Ashok Panda, Co-Convener

He has been involved with INTACH, Pondicherry for the last 15 years. He acts as the coordinator and project manager. His work includes conducting heritage walks,tourism promotion projects in Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu as well as raising finances to support the activities like solid waste management. He also handles the management and implementation of heritage restoration and urban environment projects in Tranquebar (Tharangambadi).

Arul, Senior Architect

He is a senior architect at INTACH, Pondicherry. He graduated from the Goa College of Architecture in 2000 and joined INTACH for the Asia Urbs Programme Pondicherry in 2003. Since then he has been involved in many heritage preservation, façade restoration, landscaping and renovation works for both Government and private projects.

A K Das, Co-Convenor

In a career spanning over 47 years as a Civil Engineer, he has been a key person in various City planning, Architecture, structural Engineering and Construction Management projects. Has been involved in Auroville, L&T and Townships of Kudremukh Iron Ore, Salem Steel, Vizag Steel and all restoration projects of INTACH-Pondicherry and numerous other restoration projects in South India.