Interactive meeting with Professor Valakunja Nagaraja, Dr. (Mrs.) Jaya Nagaraja and Ms. Rajlakshmi Borthakur at Assam down town University on 14th June, 2018.
An interactive meeting with Professor Valakunja Nagaraja, President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru, Dr. (Mrs.) Jaya Nagaraja, Chief Scientist- Molecular Connections Pvt Ltd and Ms. Rajlakshmi Borthakur, CEO and founder, TerraBlue XT was held at Auditorium, Assam down town University on 14th June, 2018 at 3.00 P.M. The Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Pro - Vice Chancellor, Dean of Studies, Director Research, Trustee Members, Chairpersons, Dean and HOD’s , faculties and students attended the meeting.
Dr. (Mrs.) Jaya Nagaraja and Ms. Rajlakshmi Borthakur were felicitated by Dean of Studies. Dr. N.N. Dutta, Honorable Chancellor in his welcome speech thanked the guests for their visit to the University and felicitated Professor Valakunja Nagaraja, President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru. Dr. B G Unni, Director Research gave a brief introduction about the guests and also talked about their contribution in science and technology with special reference in the health sector. Professor Valakunja Nagaraja thanked Honorable Chancellor and other members of Assam down town University for inviting him as a Guest of Honour at the 5th Convocation and then talked about his rich experiences starting from the field of tuberculosis to cancer and many more and using various approaches/ techniques/ technologies. Since North East Region is one of the richest hotspots of biodiversity of the country and the region is rich in medicinal plants, herbs etc, Professor Nagaraja suggested focusing on product oriented research so that the outcome of the research could be useful for the society. As the atmosphere and the environment to take up such research are very conductive in this part of region, the govt. is also providing quite sufficient fund to undertake such studies. Professor Valakunja Nagaraja was very happy to visit Assam down town University and also very much appreciated the research and the academic activities of the University.
Then Ms. Rajlakshmi Borthakur, CEO and founder of TerraBlue XT spoke about her journey to success for her invention T-Jay, a digital glove, which can predict epilepsy attacks and helps in tracking the patient. She also mentioned that according to a survey conducted by world Health Organisation, there are still 55 million epilepsy patients in the world and according to Times Now Report, there are still 1 crore registered epilepsy patients in India. She also promised to provide effective treatment and proactive support that could go a long way in ensuring that epileptics are treated in a timely manner.
Then Dr. (Mrs.) Jaya Nagaraja also urged the faculties to increase research productivities and strong emphasis should be given on practical experience, etc. The Chairpersons/ Deans/ HOD’s of faculties/ departments interacted and discussed various important topics with the invited guests.
The Vice Chancellor in his concluding remarks thanked Professor Valakunja Nagaraja, Dr. (Mrs.) Jaya Nagaraja and Ms. Rajlakshmi Borthakur for their presence at the interactive session and for their visit to the University. Prof. H.K Das, Pro – Vice Chancellor thanked the special guests for their presence at the interactive meeting with the faculties and students ,and the fraternity of the University for their presence at the interactive meeting.
Dr. B.G. Unni