Thiruvananthapuram, May 11: Inaugurating ‘Habfest-30’, a four day event marking the beginning of the 30th anniversary celebrations of Habitat Technology Group, Kerala Legislative Assembly speaker Shri P Sreeramakrishnan said that Habitat group has been pioneering in revolutionizing the housing sector by standing up for sustainable and green architecture and for being a influential response to Malayali’s fake vanity of luxurious houses.
“Kerala has become a graveyard of luxury houses, a mark of Malayali’s unnecessary sense of exhibitionism,” said the speaker. “On one hand we have hundreds living homeless, and on the contrary there are as many plush houses built , but unoccupied,” noted Shri Sreeramakrishnan. “Over the years Habitat Group has been a guiding light for making us realize the concept of house is shelter and not a symbol of vanity,” he added.
“Habitat with their unique concept of affordable and ecologically sustainable building ways and also by utilizing our traditional architectural wisdom and local materials has been leading a suitable alternative in shelter sector,” concluded Sreeramakrishnan.
AM Arif MLA presided over the function. Habitat Group founder Shri G Shankar welcomed the gathering. SNDP Yogam General Secretary Shri Vellapalli Nateshan, KTDC Chairman Shri M Vijayakumar, Shri PC George MLA, Shri.O Rajagopal MLA, Shri VS Sivakumar MLA, Mayor Adv. VK Prasanth attended the inaugural function. Speaker Shri P Sreeramakrishnan presented national Habitat award to renowned architect Shri Kirtee Shah at the function.
A seminar on ‘Developing Trivandrum as a Green Heritage city’ by veteran architect N Mahesh followed the inaugural ceremony.
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