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सीएसआईआर-भारतीय विषविज्ञान अनुसंधान संस्थान, लखनऊ में सतर्कता जागरूकता सप्ताह 2015 का आयोजन किया गया।  सप्ताह के दौरान विभिन्न कार्यक्रम आयोजित किए गए।  कार्यक्रमों का आरंभ संस्थान में कार्यरत वैज्ञानिकों एवं कर्मचारियों को दिनांक 26 अक्टूबर, 2015 को प्रातः 11.00 बजे निदेशक द्वारा प्रतिज्ञा दिला कर किया गया।  सतर्कता जागरूकता सप्ताह के दौरान संस्थान में कार्यरत कर्मचारियों हेतु सतर्कता जागरूकता विषयों पर वाद-विवाद एवं निबंध प्रतियोगिता का क्रमशः दिनांक 27 एवं 28.10.2015 को आयोजन किया गया। 

 

सतर्कता जागरूकता सप्ताह 2015 के अंतर्गत संस्थान में दिनांक 30 अक्टूबर, 2015 को प्रातः 11.00 बजे आईआईटीआर के प्रेक्षागृह में एक अतिथि व्याख्यान का आयोजन किया गया।  समारोह का शुभारंभ करते हुए संस्थान के प्रशासन नियंत्रक, श्री सी.पी. अरुणन ने सतर्कता जागरूकता सप्ताह पर संक्षिप्त विवरण प्रस्तुत किया। संस्थान के निदेशक, प्रोफेसर आलोक धावन ने अपने अध्यक्षीय संबोधन में सतर्कता विषयों पर प्रकाश डाला तथा मुख्य अतिथि का संक्षिप्त परिचय दिया।  उन्होनें कहा की संस्थान मे सतर्कता से संबंधित दिशा-निर्देशों का गंभीरता से पालन किया जाता है।  श्री शैलेंद्र सागर, आईपीएस, पूर्व पुलिस महानिदेशक, उत्तर प्रदेश एवं मुख्य अतिथि ने व्याख्यान दिया।  उन्होनें कहा कि सरकारी दायित्वों का निर्वहन पूरी ईमानदारी से करना चाहिए, साथ ही यह परिलक्षित भी होना चाहिए।  उन्होनें अपने व्याख्यान मे सतर्कता एवं भ्रष्टाचार पर वृस्तित  रूप से प्रकाश डाला। सतर्कता जागरूकता सप्ताह के दौरान संस्थान मे सतर्कता जागरूकता से संबंधित विषयों पर आयोजित वाद-विवाद निबंध प्रतियोगिता के विजयी प्रतिभागियों को क्रमशः प्रथम, द्वितीय एवं तृतीय पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया।  


डॉ. मुकुल दास, मुख्य वैज्ञानिक ने धन्यवाद ज्ञापन दिया।

The Golden Jubilee Foundation Day of CSIR - Indian Institute of Toxicology Research was celebrated with a great deal of enthusiasm and gaiety at the institute on 04 November 2015. Padma Vibhushan Professor M.S. Valiathan, National Research Professor and former Vice Chancellor, Manipal University delivered the Foundation Day Lecture and Padmashri Dr Nitya Anand, Former Director, CSIR-CDRI presided over the function. Also present on the occasion were Professor R. Kumar, Fellow, JNCASR and Chairman, Research Council of the institute and Professor Diana Anderson, Established Chair, University of Bradford. 

Delivering the annual report, Professor Alok Dhawan, Director, CSIR-IITR highlighted the achievements of the institute being at the forefront of toxicology research since its inception in 1965 under the outstanding leadership of Professor Sibte Hasan Zaidi. The institution has the distinction of being the only public funded toxicology research institute in south east asia. The organization grew with changing times and shifted its focus from occupational and environmental exposure to chemicals delineating mechanism of toxicity at the cellular level using state of the art technologies. This growth also resulted in research collaborations with academia, industry and regulatory bodies globally. The institute has always been at the forefront by providing scientific support during national calamities like the Bhopal Gas Tragedy 1984, Orissa Cyclone 1999, Bhuj Earthquake 2001 etc as also participating in national mission programmes like the Ganga Action Plan, Clean Gomti Mission, Swachha Bharat, Swasth Bharat, Namami Gange, Skill India, Digital India etc. The institute has contributed immensely in the development and deployment of human resource. The institute has published 142 research papers in peer reviewed journals of high impact factor, 19 research fellows received PhD Degrees during the past year and 102 students are currently enrolled in the PhD programme under AcSIR. The institute also has the unique distinction of being the only CSIR institute with Good Laboratory Practices accreditation by the OECD and this certification supports the cause of Make in India Mission by assisting the MSME industries in global positioning of their products. 

