THEME: SKILL AND WILL TO MAKE AND SERVE QUALITY PILL
DATE: 21st– 24th DECEMBER, 2017
VENUE: CHITKARA UNIVERSITY, RAJPURA, PUNJAB
Education is the greatest treasure of all and the greatest weapon a person can use to attain success in all walks of life. For this mere reason, B.S. Anangpuria Institute of Pharmacy provides the high standard of learning to the students with the incorporation of educational field trips. We and our students just got a lucky opportunity when our Principal Sir proposed a trip to Indian Pharmaceutical Congress, 2017 to be held in a nearby location at Chitkara University Rajpura, Punjab. The tour would be very useful to teachers and students alike and give a wider exposure of the professional aspects and facilitate an interaction with the eminent personalities from academic institutions, pharma industry and hospital and community pharmacy. An industrial tour to near pharma industry in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh would also be very useful to the students.
DAY 1: 21st Dec 2017
We departed from the college around 11:00 AM for the much-awaited trip to IPC, Punjab. Each one of us was so energized and was looking forward to making best out of it. 92 students with 10 faculty members proceeded to Rajpura, Punjab in three institution buses. The journey halted at Amrich Sukhdev, Murthal for lunch and then resumed. We arrived at Chitkara University at 8:00 PM after a long tiring journey. We all were accommodated in the hostels at Chitkara University.
DAY 2: 22nd Dec 2017
It was an over chilling and foggy morning still everyone was so enthusiastic about the inaugural ceremony of 69th IPC. Our excitement landed us an hour before at the venue of the inaugural function. So, we went for breakfast and then rushed towards the main pandal of the University Campus where the Pharma fare was inaugurated by Honourable Governor of Punjab and later the informative lectures by Dr. B. Suresh, President- Pharmacy Council of India; Dr. V.G. Somani, Joint Drugs Controller, CDSCO; and Dr. Prem Singh, President-Global Human Resources, Wockhardt Ltd. enlightened us with the emerging areas in the pharmaceutical research.
A memorial lecture by Dr. B.Suresh on “PHARMA VISION 2030: THE PHARMACIST OF THE FUTURE” filled us with pride of being a part of Pharmacy World. Thereafter, the riveting performance by legendary singer Gurdas Maan on the star night was an icing on the cake. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, had the dinner and with this our first day ended with immense pleasure.
DAY 3: 23rd Dec 2017
We were replenished with lots of energy and the day started with a delicious breakfast. We attended a motivating lecture on Women Empowerment which made us realize that the empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description. Later we visited “Pharma Expo” and got to know about the recent advances in the pharmaceutical industry and the various future perspectives. Thereafter we attended a thought-provoking and informative lecture by Dr. D. Samba Reddy on Effective Scientific Writing-research publications. A scientific session themed “Pharmaceutical care and Related Policies” was chaired by a renowned personality and our honorable Principal Dr. Roop K. Khar. Post-lunch we attended the Poster Session where our faculty members, Dr. Swati Gupta, Mr. Saurabh Shekhar and Ms. Reetu Malik had presented their research work. The research posters of various research scholars were evaluated by our respectable Head of the Department Dr. Shiv Kumar Yadav. Feeling spirited for the upcoming star night. We welcomed with great fanfare the stars of the night, Singer Chart D, and Dimple Pancholi. All of us danced to their tunes and felt recharged. With this, another day ended.
DAY 4: 24thDec, 2017
The serene beauty of the morning oozed out energy tonic and peace pills but we were all sad inside as it’s the last day of a wonderful trip. We had our morning meal and went for the Poster session where our faculty members, Dr. Pooja Manchanda, Mr. Saurabh Jain, Mr. Pawan Mishra, Ms. Bhawna Goel, Ms. Digvijaya and Ms. Bhavana Kapoor presented their research work. With this the exquisite trip to IPC, Punjab was all over and departed from Rajpura towards Faridabad in our institution buses.