NIPER-Guwahati celebrated its 9th Foundation Day on 16th September 2017, with a day long program at the Madhavdeva Auditorium, Shrimanta Shankardeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati, Assam.
Yesterday is a dream, tomorrow is a vision, but a day well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Carrying the same vision, NIPER-Guwahati successfully completed 9 glorious and tremendous years of its existence.Prof. Chandrakant Kokate, Former President, Pharmacy Council of India, Former V.C, Kakatiya and KLE Universities graced the occasion as chief guest. Prof. Abhay Pandey, HoD, Dept. of Biotechnology, NIPER-Mohali was also among the guest on the auspicious occasion. The CAG audit team from Kolkata was also present in the auspicious occasion of NIPER-Guwahati. Prof. M.C. Kalita, Professor, Dept. of Biotechnology, Gauhati University, Dr. Suvakanta Dash, Principal, Girijanada Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr. M. Rehman, Former Registrar, NIPER-Guwahati, also graced the occasion. The Foundation Day program began with the auspicious lamp illumination ceremony by the distinguished chief guest accompanied by Director and Registrar, NIPER-Guwahati.
Dr. USN Murty, Director, NIPER-Guwahati delivered the welcome address and presented a brief report about NIPER-Guwahati. He welcomed all the distinguished guests on and off the dias and congratulated all the students, faculty and staff for successfully completing 9 glorious years of existence on the eve of foundation day celebration.
On this auspicious occasion one small video clip was prepared and displayed to showcase the progress and achievements made by NIPER-Guwahati throughout the years since its inception.
Prof. Abhay Pandey, HoD, Dept. of Biotechnology, NIPER-Mohali addressed the gathering on the occasion. He was overwhelmed with the progress NIPER-Guwahati has shown all these years and the potential it holds as a unique institute in the North east region of the Country. Mr. R.N. Das, Auditor, CAG team from Kolkata also addressed the gathering and shared his views and encouraged the Students to carry-on the baton of Progress and Success.
Dr. Urmila Aswar, Associate Professor, NIPER-Guwahati then introduced the chief guest, Prof. Chandrakant Kokate to the audience.
Professor Chandrakant Kokate delivered the foundation day lecture. In his lecture, Prof. Kokate emphasized the role of pharmacist profession in our country. He said that “The profession of pharmacy in our country has undergone rapid metamorphosis in last one decade. With the advancements in healthcare systems, the role of pharmacists has become more significant in meeting the demand of quality medicines. The pharmacist of today is a drug maker, an analyzer of drug, a drug dispenser, a drug custodian, a drug regulator, a drug counsellor and an educator of drugs.” Abstract of Foundation Day Lecture by Prof. (Dr) Chandrakant Kokate
The students as well as the other audience of the evening were grossly engrossed in listening to the thought provoking lecture of the chief guest.
After the foundation day lecture, the guests of the occasion were felicitated by the Director as well as other staff of NIPER-Guwahati.