Prof. Christopher Charles Benninger delivered the third Jhabvala Memorial lecture recently at the India International Centre, New Delhi. Professor Benninger narrated the stories that shaped his life and with the students.
The talk organised annually by the Jhabvala family and SPA New Delhi (School of Planning and Architecture) invites an intellectual from the profession of Architecture and Planning to deliver this one-hour talk. The previous speakers were Ar. Raj Rewal and Ar. Rahul Mehrotra. An erudite audience of 300 comprised veteran architects, planners, intellectuals, academicians and a few students from the Delhi region.
Eminent personalities from the arts, architecture, politics and media attended the talk. Some of the well-known personalities at the talk were, Shri. Shivraj Patil, Aman Nath of Neemrana Hotels, Rajiv Sethi, curator of art at Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, Master Architect, Raj Rewal, Architect Ranjit Sabiki, who started the Department of Urban Design at SPA New Delhi, Landscape Architect Ravindra Bhan, who started the Department of Landscape Architecture at SPA New Delhi, Ar.S. K. Das , Ar. Suneet Paul Editor of A + D, Justice P S Narayan, Prof. Jatin Bhatt, Ar. Mihir Bhat, Prof. George Mathews , Director of Institute of Social Sciences, Ar. Pradeep Sachadeva, and Journalists Nideesh Tyagi and Abhilash Khandekar.