Bhubaneswar: 34th National Convention of the Indian Institute of Architects “NATCON 2017” by The Indian Institute of Architects Odisha Chapter was inaugurated by eminent Architect from Sudan Ar. Haider Ali, today at Convention Centre, Hotel Mayfair, Bhubaneswar.
The inaugural ceremony of the 3 days long 34th national Convention of the Architects took off in a grand way with the presence of more than 800 esteemed architects throughout the country and overseas. NATCON is happening in Bhubaneswar Odisha after a gap of 24 Years. This year also IIA is celebrating its 101th year of foundation.
The welcome address was given by Ar. Sagarendra Mohapatra, Chairman, IIA Odisha Chapter. The theme Architectural Footprints- Impact on Cities” was elaborated by Ar. Sugata Mohanty, Convener NATCON.
The event was graced by a special message received from Hon’ble Vice President of India Sri Venkaiah Naidu and Sri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Minister of Petroleum & Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship which was presented by Ar. Raj Kunwar Nayak, Co Convener NATCON.
The Chief Guest Quoted “Architecture is a responsibility; we as an Architects have the responsibility to create the society, harmony of the living also to convert our imagination into reality”.
Ar. B R Nayak expressed his concern towards protecting and safeguarding the interest of the society. He also focused on more work and responsibility towards the neglected weaker section of the society.
Ar Amogh Gupta, expressed his concern over the role of the architects in the smart cities and how the new system of the architecture will impact the future development of the cities.
On the occasion of the centenary years of celebration an MOU was signed between IIA and Society of Nepal Architects (SONA). Nepal Architect Anjumala Pradhan, Vice President SONA was present on this occasion.
A Souvenir on the theme of “Architectural foot prints – Impact on Cities” was unveiled by the Chief Guest Ar Haider Ali.
Veteral and senior architects like Ar. K K Sur, Ar. K B Mohapatra, & Ar. Adikanta Biswal were facilitated on this occasion which was followed by Odishi dance performance Choriographed by Ansuman Mishra. The Vote of thanks was given by Ar Mousami nanda, Vice Chairman, IIA, Odisha Chapter.
All the members of IIA Odisha Chapter, Academicians and Architect Students from different Institutes were present on this occasion.