Thursday, 08 October 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
Need to treat mother earth with due respect and conserve it for our future generation: Arora
The UPES has inducted ‘Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Student Chapter’ to its list of official student chapters of the university. The vice chairman, IGBC Gurmit Singh Arora attended the online inaugural ceremony for launching of the chapter under the aegis of the department of Health, Safety, Environment and Civil engineering, School of Engineering of the university.
The director, Public Affairs of UPES, Arun Dhand said, “The objective of launching the student chapter is to spread awareness on green buildings amongst the student community and ignite the idea of green in young minds, thereby facilitating India to become one of the global leaders in embracing green building concepts.’’
Inaugurating the event, the chief guest, Arora, expressed his delight on the launch of the IGBC Student Chapter at the university. “The launch of the chapter reflects the university’s concern towards spreading awareness in the field of green buildings. We need to treat mother earth with due respect and conserve it for our future generations. The urban built environment is encroaching on the natural built environment and green buildings are the need of the hour for ensuring minimal energy and water consumption and disposal of sewage”
The vice chancellor of UPES, Sunil Rai said that the chapter would help in creating opportunities for the students to gain industry relevant exposure and knowledge.