Imphal: One-day national conference on ‘Emerging challenges in the frontiers of Chemical Science” was held at Chemistry Department of Manipur University (MU) here on Wednesday.
The conference was attended by the Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh, MU Vice-Chancellor Professor N Lokendra, Head of the Department of Chemistry Professor N Rajen and Dean of the School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences Professor S Dorendrajit as the Chief Guest, Functional President and Guests of Honour respectively.
The national conference was organized by the Manipur University Chemistry Alumni Association. Speaking at the inaugural function of national conference, Health Minister Dr. Ranjan said that chemical science has always been involved in human society. The new experimentations and innovations on chemical science are vital in the process of running the human society as many new diseases and illnesses continue to surface from time to time.
Maintaining that the strong waves of COVID-19 Pandemic had taught to the whole world that human beings need to be always prepared for facing any eventualities, he said that organizing such national conferences and related activities on chemistry matters a lot as new ideas and innovations will come out from such event.
Minister’s lauded that the students and teachers of the Chemistry Department in MU had manufactured hand sanitizers and distributed to the public when running out of stock in the State. The role taken by
the students was exemplary and highly appreciable as they saved many lives during the pandemic, added the Minister.
Delivering a presidential speech, VC Lokendra expressed contentment that the alumni of the MU have started to play important roles in the activities of the varsity. He said that alumni are a source of academic inputs in a University and instrumental in attracting the students of their alma mater.
“Alumni play an important role in many of the advanced universities across the globe. They even do funding in their Alma matters and their Alma matters too support them in their research works and activities, bringing a win-win situation to both sides”, he added.
The VC exuded confidence that the conference will inspired and motivate to all the young students and scholars of the Chemistry Department of the University. Recognizing their various contribution, an appreciation certificates were distributed to the students of MU, who made hand sanitizers during the critical situation of Pandemic.