Hyderabad, September 19, 2023….. The new office bearers of The Indian Institute of Interior Designers (IIID), the apex body for Interior Designers, Hyderabad Regional Chapter installed in an Investiture Ceremony held this weekend at ITC Kakatiya, Greenlands, Hyderabad.
Pallavi Anchuri has taken over as Chairperson, Naveen Kumar Chalasani as Hon. Secretary, and C.S. Rakesh Vasu as Hon. Treasurer for the term 2023-25.
Pallavi Anchuri is a practicing Architect and Interior Designer along with her husband Engineer Ravi Anchuri for the past 23 years. She is also a visiting faculty and guest lecturer at various colleges of Architecture in Hyderabad.
Sarosh H Wadia, IIID National President was the Chief Guest, and Shamini Shanker Jain, IIID Hon Secretary, was the Guest of Honour at the Investiture Ceremony. Sarosh Wadia administered the newly elected members the oath of their office.
Manish Banker of Tao Architecture Pvt. Ltd Pune delivered the Keynote address.
IIID-HRC (Hyderabad Regional Chapter) has 620 members and is in Silver Jubilee Year.
From its inception in 1996, The Hyderabad Regional Chapter has been one of the most dynamic and vibrant regional chapters in the country.
The other office bearers for the term include Manoj Wahi–Immediate Past Chairman; N. Praveen Kumar, Chairman-Elect; Sandeep Jain–Vice Chairman of Trade; Amita Raj–Jt. Hon. Secretary; Gaurav Pershad, Zeenat Hirani, Manish Futnani –MC members and N Venkata Subbarao, Sushmita Subudh as Co-opt Members.
Interacting on the sidelines of the ceremony Sarosh H. Wadia said the Interior design profession is not about just furniture, or painting. It is about overall space management and its design element. The profession is growing by leaps and bounds. But it is not regulated. The government in our country considers interior designers as self-employed professionals. Since there is no regulation, some people choose to get their design training from reputed institutions while others learn only on the job. If the profession is to flourish, it has to be regulated.
IIID as an Apex body for the profession will come out with guidelines for all its members to self-regulate. We will come out soon with those guidelines, which will have to be followed by all our members across 33 Chapters in India said Sarosh Wadia.
The Indian Institute of Interior Designers (IIID) is the apex body for Interior Designers in India and is comprised of architects, interior designers, trade members, and educationists; on a single platform with a view to share ideas about emerging trends in the design industry.
The objective of the guild is to bring all the stakeholders of the Design profession on a single platform with a view to streamlining processes, sharing ideas, disseminating information, and pushing the frontiers of the Design domain.
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