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Promote solar energy in building projects: V-P to architects
Promote solar energy in building projects: V-P to architects

New Delhi, July 12 (TIWN) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called upon the architects of the country to adopt green architecture and promote solar energy in upcoming building projects.

"Renewable energy sources such as solar energy should be promoted in the upcoming building projects," Naidu said while virtually addressing the inaugural ceremony of the national convention of the Indian Institute of Architects: IIA NATCON 2020.

The Vice President emphasized the need to strike the right balance between aesthetics and sustainability in any structure.

Recalling the evolution of Indian Architecture right from Indus Valley Civilization to the Konark Sun Temple to modern times, Naidu said that our country is home to many monuments which were created by artisans using local materials and techniques.

Calling for the creation of a self-reliant, resilient and inclusive architecture, the Vice President asked the professionals to draw inspiration from India''s diverse architecture and take the legacy forward by adopting the designs and concepts that are environment-friendly and best suited to the needs of the people.

Lauding the Government''s flagship programs such as Smart Cities and ''Housing for all'', Naidu highlighted the need to promote culture and heritage of the respective areas in these projects.

He also called for the involvement of local artists and artisans in these projects.

"This will not only keep the essence of the culture of the place alive but will also encourage and give employment to the immensely talented craftsmen, who are struggling to keep our culture alive through their work," he said.

The Vice President further advised the architects to seek the views and suggestions of the locals while designing a new project to ensure that such projects are in sync with the requirements of the local people.

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