THSTI celebrates its 13th Foundation Day

18 Jul 2022

Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India celebrated its 13th Foundation Day on 15th July 2022. Celebrations and felicitations marked the day.

Dr. Vinod K Paul, Member, NITI Aayog presided over the foundation day function as the chief guest. Dr. Rajesh Gokhale, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Dr. Jyoti Logani (DBT), Dr. Alka Sharma (DBT) and other officials from DBT also attended the event.

In the Director's address, Prof. Pramod Garg highlighted the major achievements of THSTI in the past year in various areas such as SARS-CoV-2, Vaccine development, Pregnancy Cohorts, Tuberculosis, Influenza, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, etc.  He also gave a brief on the upcoming new facilities at THSTI.

Delivering the Foundation Day address, Dr. Gokhale applauded the work being done at THSTI & emphasized that scientists should not only answer their inquisitiveness but also work with empathy to find solutions for the needs of poor people & make India a great nation.

Dr. Paul delivered the keynote address and urged everyone especially young researchers to make excellence a daily habit so that as a nation we can become more successful.

Prof. Garg read out a message from Dr. Jitendra Singh Ji, Hon’ble Minister of State (IC) for the Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences; Minister of State for PMO, MoPPP, DAE and DoS, Govt. of India lauding THSTI for its collaborative efforts & building innovation ecosystems.

The celebrations also marked distribution of awards for outstanding performance of faculty, scientists, PhD scholars and staff in their respective fields. The Foundation Day celebrations also included Colloquium, poster competition, quiz competition and entertainment programs and winners and participants were felicitated.