Bhubaneswar: The two-day Kshitij Eastern Region Conference 2022 – Kshitij, organised by Odisha Chapter of Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), was inaugurated , here today. n Ar Bibhuti Mohapatra, Convener introduced the eminent architects and guests on the dais.
Odisha industries principal secretary Hemant Sharma inaugurated the Conference in the presence of IIA President CR Raju and chairperson of Odisha Chapter Ar. Rajkanwar Nayak. Convenor Ar. Bibhuti Mohapatra gave the welcome address. Chairpersons from Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, and Jharkhand Chapters were also present on the occasion.
Hemant Sharma said that the conference’s theme – The Rising Architectural Horizon- would present a thorough understanding of the best practices of the past and present challenges, and innovative ideas in the field of architecture. The deep insights from the participating eminent architects of national and international repute would be of vital importance for shaping future architectural practices and building sustainable cities.
Ar. C.R.Raju said achieving architectural greatness is more than just designing a building or place. It’s about making a difference in everyday lives.
Ar. Raj Kunwar Nayak described the event and its motto. She said ERC is one of the major events of the Indian Institute of Architects for the Eastern Zone comprising of Odisha, West Bengal, Assam, Bihar & Jharkhand. The Conference envisages advancing the interests of members, and their professional standards, and expanding and advocating the value of architects and architecture for the sustainable and harmonious growth of our country, society, economy, and culture.
Eminent Architect Raj Rewal said “the theme Kshitij -The Rising Architectural Horizon embodies our dynamic and progressive profession. The Conference structure provides an opportunity to facilitate valuable exchanges between regional, national, and international architects; speakers and delegates; technical partners and practitioners; between students, professionals, industry, and authorities.”
.Ar Swopnadutta Mohanty, organising secretary of the ERC also spoke on the occasion.