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सीएसआईआर-भारतीय विषविज्ञान अनुसंधान संस्थानन में "हिंदी सप्ताह 2019" के उद्घाटन समारोह का आयोजन

सी.एस.आई.आर.-भारतीय विषविज्ञान अनुसंधान संस्थानन (सीएसआईआर-आईआईटीआर), लखनऊ में मुख्य अतिथि डॉ दिनेश शर्मा, माननीय उप मुख्यमंत्री तथा विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्री, उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार, ने दिनांक 14 सितंबर, 2019 को हिंदी सप्ताह का उद्घाटन किया  एवं संस्थान की राजभाषा पत्रिका “विषविज्ञान संदेश” के अंक 31 का विमोचन भी किया। इस अवसर पर सभा को संबोधित करते हुए माननीय उप मुख्यमंत्री जी ने कहा कि हिंदी सप्ताह में संकल्प लेते हैं कि हम अपने कार्यों एवं विचार के आदान-प्रदान में हिंदी भाषा का प्रयोग करें। हिंदी बहुत समृद्ध और सरल भाषा है। इसके माध्यम से सभी प्रकार की उन्नति हो सकती  है।  यह अन्य भाषाओं के शब्दों को बड़ी सरलता से आत्मसात कर अपनी शैली में ढाल लेती है और बाद में वह शब्द हिंदी के ही लगने लगते हैं । जैसे गंगा अनेक नदियों को आत्मसात कर आगे बढ़ती जाती है। आईआईटीआर की राजभाषा पत्रिका–विषविज्ञान संदेश एवं अन्य हिंदी प्रकाशन प्रशंसनीय और आमजन हेतु लाभकारी हैं।  इनके माध्यम से संस्थान की वैज्ञानिक एवं तकनीकी कार्यों की जानकारी जनता तक पहुँच रही है। माननीय उप मुख्यमंत्री जी ने कहा कि सरल एवं सुग्राह्य हिंदी का प्रयोग करें जिससे लोग आसानी से समझ सकें। आज जलवायु परिवर्तन हो रहा है, प्रदूषण बढ़ रहा है, जिससे अनेक समस्याएं उत्पन्न हो रहीं हैं। ऐसी जीवन शैली अपनाएं जिससे पर्यावरण संतुलन बना रहे। उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार ने पर्यावरण सुधार हेतु प्रदेश में करोड़ों वृक्ष लगाए हैं। 

समारोह के विशिष्ट अतिथि श्री टी. एन. खुन्टिया, पुलिस उप महानिरीक्षक, ग्रुप केंद्र, केंद्रीय रिज़र्व पुलिस बल, बिजनौर, लखनऊ ने अपने संबोधन में कहा कि  देश को एकता के सूत्र में बांधने में राजभाषा हिंदी का बहुत महत्व है। देश के विभिन्न क्षेत्रों में अनेक भाषाएं प्रचलित हैं। टी. वी. एवं अन्य माध्यमों से बहुत परिवर्तन हुआ है। आज  सभी क्षेत्रों में हिंदी को लोग अच्छी तरह समझते और बोलते हैं।  

इस अवसर संस्थाहन के निदेशक, प्रोफेसर आलोक धावन ने सभा को संबोधित करते हुए कहा कि संस्थान 50 वर्ष से अधिक समय से पर्यावरण और स्वास्थ्य के क्षेत्र में अपनी सेवाएं निरंतर दे रहा है और हिंदी भाषा के माध्यम से आमजन तक वैज्ञानिक एवं तकनीकी जानकारी पहुँचा रहा है। संस्थान के 75 से 80% वैज्ञानिक कार्य हिंदी संचार माध्यमों में प्रकाशित हो रहे हैं। सीएसआईआर-आईआईटीआर, विश्व स्तरीय बुनियादी ढांचे और विषविज्ञान में मानव संसाधन के साथ 'स्वच्छ भारत अभियान', 'स्वस्थ भारत अभियान', 'मेक इन इंडिया', 'स्टार्टअप इंडिया‘, ‘डिजिटल इंडिया', 'स्मार्ट गांव', 'स्मार्ट शहर', 'नमामि गंगे', और' उन्नत भारत अभियान’ आदि, जैसे राष्ट्रीय कार्यक्रमों में  समुचित वैज्ञानिक और तकनीकी सहयोग कर सतत विकास का लक्ष्य भी प्रदान करता है। हमारा संस्थान वैज्ञानिक और तकनीकी कार्यों में सहयोग कर उत्तर प्रदेश को उत्तम प्रदेश बनाने और राजभाषा के माध्यम से आमजन  तक जानकारी पहुंचाने के कार्य में निरंतर अग्रसर है।