The event also marked the release of the CSIR-IITR logo, a compilation of research success stories, Golden Jubilee Souvenir and a document on PhD's awarded over the last 50 years. 

In his address,  Professor R Kumar stressed on the cornerstones of any research activity viz., excellence and relevance. The institute should focus on infrastructure improvement and talent acquisition to fulfill its mandate. 


 Professor Diana Anderson recalled her long association with the institute and exhorted the scientists to focus on SOPS i.e. Sick, Old, Pregnant and Susceptible populations while also addressing the unmet needs of infectious diseases. 

Delivering the Foundation Day Lecture,  Professor Valiathan advised the scientific community to focus on relevance of research to societal / public health benefits. He believes Iodization of salt to be one of the most far reaching and socially benefitting research outputs. Social audits of ongoing research should be an integral part of any research programme. He lamented that disassociating the head from the hand has marked the end of innovation. 

Delivering his presidential remarks, Dr Nitya Anand hoped that the institute will continue to rise with an upward trajectory and make greater strides in the areas of environmental challenges viz climate change, and water quality. 

The programme concluded with a cultural evening by the students of the institute.

19th Professor Sibte Hasan Zaidi Oration delivered by Dr P.S. Chauhan, Former Head, Cell Biology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai. The session was chaired by Prof. P.K. Seth, Former Director, CSIR-IITR and now CEO, Biotech Park, Lucknow. Also present on the occasion were the Chairman and members of the Research Council of the institute. Welcoming the gathering, Professor Alok Dhawan, Director CSI -IITR recalled the vision of Professor Sibte Hasan Zaidi who established the institute 50 years ago. 

Delivering the Oration, Dr P.S. Chauhan opined that safety evaluation rather than toxicology screening is the need of the hour. With the advent of genetically modified products it is all the more relevant that proactive steps are taken to detect risk potential of every new product rather than a retrospective study of its effects after they occur. Public safety should take precedence over publication oriented research. In his address, Prof. P.K. Seth, CEO, Biotech Park, Lucknow emphasized that the regulatory toxicologist should function as the bridge between the innovator, investor and consumer. Wishing the institute on its golden jubilee he urged the employees to rededicate themselves to the vision of the founding fathers of the institute in order to fulfill its mandate.

It was a day of double celebrations at the city based toxicology institute, CSIR - Indian Institute of Toxicology Research. The 73rd foundation day of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research was celebrated along with the Golden Jubilee lecture series on September 26, 2015. Welcoming the gathering, Prof Alok Dhawan, Director, CSIR - Indian Institute of Toxicology Research said the day was an occasion to honour the torch bearers of science and also to lure and encourage the younger generation to take up scientific pursuits as a way of life. 

Delivering the Golden Jubilee Lecture titled, "Future of Healthcare Innovation in India", Padmashri, Dr Balram Bhargava, Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi mentioned that Indian innovation in IT is well known. At the same time the country has also made tremendous progress in medical science, healthcare, agriculture and pharma sectors. He exhorted the scientific minds to tap the vast talent pool in the country and the inherent ability to be naturally innovative to address the unmet needs in various sectors. Frugal innovation without compromise on quality is the need of the hour. The Stanford India Bio-design Centre was established to meet this requirement and believes in the "GANDHI" philosophy viz., Global Affordable Need Driven Healthcare Innovation.

The function was presided over by Padmashri, Dr Nitya Anand, former Director, CSIR - Central Drug Research Institute. Also present on the occasion were Dr PK Seth, Dr S K Khanna, Dr Asha Mathur and Prof MM Lal among other senior members of the scientific fraternity at Lucknow. Delivering his presidential address, Padmashri, Dr Nitya Anand expressed his satisfaction at the progress in the scientific areas in the country and also briefly described the genesis of CSIR. He urged the next generation of scientific leaders to dwell upon the ideas thrown up by Prof. Balram Bhargava and to work on mission mode to meet unfulfilled needs in the healthcare sector. 

CSIR - Indian Institute of Toxicology research also felicitated its employees completing 25 years of service and those who superannuated in the previous year. Prizes were also given away for the essay writing competition that was conducted for children of CSIR employees. 

