I am an academician first and a politician later: Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, National Vice President, BJP


Shri Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, National Vice President, BJP addressing the NOSPlan.

National Organisation of Student Planning is a student body which organizes National conventions with respect to Planning and Architecture. NOSPlan organizes this event each year in different colleges. This year Amity University Haryana is hosting the annual NOSPlan Event with the theme “Resilient Cities” from 26th to 28th December 2017.
Resilient cities are cities that have the ability to absorb, recover and prepare for future economic, environmental and social shocks. Resilient cities promote sustainable development, well-being and inclusive growth.
In the Indian context, the relevance of resilient cities is more complex and challenging. Post independence and particularly in the few decades, rapid urbanization brought about by mass migration of people from rural to urban India has adversely impacted the ecological balance of our cities. This irreversible phenomenon poses a challenge to our urban planners in both designing cities of the future and in making our existing cities sustainable and resilient. Amity campuses are designed for sustainability and green environment. Amity University Haryana in particular has the distinction of being conferred the Platinum category LEED Certification by the US Green Building council for its 110 Acres Lush Green Campus.
Shri Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, National Vice President, BJP was the Chief Guest at the inaugural function. The function was also graced by Dr H Ramachandran, ICSSR National Fellow, Former Director ,IAMR ; Dr S K Kulshrestha, Shri R S Bhatt, Deputy Town Planner, Haryana Urban Development Authority and Prof (Dr.) P B Sharma, President – AIU & Vice Chancellor, Amity University Haryana, Maj Gen B S Suhag, Deput Vice Chancellor, Dr Padmakali Banerjee, PVC, Maj Gen G S Bal(Retd), DSW.
Shri Vinay Sahasrabuddhe while addressing the gathering said, ‘I appreciate and thank Amity University Haryana for organizing this event. I am an academician first and a politician later, “My advice to students of planning is, ‘failing to plan is planning to fail and Unfortunately Politicians are known for not planning anything.’ All of you students are the planners of the future and the future infrastructure of the country rests on your shoulder.”
“Those who are supposed to give orders to bureaucrats have little knowledge and those who are instructed to obey the orders naturally have the sense of contempt, also from that political masters, and this has to change.” said Dr Sahasrabuddhe.
Efforts need to recognize and I request all the students to come out with set of suggestions and I lead you to minister of Urban Development to request him to consider the work carried out by School of Planning and Architecture in our government service , he added while delivering his speech to the students.
Prof (Dr) P B Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Haryana said, “Urban Planning in India in the recent times has come under tremendous pressure of population explosion, demand for water, electricity and civic services such as transportation, waste disposal and sewage treatment, waste water treatment and above all for the sustenance of a healthy environment including air and water quality. The planning for resilience absorbs these pressures and maintains a green and happy habitat in harmony with nature and with ever enhanced satisfaction of people.”
Around 900 students and delegates of 14 states from 25 Universities and college; from all over India participating in the event and will try to win the NOSPlan trophy. The winner will be awarded with first prize at the valedictory function on 28th Dec, 2017. The winner has to win the events Tamasha, City Framework, Kathakar, Showcase etc (more than 10 games) and the team who will win the maximum points will grab the first position.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017