NEW DELHI: Prof (Dr) Roop Krishen Khar, Principal, B.S. Anangpuria Institute of Pharmacy, Faridabad, Haryana; and Dr Farhan Jalees Ahmad, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi were the guests of honour during the inaugural function of 56th National Pharmacy Week (NPW) 2017 celebrations held at Hotel The Legend Inn, New Delhi on November 18, 2017. Dr Naresh Sharma, President, Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA)-Delhi State Branch gave the welcome address and also briefed the activities of IPA & discussed about the important issues of the profession. This year NPW was celebrated from November 19-25, 2017 on the theme “Know Your Medicines: Ask Your Pharmacist.”
On the other hand, Rakesh Dahiya, Executive Council Member of IPA (Delhi State Branch) along with his team visited various pharmacy colleges, blood banks, pharmaceutical units and chemist shops in Delhi NCR including the districts of Rohtak & Jhajjar and displayed NPW posters & banners to mark the celebrations around the region. Also, posters were displayed at various railway stations and bus stands of Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar, Rohtak, Sampla, Beri & Badli throughout the week.
On 24th November 2017, an e-Poster competition was conducted on the main theme of NPW at School of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (SPER), Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. The programme was inaugurated by Prof Nadeem Siddique, Dean of SPER. A lot of posters were received from different pharmacy institutions of the region from which 27 posters were screened and displayed in front of the gathering. The event was judged by Dr Sanjula Baboota, Dr Javed Ali and Dr Mymoona Akhter. The selected top three posters were given cash prizes and certificates were distributed to all the participants. On the occasion, the speakers deliberated on the need and the importance of NPW celebrations. The event motivated the students to be creative in order to generate importance of the profession among public in general and healthcare sector in particular.