Hyderabad: Emphasizing the need for research and discovery of new drugs, Dr. Ahmad Kamal, Project Director National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, said that innovation is important for Indian pharmaceutical industry to maintain its competitive edge at the international level.
He said the industry can no longer depend on generic drugs alone.
Dr Kamal was addressing the students and faculty of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) on the occasion of Education Day observed as the climax of Azad Day Celebrations 2015 that began on November 4.
He said that science and technology could have a real long term effect on the development of our country.
Dr. Kamal also said there is no dearth of talent in our country, but the need is to groom it properly. Advising the students to avoid short-cuts to pass exams or score good marks, he encouraged them to become experts in the subjects they choose to pursue.
Underscoring the importance of Information Technology for research, he urged the students to take advantage of the vast material related to different fields available online.
Paying his respect to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Kamal said it is the vision of people like Azad that put India on the path of development.
In charge Vice Chancellor MANUU, Prof. K.R. Iqbal Ahmed congratulated the team led by Prof. Amina Kishore for seamlessly organising the Azad Day Celebrations 2015.
Pointing to the fact that soon India will be a youth-majority country, he said that “young India can do wonders.”
Registrar MANUU, Prof. S.M. Rahmatullah, presented the vote of thanks.
Prof. P. Fazal ur Rahman, coordinator of the programme, gave a brief introduction of the university and the Guest Speaker.
Prof. Siddiqui Mohammad Mahmood, HoD, Education and Training conducted the programme.
Instructional Media Centre of MANUU presented a short audio-visual report on the 9 day long celebrations.