On Oct 13th 2017, Students of 7th semester B.Arch from School of Architecture, RIT came together to celebrate International Day for disaster reduction. I organized the event as these students learn Disaster Management as a subject in their curriculum, hence it would be apt to be aware of importance of this day.
The event was started with a Guest lecture from Ar. Ulhas Rane , who is the director of Envirodesigners Pvt Ltd and also an educator and researcher. His works on Disaster hit areas of Latur, Bhuj and Tsunami affected areas in Tamil Nadu was inspiring. He emphasized the need to respond to disasters by individuals not only as architects or engineers but as a responsible and compassionate human.
This was followed by panel presentations by the students on topics related to flood management and earthquake relief which was overviewed by Ar Ulhas Rane. I thank all the participants who made the event successful.