CSIR-CDRI stepped in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) to spread the Awareness during 3rd Janjatiya Gaurav Divas Celebration

In commemoration of 3rd Janjatiya Gaurav Divas, the birth anniversary of Bhagwan Birsa Munda, the CSIR-Central Drugs Research Institute (CSIR-CDRI), Lucknow, organised an Awareness Programme at Kasturba Gandhi Awasiya Balika Vidyalaya, Kumhrawan, Bakshi ka Talab, Lucknow on 23 November 2023.

A team from CDRI went to the school and successfully conducted the programme. The team led by JIGYASA coordinator Dr Sanjeev Yadav and Principal Scientists Dr Sripathi R Kulkarni, along with four other staff members from the institute, aimed to inspire and motivate girls from underprivileged rural areas to progress in their lives.

Dr Sanjeev Yadav, Principal Scientist, CSIR-CDRI, encouraged and motivated the girls; he emphasised the significance of overcoming challenges and pursuing excellence, drawing inspiration from the exemplary life of the Hon'ble President of India and other successful women leaders.

Dr Sanjeev provided valuable information to the children about maintaining good health while sharing insights about the medicines developed at CDRI. The emphasis on health awareness aimed to empower underprivileged rural girls with knowledge that can contribute to their overall well-being.

Furthermore, Dr Sripathi Kulkarni underscored the importance of education and career advancement among children. He engaged them intellectually and distributed prizes to encourage and motivate young minds to strive for success in their educational and professional journeys.

Mr Nitin and Mr Amar conducted the quiz competition among the participants; winners of the competition bagged the prize, and other participants got consolation gifts. The principal of KGBV, Mrs Mamta Singh, appreciated the efforts made by the team CDRI to motivate the girls and other teachers and staff also participated enthusiastically in the programme.