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Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences organized an Awareness program on National Cancer Awareness Day

Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Uttaranchal University organized an Awareness program on National Cancer Awareness Day on 07 November 2022. The event was organised by the Pharmacology Club.

Prof (Dr) Vikash Jakhmola, Dean UIPS welcomed all the participants and mentioned various risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment options. He briefed the participants on methods of early detection and curative measures.

Dr Ankit Sharma, Assistant Professor, UIPS, delivered a session on common cancers in the community and myths related to cancer. A total of 110 students participated in the awareness programme. Dr Ankit Sharma discussed the common risk factors and warning signs of cancer. He further added that in the present scenario college students are vulnerable to cigarette smoking, chewing tobacco, being alcoholic, and having in salutary lifestyle. It is estimated that cigarette smoking accounts for about one-third of all types of cancer, including 95 percent of lung cancer cases. Chewing tobacco and snuff also increases the risk of cancer, especially oral cancers. Alcohol causes different types of cancer such as liver, breast, brain, blood, and many more. Dr Ankit displayed a short video regarding the pathophysiology of smoking and taking alcohol-causing carcinoma which was a source of inspiration for all.

The event concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Dr Amit Semwal. He motivated students to stay healthy and shared his noble views on cancer awareness and its prevention.

Uttaranchal University observes National Unity Day

The National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is celebrated every year on October 31st to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s first Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who is also known as the Iron Man of India.

Under the guidelines provided by the UGC, Uttaranchal University observed National Unity Day on October 31, 2022 to honour Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s efforts to unify the nation.

A digital exhibition on “Sardar Patel- the Architect of Unification” was inaugurated by Prof (Dr) Rajesh Bahuguna, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University. Afterwards, Dr Shravan Kumar, Dean SLA & DSW invited Prof (Dr) Rajesh Bahuguna for oath taking ceremony. Prof (Dr) Rajesh Bahuguna along with all the present Deans/Directors, members of faculty and students took the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas pledge to stay united despite the differences.

The Exhibition was organised by the office of Dean Student Welfare. The purpose of the day was to uplift the nation’s unity and spread awareness about the contribution of Vallabhbhai Patel. The day provides an opportunity to reaffirm the strength of the nation, upholding the unity, integrity, and security of the country.

All the Dean/directors from the different Colleges/schools and members of faculty were present during the entire session.

World Food Day, 2022

School of Agriculture (SOA) celebrated World Food Day, 2022 on 19 October 2022 in Seminar Hall, Uttaranchal University at 12:00 pm. The event was anchored by Ms Turvi Swarnima and Ms Sangey Lhadon students of B Sc (Hons) Agriculture, semester V lucratively. The event began with lamp lighting by all the dignitaries invited to the event and later with University Kulgeet. Prof (Dr) Mahipal Singh, Dean SoA gave a warm welcome to the Guest of Honour Prof (Dr) Bharti Ramola, University Coordinator UNAI, Dr. Nidhi Nainwal, Expert Speaker from UIPS, Prof (Dr) S D Pandey, Dean UIT, HoDs, faculty members and students. He appraised the significance of the day and the theme of the year ‘Leave No One Behind’. Later, Prof Ramola briefed on the objectives and functioning of the United Nations Academic Institute (UNAI). Afterwards, Dr. Nidhi Nainwal, Expert Speaker from Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS) gave a lecture on ‘Nutritious Food for Adolescent Girls, Working Women and Older Persons’. Dr Nainwal showed through various charts and PowerPoint slides the varied categories of food. She explained that it is quite important these days to focus on our diet and the pattern we are consuming. She took note of adolescent girls as the ‘future mother’ and that a nutritious diet is a mandate and a prime need for them. Dr Nainwal bifurcated the phases of a girl into three phases and showed relevance for all. She took the phases as adolescent age, working period and old age. That lecture was amazingly portrayed with images and pictures.  Afterwards, Dr Siddharth Shankar Bhatt opened the Panel Discussion on and also took a brief lecture on Why to conserve traditional agri products? Students’ Panel Discussion held on ‘Conservation of Traditional Agriculture Products of Uttarakhand’. The panel kept the need of conserving traditional agricultural products and also gave solutions for such conservation. In the end, Dr Rajendra Prasad, Head of the Department proposed a vote of Thanks and appreciated the effort of students.

