CT Group of Institutions celebrated World Habitat Day

  • More than 500 students of different departments like Engineering, Sciences and Humanities took part in the celebrations
  • Experts highlighted their views on this year’s theme based on the Affordable Housing
Jalandhar 4 October (Gurkirat Singh)- CT Institute of Architecture and Planning (CTIAP) in association with Indian Institute of Engineers & Indian Institutes of Valuerscelebrated World Habitat Day at its Shahpur campus on Wednesday. The event was held under the patronage of CT Group of Institutions where experts highlighted their views on this year’s theme based on the Affordable Housing. The event was inaugurated by S. Charanjit Singh Channi (Chairman, CT Group), Dr. G.S. Kalra (Campus Director, CT Group of Institutions), Brig. Mastinder Singh (Chairman, Institute Of Engineers Ludhiana) Er. G.P.S. Chadha (The Institution of Valuers), Dr. R.P. Singh (Ex-Chairman, IOE(I)-LLC) Er. Balwinder Singh, Ar. Aman Makol, Ar. Parveen, Ar. Arpan , Ar. Irwindeep Singh, Er. Arvind Dhingra, Er. Nitin Tayal and members of the management and faculty. Ar. Irwindeep Singh and Ar. Arpan delivered technical lecture on Affordable Housing – A Key to Future. The purpose of the day is to reflect on the state of our cities and towns and the basic human right to adequate shelter. It also aims to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the habitat of future generations. Affordable home refers to housing units that are affordable by that section of society whose income is below the median. Different countries have different definitions for affordable housing, but it is largely the same, i.e. affordable housing should address the housing needs of the lower or middle income households. Disposable income of the people remains the primary factor in determining the affordability. As a result, it becomes the increased responsibility of the government to cater to the rising demand for affordable housing. Affordable housing is gaining its pickup internationally as well as in the national agenda of developing countries. With housing recognized as a basic need, governments at every level are discussing ways and means to provide access to cost-effective housing for their citizenry. The students of Architecture also displayed their artistic skills. An exhibition was also organized displaying the paintings and art work of the students. S. Charanjit Singh Channi (Chairman, CT Group) said, "Each year, World Habitat Day takes on a new theme to promote sustainable development policies to ensure shelter for all – often promoting one of UN-Habitat's focal areas such as inclusive housing and social services; a safe and healthy living environment, with consideration for children, youth, women, elderly and disabled; affordable and sustainable transport and energy; and job creation.”
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