GUWAHATI, August 24: IIT-Guwahati launched Students’ Chapter of Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) at a function at its Dr. Bhupen Hazarika auditorium recently. IIT-Guwahati Director Prof. Gautam Biswas iugurated the chapter. The event was attended by IGBC Guwahati Chapter co-chairman PK Sharma, who is also the president of AREIDA. IGBC Guwahati Chapter was launched on June 24, 2016 by Assam Urban Development and Town Planning Minister Atul Bora. Other officials to have graced the event are Sourav Ganguly, an architect on Green Buildings at IGBC-CII, Prof. Ramgopal Uppaluri, Professor-in-Charge, Green Office, IIT-Guwahati and Prof. Boeing Singh, faculty-in-charge, IITG IGBC student chapter. Addressing the audience and the gathering, Prof. Biswas called on the need and importance to address the growing ecological issues and concerns with emphasis on energy and water magement. He further added that the need of the hour is to focus on improving potable water availability, waste water disposal, etc. Prof. Biswas also said that enhancement in water supply infrastructure and sewerage monitoring, treatment and disposal systems is an urgent need, and this is feasible only when Green Infrastructure is targeted in a holistic framework for developing and smart cities. IGBC Guwahati chapter co-chairman Sharma said that the launch of the student chapter of IGBC Guwahati is the first key initiative of IGBC-Guwahati Chapter. He said that this chapter would work closely with the young minds in instilling a sense of commitment towards the planet earth at a very early stage and eble them to play a greater and greener role in building modern India. According to Sharma, IGBC aspires that the place we all live in, work, study, play and commute should all go the green way. He added that IGBC students’ chapter aims to encourage young minds, make green as a way of life and also facilitate them in becoming green ambassadors of the country.
CII-IGBC has its student chapter at IIT-Guwahati