Manoj Godara, Chandigarh, October 1, 2010: Vinay Bublani, Municipal Commissioner, Jalandhar inaugurated the Mega Show titled “Parvaaz-2010” today. It is being organised by Indian Institute of Architects (IIA). The Indian Institute of Architects is the national body of Architects in the country. Having started in the year 1917, the Institute today has more than 15000 members. The Institute has a major role to play in promoting the profession of architecture by organizing and uniting in fellowship the Architects of India. IIA aims to promote aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession both in Practice and in Education. IIA is represented on various national and international committees connected with architecture, art and the building industry and is also actively associated with International Union of Architects (UIA), Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA), and South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation of Architects (SAARCH). At present, India has 17 Chapters and 41 Centres and Sub-centres of IIA. Chandigarh-Punjab Chapter had been given ‘Best Chapter Award’ for its performance in 2009.
Institute is working for the betterment of profession to improve the living conditions of society. It is working for the true implementation of Architects Act 1972 which implies that only qualified architects who are registered with Council of Architecture are eligible to work. Illegal practitioners doing private practice are doing great damage to the society. Institute will bring awareness in society to get the work done by only qualified professionals.
“Parvaaz-2010” is aimed to promote architecture, interior design, building materials & latest construction technology. It started today and will remain open till 3rd October. On 2nd day, there will be an Exhibition titled “A Dream Realised”. It showcases work done by world famous French Architect Le Corbusier in Chandigarh and other places in India & abroad. It will be inaugurated by Sh Manoranjan Kalia, Minister for Local Bodies, Punjab. It will be followed by Ghazal program by Artist Rinku Kalia (Winner of Zee Sa Re Ga Ma) TV Artist Arvinder Bhatti will host the show.
On 3rd October, 2010 a seminar on Green Architecture is being organised. Key speakers will be Jit Kumar Gupta, Jasmine Kaur & Surinder Bahga. Baba Balbir Singh Seechwal will be Chief Guest.