IBRO EARLY CAREER AWARD-2020

CHANDIGARH,22.09.20-Dr. Ranjana Bhandari currently working as Assistant Professor (Temporary) at University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarhhas received INTERNATIONAL BRAIN RESEARCH ORGANIZATION (IBRO) funded Early Career Award-2020 amounting to 5000 Euro (5 lakhs) for her proposal entitled “Development of Brain-targeted therapeutics for Autism Spectrum Disorders”.

Through this project she would be undertaking research in the area of developing brain-targeted therapeutics for targeting neurodegeneration in regressive autism occurring in children. This technology would be eventually patented. Ranjana also has a registered start-up company under the name”AKB INNOVANT HEALTHCARE PVT. LTD” to her credit.

Dr. Ranjana completed her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Anurag Kuhad, Assistant Professor at University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Dr.Jyoti K Paliwal, Director PhaEx Consulting, Gurgaon & Ex Director of Ranbaxy & CDRI, Lucknow.

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Chandigarh September 22, 2020

Act of Kindness Discussed at a webinar by PUAA

Panjab University Alumni Association in collaboration with Sustainable Development Goals, Choupal organized a curtain raiser for the upcoming October Conference named ‘Act of Kindness’ , an initiative by UNESCO which has been planned for furthering the cause of kindness. UNESCO is providing a salutary platform wherein people belonging to the age group of 15-35 years can come forward and share their stories of kindness which will further ensue a ripple effect, galvanizing many others. SDG Choupal is handling this initiative in India. The participants will be awarded with a certificate from UNESCO.

The event was moderated by Prof. Shruti Bedi, Prof. of Law, UILS, Panjab University, who is also the Coordinator of the October Conference. Prof. Bedi introduced all the speakers. Prof. Deepti Gupta, Dean Alumni Relations formally welcomed the speakers and the participants. She shared some of her experiences in life that she presented as examples of Acts of Kindness.

The invited speakers of the event were Mr. Vivek Atray, Ex IAS officer, Mr Sandeep Saxena, Rotarian and Mr. Abel Caine, Senior project officer, Head of Youth Programme, UNESCO MGIEP and Rtn Deepak Dwivedi, Chairman, Editor in chief, Dainik Bhaskar, Noida. Mr Dwivedi is also chairman SDG Choupal.

Mr. Deepak Dwivedi started the conference by introducing the initiative taken by SDG Choupal. He shared a video of SDG Choupal’s initiatives in India. Mr. Abel Caine explained in detail the Kindness initiative by UNESCO. He explained about the free Compassion Integrity Training and the internships offered by UNESCO. He shared relevant links with the participants in the chat.

Then Mr Vivek Atray gave a motivating speech to the participants about Inspiration, Innovation and Integrity and said that the youth need to add these to their repertoire. He gave simple examples of being kind and helpful to others and concluded by saying one has to change himself or herself to create a ripple effect to change the world.

The participants asked a few questions from Mr Abel Caine about the UNESCO internships. Prof. Shruti Bedi gave a vote of thanks and the curtain raiser ended.

For further enquires, contact: Prof. Deepti Gupta, Dean, Alumni Relations: 9815602090