इस अवसर पर सीएसआईआर-आईआईटीआर और सरदार पटेल पोस्ट ग्रेजुएट इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ डेंटल एंड मेडिकल साइंसेज, लखनऊ के बीच एक सहमति ज्ञापन (एमओयू) पर हस्ताक्षर भी हुए। सीएसआईआर-आईआईटीआर के निदेशक, प्रोफ़ेसर आलोक धावन एवं सरदार पटेल पोस्ट ग्रेजुएट इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ डेंटल एंड मेडिकल साइंसेज के प्रिंसिपल डॉ. परवीन मेहरोत्रा ने सहमति ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किए।

डॉ. आलोक कुमार पाण्डेय, वैज्ञानिक, सीएसआईआर-आईआईटीआर ने अतिथिगण का स्वागत किया। श्री चन्द्र मोहन तिवारी, हिंदी अधिकारी ने धन्यवाद ज्ञापन दिया। 

हिंदी सप्ताह 2019 के पुरस्कार वितरण एवं समापन समारोह का आयोजन

सीएसआईआर–भारतीय विषविज्ञान अनुसंधान संस्थान, लखनऊ में दिनांक 20.09.2019 को हिंदी सप्ताह–2019 के पुरस्कार वितरण एवं समापन समारोह का आयोजन किया गया। 

इस अवसर पर मुख्या अतिथि श्री अजय मलिक, उप निदेशक, क्षेत्रीय कार्यान्वयन कार्यालय, (उत्तर) भारत सरकार, गृह मंत्रालय, राजभाषा विभाग थे। डॉ. देवेन्द्र परमार, मुख्य वैज्ञानिक ने सभी का स्वागत किया और संस्थान में राजभाषा कार्यान्वयन की प्रगति के बारे में बताया।  श्री चन्द्र् मोहन तिवारी, हिंदी अधिकारी एवं आयोजन के संचालक ने मुख्य अतिथि का औपचारिक परिचय दिया। इस अवसर पर मुख्य अतिथि ने कहा कि अपनी भाषा का महत्व समझें, अपनी भाषा आत्मा से जुड़ी होती है। विशुद्ध वैज्ञानिक साहित्य की रचना हिंदी में करें यह आने वाली पीढ़ियों हेतु बहुत लाभकारी होगा।  

संस्थान के मुख्य वैज्ञानिक, डॉ. डी. कार चौधरी ने अपने अध्यक्षीय संबोधन में कहा कि राजभाषा के वार्षिक कार्यक्रम के अनुसार संस्थान में हिंदी कार्यान्वयन सुनिश्चित किया जा रहा है और इसके अतिरिक्त हिंदी में प्रकाशित विषविज्ञान संदेश, लघु पुस्तकें एवं विवरणिकाओं के द्वारा संस्थान की वैज्ञानिक उपलब्धियों की जानकारी आमजन तक पहुंचाई जा रही है। मुख्य अतिथि ने 09 प्रतियोगिताओं में 28 पुरस्कार एवं हिंदी में कार्य करने की प्रोत्साहन योजना के अंतर्गत 11 पुरस्कागर प्रदान किए।

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Air pollution is a global emergency affecting everyone. There is an urgent need to bring together communities, individuals, government agencies and the society at large to tackle this ever-growing problem. Different sources of renewable energy and green technologies need to be tapped in order to help in improving air quality in cities and regions across the world. These were some of the thoughts that echoed at the World Environment Day Celebrations at the country’s premier toxicology institute, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR) Lucknow.

Dr D Kar Chowdhuri, Chief Scientist, CSIR-IITR welcomed the gathering and described the genesis of the World Environment Day celebrations from its inception in 1974 by the United Nations. He also stated that this year’s theme is “Beat Air Pollution”.

As a part of the celebration, the 23rd Dr C R Krishnamurthy Memorial Oration was delivered by Wing Commander Paramvir Singh, an Indian Air Force officer, currently with the National Mission for Clean Ganga, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. Wing Commander Singh, an Adventure Sports athlete, has 13 World, 3 Asian and 7 National Records to his credit, the most held by an Indian. An open-water endurance swimmer, Sri Singh completed the historic first-ever swim down the entire stretch of the River Ganga and opined that every individual can contribute towards a cause in his/her own way. He chose to use his passion for ultra-endurance adventure to make his humble contribution to the cause of Swachh Bharat, Namami Gange and Beti Padhao-Beti Bachao campaigns.

Delivering the Presidential address, Professor Alok Dhawan, Director, CSIR-IITR said that the talk “Ganga Avahan” delivered by Wing Commander Singh, was a fitting tribute to the oration. Dr C R Krishnamurthy, himself was a pioneer in the areas of environmental toxicology and biodegradation. Professor Dhawan urged the young generation in the audience to take inspiration from the lecture and strive to make their own contributions towards making the world a better place. Earlier, Dr S C Barman, Chief Scientist, CSIR-IITR introduced the chief guest and gave the genesis of Dr C R Krishnamurthy Memorial Oration. The institute also released the report on Assessment of Ambient Air Quality of Lucknow City and Wing Commander Paramvir Singh awarded prizes to the winners of painting competition for school children and quiz competition for Ph.D. Scholars of the institute. Both of these programs were conducted earlier.

