Mumbai, October 29, 2018: The 25th Indian Plumbing Conference (IPC), a three day conference and exhibition for plumbing and associated industries, with focus on water conservation and reuse concluded at Mumbai’s Nehru Centre, Worli, with the announcement of the winner of Indian Plumbing Professional League (IPPL), Season 2. Team Aakash lead by P Prakash and S B Prasad from Chennai won the competition which saw four teams shortlisted for the grand finale. The IPPL was organized by Indian Plumbing Association(IPA), the national body of Plumbing professionals with 4000 members and 20 chapters across the country.
The idea of having a Plumbing Professional league originally came with the beginning of Pune Plumbing League (PPL) organized by IPA Pune Chapter in 2016 in Pune. Looking at success of PPL-Pune and feedback from participants/Sponsor’s, Indian Plumbing Association had arranged IPPL (Indian Plumbing Professional League) in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai in 2017. Looking at the successes of the same and as 2018 is the Silver Jubilee Year; Indian Plumbing Association decided to conduct IPPL in all the 16 chapters simultaneously. The main objective of the league is to impart knowledge of Best Plumbing Practices in a friendly way, with lots of fun and a quiz. The soul of the event is knowledge sharing, but with a competition and Fun. IPA expects to impart knowledge to 500 teams (1000 Engineers/ Architects) and is an useful step in increasing the standards of Plumbing in the Industry.
While congratulating teams for making it to the finale, Mr. Gurmit Singh Arora, National President, IPA, said “I congratulate all the teams for making it to the finals. Finalizing the winner was really tough as all teams performed really well.” Further commenting on the journey of IPPL he said “IPA conducted the ‘Indian Plumbing Professionals League’ (IPPL), which saw 900 participants across 16 chapters disseminate information on it’s Plumbing Standards & Codes, including the Uniform Illustrated Plumbing Code of India, 2017. The IPPL while imparting knowledge on plumbing products, techniques and installation practices, will help the knowledge information system within the Building & Architectural Community.”
Of the four teams that participated in the grand finale, Team Vayu, from Gujarat secured the 1st Runners-up position, followed by team Jal from Pune who clinched the 2nd Runner-up position. The winning three teams will get Gold, Silver and Bronze medal along with the study tour to Europe, Far-East and Middle East Asia.