Dr Mukul Das, Chief Scientist CSIR - IITR delivered the vote of thanks.

सीएसआईआर-भारतीय विषविज्ञान अनुसंधान संस्थान, लखनऊ में हिंदी  सप्ताह समारोह 14-20 सितंबर, 2016 का आयोजन

 

सीएसआईआर-भारतीय विषविज्ञान अनुसंधान संस्थान, लखनऊ में आज दिनांक 14 सितंबर  को दोपहर 12:00 बजे एस.एच. जैदी सभागार में हिंदी सप्‍ताह के उद्घाटन समारोह का आयोजन किया गया। समारोह के मुख्‍य अतिथि श्री अनिल कुमार लाहोटी, मंडल रेल प्रबंधक, उत्‍तर रेलवे, लखनऊ थे। इस अवसर पर मुख्‍य अतिथि महोदय ने कहा कि आम धारणा यह है कि वैज्ञानिक एवं तकनीकी कार्य हिंदी में करना अत्‍यंत दुष्‍कर है, विशेषकर इसलिए कि अधिकांश वैज्ञानिक एवं तकनीकी शब्‍दावली अंग्रेजी में है, किंतु इस संस्‍थान में वैज्ञानिक एवं तकनीकी कार्य हिंदी में किए जा रहे हैं यह अचरज की बात है।  न केवल प्रशासनिक, वैज्ञानिक, बल्कि शोध पत्र भी हिंदी में प्रकाशित किए जा रहे हैं। संस्‍थान की राजभाषा पत्रिका ‘’विषविज्ञान संदेश’’ एक उल्‍लेखनीय प्रयास है। यह एक सुसंपादित वैज्ञानिक जानकारी वाली हिंदी पत्रिका है, जो अति प्रसंशनीय है, इसे अनेक पुरस्‍कार प्राप्‍त हो चुके हैं तथा यह भी स्‍वाभाविक है कि आगे भी इसे कई पुरस्‍कार प्राप्‍त हों। विषविज्ञान संस्‍थान में जिस प्रकार हिंदी में कार्य किया जा रहा है, वह अपने आप में एक उदाहरण है और हमारे लिए प्रेरणास्रोत है। संस्‍थान के निदेशक, प्रोफेसर आलोक धावन, वैज्ञानिक तथा तकनीकी एवं प्रशासनिक कर्मियों के द्वारा इस संदर्भ में किए जा रहे कार्य विशेष रूप से प्रशंसनीय हैं। उन्‍होंने यह भी कहा कि हमारे माननीय प्रधानमंत्री जी विदेश यात्राओं के दौरान अपने भाषण में हिंदी का अधिक से अधिक प्रयोग करते हैं, हम सभी को इससे प्रेरणा लेनी चाहिए।

 

समारोह की अध्‍यक्षता संस्‍थान के निदेशक, प्रोफेसर आलोक धावन ने किया। उन्‍होंने अपने अध्‍यक्षीय भाषण में कहा कि मैं सर्वप्रथम यह कहना चाहूँगा कि हिंदी सप्‍ताह के दौरान हमें विचार करना चाहिए कि कैसे हम अपनी राजभाषा हिंदी को आगे ले जा सकते हैं और पूरे वर्ष कैसे अधिक से अधिक इसका प्रयोग कर सकते हैं। इसके कार्यान्‍वयन हेतु पूरे वर्ष की योजना बना लेनी चाहिए। विज्ञान को आगे ले जाने हेतु भाषा एक सशक्‍त माध्‍यम है। अंग्रेजी भाषा में शब्‍द सीमित हैं, वहीं हिंदी के पास विस्‍तृत शब्‍द भण्‍डार है, वैज्ञानिक और तकनीकी कार्य इसमें आसानी से किए जा सकते हैं। उन्‍होंने यह भी कहा कि मैं सरलता से हिंदी लिख लेता हूँ, जब कि मैंने अंग्रेजी माध्‍यम में शिक्षा प्राप्‍त किया है। हम अपनी राजभाषा को कैसे आगे ले जाएं, यह सोच हम सभी के अंदर होनी चाहिए।   

 

