Date: July 29, 2014
The Konark Group of Companies has instituted The Sajjan Gupta – Konark Memorial Awardalong with a Rotating Trophy , for the best research
in the field of Biotechnology, Environment Science & Phytochemicals. This award is instituted in the loving memory of Late Shri Sajjan K. Gupta, Founder of Konark Group of Companies, who had a vision to encourage new development, innovations & research. He firmly believed that the future of any industry lies in research & development, in basic sciences. On the Founder’s Day i.e. on 11th December, a one day research meet is organized.
Last year under the guidance and with their efficient team members, Dr. K.V. Mangaonkar, principal Mithibai College and Dr. D. V. Kamat, Head of Department, Microbiology and Biotechnology, of Mithibai College hosted year 2010’s research
meet. An overwhelming response was seen, with research scholars from 3 states, 5 universities, 12 research centers, 16 colleges & 10 departments participating in the event. The budding scientists in the field of Biotechnology, Microbiology,
Environmental Science and Phytochemicals at under graduate & post graduate level showcased their research abstracts & posters.
The Poster presentation session was inaugurated by Dr. K. V. Mangaonkar. The eminent judges invited for this research meet were Dr. Mrs Sharma, MD and Director to many companies in Clinical Research, Dr. Rakesh Kumar – Director NEERI & Dr Rekha Sinhal, Scientist UICT, Mumbai. Mr. Rakesh S. Gupta, Chairman & Managing Director – Konark Group & Mrs. Jyoti R. Gupta graced the occasion with their presence. During the inauguration of the event Mr. Gupta spoke about his father Late
Shri Sajjan Gupta’s vision, who believed in encouraging young talent in the country. He also emphasized on the tie-up between industry & academic institutions for further research. During the event 62 scholars presented their posters & 58
research abstracts were submitted. The Sajjan Gupta – Konark Memorial Award 2010 – Rotating Trophy was won by Ms. Vaishali Inamdar of G. N. Khalsa College for her research abstract on ‘Study of the expression of Mcl-1 post radiation
treatment in oral cell lines of differing radiosensitivites’. Dr. D.V. Kamat during vote of thanks expressed his desire to be part of this Founder’s day celebration every year and thanked Konark Group of Companies for starting an interesting journey between the academia and industry. He thanked Mr. Rakesh S. Gupta for sponsoring such an elite event. This year also we wish to encourage the new generation for research in the field of Biotechnology, Environment Science & Phytochemicals and the explore the possibilities of new and unique thoughts and studies. We wish all our patrons and customers to encourage this event by encouraging more and more youth to be a part of this event and support this event for a better tomorrow. This year we are having this event on Maharashtra state level.
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