Kerala Chief Minister calls for sustainable design ideas

14th December 2018
Kerala Chief Minister  calls for sustainable design ideas
Kerala Chief Minister Pijnarayi Vijayan addressing the valedictory function of the DesignKerala summit in Kochi on December 12 2018

Kochi, December 14 2018: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan  has  announced the Government’s plan to start a ‘Design Incubator’ to promote design based start-ups and creative talents. He made this announcement  while presiding over the valedictory function of the two-day ‘DesignKerala Summit’, here.
The Chief Minister exhorted  individuals and organisations to embrace “at least one sustainable lifestyle idea so that we can together rebuild a Kerala that generations to come will be proud of!”
“Whether you are building a house, travelling to a place, or setting up a business, there are things that you can do to embrace sustainable living,”  he said, adding that “companies, Governmental organisations and various associations should think about designing products and services promoting a sustainable life and making the Planet Earth a better for future generations.”
Kerala IT Secretary  M Sivasankar said  design is very important in rebuilding and this Summit is an exercise to engage in a conversation with people involved in the process. VK Mathews, Member, High Power IT Committee. outlined the key expected outcomes of Kerala’s rebuilding viz., Clean Kerala, Safe Kerala, Enabled Urban Kerala and New Delivery Models. “The vision is to make Kerala the finest place to live and work,” added Mr Mathews, who is also the Chairman, IBS Software
Suhas Gopinath, Co-Chairman, FICCI and Advisor, World Bank; PK Sasidharan, Senior Vice President (Marketing) CERA Sanitaryware - the main sponsor of the event;  R Rahul, Managing Director, Kerala Tourism Development Corporation and Arun Balachandran, Kerala Chief Minister’s IT Fellow also spoke in the valedictory event.