An IPGA sponsored National Seminar on, "Remodelling the Pharmacy Education in India” was organized at Jaipur College of Pharmacy, Jaipur on April 11th, 2015. The main objective of the seminar was to discuss about the possibilities that can be made to upgrade the status of pharmacy education in India. About 750 delegates including teachers, research scholars, pharmacy professionals from Pharma industries and Drug control department and students of various pharmacy colleges, throughout the country participated in the seminar. The seminar was graced by the presence of following dignitaries on the dais, Dr. P.C. Dandiya Sir, Emeritus professor, SMS medical college, Jaipur (Chief Guest), Dr. Arun Garg, General Secretary, IPGA, Prof. M.M. Agrawal, Chairman, Jaipur college of Pharmacy, Jaipur, Mr. Ajay Jain, President, IPGA Rajasthan State Branch, Dr.Mukul Mathur, Vice president, IPGA Rajasthan State Branch, Dr.M.S.Ranawat, Vice President, IPGA Rajasthan State Branch, Dr Rajesh Yadav, General Secretary, IPGA Rajasthan State Branch, Dr. J. S. Bapna, Director, Jaipur College of Pharmacy, Jaipur and Dr. Pankaj Arora, Principal, Jaipur College of Pharmacy, Jaipur.
Half day public awareness program was organized by Indian Pharmacy Graduates’ Association in collaboration with Retailers and Distributors Chemists Association, New Delhi on Sunday March 22nd 2015 at FICCI Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi. All retailers and distributors of NCT Delhi were invited to participate in the interactive and participative session on one of the most burning issue of today “Prevention of Microbial Resistance to Antibiotics”. More than 250 retailers from across the Delhi NCR along with persons from Drugs Control Department and Educational Institutes attended the awareness program. Every participant was provided with Posters for displaying in their pharmacies and hand out pamphlets for distribution to general public. Mr Kamal Mehrotra from RDCA thanked IPGA for organizing this event and suggested that there should be many more such awareness programmes in the future too for the benefit of all concerned.
The two day 29th annual conference of Indian Pharmacy Graduates' Association was held at the Smt Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium at the campus of Lovely Professional University, Punjab on 22nd and 23rd November, 2014. The theme of the conference was “Emerging Opportunities in Pharmacy Profession”. During five scientific sessions of the conference, eminent speakers from across the country shared their views with the delegates regarding the conventional and unconventional opportunities emerging in the Pharmacy sector. More than 120 delegates presented their research papers on plethora of subjects like covering different thrust areas including Pharmaceutical Technology, Biotechnology, Drug Delivery, Herbal Technology and more. Member of Parliament & Former Lok Sabha Speaker PA (Purno Agitok) Sangma inaugurated theconference. MLA Meghalaya, Mr Conrad Sangma was also present on the occasion. The guests were welcomed by Sh Ashok Mittal, Chancellor, Lovely Professional University and Sh A K Nasa. Congratulating both the organizing bodies of the conference, the Chief Guest Mr PA Sangma praised university set up and massive conference arrangements open heartedly. Being greatly impressed with the vibrancy at LPU, MP Sangma said: “Encouraged to see the great efforts at LPU, PM Modi's impressive endeavours in foreign countries and as per my perceptions thereof; I am confident in saying that in Asia 21st Century belongs to India.” Addressing students in particular, he said: “Under the great vision of your university, you have great opportunities to grab. India has growth in many sectors including pharmaceutical, hospitality, tourism, IT sectors and more. However, we need to identify sectors which are to grow. At present, great attention to Innovativeness, Research & Development is a must for which LPU is already embarked upon. Now, students are required to play an important role in building a self‐sufficient India. With the growth of India we all will grow, and for that we all should be a support for such a change.”
IPGA MP state branch was inaugurated at Truba Institute of Pharmacy, Bhopal on 27th Sep, 2014. The programme was coupled with MPCST and IPGA sponsored seminar on “Role of Computational Model for the Optimization of Pharmaceutical Products”. The programme was attended by more than 350 delegates from all major cities of Madhya Pradesh. Following dignitaries were present: Shri Atul Nasa, President IPGA, (Chief Guest), Er Sunil Dandir, Chairman Truba Advance Sciences Kombine, Dr Arun Garg, General Secretary IPGA; Shri Vijay Bhalla, Treasurer IPGA; Shri P P Sharma Advisor, founder member, former Secretary and President IPGA & past vice president PCI; Shri Bhanu Dua former secretary and president IPGA; Dr Devender Pathak vice president Central Zone IPGA; Dr Dheerendra Kaushik, President IPGA Kurukshetra Local Chapter; Dr H S Chandel, President IPGA MP state branch; Dr Karunakar Shukla, General Secretary IPGA MP state branch and many eminent intellectuals, Principals/ Directors/Heads of different Pharmacy colleges.
IPGA Family Get Together was organized on 24th August, 2014(Sunday) at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, where in, approximately 100 families of IPGA members along with several dignitaries participated. IPGA felicitated several dignitaries and senior members of IPGA like Prof.B.D.Miglani (Ex. Principal College of Pharmacy, Delhi), Prof. S.S.Agarwal (Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor Amity University, Noida), Mr P.D. Sheth (Vice President, FIP), Prof.S.L.Nasa (Registrar, Delhi Pharmacy Council), Mr. B. R. Sikri (Co-chairman FOPE & CMD, ABS Mercentiles), Prof. R.K. Khar (Principal, BSA College of Pharmacy, Faridabad), Dr. Dhirender Kaushik (President, IPGA, Kurukshetra Branch), Mr. S.P. Singh (Gen.Secretary IPGA Bihar Branch), Mr. Kamal Bhardwaj from FICCI and Prof.Jagdev Singh, Mr.N.R. Bhattacharya, Apart from the Cultural evening with gazals & D.J, Lucky Draw prizes and Return gift were also given by the IPGA. All the members enjoyed the IPGA Family Get-Together.