Mangaluru: The Mangalore and Manipal Centre of the Indian Institute of Architects recently conducted the installation ceremony of its elected office bearers and executive committee in a unique way on the ‘Abbakka Queen Cruise.’
The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) since its inception in 1917 has played a pivotal role in fostering connections among architects and organizing programs to enhance their artistic, scientific, and practical skills in India.
Ar. Kumarchandra M R from the National Council of Indian Institute of Architects and Ar. B.R. Mohan, President of the Indian Institute of Architects Karnataka Chapter were the special guests of the program. The members of various chapters from Mysore and Udupi attend the program.
Ar. Suprith Alva, President of the Mangalore and Manipal Centre, warmly welcomed the gathered audience. During his speech, Ar. Kumarchandra M R, a long-standing member of the Mangalore and Manipal Centre, captivated the audience by highlighting the organization’s achievements spanning several decades.
The installation ceremony commenced with Ar. Kumarchandra M R and Ar. B.R. Mohan jointly assuming office, alongside President Ar. Suprith Alva, Vice President Ar. Sharun Anchan, Treasurer Ar. Anil M Pai, Secretary Ar. Sunil Talithaya, Immediate Past President and Executive Committee Member Ar. Venkatesh M. Pai, and Executive Committee Members Ar. Deepak D’Souza, Ar. Anirudh Muralidhar,Dr Pradeep Kini, Ar. Mohammad Nisar, and Ar. Nikhil Raj.
The newly elected governing body for 2023-2025 was formally introduced by displaying pins adorned with the association’s logo on their attire.
Later addressing the gathering Ar. B.R. Mohan expressed the hope for cooperation and collaboration of the central organization with the various programs held in collaboration with the Mangalore and Manipal centre and the Karnataka chapter.
A presentation was made by Mr. Mahesh Chandra Pandey who was present as the representative of Gujarat Guardian Limited, the sponsor of the event. A documentary showcasing Mangalore’s rich history, culture, agriculture, and trade heritage followed. A vote of thanks was given by Honorary Secretary, Ar. Sunil Talithaya. The program concluded with a dinner and captivating performance by DJ and singers, leaving the audience enthralled.