हिंदी में वैज्ञानिक एवं तकनीकी कार्य के परिप्रेक्ष्यज में दिनांक 19 सितंबर, 2016 को दोपहर 11:15 बजे एस.एच. जैदी सभागार में एसीएसआईआर के नए सत्र के छात्रों हेतु हिंदी में एक वैज्ञानिक व्याख्यान "बायो-इकॉनमी जैव संसाधन की संभावनाएं (प्रास्पेदक्ट्सद ऑफ बायोरिसोर्सेस इन बॉयोइकनॉमी)" का आयोजन किया गया। यह व्यााख्यानन पद्मश्री प्रोफेसर प्रमोद टण्डकन, सी.ई.ओ., बॉयोटेक पार्क, लखनऊ ने दिया। इसमें शोध छात्रों ने बड़ी संख्याो में भाग लिया।

 

दिनांक 20 सितंबर, 2016 को अपराह्न 3:00 बजे एस.एच. जैदी सभागार में हिंदी सप्ताोह पुरस्कार वितरण एवं समापन समारोह का आयोजन किया गया। समारोह के मुख्य अतिथि डॉ. ए. डी. पाठक, निदेशक, भारतीय गन्ना. अनुसंधान संस्थालन, लखनऊ थे। सर्वप्रथम प्रोफेसर आलोक धावन, निदेशक, आईआईटीआर ने सीएसआईआर टीम द्वारा विकसित एवं संरक्षित पुष्पध प्रदान कर मुख्यी अतिथि महोदय का स्वागत करते हुए कहा कि डॉ. पाठक राजभाषा कार्यान्व यन में आने वाली समस्यातओं का निराकरण बड़ी आसानी से कर देते हैं। हिंदी अधिकारी श्री चन्द्र मोहन तिवारी ने मुख्य अतिथि महोदय का परिचय देते हुए कहा कि आप गन्नार संस्थादन के निदेशक के साथ-साथ नगर राजभाषा कार्यान्वुयन समिति (नराकास), कार्यालय-3 के अध्यनक्ष भी हैं और हिंदी में आपका सराहनीय योगदान है। इस अवसर पर मुख्यर अतिथि महोदय ने कहा कि भारतीय विषविज्ञान अनुसंधान संस्थाहन का हिंदी के उत्थादन में विशेष योगदान रहा है, संस्थानन की राजभाषा पत्रिका "विषविज्ञान संदेश" एक उल्ले्खनीय प्रयास है। यह एक सुसंपादित वैज्ञानिक जानकारी वाली हिंदी पत्रिका है, जो अति प्रसंशनीय है, इसे अनेक पुरस्कासर प्राप्ता हो चुके हैं। आईआईटीआर में जिस प्रकार हिंदी में कार्य किया जा रहा है, वह अपने आप में एक उदाहरण है और हमारे लिए प्रेरणास्रोत है तथा ऐसे सराहनीय कार्य के लिए मैं नगर राजभाषा कार्यान्वहयन समिति की ओर से आईआईटीआर के निदेशक और वैज्ञानिक, तकनीकी तथा प्रशासनिक कर्मियों को बधाई देता हूँ। 

 

समारोह की अध्यक्षता संस्थाान के निदेशक, प्रोफेसर आलोक धावन ने किया। उन्होंने अपने अध्यक्षीय संबोधन में कहा कि हिंदी सप्ता्ह के बाद हिंदी में कार्य करना कदापि न भूलें। प्रत्ये्क व्यक्ति यह विचार करे कि कैसे वह राजभाषा कार्यान्वहयन के प्रति समर्पित हो सकता है। संस्थाधन की पत्रिका "विषविज्ञान संदेश" को प्रथम पुरस्का र प्राप्त होना इस बात का स्प‍ष्ट‍ उदाहरण है कि संस्थान के कर्मियों ने राजभाषा कार्यान्व्यन में विशेष लगन से कार्य किया है। हम इस सफलता के लिए संस्थाान के सभी कर्मियों एवं छात्रों को बधाई देते हैं। 

 

हिंदी सप्ताह के दौरान हिंदी टंकण, प्रश्नोत्तोरी (क्विज), वाद-विवाद, आशुभाषण, हिंदीतर भाषी का हिंदी ज्ञान, अनुवाद, लेख और टिप्प‍ण व मसौदा लेखन प्रतियोगिताएं आयोजित की गईं। समारोह में मुख्ये अतिथि द्वारा प्रतियोगिता में विजयी प्रतिभागियों को प्रथम, द्वितीय एवं तृतीय पुरस्कार और प्रमाणपत्र प्रदान किये गए। इसके अलावा वर्ष के दौरान हिंदी में कार्य करने की प्रोत्साहन योजना के अंतर्गत विजयी प्रतिभागियों को दो प्रथम, तीन द्वितीय और तीन तृतीय पुरस्कार और प्रमाणपत्र प्रदान किये गए। कार्यक्रम का संचालन हिंदी अधिकारी, श्री चन्द्रत मोहन तिवारी ने किया। 