School of Liberal Arts’ Knowledge Sharing Series on Research Trends in Translations

The Knowledge Sharing Series had its 10th session on 15 October 2022. The session was organized in the SLA building at 11:00 am. The speaker of this session was Dr Monika Gupta. Dr Pinki Chugh, coordinator KSS welcomed the audience and invited the speaker for knowledge sharing.

The topic was Research Trends in Translations.   Dr Monika Gupta Aggarwal shared her valuable knowledge on the topic elaborating on the concept and how it is being used in the present-day context to effectively deal with sociocultural problems of the society. Translations are the need of the time and are an active area of research. She discussed some of the best works by eminent writers that have been translated into filmic adaptations to reach the masses proving to be reformative along with entertainment value for money. Many works of Shakespeare, Jhumpa Lahiri, VS Naipaul and Chetan Bhagat, have already created benchmarks in the field.

She further added that whenever work is translated the perspectives change as per the writer. This dilutes the originality of the work.

Uttaranchal University, Dehradun organizes a hospital visit for D Pharm Students

Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun organised a hospital visit to Velmed Hospital, Turner Road, Clement town Dehradun on 17 & 18 October 2022. A total of 85 students of D Pharm visited the hospital. Velmed hospital is one of the foremost healthcare treatment providers established under the CMD and Sr. Cardiologist Dr Chetan Sharma, COO Mr Vikram Singh Negi and CEO Dr Ishan Sharma.

The objective of the visit was to give students insight into how the hospital operates. Ms Sakshi Kothiyal, Public relation officer, interacted with the students and explained the working culture of the hospital. During the visit, the students visited the general ward, emergency ward, IPD, OPD, Radiology department, pathology department, and Pharmacy under the guidance of Ms Sakshi Kothiyal. Students were explained about the functioning of a hospital and how a pharmacy works within premises. The visit to the hospital was informative for students as they gained practical knowledge about the hospital and its latest trends.

The visit proved to be extremely beneficial for the students as it provided information about the diverse opportunities in a career as a pharmacist and was able to understand the skills needed to be developed for a good pharmacist. The students extended their gratitude towards Hon’ble Chancellor Shri Jitender Joshi, Vice-Chancellor Prof (Dr) Dharam Buddhi, and Dean, UIPS, Prof (Dr) Vikash Jakhmola for facilitating the organisation of the visit. The hospital visit was coordinated by Mr Praveen Semwal, Ms Yogita Ale and Ms Shivani Rawat.

Uttaranchal Institute Of Management Organized Poster Making On The Occasion Of ‘himalayan Day.

The Globe Club of Uttaranchal Institute of Management, Uttaranchal University, organized a Poster Making Competition to celebrate ‘Himalayan Day’ on 12th September 2022. The following themes were showcased in this competition.

1.     Deforestation in Himalayas

2.     Biodiversity in Himalayas

3.     Sustainable Tourism

4.     Impact of Urbanization in Himalayas

5.     Culture and Traditions of Himalayas

Prof (Dr) Pradeep Suri addressed the students about the importance of the Himalayas in influencing climate and the necessity to preserve them for the future.

Mr Shrish Singh, Assistant Professor, UIM and Ms Sonakshi Bhatia, Head-Academic & Cultural Affairs, UIM formed the esteemed jury of the competition.

The participants were judged on the basis of explanation, the message given, neatness, colour combination and overall appearance. 72 students participated in the Poster Making Competition.

