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4-day Workshop on “Bamboo as a Sustainable Material” in Architecture begins at SMVDU

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The role of bamboo in sustainable practices in Architecture has been identified all across the globe in contemporary era. Accordingly, to enrich such knowledge among budding Architects of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, a The workshop is organized particularly for the students and shall consist of two modules, the second module being a hands on workshop in which a suitable bamboo structure (pavilion or parking shed) shall be fabricated by the students in SMVDU campus. The structural and Architectural design, fundamentals of using bamboo and exemplary works of bamboo shall be covered in on going module-1 from 27th September to 30th Sep.’ 2017. Prof. Pravinsinh Solanki, Head- Centre of Bamboo Initiatives, NID Ahmedabad is invited as the resource person of the two module workshop. The workshop was inaugurated by Dean of Students, Dr.Yougal Khajuria and Prof. Solanki along with student coordinator of the workshop Ms. Shradha Gupta and Mr. Rituraj Sarma. Inaugural ceremony started with the introduction by the student anchors Ms. Rashi Jain & Ms. Shradha Gupta followed by lamp lighting ceremony. Formal introduction of the workshop along with the profile of resource person was introduced by anchors to all the attendants. Speaking on the occasion Prof. Solanki introduced bamboo benefits and the need to adopt this material in different capacities in Architecture and design . The ceremony was attended by all the faculty and staff members of the department. Around 100 students of the department are attending this workshop. The opening ceremony concluded with the felicitation of the resource person by student coordinators. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Dean Faculty of Engineering and faculty members of the department extended their best wishes to the students for enriching their knowledge with this workshop.


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