Thursday, 12 November 2015

Realty Expo 2015 by CREDAI Bengal

Realty Expo is an annual event - eastern India's largest real estate exhibition hosted by CREDAI Bengal. This year, it was held from November 6th to 8th at the Milan Mela ground. CREDAI Bengal is West Bengal's edition of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Association of India, the apex body for the conglomeration of real estate developers throughout the nation. CREDAI Bengal hosts two annual real estate exhibitions, Realty Expo and Home Front. These annual fairs are aimed at bringing the best property in the land so that customers are able to make an informed decision and invest their money in an effective and efficient manner.

This year, apart from bringing together the giants in the realty sector and putting up residential and commercial properties on display, Realty Expo went one step further and brought in a new dimension in the form of decor items, interiors and other things necessary to turn your house into your personalized home.

The buyers were given a huge number of benefits and discounts on the field. No doubt the fair was called ‘Ghar Bhi, Car Bhi, Discount Bhi’. The benefits included Flat discounts on spot bookings, gift schemes for property buyers, competitive price analysis, investment options, sourcing, comparing and buying straight from the developers/accredited agents and of course a wide range of information on the realty sector of Bengal. Realty Expo 2015 lived upto its promise of being the best destination for property buyers. 

Apart from being the realty exhibition of magnificent proportions that it is, Realty Expo proved to be a hub of entertainment. Events to note were a chat show with Srijit Mukherjee, Raj Chakraborty, Nusrat Jehan & Abir Chatterjee, a Quiz show by Mir with Tollywood celebrities and eminent artists from the art and cultural sector like Ritwik Chakraborty, Deblina Dutta, Rupankar, Anindya Chatterjee, Upal Sengupta, Kamleswar Mukherjee, Sidhu, Lopamudra Mitra and Joy Sarkar as participants.

As a lead up to CREDAI Bengal’s big event, they also organized a few activities for school students – namely the CREDAI Bengal school festival, which consisted of a debate competition (elaborated here) and a sit and draw competition along with a photography contest (elaborated here). These events provided youngsters to showcase their talents, which displaying the tangible interaction between infrastructure, development, and real estate. The school festival was held in association with South City International School, at their auditorium, on the weekend of 31st October and 1st November.

All in all, Realty Expo 2015 was a roaring success. It provided great interaction opportunities between the exhibitors and the buyers, or to-be-buyers. CREDAI Bengal hopes the continued support and enthusiasm of the city’s residents remains with them as they come back next year with Realty Expo 2016.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

CREDAI Bengal School Festival - Sit and Draw Competition

300 students from 15 schools in and around the city participated in the Sit and Draw Competition for the CREDAI Bengal School Festival.

The CREDAI Bengal School Festival, an event conducted on the sidelines of CREDAI Bengal's Realty Expo 2015, was held over the weekend of 31st October and 1st November, at the South City International School. I was a member of the audience, as a part of Kolkata Bloggers, overviewing the thoughts and principles showcased by these young, talented minds.

After the inaugural debate on the 31st of October, the School Festival continued to its second day with two artistic events - namely Painting and Photography. The Inter-school sit and draw competition was held from 10 AM to 1 PM at the South City International School auditorium. Representatives from about fifteen schools participated in the sit and draw competition, including leading schools such as Delhi Public School New Town, La Martiniere for Girls, Apeejay School, South City International School, Kalyani Central Model School, Army Public School and Shri Shikshayatan School, among others. The theme for this drawing competition for junior school students was "Making My City Green" - another topic that could be transformed through various interpretations.

Mr. John Bagul, Principal of South City International Schools, opens the CREDAI Bengal School Festival.

The students participating in the competition were extremely young - junior school students. Yet, they displayed admirable maturity in their interpretations of the topic, and came up with artwork that defied their youth and inexperience. While some students depicted a scenery of their city, others went forward with symbolism to convey their message. It was a wonderful feeling to see these enthusiastic youngsters put forward their views on what they perceive their city to be, and their ideas for a more joyful City of Joy.

An overwhelming bunch of more than 300 students from across the city and beyond turned up to participate in this sit and draw competition. It was a resounding success, but in quality of artwork and diversity of perception. Take a look at some of the images that defined the CREDAI Bengal School Festival's Sit and Draw Competition for Junior school students.

In addition to the Sit and Draw competition, a photography competition was also held as part of the CREDAI Bengal School Festival, participated enthusiastically by representatives of quite a few schools.

Such a competition allows us an understanding of the very young and impressionable minds towards their home city. This is important for the parent initative of CREDAI Bengal School Festival - RealtyExpo 2015, It offers multiple options including an affordable housing section, for people looking to buy a home or invest in a second home. The Realty Expo, to be held at the Milan Mela ground from the 6th to the 8th of November, is a celebration of real estate, and its contribution to increasing societal standards in gradual steps. To know more, do take a look at their website,