CSIR-CDRI welcomes newly joined PhD scholars with a green initiative

The path to becoming a scientist is not a linear one, it involves ups and downs, unexpected challenges and moments of doubt: Dr. Radha Rangarajan

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New Delhi: The CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) Lucknow, hosted an induction ceremony to welcome its newly joined PhD scholars. This event was in high spirits, aimed to introduce the scholars to the institute’s esteemed legacy and acquaint them with CDRI’s values and initiatives.
Dr. Sanjeev Yadav, Senior Scientist, warmly welcomed the newly joined PhD scholars to the institute. He emphasized the significance of their research contributions and expressed the Institute’s eagerness to nurture their talents and ambitions.
Next, Dr. Ritu Trivedi, Senior Principal Scientist, took the stage to introduce the induction ceremony: Shodhaarambh. She welcomed the entire student for next step of their life to achieve highest degree. She said that CDRI will provide all the facility that they required for scientific research just they have to participate actively.  Dr. Ritu said, in the leadership of Director, CDRI started a new idea which helps to keep our Campus Green and helps to reduce Carbon footprint by “Adopt a Tree” campaign. Under this initiative, each newly joined PhD scholar planted a sapling today and will take care of it throughout their tenure at CDRI handover to CDRI before leaving the Institute.
Addressing the young budding scientists, the Director, CSIR-CDRI, Dr. Radha Rangarajan, said institute has consistently nurturing young minds and played a pivotal role in advancing scientific research in India. The Director emphasized that the path to becoming a scientist is not a linear one. It involves ups and downs, unexpected challenges, and moments of doubt. Embracing the journey of learning and understanding that failures are stepping stones to success will empower students to persevere and remain motivated despite obstacles. During her address, the Director also touched upon a pressing issue – the looming climate emergency and the alarming increase in carbon footprint across the globe. Recognizing the institute’s responsibility towards environmental conservation.
The plantation program aims to instill a sense of environmental responsibility and consciousness among the scholars, encouraging them to be stewards of nature. The trees planted during their time at CDRI will continue to grow and flourish, leaving behind a lasting impact even after the scholars have completed their studies.
The ceremony was concluded with vote of thanks presented by Mr. Piyush Kumar Gupta.