One day workshop on ‘Role of Shri Guru Nanak in shaping Society, Literature and Spirituality’ organized
Chandigarh 16/11/19-One day workshop on ‘Role of Shri Guru Nanak in shaping Society, Literature and Spirituality’ organized at Panjab University. 16th Nov, Chandigarh : Commemorating the 550th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak, the Dept of Hindi, PU in collaboration with ICSSR today organized a one day workshop titled, ‘ Role of Shri Guru Nanak in shaping Society, Literature and Spirituality’ at ICSSR Complex, PU. Dr. Gurmeet Singh, Chairperson, Dept of Hindi, delivered the welcome address and introduced the theme of the one day workshop.
Prof. Kuldeep Chand Agnihotri, Vice Chancellor, Central University, Dharamshala was the key note speaker for the inaugural session. He quoted the life incidents and verses of Guru Nanak and said that it was important to understand the era in which Guru Nanak lived to fully understand the role he played in uplifting the spirits of people by giving the message of the Divine. Prof. Karamjit Singh, Registrar, Panjab University, spoke about the role that Guru Nanak’s words can play in finding peace in the stressful lives we lead. He spoke about performing righteous acts to walk on the path of Guru Nanak’s teachings. Prof. Shankarji Jha, Dean University Instruction, PU, presided over the session and spoke about the essence and relevance of the ‘mool mantar’ given by Guru Nanak.
Prof. H.S. Bedi, Chancellor, Central University, Dharamshala, spoke about role of Shri Guru Nanak in giving a new direction to the spiritual discourse in India by introducing ‘dialogue’ in spiritual communication. Prof. Kuldeep Singh, Dept of Punjabi, Kurukshetra University discussed Guru Nanak’s concept of spirituality. Second academic session was held on the theme, ‘Role and Influence of Shri Guru Nanak on Literature’ and Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta, Vice Chairman, IIAS, Shimla was the key speaker for the session.
Third session was on the theme, ‘Role of Shri Guru Nanak on Social Development’. Prof. Nandita Singh, Dean International Students, PU and Dr. Bhavneet Bhatti from School of Communication Studies, PU were the speakers for the session. Prof. Nandita elucidated the role of Guru Nanak in moulding the fabric of society. Dr. Bhatti spoke about the communication perspective in life and teachings of Shri Guru Nanak.
Shri G.S.Gill was the key note speaker of the valedictory session and spoke about
The one day national workshop was attended by students, research scholars and eminent people from various walks of life. Prof. A.S. Ahluwalia from Dept of Botany, PU, S.C. Tewari, Deputy registrar, Prof Sukhdev Minhas, Prof. Sanjay Kaushik, senators Dr. Parvin Goyal and Dr. Jagdis h Mehta attended the workshop. Prof. Satyapal Sehgal, Prof. Neerja Sood, Prof. Ashok Kumar, faculty from Dept of Hindi also attended the workshop.
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One day national symposium was organised
Chandigarh 16/11/19-One day national symposium was organised by the Centre for Medical Physics, Panjab University, to celebrate International Day of Medical Physics (IDMP) with the theme “It’s a Medical Physics World”. IDMP is celebrated on the birth date of Marie Sklodowska-Curie, known for her pioneering research on radioactivity. Dr. Kamlesh Passi from Mohan Dai Oswal Hospital, Ludhiana delivered the Keynote address and talked about the journey of radiotherapy and role of medical physicist. Prof. Devinder Mehta, Dean Faculty of Science, Panjab University, gave brief introduction of the Centre for Medical Physics and talked about the progress in cancer cure facilities in the region. Dr. N.K. Painuly, Chairman, Association of Medical Physicists of India (Northern Chapter) talked on “The roles, responsibilities and status of the clinical medical physicist: Indian scenario. Dr. Arun S. Oinam from PGIMER, Chandigarh talked about “The determination of setup uncertainty in IGRT treatment”. Dr. Vivek Kumar, Organizing Secretary, concluded the symposium and thanked the delegates along with invited speakers. The symposium was attended by 14 speakers in addition to more than 60 delegates. The Centre for Medical Physics was created in 2007, as joint venture of Panjab University and PGIMER, Chandigarh. Till date, the centre has produced 10 batches of the M.Sc. Medical Physics successfully with almost 100% placements. 85% of M.Sc. (Medical Physics) students of the Centre are Radiation Safety Officer (III) qualified from AERB, Mumbai, where as overall success rate is only 15%.
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Chandigarh 16/11/19
Brain Cancer can be diagnosed & cured by Extracellular Vesicles
Every third pill consumed in the world is ‘Made in India (not make in India)
Dr Pike See, Universiti Putra, Malaysia discussed about diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cancer specifically brain cancer on the last day of 4th IBRO/APRC Chandigarh Neuroscience School at UIPS, Panjab University.
She highlighted about the project of Bill Gates and Amazon “to find out a single blood test for all types of tumor”. Scientists are working on the same to find a diagnostic kit for the same. She said that brain tumor is highly dangerous one as survival rate is only 2%. She is working on a project for treatment of cancer by putting some micro RNA into extracellular vesicles that human cancer cell prepare to target the same cell in order to stop cell proliferation or cell uncontrolled growth of any cancer cell. Her results are very positive and published in very high impact journal named as CELL and she is hopeful that in near future the extracellular vesicles loaded micro RNA can be available for treating various types of cancers more specifically brain tumor.
In second talk, Dr RV Omkumar, RGCB, Kerala discuss about alarming rise in learning and memory problems and their possible treatment options.
Dr Hiyaa Ghosh from NCBS, Pune discussed about brain stem cells that can develop into new neurons and can be a hope for various patients whose brain got damaged either due to any neurodegenerative disease, tumor or accidental injuries.
In the valedictory lecture, Professor S K Kulkarni, former Dean of University Instructions, Panjab University discussed about drug discovery and development in India. He said that India enjoys an important position in the global pharmaceuticals sector. It is the largest provider of generic drugs globally. It supplies over 50% of global demand for various vaccines, 40% of generic medicines to US and 25 % of all medicine in UK.
There is a notion that every third pill consumed in the world is ‘Made in India (not make in India). India has 16% of the world’s population and carries 20% of global disease burden and has a large pool of scientists and engineers to steer the industry to an even higher level, yet only 1.4% of global clinical trials (CTs) are done in India. Once a destination for CTs, due to loopholes, irregularities, failure to pay due compensation and unethical practices the bubble has burst….It is often asked why the translation of good science and research in to products is so weak in our county? Building an innovation eco-system at all levels has been a formidable task in our country.
Among 36 International & National IBRO participants from 2 countries and 15 states/UT, Indian Young Neuroscientists outshines at 4th IBRO/APRC Chandigarh Neuroscience School organized by DST Inspire Internship Program Centre, UIPS, Panjab University, Chandigrah.
Organizing Secretary, Dr Anurag Kuhad informed that Indian young neuroscientists won all six prizes in oral as well as poster presentation sessions. The oral and poster sessions were evaluated by a panel of very senior International as well as National IBRO faculty under the Chairmanship of Professor Kanwaljit Chopra, IBRO School Director and Professor Anil Kumar. Dr Sangeeta P Sah and Dr Neelima Dhingra organized all sessions. One of the International jury, Professor Pike See highlighted the enthusiastic and proactive approach of all the participants’ specifically Indian researchers during poster as well as oral presentation sessions.