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Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences celebrates International Ozone Day

Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Uttaranchal University organized a poster Competition on International Ozone Day today on 16th September, 2021. The event was conducted by the Students Club: Guard of Greens. Main aim of the competition was to rising the awareness about the role of the ozone layer and negative impact of excessive solar UV radiation on the living species, plants and on human life as well as to teach students to be proactive in solving local, regional and global environmental problems. Total 30 students participated in poster competition.

Dr. Vikash Jakhmola, Dean UIPS welcomed all the participants and encouraged the students to exhibit their knowledge, presentation skills and innovative ideas. Students of Pharmacy Department presented very creative posters depicting different causes of Ozone depletion, its effect on ecosystem and measures to control it. They also explained different processes that destroys ozone in the Earth’s atmosphere and presented their views to develop an understanding of the global trend towards ozone depletion, recovery and enlighten how citizens can help to reduce ozone depletion.

The events were organized by Dr Tarun Parashar along with the Guard of Greens student club Co-ordinators, Vanshika Khare and Rakshit Gupta. Judges for the competition were Prof. Bharti Ramola, Co-ordinator Eco-Club Professor, Mrs. Pallavi Ghildiyal and Mr. Ashish Dimri. The event ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Dr. Amit Semwal, HoD, UIPS, he applauded the creativity and presentation of the students for the activity and congratulated the winners.

The winners of Poster Competition are as follows:

First Prize:
Mansi Chauhan, B. Pharm. IV Year, UIPS

Second Prize:
Abhishek Kumar, B. Pharm. II Year, UIPS

Third Prize:
Varsha Sharma, B. Pharm. II Year, UIPS

Consolation Prize:
Saurav Nautiyal, B. Pharm. IV Year, UIPS

Uttaranchal Institute Of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Uttaranchal University ,Dehradun, Organizes One Day National Seminar On ” The Booming Scope Of Pharmacy In Health Care Management System” 25th September,2021

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Congress in Istanbul, Turkey designated 25th September as annual World Pharmacists Day (WPD) in 2009. Each year a new theme is developed to showcase the pharmacist in theirpositive role on health.The purpose of World Pharmacists Day is to encourage activities that promote and advocate for the role of the pharmacist in improving health in every corner of the World. Pharmacists are the reason why people get the best from their medicines, they are using their experience, knowledge, and expertise to make the (medical) world a better place for everybody. Moreover, they give access to medicines, advise people on how to properly take them and so much more. Theme for World Pharmacist Day this year is “Pharmacy: Always trusted for your health” At a time when trust barometers have found that distrust of societal leaders has increased and distrust of information sources is at a record high — fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic and the infodemic around it — and when vaccines hesitancy remains a major hurdle, public trust in pharmacy is more important than ever.

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Industrial Visit to Centre for Aromatic Plants (CAP), Selaqui by Department of Chemistry, SALS.

The Department of Chemistry under the aegis of School of Applied and Life Sciences (Uttaranchal University) organized an Educational Visit for the students of B.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry, M.Sc. Chemistry & M.Sc. Industrial Chemistry to ‘Centre for Aromatic Plants (CAP)’ Selaqui, Dehradun on 15th September, 2021.

The experts at the centre were very helpful and they tried their best to explain all the processes in the plant to the students. The students were divided into two batches which were headed by Scientist Dr. S.S. Barthwal and Dr. Mahendra Chauhan respectively. They explained about different varieties of medicinal plants and also informed about their uses and applications. They were informed about the cultivation techniques of different medicinal plants and methods of collection of its various parts. The students also visited the medicinal garden and saw plants like Lemongrass, Mint, Citronella, Palmarosa, Basil, Nagarmotha, Khus, Vach etc. The experts also explained about different processes of extraction by which the aromatic oils are obtained like Hydro-Distillation Unit, Hydro-Steam Distillation Unit, Fractional Distillation and Super Critical Fluid Extraction Unit.

The visit proved to be extremely beneficial for the students and helped them to gather information about cultivation, production, extraction process and storage of aromatic plants. The students extended their gratitude towards the departmernt for facilitating the organization of the visit.

The Educational Visit was organized by Dr. Poonam Negi (HOD, Chemistry) and co-ordinated by Mr. Shivam Pandey under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Ajay Singh, Dean SALS.

