Jalandhar: In subsequence to the vision of International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Lovely Professional University organised World Pharmacists Day-2014. The global theme of this year’s celebration remained “Access to pharmacists is access to health”. All of the LPU pharmacy students and staff-members gathered on a common platform and organised the event by upholding many interesting programs. International Pharmaceutical Federation encourages pharmacists worldwide to participate in such an event every year on the day FIP was founded. On this occasion, invited guest was Dr P D Juyal, Registrar of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana.
Dr Juyal exclaimed: “I am happy to be the great part of this celebration organized by the pharmaceutical & sciences department of the university. I congratulate the organizing students & staff members for devising out such a program as per the vision of FIP. In fact, FIP calls on us all to celebrate our profession and to use this special day to promote the valuable role a pharmacist can play in bringing about great health for all.” Elaborating about the theme of the year, Dr Juyal also told: “For many a year, FIP has recognized that access to medicines is a major issue. In this regard, pharmacists play a key role throughout the whole supply chain towards improving access to medicines.”
During oath taking ceremony, the emerging LPU pharmacists promised that they would ever act as an integral part of health care team. Students also vowed to discover and manufacture quality drugs to lessen the suffering of humanity. They further assured to always work for betterment of the profession of pharmacy. In another illustrative ceremony, senior students welcomed new students by making them wear white-coats-symbol of nobility in the pharmacy profession. On this eve, competitions of art & craft with waste material, short play, rangoli-designs and display of the departmental achievements remained other attractive programs of the event.
LPU Director General Er HR Singla said: “We are pleased to see the endeavours of our pharmacy students in unison with the needs of FIP & World Health Organization. I am happy to see that our students have attracted top manufacturers and exporters of pharmaceuticals like LUPIN to provide them annual scholarship. Maintaining the supremacy of pharmacy, these promising scientists of LPU have also developed new technology in overcoming side effects of drugs used in the treatment of colon cancer. The patent for the same has also been published as US patent, European Union patent, Chinese patent and Japanese patent. We are proud of our young growing pharmacists as industry claims this invention as a great service to humanity. We wish to see a lot more technological advancements from Indian scientists like those at LPU!”