 

श्री अनिल कुमार, प्रशासन नियंत्रक ने धन्यवाद ज्ञापित किया।

Dr C.R. Krishnamurti memorial oration was instituted by Lucknow chapter of Society of Biological Chemists in 1997 in memory of Late Dr C.R. Krishnamurti, who was an eminent biochemist, worked for nearly 30 years at CDRI, Lucknow and subsequently was Director, CSIR-IITR (1978-83). This oration is delivered every year by an eminent scientist of the country. 

Professor P Balaram, delivered the XXth Dr C.R. Krishnamurti Memorial Oration on the occasion. Speaking on "Chemical Ecology: Bridging Biology and Natural Products chemistry", he highlighted the remarkable chemical diversity that is encountered in biology and its influence on the varied biochemical communications between organisms.

A perfect blend of Science and Technology marked the environment day celebrations at city based CSIR - Indian Institute of Toxicology Research. Welcoming the gathering, Director of the institute, Prof Alok Dhawan said, the institute was privileged to host Prof P Balaram, former Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and Prof Indranil Manna, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur reflecting the institute's commitment towards translating basic science research into technologies for societal benefits. Several former Directors of CSIR institutes of the city, Dr Nitya Anand, Prof B. N. Dhawan, Dr V. P. Kamboj and Prof P. K. Seth also graced the occasion. Also present were former and serving scientists and staff of CSIR - IITR. 

 

Professor P Balaram, delivered the XXth Dr C.R. Krishnamurti Memorial Oration on the occasion. Speaking on "Chemical Ecology: Bridging Biology and Natural Products chemistry", he highlighted the remarkable chemical diversity that is encountered in biology and its influence on the varied biochemical communications between organisms. Dr D Kar Chowdhuri, Chief Scientist, apprised the gathering on the stupendous achievements of Professor P Balaram and Dr Mukul Das, Chief Scientist introduced Prof Indranil Manna. 

 

The function was presided over by Professor Indranil Manna, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He opined that the need of the hour is synergy between Science - Engineering and Technology to ensure the success of translational research. He urged scientists and technologists to go the last mile in order to achieve successful technology transfer. Enumerating the purposes of IMPRINT India Initiative of the Government, he said it is an initiative to address the major science and engineering challenges that India must address and champion to enable, empower and embolden the nation for inclusive growth and self-reliance. 

 

A report entitled "Assessment of Ambient Air Quality of Lucknow City during Pre-Monsoon, 2016: Findings of a Random Survey", prepared by Environmental Monitoring Division of the institute was released on this occasion. CSIR-IITR conducted a painting competition for school students in two age groups, the prizes for which were distributed on the occasion. 

 

The programme concluded with the vote of thanks by Er A. H. Khan Principal Scientist, CSIR-IITR and convener of the function.

 

Summary of ambient air quality report:

The study was carried out during the months of April-May, 2016 to assess the status of air quality by monitoring and assessment of some selected air pollutants namely Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM or PM10), Fine particles (PM2.5), Sulphur dioxide (SO2), Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx); Trace metals such as Lead (Pb) and Nickel (Ni); Noise level at 9 representative locations, categorized as residential (four), commercial (four) and industrial (one) areas in Lucknow city. The results revealed the 24 hours concentration of PM10 to be in the range of 124.6 to 367.2µg/m3 with an average of 223.3 µg/m3. The 24 hours concentration of PM2.5 was found to be in the range of 61.2 to 175.4 µg/m3 with an average of 107.4 µg/m3. The average values of PM10 and PM2.5 irrespective of locations were found to be above the permissible limit (100 µg/m3 for PM10 and 60 µg/m3 for PM2.5 prescribed by MoEF). 24 hours concentration of SO2 and NOx were found to be in the range of 7.8 to 20.1 and 25.2 to 63.8 µg/m3 with an average concentration of 12.4 and 42.9 µg/m3 respectively and all the values were below the permissible limits (80 µg/m3). The mean level of trace metals were Ni = 39.51 and Pb = 124.52 ng/m3. Noise levels during day and night time were found to be in the range of 70.1 to 76.6 dB(A) and 55.8 to 70.9 dB(A) respectively which was above the respective permissible limits except in industrial area.

