Delhi. UN-Habitat's Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira attended the celebration, together with Dr. N Chatterjee (Secretary Ministry of HUPA), Mr Rajiv Ranjan Mishra (Joint Secretary Ministry of Housing Housing), Dr. M Ravi Kanth (Chief Managing Director, Housing and Urban Development Cooperation), Mr. Sanjeev Kumar (Joint Secretary Housing and Finance Association), Mr. VK Dadhwal (Director, National Remote Sensing Centre) and Mr. Srinivasa Popuri (Senior Human Settlements Officer, UN-Habitat Regional Office Asia Pacific). Mr Srinivasa Popuri delivered the message of the Secretary General on World Habitat Day, followed by a speech of UN-Habitat's Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kaycira. She highlighted
that UN-Habitat recognizes the rapid urban transformation in India, as well as the passion and commitment of the Indian Government and its people, and reflected on the purpose of World Habitat Day. During the ceremony, she also awarded the winners of a children & youths drawing competition on the theme of Public Space.
Karpagam Innovation Centre of the Karpagam College of Engineering celebrates World Habitat Day through an event aimed at engaging engineers at the college to commit in a code of ethics to developing their habitat, Coimbatore. This ceremony will involve candle lighting a candle and participants explaining the individual power and responsibility to shape the future of Coimbatore City. For more information please visit http://www.kce.ac.in
Manipur University celebrated World Habitat Day 2015 in Campus on 5 October. This was the fourth time that the celebration took place in the University. The function was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor of the University. The event brought together 100 faculty members, Post Graduate and Research scholars. The event took place in the Seminar hall of the Department of Geography. The discussions comprised of topics on city life, problems, environment and space available for urban amenities and sustainable environment. Download full report here.
The Building Materials & Technology Promotion Council (BMTPC), an inter-Ministerial organisation under the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, India will publish a Special Issue of Newsletter titled "Nirman Sarika", on the occasion of World Habitat Day 2015. The publication will focus on the theme of this year's World Habitat Day, Public Spaces for All.
Integral University, Lucknow has organized an event to raise awareness among the Student Community, as well as the Faculty Members of different disciplines, about challenges regarding 'human habitat' being faced world over. Through the Department of Architecture, the Integral University, Lucknow is organizing a seminar titled "SMART CITIES- myths and realities". The program will be presided over by the Honorable Vice Chancellor/ Pro Vice Chancellor of the University and Chief Guest on the occasion will be Prof. Jagbir Singh, Principal/ Dean, Faculty of Architecture, APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow. The seminar will mainly focus on issues related to energy conservation and environmental safety though advent of Smart Cities- a movement; the Government of India has recently initiated in the Country.
The Institution of Engineers in Coimbatore holds a lecture presentation on the World Habitat Day 2015 theme Public Spaces for All with emphasis on statutory requirements. The audience will be 100 engineers within the network.
The Mumbai Environmental Social Network celebrated World Habitat Day through Wall Painting Competition. The event took place in Govandi, Mumbai in efforts to improve and sustain the use of public open space for enhanced community cohesion, civic identity and better quality of life. About 120 participants took part in the event.