International Women's Day Celebration at CSIR-IHBT

CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (CSIR-IHBT), Palampur, celebrated International Women's Day on 8 March 2021. Dr Sanjay Kumar, Director, CSIR-IHBT, welcomed the honourable guests and highlighted the importance of International Women's Day. He said that on 8 March every year we celebrate the contribution and achievements made by women in every sphere of life in the world and raise awareness about women's equality. He explained and appreciated the achievements made in research and development by the women of the Institute, especially during the testing time of the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that through meaningful narratives, resources and activities, we can help to reduce gender discrimination around the world.

On this occasion, Dr D.K. Aswal, Director, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, delivered a lecture on the topic "Leadership for Institution Building: Story of National Physical Laboratory". He highlighted the role of CSIR in nation-building. He also informed the audience that the National Physical Laboratory is the country's timekeeper and is responsible for the highest level and frequency measurements in India as per international standards. He said that the nation can’t develop without evolving its own measurements and standards. Earlier, he praised the contribution made by women in every household. Keeping these qualities of women in mind, society expects them to manage and lead the nation. Dr Aswal also unveiled the national flag podium located in the courtyard of the institute during the event.