The winners of the Poster making competition were:

Winner of the event: Neeraj Kumar, MBA- I Year

I Runner up: Aarti Jangra & Preeti Jangra, B. Com(H) – III Year

II Runner up: Sakshi Singhal & Vedant Sharma, B.Com (H)- I Year

It was a successful event with the joint contribution of Mr Rohit Dhiman, Head, Globe Club, Dr Babita Rawat, Ms Sonakshi Bhatia, Ms Prerna Goyal and Dr Vijay Lahri under the guidance of Prof (Dr) Pradeep Suri, Dean, UIM.

A medical Kit distribution drive by University Women Cell

International Day of the Girl Child was celebrated by Women Cell & ICC, Uttaranchal University, by organizing a medical Kit distribution drive and Poster Presentation on 11 October 2022. The day acknowledges the importance, power and potential of adolescent girls by encouraging them to enter any field of their choice by opening more opportunities for them. The event was graced by Smt. Anuradha Joshi, Vice Chairperson, Sushila Devi Center for Professional Studies and Research. In the Welcome address, Prof (Dr) Bharti Ramola, Chairperson, Women Cell asked the girls to acquire adequate knowledge and skills to compete in various fields of their choice.

She also explained that a Medical Kit containing medicines and sanitary napkins were being provided to Women Cell of all the colleges of Uttaranchal University. If a girl suffers from any problem related to headache, cramps, or fever or if she requires an antiseptic or bandage, she can contact the coordinator of Women Cell of their respective college.

Smt. Anuradha Joshi was very pleased with the Medical kit distribution drive and stressed that it was necessary support to be provided to all the girl students so that they can work with ease. A vote of thanks was proposed by Prof.(Dr) Poonam Rawat, Chairperson, ICC, Uttaranchal University.

Ms Tuba Urooz aptly anchored the entire event with much grace and charm. A Poster Presentation was also organized on the occasion where students from various colleges displayed meaningful posters and explained them.

Smt. Anuradha Joshi and other faculty members were very impressed with the presentation skills of the students. The entire effort by Women Cell and ICC was appreciated a lot by everyone.

Law College Dehradun Organises a Seminar on Mental Health Issues and Challenges

Law College Dehradun, the faculty of Uttaranchal University organised a seminar on Mental Health: Issues and Challenges, under the aegis of the Student Counselling Cell on 11 October 2022. The keynote speaker for the event was Dr Shobhit Garg, HoD & Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Shri Guru Ram Rai Medical College. This event was graced by the presence of Dr Rajesh Bahuguna, Dean Law College & Pro Vice-Chancellor of Uttaranchal University, and Dr Poonam Rawat, HoD. The event commenced with the arrival of the guest at 10:30 A.M., lighting of the lamp and University Kulgeet.

At the outset, Prof (Dr) Rajesh Bahuguna introduced the keynote speaker followed by a technical session by the keynote speaker Dr Shobhit Garg. He made the session interactive by defining mental health and the symptom by which students can monitor themselves and make out whether they are suffering from good or poor mental health. Dr Garg explained effectively extreme high and low emotions, sleep issues, body distortion, hormonal problems, hopelessness and helplessness, depression, anxiety disorder, OCD (Obsessive, Compulsive Disorder) and other significant issues that were discussed in detail. In between the talk, Dr Garg took the queries of the students and explained to the students the possible sources of stress among the College students. Moving further, Dr. Garg told the students the Mantra of dealing with stress. He explained to the students to make meaningful connections, exercise daily, creates short-term goals, lives in the present condition, takes short breaks to keep their mind and body healthy, engages in self-compassion, challenges negative self-talk, improvement in management skills and if the problem persists, talk to a mental health professional. He also told students to stay away from smoking, drinking alcohol, and drugs which is creating more stress among students.

The event ended with a vote of thanks by Member Secretary, Dr Shikha Uniyal Gairola followed by the National Anthem.

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