CIMAP Celebrates The 79th CSIR Foundation Day In Lucknow

CIMAP Celebrates The 79th CSIR Foundation Day In Lucknow

This day is celebrated as CSIR came into operation September 26, 1942.

LUCKNOW || The Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP) celebrated 79th CSIR Foundation Day on Saturday at its Lucknow Headquarters and Research Centers in Pantnagar, Purara, Bangalore and Hyderabad by organising various functions.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the celebrations were held virtually and telecasted through social media platforms. On this occasion, about 11 employees who have served the institute for last 25 years and also retired during 2019 - 2020 were also felicitated.

An e-annual report of the institute for the year 2019 – 20 and institutional research journal `Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (JMAPs) `January-June 2020 edition was also released. 'CIM-EVERGREEN` a healthy ageing herbal tea developed by a team of 20 scientists led by Dr Rakesh Pandey was also released. The formulation has the remarkable action on strengthening the function of brain, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and cognitive boosting activities.

CSIR – CIMAP also transferred the technology of three herbal products i.e. Hankool Plus (Hand Sanitizer), Clean Germ (Floor Cleaner) and Mospray (Herbal Mosquito repellent spray) to M/S Vyom India Organics Pvt. Ltd. Bareilly. Sunil Gupta and Kshitij Gupta, Directors of M/S Vyom India Organics Pvt. Ltd were present during the technology transfer.

During this occasion, Prabodh K Trivedi, Director, CSIR-CIMAP also addressed the staff members and briefed about the institute progress on technology development. He said that CSIR – CIMAP has been actively involved in the COVID-19 testing along with CSIR – NBRI.

He stressed that CSIR – CIMAP during the lockdown has transferred the Hand sanitiser, floor cleaner and surface disinfectant technologies to more than 10 entrepreneurs and industries, helping in not only combating COVID-19 pandemic, but also in the 'Make in India' initiative.

During this period, large quantities of hand sanitisers were distributed free of cost to Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) and Lucknow Police by CSIR – CIMAP to fight against COVID-19. He thanked the efforts of the institute staff members during this period.

Sanjay Kumar, Principal Scientist, coordinated the event and Ajit K Shasany proposed the vote of thanks. During this occasion, Dr NP Yadav, Dr Puja Khare, Dr Prema Vasudev, Dr Rakesh Pandey, Dr Rajesh K. Verma, Dr MP Darokar, Dr Ramesh Srivastava and Manoj Semwal were also present during this occasion.

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