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CSIR-IITR celebrated the National Technology Day on May 11, 2016 by organizing a special lecture. On this occasion, Dr. SPS Khanuja, Former Director, CSIR-CIMAP and Founder & Mentor SKiES Life Technologies Pvt. Ltd was invited to deliver the Technology Day lecture. He was accorded a very warm welcome by Professor Alok Dhawan, Director, CSIR-IITR who also emphasised the significance of the day and why it is celebrated every year before the audience. 

 

In his lecture entitled "Reaching the Unreached: Innovation Path of Science", Dr. Khanuja enlightened the audience about the journey he undertook starting as a plant geneticist and molecular biologist to an innovator and ultimately an entrepreneur. 

 

Dr Khanuja urged the scientists to choose a path by not following the dogma of laboratory to industry rather creating industry from laboratory. He stated that plants communicate by a unique mechanism using their secondary metabolites and we the scientists can exploit these molecules for diverse applications beneficial to the society. He cited his own examples since his joining CIMAP in 1996 by substantially increasing the oil content in mint and improved process thereby putting India ahead of China in mentha export and creating livelihood for several farmers. He also cited another success story of Artemisinin which is being marketed and exported to 42 countries as an anti-malarial drug. Moving on from CIMAP in 2008 he donned the entrepreneurial hat and created a niche where he has started producing and marketing functional foods of high nutritive value. Dr Khanuja enlightened the audience by stating that three steps viz. know-how, show-how and do-how are essential to make a technology viable. 

 

While concluding his lecture, Dr. Khanuja emphasised on the will, skill and hill (goal to be achieved) of a person to be a successful entrepreneur. 

 

Dr. D. Kar Chowdhuri, Chief Scientist proposed the vote of thanks.

CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research celebrated the National Science Day on February 29, 2016. The institute celebrated the day as an Open Day, throwing open its doors to the students and common citizenry to experience cutting edge science first hand.  
 
Cataloging of human mutations, use of genetically engineered animal models and rapid evolution of genomic science has tremendously impacted translation of basic research outcomes to effective clinical care. This fact was elucidated by Professor Mone Zaidi MD, PhD, FRCP, FRCPI, FRC Path and Professor of Medicine and Structural & Chemical Biology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. He was delivering the CSIR - IITR Golden Jubilee Lecture as a part of the National Science Day Celebrations at the institute. Citing the example of Osteoporosis, a crippling disease of public health importance, Professor Mone Zaidi explained how the discovery of new therapeutic targets has led to the use of improved clinical management of the disease. A new connection, between the bone and Pituitary gland through the pituitary hormones, hitherto thought to be acting only through master endocrine glands was instrumental in achieving this. 
 
Professor Zaidi also highlighted, in a very simple and lucid language, a new concept in drug discovery, viz., repurposing old drugs for new uses. Data from complimentary genomic, computational, biophysical and mouse based technologies have revealed how bisphosphonates, commonly used drug for osteoporosis can be redirected towards primary treatment of certain types of cancers. 
 
Earlier, welcoming the gathering, Professor Alok Dhawan, Director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, said that it was indeed a momentous occasion for the institute to be celebrating the success of Indian Science and its own Golden Jubilee with five generations of scientists in the audience. 
 
Delivering his presidential remarks, Padma Shri Dr Nitya Anand, former Director, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow stressed upon the importance of a greater synergy between scientific institutions in the city to achieve their vision. Indian science has a rich repository of traditional medicines and methods and the need of the hour is to tap that resource for translational research, he said. 
 
The Guest of Honour, Padma Shri Professor Ravi Kant, Vice Chancellor, King George Medical University opined there should be no barriers to research to achieve effective transfer from the laboratory to the patients bed side. 
 
Dr. Poonam Kakkar, Chairperson, National Science Day Celebration Committee introduced the speaker and Dr. N. Manickam, Convener of the committee proposed the vote of thanks. 
 
Undergraduate students from five city based universities were invited to visit the laboratories of the institute and interact with the scientific staff. Speaking to the students, Professor Alok Dhawan emphasized the relevance of basic research to achieve cutting edge technological breakthroughs.
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