Mumbai: 16 February, 2019
One-day SPER Sponsored seminar in Collaboration with SPPSPTM, SVKM’s NMIMS on “Entrepreneurship, Industry and Competitiveness” was organized on 16th February 2019. This program was conducted as an initiative to seed the idea of entrepreneurship in the young minds of graduates and to motivate them to be future entrepreneurs. It was attended by sixty undergraduate students. The program was enriching and intellectually stimulating for the participants who gained insights in to the current scenario of entrepreneurship and its future perspectives.
The program began with Inaugural function with NMIMS anthem followed by Lighting of Lamp and Saraswathi Vandana. The inaugural function was attended by Chief Guest Dr. Dhileep Krishnamurthy, Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Meena Chintamaneni, Registrar, SVKM’s NMIMS, Dr. Bala Prabhakar, Dean, SPPSPTM, Dr. Upendra Nagaich, Secretary, SPER, Zhejiang Nhu Company Ltd, China, Dr. Gopakumar G. Nair, Gopakumar Nair Associates, Mumbai. Dr. Harsh Trehan President International Business, Theon Pharma Ltd, Mumbai, Mr. Deepak Kumar Verma, General Manager, Zuventus Healthcare Limited, Mumbai, Dr. Anthony Melvin Crasto, Principal Scientist, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Mumbai.
Dr.Bala Prabhkar welcomed all the dignitaries to SPPSPTM, SVKM’s NMIMS on behalf of SPPSPTM Family. She emphasized on the collaboration of SPER and SPPSTM wherein she mentioned that the vision of SPPSPTM being aligned with the vision of SPER and expressed her thoughts for future collaborations with the society for enrichment of students for their bright future as successful future entrepreneurs.
On behalf of SPER, Dr. Upendra Nagaich gave a key note address wherein he introduced SPER to the students, he talked about the legacy, activities, constitution and achievements of SPER. He further focused on the vision and mission of SPER and shared his views on the all-round development of Pharmacy students who are the future of the Indian Pharmaceutical industry. He also expressed his desire for future collaborations with SPPSPTM and his gratitude to NMIMS and SPPSPTM for providing the platform.
The chief guest Dr. Dhileep Krishnamurthy, Chief Scientific Officer, Zhejiang Nhu Company Ltd, China addressed the gathering wherein he focused on the need of collaboration between India and China. He gave a detailed insight on the pharmaceutical industry scenario at present in China and discussed the strengths and weaknesses of Chinese pharmaceutical industry. He urged not to indulge in competition with china but to focus on collaboration which will create a win-win situation for India and china.
The inaugural function ended with the felicitation of the dignitaries with floral bouquets along with mementos and with Dr. Ginpreet Kaur proposing Vote of Thanks.
Beginning with the plenary session Dr. Gopakumar G. Nair in his short address emphasized on the strengths of Indian pharmaceutical industry. He further interacted with students and motivated them highlighting the future of the Indian Pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. Harsh Trehan, President International Business, Theon Pharma Ltd, Mumbai in his address mentioned the evolution of the Indian Pharmaceutical industry. He stressed upon the current challenges faced by the industry and focused upon the need for global amalgamation of ideas, innovations and technology. He urged the participants to learn foreign languages to tackle the issue of interrupted and miscommunications arising due to linguistic barriers.
Dr. Anthony Melvin Crasto, Principal Scientist, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Mumbai in his talk stressed upon being thankful for the life and opportunities we get as an individual. He instilled the thoughts of questioning in minds of students which will lead to learning by oneself. He also talked about managing the expired medicines and emphasized on the fact that prevention is better than cure and thus enlightened the participants on various alternatives to prevent medicines from getting expired.
Mr. Deepak Kumar Verma, General Manager, Zuventus Healthcare Limited, Mumbai gave detailed insights on the Indian Pharmaceutical industry and focusing on the social, economic, government, and technological challenges for growth of Indian Pharmaceutical industry. At the end Dr. Ginpreet Kaur gave concluding remarks and proposed vote of thanks.