Workshop on Fruits and vegetables carving and practical session based on Punjabi cuisine and Italian cuisine

Department of Hotel management, UIM, Uttaranchal University conducted the Fruits and vegetables carving workshop cum Practical session based on Punjabi cuisine and Italian cuisine for BHM-5th Semester and & 7th Semester on the date of 10th September 2021. After a long time Fruit and Vegetable carving practice session done by our students, to add a new hands-on-skill. Our students were very excited and showing their passion on carving workshop. They also prepared Assorted Italian pizza from Italy and  few dishes from Punjabi cuisine such as Peshawari chhole, Bhattura, Peas pulao, Boondi raita.

Chef Bikky singh Panwar, Assistant Professor, Department of Hotel Management conducted the fruits and vegetables carving workshop and food production theme based practical.

Mr. Manish Badoni, HOD, Department of Hotel management, UIM, Uttaranchal University motivated the students for improved their hands skill for future chef.

Budding Bartenders (2nd Session)

The second session of weekly workshop “Budding Bartenders” in Department of hotel management, UIM, Uttaranchal University was conducted on 10 September 2021 by Mr. Surendra Singh Bhakuni, Assistant Professor under the aegis of “Hospitality Club”, UIM, Uttaranchal University in order to inculcate practical knowledge of wines among the students. Besides imparting wine fundamentals to the students, the session also incorporated service of wine (the correct temperature, style and method of serving wine to a guest etc.).
In the second half of the session students made cocktails and Mocktails like Ivy Gimlet, Mint Julep, Cinderella and Virgin Margarita. The students were overwhelmed and enjoyed the session to the hilt. They found the session unique, creative and immensely knowledgeable.

Students also presented a Mocktail to Dr. Pradeep Suri, Dean, UIM, Uttaranchal University Dehradun. He appreciated the efforts of Hotel Management Team & students and wished good luck to the students.

Law College Dehradun organises a seminar on “Biodiversity Conservation and Related Policies: North Western Himalayan Perspective”

Law College Dehradun organised a seminar on the topic ‘Biodiversity Conservation and its related policies: North Western Himalayan Perspective’. This marked the celebration of Himalayan day in the state of Uttarakhand on 9th of September by Vasundhara- The Green Society to mark the significance of Himalayas. Dr. Vinod Bhatt, the eminent speaker, is the Executive Director of Navdanya Trust, is a research scientist and has started working on Biodiversity Conservation and Promotion of Organic farming. At present he is heading Uttara Resource Development Society, a Non-Governmental Organisation situated in Dehradun. He is involved in reviewing and evaluation of development projects and programs related to livelihoods by various NGO’s and have contributed to over more than 30 research papers in various National and International journals and have also edited a number of books.

The event commenced embracing the culture and the traditions of the university, as the opening remarks were delivered by Ms. Shweta Sharma, Executive member of Vasundhara- The Green Society, who further briefed the objectives of Himalayan day. The Guest of honour for the day was felicitated by the Hon’ble Chancellor of the University, Shri. Jitender Joshi and the opening of the event was marked up on a religious note after the lighting up of the lamp by the honourable dignitaries, followed by the University Kulgeet. The luminaries were provided with a hearty welcome by Ms. Anushree Baregama, executive member of the Vasundhara- The Green Society. Further the President of the society, Ms. Ishita Baghel, introduced everyone and shared some of the remarkable and successful events organised by the society in such a short span of time. 

Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh Bahuguna, Officiating Vice Chancellor, Uttaranchal University, introduced the renowned speaker and then elaborated on the importance of Himalayas to various segments of the society, be it farmers, saints, brahmans, institutions, who realise the significance of Himalayas as a great source of rivers in the country. Without taking much of the time, he wished luck to the entire Vasundhara- The Green Society, for organising such an educational seminar and the session was further handed over to the eminent speaker for the start of his enriching session. 

Dr. Vinod Bhatt, commenced his view, remembering the Padma Vibhushan awarded Shri Sunder Lal Bahuguna who first started the celebration of Himalayan day in the year 2010 and other environmentalists Padma Bhushan Dr Anil Joshi and Radha Behan. He said that Himalayan day is celebrated with the motive to spread the message that “solutions for sustainable development and ecological stability for the Himalaya must be as unique as the Himalayan ecosystem itself”. He enunciated that the Himalaya is one of the biodiversity hotspot and richest regions of the world in terms of bio cultural diversity. India is Known for Rich heritage of biological diversity, having already documented over 89,000 species of animals and 46,000 species of plants. Biodiversity is a common property resource and is also considered as a foundation for achieving sustainability and food security. He informed that the Himalaya is extremely susceptible to natural hazards. Extreme events like glacial Lake outburst flood (GLOF) , flash floods from melting snows pose threat  to downstream communities. Because of the climate change the glaciers in the Himalaya are melting and receding at an alarming rate. The prominent speaker also mentioned about few disasters of the last 10 years. He further mentioned that the Uttarakhand disaster which took place on 13th of June and continued till 17th of June in the year 2013 and killed more than 20,000 people was unforgettable, some of the Scientists relate it to the climate change whereas some considered it as a rare incident due to heavy and unprecedented precipitation.

