Students told to think,Experiment and Innovate

Indian Pharmaceutical Association president Dr Gopala Krishna Murthy IPA addressing Fourth Pharmacy Students Congress in Warangal on  Saturday. Student delegates in the audience. 

Warangal: Indian Pharmaceutical Association’s (IPA) fourth Pharmacy Students Congress, first ever to be held in Andhra Pradesh has commenced here on Saturday. The session was inaugurated by T Jayapal Reddy of the St. Peter’s Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Over 3500 students, delegates and chief executive officers of pharmaceutical firms from across the nation have attended the two-day event organised at Warangal St. Peters’ Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. IPA Education Division chairman Prof. T V Narayana and IPA president Dr. Gopala Krishna Murthy, Malla Reddy group of Institutions chairman Malla Reddy, Indian Medical Association Warangal unit president Dr. Sheshu Madhav attended the event.

Bharath Biotech chairman and managing director Krishna Ella, chief guest of the inaugural session delivered key-note address on ‘Innovation, Patenting and Contribution’ of the Indian scientists for the success of pharmaceutical industries all over the world.

He pointed out that Indians were excellent innovators in all the fields of science including medicine, but lost their race due to the lack of motivation and encouragement. “The present generation of students should think, experiment, and innovate so as to lead the race” he asserted.

Dr. Krishna Ella emphasised on the need for experimenting and risk-taking since they were the real drivers of innovation. He also said that one should move out of the copy-cat style of operations, but take a deeper look at culture, practices and ‘Mother Nature’ to develop innovations that could lead the world towards a better future.

He mentioned that the world in future would be divided on the basis knowledge-base verses no-knowledge-base and in that case India would have an advantage being one of the major exporters of knowledgeable human resources to the entire world. IPA president Dr. Gopala Krishna Murthy appreciated the pharmacy institutions of Warangal in starting their own local branch and conducting the event in a big manner.

He impressed the gathering by recital of Sanskrit verses from Vedas to motivate the students. Prof. A Raghu Rama Rao of Kakatiya University expressed pleasure over conducting the event, first to be held in Andhra Pradesh, under the university range. He asserted that the scientific sessions at the Students Congress would benefit the advancement of the Pharmacy profession in the global arena.

Prof. K Chinna Swamy and Krishnadev of Pharmacy Council of India, Dr. J Venkateswara Rao, secretary of the Congress spoke. Cultural events took place late in the evening where Indian Idol Sreerama Chandra Mynampati performed.