I am pleased to learn that the Council of Architecture is presenting "National Awards for Excellence in Architectural Thesis" and the instituted "Conservation of Architectural Heritage" awards to motivate students to excel in architecture.

India has a rich and a glorious architectural heritage. From temples to cave architecture, forts, minarets and palaces, the country is dotted with architectural marvels. Architecture is a fusion of diverse spheres like science, engineering, mathematics, designing, business and law. Architectural creations leave behind a permanent legacy, as well as a lasting vision and act as an inspiration for generations to come.

Modern architects can put technological tools to use and blend the reality of their vision with virtual imagery. Colour play can transform the appeal and texture of the design to the highest level.

I hope that the awards programme will inspire the youth to draw inspiration from our cultural heritage and motivate them to create new architectural wonders.

Best wishes for all success of the awards programme.

(Narendra Modi)

New Delhi
20 November 2018

Shri Vijay Garg
Acting President, Council of Architecture
India Habitat Centre
Core 6-A, 1st Floor, Lodhi Road
New Delhi - 110003