Er A H Khan, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-IITR proposed the vote of thanks.

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CSIR–Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, the premier toxicology institute in the country, celebrated its 54th Annual Day on November 14, 2019, at its Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Lucknow campus.

Padma Bhushan, Professor P. Balaram, Former Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and the chief guest of the function delivered the Annual Day Address.  Dr Rakesh K. Mishra, Director, CSIR–Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad was the Guest of Honour for the event.

Professor Alok Dhawan, Director of the institute welcomed the gathering and presented the annual report of the Institute for the year 2018-2019. He apprised the gathering about several success stories of the institute in the year gone by and said that the Foundation Day was an appropriate occasion to cherish the successes of the past and set goals for the future. He reiterated the institute’s commitment to the National Mission Programmes like Swachh Bharat, Swasth Bharat, Skill India, Namami Gange, etc and informed the gathering that, in sync with the Digital India Programme, the institute has been releasing its Annual Report in the digital format since 2015.

On the occasion, CSIR-IITR Annual Report, a compilation of CSIR-IITR news articles and the institute’s calendar for the year 2020 was released. Several staff members of CSIR-IITR were recognized for their distinguished service to the institute and honored by the chief guest.

Following the release of the publications, Dr D. Kar Chowdhuri, Chief Scientist, CSIR–IITR, introduced the guests.

While delivering the Annual Day address, Professor Balaram, a doyen in the area of molecular biophysics said that nowadays most disciplines border on science and engineering. He opined that in this day and age of interdisciplinary approaches, basic science research is the foundation that is essential to ensure the success of any translational outcomes. An institute's annual day, while being a time for celebration is also the right time to reflect on the purpose of its creation and whether the outcomes envisaged have been achieved. He further encouraged the scientific gathering to keep up their zeal and enthusiasm in meeting scientific challenges that they are faced with.

In his address, Dr Rakesh K. Mishra congratulated the CSIR–IITR family on the important milestone reached and urged the scientists to rededicate themselves to fulfilling the motto of the institute i.e. Safety to Environment and Health and Service to Industry.

Dr K. C. Khulbe, Senior Principal Scientist proposed the vote of thanks. The celebrations concluded with a cultural extravaganza by the research scholars, staff and their families of the institute who showcased their creative and innovative capabilities in addition to their scientific achievements.

The 23rd Professor Sibte Hasan Zaidi Oration was organized at the premier toxicology institute of the country, CSIR–Indian Institute of Toxicology Research.  The lecture is organized every year to honor the founding Director of the institute, Professor Sibte Hasan Zaidi. As a part of the 54th Annual Day Celebrations this year, the lecture was delivered by Dr Rakesh K. Mishra, Director, CSIR–Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad.

Welcoming the gathering, Professor Alok Dhawan, Director, CSIR-IITR said that visionary Professor Zaidi created this institute more than 50 years ago focussing on translational research to ensure environment safety and service to the industry, which is relevant to this day. It was indeed a special occasion for the institute and its staff with the presence of several luminaries in the field of toxicology among the audience, he said.

Dr Devendra Parmar, Chief Scientist, introduced the guests, Dr Rakesh K. Mishra and Dr V.P. Kamboj, Chairman, Board of Directors, Biotech Consortium of India Limited, Former Director, CSIR – Central Drug Research Institute and President of the function. This was followed by the Oration on “The Rise of Genomics: Opportunities and Challenges”. One of the most amazing advances in life sciences has been the ease and affordability of genome information. This information provides an extremely comprehensive insight into life processes, he said. He opined that these unprecedented opportunities are likely to be game-changers in the manner healthcare challenges will be approached henceforth.

Delivering the presidential address, Dr V.P. Kamboj, congratulated Dr Rakesh K. Mishra for his lucid presentation and added that theories on the origin of life reiterate the fact that almost all life forms have a commonality of origin from five basic elements. Using advancement in genomic research to create affordable personalized therapeutic regimens is the need of the day, he said. He also opined that the ever-growing concern of air and water pollution needs a more concerted effort from all the stakeholders to ensure a cleaner and greener environment for the generations to come.

Dr Vinay K. Khanna, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR–IITR, proposed the vote of thanks.

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CSIR–Indian Institute of Toxicology Research celebrated the 78th Foundation Day Celebrations of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research at CSIR-IITR Campus.

