NASA Panel Discussion 2015

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Introduction

"The beginning is always the hardest. It is also the most important step that takes us to someplace worth it. A good beginning, giveth a good end."

Like mentioned earlier, the start of this new venture took us so much effort to come up with our first ever event of NASA, hosted by our college, which was the Zonal Council Meet. After which there was no stopping us. Right after which we hosted Rin’ne – Panel Discussion II

THE PANEL DISCUSSION – II comprised of the following members in the council.
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
President – Sabareesh Suresh
Vice President – Saagar Tulshan
Secretary – Murari Kumar Raja
Treasurer – Sumairha Mumtaz
Public Relations – Akshay Dahiya


ZONAL COUNCIL
Zonal President, Zone 6 – Ankith Narayanan
PANEL OF ARCHITECTS Ar. Sujatha Shankar, Sujatha Shankar Architects, Chennai
Ar.Prasad Yadav, Yadav Architects, Chennai
Ar. Dinesh Anand, Oculus the Design Labaratory, Coimbatore
Ar. Mohammad Ali Sharieff, Director SASI School of Architecture, Coimbatore
Ar.Chitra Vishwanath, Biome Environmental Solutions, Pvt. Limited, Bangalore
Ar. Falguni Desai, Surat
Ar. Anil Bhaskaran, IDEA Centre Architects Pvt. Limited, Bangalore
Ar. Ashok Dutta, Studio Decode Architects, Bangalore
THEME
Our theme for the Panel Discussion-II was RIN’NE – Reincarnation in all of its forms.
A basic trait of every species is that it thrives to survive. But when it tends to live on forever, the survival is limited by time. When sought, most species have survived the test of time by passing on knowledge to their successors.

Even today, we still contain the knowledge acquired by the first cell in our genes.
When each of these species proceeds with harmony, it evolves and passes on the knowledge. At times of chaos, this knowledge is put to use, and gives way for a revolution.
CONVENTION TEAM Unit Secretary – Srivardhan.R
Unit Designee – Harish Mathialagan
Advisor – Riya Rajesh
Event Treasurer – Felishiia Susan
Event Treasurer Designee – Harimadh
Event Co-coordinator – Srilatha Gandhi, Ram Kishore.M
It’s Just the Beginning...

Our journey started with the Zonal Council Meet hosted here at McGANS OOTY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE on 4thApril.
Until we discussed in detail, with our ex- unit secretaries, the possibilities and consequences, we did not have, even the slightest idea of hosting this event.
We proceeded with the approval of our Chairman Mr. Murali Kumaran and the then Principal Ar. J.Subramaniam of McGANS to present our bid in the form of a video to NASA on the 18thof May.
The Zonal Council was satisfied with our videos, hence they confirmed our bid on the They gave us an opportunity to host this second consecutive NASA event in the same year. The Council decided to freeze our event dates to the 25thof July.
The first Panel Discussion was held at College of Architecture, Trivandrum on 11thJuly 2015. Thus, Panel Discussion–II was being hosted by our college.
Pre- Event gigs… On getting back to college our new H.O.D, Ar. ASHOAK PAATIL, assigned us faculty coordinators, making our tasks easier.
Also, our theme and the different briefs for the various formal events such as the students and architects debate, and all the informal events were finalized, by then.
With preliminary discussions with the Advisor and the Zonal President the theme and topics for the event was finalized. We had a final expected estimate of 400 delegates from 40 plus colleges, across Tamil Nadu and Kerala (Zone 6).