Central Public Works Department Current Affairs - 2019
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A National Seminar on ‘Emerging Trends in Public Architecture’ was held on 18 September 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The Seminar was inaugurated by Hardeep S. Puri, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs.
Key Highlights of Seminar
The seminar was organized by Central Public Works Department as part of Nationwide Awareness Campaign during ongoing ‘Construction Technology Year’. In a bid to increase the use of modern technologies in the construction sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that April 2019-March 2020 would be taken up as the ‘Year of Construction Technology’.
The seminar facilitated knowledge sharing of latest developments and capacity building in field of Architecture design and planning in construction industry.
It also gave an opportunity to participants to discuss on latest developments and capacity building in Architecture design field and planning in construction industry.
The CPWD shared its expertise and knowhow with various Engineering Departments, builders and private agencies participating in Seminar.
The seminar also had deliberation on challenges in execution of works by CPWD.
Tags: Central Public Works Department • Emerging Trends in Public Architecture • Hardeep S. Puri • National Seminar • Nationwide Awareness Campaign
Bal Basera or a Crèche is a project for the welfare of Children of Construction Workers was deployed at AIIMS Rishikesh site. The project is supported by Central Public Works Department (CPWD). It will be inaugurated by Deepa Singh, President CPWD Officers’ Wives Association on 9 September 2019.
Bal Basera shall accommodate about 35 Children and shall be run by CPWD Officers’ Wives Association (OWA). AIIMS Rishikesh Project is being executed by CPWD.
CPWD Officer’s Wives Association
It is a Socio Cultural Organization run by the wives of officers of Central Public Works Department (CPWD). It was founded in 1971 by Late Mrs Rachel Muthachen and is actively involved in social welfare activities of weaker sections of society since last 48 years.
It provides monetary help to families of CPWD employees in distress, donate funds for organizations engaged in humanitarian causes, manage a large number of Bal Baseras and organizing health camps at construction site as well as run a Vocational Training Centre, a Day Care Centre and a Pre nursery School in New Delhi.
CPWD has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CPWD Officers’ Wives Association for organising heath camps and managing crèches at construction sites in a formal and organised manner on large scale and on pan India basis so that workers and their children could lead a healthy and productive life.