Welcoming the Chief Guest, Professor Lal Chand Rai, Distinguished Professor, Department of Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and the gathering, Dr Devendra Parmar, Chief Scientist, CSIR-IITR, recalled the period that led to establishing CSIR way back in 1942. The organization has come a long way since then, making several societal contributions in the years gone by. Dr D Kar Chowdhuri, Chief Scientist, CSIR-IITR and Chairperson, Organizing Committee introduced the Chief Guest for the day. Delivering the Foundation Day Lecture, Professor Lal Chand Rai led the august gathering through the journey of his tryst with Algae, using it as a model system to study metal toxicity.

The function was presided over by Professor Alok Dhawan, Director, CSIR–IITR. Delivering his Presidential Address, Professor Dhawan enumerated several technologies developed by CSIR since its inception. Sonalika Tractor, the indelible link used in the electoral process, cutting edge technologies for the Tejas and Saras aircrafts developed indigenously, improved road manufacturing and building construction process are a few, he said. He urged the visiting students to make full use of the open day at the institute, visit the laboratories and interact with the scientists of the institute.   

The Institute also felicitated its employees completing 25 years of service and those who had superannuated in the previous year. Prizes were also given away for the essay writing competition that was conducted for the children of CSIR employees. Professor Lal Chand Rai launched the CSIR-IITR Alumni Association webpage. The association is expected to serve as a reliable networking platform for the present scientific community and the former students of the institute.

An exhibition of the contributions made / technologies developed by CSIR-IITR was also organized and the institute was open to students and the citizens of Lucknow to experience firsthand, cutting edge R&D. About 150 students from various schools and colleges of the city visited the exhibition and interacted with the scientists.

Dr K.C. Khulbe, Senior Principal Scientist of the institute and Convener of the program proposed the vote of thanks.

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To reiterate the importance of Science in our daily lives and encourage students to embrace Science as a career option, the National Technology Day is celebrated by the country, every year on May 11. This day also commemorates Operation Shakti, the Pokhran Nuclear Test conducted on May 11, 1998, thus cementing India’s place as a full-fledged nuclear power.

CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR), Lucknow observed the day through day-long celebrations that began at 10 AM. The day was observed as an Open Day for school and college students to visit the Institute and interact with the scientists. As a part of the Institute’s Jigyasa Programme (to attract young talent towards research and development), more than 300 students from Surya Public School, Sultanpur and Kendriya Vidyalaya Aliganj and CRPF branches visited the Centre for Innovation and Translation Research (CITAR) of the institute. They enjoyed an interactive session with the scientists and were excited to get a glimpse of the cutting edge research being undertaken at the institute. 

The institute also hosted Sri Jitendra Sharma, MD, and CEO of Andhra Pradesh Medtech Zone Limited. He expressed his keen interest in O-Neer®, the water purification technology developed by CSIR–IITR and explored the possibility of a technology transfer MOU with the institute. 

The celebrations continued through the day and culminated with the ‘Technology Day Lecture’ in the S.H. Zaidi Auditorium of the institute. The lecture was delivered by Sri Vinayak Nath, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Venture Catalysts, Uttar Pradesh. Sri Vinayak Nath made an extremely lucid presentation highlighting the role of relevant technologies in successful start-ups to ensure sustainable growth. Speaking on the occasion, Professor Alok Dhawan, Director of the institute opined that risk mitigation plays a key role in ensuring the commercialization of new technologies and their success in fulfilling public needs.

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The citizens of a country are direct beneficiaries of the scientific progress made by the country and this is only reemphasized by the theme for this year’s National Science Day Celebrations, “Science for the People and People for Science”. 

Celebrations of National Science Day 2019 at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research began with the inauguration of an exhibition showcasing the cutting edge research and technologies developed by the institute. This was followed by a popular lecture delivered by Professor M.L.B. Bhatt, Vice Chancellor, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow. He opined that irrespective of the subject an individual chooses, inculcating a scientific temper is essential to success. Professor Bhatt reminded the audience that our former President, Bharat Ratna Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam tirelessly encouraged young ignited minds to always “Dream Big to Achieve Big”.

Earlier, welcoming the gathering, Dr D. Kar Chowdhuri, Chief Scientist, CSIR–IITR reminded the students that India celebrates the National Science Day on 28 February every year to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect by Nobel laureate and Indian Physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928. Delivering her presidential remarks, Dr Poonam Kakkar, Chief Scientist, CSIR–IITR, urged the student community to have their inquisitive minds focused on ways and means to make the world a better place to live and should try to create awareness regarding the safe environment for better human health. The Institute observed open day from 10 AM to 2:30 PM. More than 200 students from city-based schools and colleges visited the laboratories of the institute and also interacted with the scientific staff.

Dr Ravi Ram K, Convener, Organizing Committee, proposed the vote of thanks. 

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