Central University of Punjab organized special lecture on ‘Pharmacy: Always trusted for your health’ to mark World Pharmacist Day
Bathinda, September 27, 2021: The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Natural Products and the Department of Pharmacology of the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) under the patronage of Vice Chancellor, Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari organized a webinar to celebrate the World Pharmacists Day on September 25, 2021. The Chief Guest of this programme was Prof. Shailendra Saraf, Vice President, Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi and Dean, Faculty of Technology at Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
At the beginning of the event, Prof. Raj Kumar, Dean, School of Health Sciences, CUPB, formally welcomed the participants and introduced the Chief Guest, Prof. Saraf.
In his keynote address, Prof. Saraf presented brief report on new paradigm shift in pharmacy profession. He elaborated the roles and responsibilities of pharmacists in recent time in various pharmaceutical sectors in India and across the globe. He encouraged the budding pharmacists to cope with the healthcare challenges using novel and advanced technologies including artificial intelligence and machine learning in India. He also added that there is a lot of scope in the pharmaceutical sector as India is going to be the largest market in World business. He emphasized several ethical concerns in the pharmaceutical sector to impart easy, affordable and economic pharmaceutical solutions. Eventually, he explained the paradigm shift in pharmaceutical education in India. He elaborated National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020) and ensured that the pharmacy education will be aligned with the NEP-2020 to establish Aatmanirbhar Bharat. During his speech, he asked the pharmacy professionals to incorporate multidisciplinary approach to develop and establish affordable and economic pharmaceutical solutions to everyone.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari motivated faculty members, students, and participants to incorporate innovative activities that should have a larger social impact. Prof. P. Ramarao, Former Dean Academic Affairs, CUPB, emphasized that novel and innovative ideas and technologies are needed to cope with the emerging challenges in healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. He also stressed the multidisciplinary approach in the pharmaceutical sectors to provide better and realistic solution to every Indian and other individuals of rest of the World.
Dr. Debapriya Garabadu, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, CUPB, coordinated the programme. He also gave formal vote of thanks at the end of the programme. Faculty, research scholars and students from different departments of the university and other institutions across the country attended this programme.