On International day of Yoga students participated in 
Student-Scientist Connect Program at CSIR-CDRI*

CDRI international.yoga day

Bureau chief R L Pandey

Lucknow। The 9th International Day of Yoga has been celebrated by CSIR-CDRI Lucknow with the theme "Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”. To celebrate the occasion CSRI-CDRI Lucknow invited a batch of 60 Students along with 02 faculties from B.N. College of Pharmacy, BKT, Lucknow. This program was planned under the JIGYASA project to connect Students with Scientists to enhance classroom learning through research laboratory, which helps them to understand and grab the essential concept behind the topic. This Program motivates the students and helps them to choose science as a carrier opportunity

CDRI International yoga day
Before discussing the Drug Discovery & Development, Dr. Sanjeev Yadav Senior Scientist CDRI Lucknow explained the importance of the health and Yoga and said Yoga is not only physical exercise but also a mental and spiritual practice. He urged students to do Yoga daily as it has many health benefits such as building muscle strength, enhancing flexibility reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, improving sleep enhancing overall well-being and quality of life and also protect us from intake of medicines.
After that, he explained the contribution of CSIR-CDRI in the development of various medicines. He briefed about the various areas in which CDRI is currently working. He informed students about various carrier opportunities which students can opt for their bright future. Then he explained that how the molecule converted into the medicine and how the various field of drug discovery and development involve in it, and gave information how they can start their journey with CSIR-CDRI.
Further, participants visited various labs and interacted with the scientists and know the hands-on experimentations. In Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Scientists Dr. J.R. Gayen, Dr. Rabi Shankar Bhatta and their team of researchers have explained the crux of Drug formulations, movement of drugs in body and related research. 
During the visit at Pharmacology Division, Dr. Anil Gaikwad interacted with the students and discussed about the recent research developments in diabetes. Students learned about various techniques used in the research at his lab.
During their visit to Laboratory Animal Facility, participants also got the opportunity to interact with Dr. Rajdeep Guha, Dr. Dhananjay Hansda. Various animal models required for research were demonstrated by Technical officer, Mr. Chandrasekhar Yadav. Researchers informed that CDRI conducts some short-term animal handling course in which they can enroll which increase their chance to get the job.  
At the end of the program students and faculties gave feedback on overall experience of CDRI visit.

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