The 33rd Annual Conference of IPGA was organized by west Bengal state Branch at Kolkata, the city of joy. The 33rd Annual Conference of IPGA was inaugurated on 17.08.2019 at state of the art, internationally designed, Bishwa Bangla Convention Centre, Kolkata, West Bengal by Chief Guest Shri B R Sikri, Chairman, AB Merkentile group of companies, A renowned entrepreneur and the Guest of honours Shri Taranjit Singh (Chief Patron), a promoter of Education & Shri Atul Nasa, President IPGA & Controlling Authority, Drugs Control Department, NCT Delhi, in West Bengal by Lighting the auspicious Lamp. The conference was aimed to meet the challenges in Pharmacy Education and the students trained with attributes that include critical thinking, communication skills, digital adaption & global understanding. The initial discussion of conference was to make future graduate Pharmacists with enhanced Pharmacy Practice Skills and knowledge. The conference was attended by more than 600 delegates from all parts of the country.
Dr Vijay Bhalla, Treasurer IPGA, Principal, SGT College of Pharmacy, SGT University, Gurgaon, Haryana presented the detailed secretary report on behalf of Dr. Arun Garg, General Secretary, IPGA, Professor & Dean, School of Medical & Allied Sciences, K R Mangalam University, Gurugram, Haryana. On behalf of IPGA, Dr. Vijay Bhalla announced the names of the recipient of various awards. Following life members of IPGA were presented with prestigious award by handing over A certificate, A Citation and A memento by IPGA and another memento by IPGA Bengal State Branch: IPGA Fellowship Awards Mr. Tapan Kr. Chaudhuri, Mr. Rajesh P. Chaudhari, Mr. Shirish K. Dabhade, Dr. Arti R. Thakkar Dr. Neerupma Dhiman Ms Silky Sethy ECM- West Bengal ECM- Mumbai, MH ECM- Puna, MH 70th IPC ECM, ND ECM, ND IPGA Life Time Achievement Shri Sham Lal Nasa Registrar Delhi Pharmacy Council IPGA Professional Excellence Prof (Dr.) Satyendra Kumar Rajput Professor, Amity University IPGA Promising Pharmacist Mr. Kushagra Bhalla Founder President , IPGA SF IPGA BEST State Branch West Bengal Mr. Tapan & Mr. Goutam Sen IPGA BEST Local Chapter Alwar, Rajasthan Dr. G Jaybalan
Mr B R Sikri in his keynote address established the role of pharmacists in next one decade, as pharma industry is growing with good pace and requires skilled work force and technicians who are digitally competent, communicative and patient friendly. He compared Academicians as Brahma, Industrialists as Vishnu and youth force (students) as Mahesh as they are innovators and destroys the outdated ideas with novel techniques. The vote of thanks was proposed by Mr Tapan Kumar Chaudhuri, Secretary, IPGA West Bengal State Branch. The inaugural session gets over by reciting National Anthem in honour of our country.
The program was concluded with the cultural evening filled with fantastic performance by a bollywood singer and valedictory function with distribution of certificates to the participants. In the end, Mr Tapan & Mr Goutam thanked the guests and the entire members of Local Organizing Committee (including management, faculty members, staff members and student volunteers) for making the event successful.
The World Pharmacist Day for the year 2018 on the theme of “Pharmacists are your Medicine Experts” was celebrated in collaboration with DPSR University on 25th September’18.