He informed the audience that according to his research the only safeguard against climate change is biodiversity. It is a natural capital and ecological insurance in response to climate change; diversity offers a cushion against both climate extremes and climate uncertainties. He further clarified that the Himalayan mountains are home to unique farming systems protecting unique inter and intra species diversity in forests, crops and livestock resources. He also talked about agro biodiversity which according to him is eroding due to the changing food habits with the changing times and the economies of any region. He further enlightened the audience about diversity to Monoculture cash crops. When Mountain farmer’s switch to high yielding crash crops, diversity of traditional food crops is replaced with one or two varieties. These crops are also disappearing because of standardization of agricultural practices, monocropping trends, use of synthetic agrochemicals and changes in food habits skewed towards a few commodity crops like wheat, rice, soyabean and maize dominating food systems. He also mentioned about the Baranaja system which is disappearing. He hadn’t forgotten to mention about the law of the land i.e  Constitution of India, where it mandates conservation as a duty of the citizen and a responsibility of the state. Environment protection and biodiversity conservation is enshrined in the constitution of India. Article 48-A and Article 51-A(g) of the Directive Principles of State Policy talks about the duty of the State to protect and preserve the environment, including forests, rivers and lakes. 

He also enumerated on the various legislations and agreements on environment protection in India such as, Indian Forest Act, 1927, Biological Diversity Act, 2002, The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 which play a major role in the protection and preservation of environment. He further mentioned that the Uttarakhand Biodiversity Board has started a very good initiative by facilitating agreement between BMCs and companies who are involved in trade of medicinal plants for the benefit of both farmers and the companies. The notable speaker concluded the speech by saying that India is a home for the bounty of biocultural heritage, which is a complex system of symbiotic relationship between the indigenous people and their natural environment. At last, he thanked everyone for being a part of this seminar and congratulated the entire team of Vasundhara- The Green Society for the successful completion of the event. 

The session was concluded by worthy remarks of the eminent Chairperson of the society, Dr. Lakshmi Priya Vinjamuri, who thanked the guest Dr. Vinot Bhatt, for taking out time from his busy schedule and being a part of the seminar. She thanked the speaker who had put forward his thoughts on the topic in such an interesting manner through a combination of both audio and visual aids for the better understanding of the attendees. The event was brought to an end, by the moderators of the event after delivering the formal Vote of Thanks. 

The Seminar provided a great and deeper understanding of the topic Biodiversity Conservation and helped the participants to understand the concept in a detailed manner, and turned out to be a great learning experience for everyone.

Biodiversity Conservation and Related Policies: North-Western Himalayan Perspective

Respected Sir/Madam,

It is to cordially invite you to the seminar organised by Vasundhara- The Green Society with the Guest of honour, Dr. Vinod Bhatt, Executive Director of Navdanya Biodiversity Farm.

An initiative that was started in 2010 by a group of noted environmentalists and activists including Sunder Lal Bahuguna, Anil Joshi and Radha Behan, ‘Himalayan Day’ is celebrated to spread the message that solutions for sustainable development and ecological stability for the Himalayas must be as unique as the Himalayan ecosystem itself.

On the behalf of the society, we would like to have your gracious presence for the respective event, which will be held on the occasion of ‘Himalayan Day’, i.e. 9th of September, 2021, on the topic, “Biodiversity Conservation and related Policies: North-Western Himalayan Perspective”.

It will really be a great pleasure to have such a generous individual in the seminar.

Law College Dehradun faculty of
Uttaranchal university

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Eco- Cops- “The Home of Eco-Warriors”: The Environmental Club of Uttaranchal University celebrates Himalaya Day-2021

The Environmental club of Uttaranchal University organized a one-day Seminar on Bio Energy on 9th September 2021. The event was inaugurated by lighting of the auspicious lamp together by Honorable Chancellor Shri Jitender Joshi and Vice- Chancellor (Officiating)  Prof (Dr) Rajesh Bahuguna, Dr R K Jain, Technical Expert UNIDO, Prof (Dr) Ajay Singh, President, Eco-Club & Dean SALS, Prof (Dr) S D Pandey Dean UIT, Prof (Dr) V K Srivastava HOD Mathematics, Prof (Dr) Bharti Ramola Coordinator Eco- Club and Prof (Dr) Poonam Negi Treasurer Eco- Club. 

Prof (Dr) Ajay Singh, President Eco- Club welcomed all the dignitaries and participants and he reiterated on the need of the conservation of Himalayan Bio-diversity for sustainability. The keynote speaker for the Seminar, Dr Rakesh Kumar Jain, Technical Expert for United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), also voiced the need of green technology in utilizing waste generated in the region to produce useful material and energy. This would be beneficial for reducing the waste and pollution levels in a region.  Hon’ble Chancellor Shri Jitendra Joshi was very happy to see the participation of students in large numbers in the event. Vice-Chancellor (Officiating), Prof (Dr) Rajesh Bahuguna deliberated on the importance of Himalayas to the very existence of human being.

A poster Presentation Competition was also organized on the topic of ‘Cultural Diversity of the Himalayas’. Students from all the Schools of Uttaranchal University presented very creative posters depicting different cultures of various states and Union Territories of Himalayan Region showcasing the religion, costume, food, dances etc. of the Himalayan regime. The events were organized by Dr Bharti Ramola with the help of faculty members of Eco Club namely, Ms Madhu Karola, Dr Rachna Juyal, Dr Sangeeta Sundriyal, Dr Tarun Parashar, Mr Shivam, Mr Kamran and Ms Anamika Thapa with the coordination of student coordinators namely Mr Soubhagya Krishna Dev, Ms Aashita Aswal, Mr Aakash Tyagi and others from various Schools of Uttaranchal University. The vote of thanks was proposed by Prof Dr Bharti Ramola, coordinator Eco-Club.

The winners of Poster Presentation are as follows:

First Prize:

Ayushi Bhaduri B Sc (H) Food Technology, SALS 

Second Prize:

Mansi Rawat B Sc (H) Chemistry, SALS 

Riya Thapa B Sc (H) Agriculture , SOA

Third Prize:

Kanika Rawat B Sc (H) Mathematics, SALS 

Arun Singh Negi, B A (H) English, SLA   

Consolation Prize:

Aarti Jangra B Com, UIM

Pooja Chamyal B Pharm, UIPS

Animesh Raturi B Tech, UIT

International Literacy Day’ on 8th Sept 2021

Women Cell of Uttaranchal Institute of Management under the aegis of Cultural and Events Committee, Uttaranchal University, organized an intra departmental event ‘Collage Making Competition’ on the theme ‘Women Entrepreneurship’ on the occasion of ‘International Literacy Day’ on 8th Sept 2021 at the UIM Foyer.

Activity was conducted in UIM Foyer and comprised of two members per team. All ten teams had put up their ideas on a chart paper in the form of a collage depicting women entrepreneurship and their contributions to the society as successful entrepreneurs. Teams showcased a level of creativity and visualization in portraying their ideas with a competitive spirit and their role in the society as a successful entrepreneur, their struggles, their backgrounds and how they have carved a niche for themselves in their respective fields of business. Further teams discussed that today women are holding a prominent place in the society and their role as a contributor to the economy of the country is indispensable. The competition was tough as every team had a unique creative style of putting up the concept of women entrepreneurship on the collage. Judges for the event were Dr. Archana Saxena, Dr. Himani Maheshwari and Mr. Manish Badoni.

Students participated from various courses of management and Computer Applications. Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Suri, Dean, UIM, graced the event with his benign presence and motivated the students to participate with zest and confidence. He stressed on the role of women in the society and both men and women are like two wings of a bird. Equal contribution of both is important to run the economy effectively. He applauded the preparation of the students for the activity and congratulated the winners. Other faculty members also applauded the efforts of the teams in displaying their creativity. Ms. Prerna Yadav of BBA III Semester compeered the event flawlessly. Dr. Deepa Bisht, Head – Women Cell, planned and executed the entire activity along with the other members of the Women Cell and declared the winners at the culmination of the event.

The winners for the event are as follows:
Winner – Ms. Shivi Chaudhary and Deepansha Arora from B.COM (H) Third Semester
First Runner Up – Ms. Preeti Jangra and Aarti Jangra from B.COM (H) Third Semester
Second Runner Up – Mr. Ayush Nautiyal and Mr. Animitra Sharma from BSc IT Third Semester

The event was a huge success and attended by Dr Sonal Sharma HOD-Dept of Computer Application , Dr Megha Aggarwal HOD-Management, Mr. Manish Badoni HOD-Hotel Management, Dr Ashulekha Gupta DIQAC and Mr. Abhishek Kumar Pathak Head-(Cultural and Academics Events).

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