Mr. M R Chawla, PA at ICMR-NIOH, Ahmedabad has been awarded with “Yuva Gaurav Puraskar” of Gujarat Sahitya Academy, Govt. of Gujarat, Gandhinagar. Young writers of Gujarat are honoured for their total contribution in the field of literature by conferring this award by the President of Academy and the Chief Minister of Gujarat. A trophy with garland and a certificate of appreciation (Sanmanpatra) with a cheque of Rs.50,000/- was given to Mr. Chawla on 02/12/2018 in the award ceremony held at Ahmedabad. Earlier, in the year 2015, Mr. Chawla had been awarded by the Central Sahitya Academy, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India for his collection of Ghazals and Poems entitled ‘Pinjraa’. On behalf of this Institute, the Director, ICMR-NIOH congratulates him and offers best wishes for his future achievements
Dr. Koji Mori, Professor, Department of Occupational Health Practice and Management, Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan along with his team visited ICMR – National Institute of Occupational Health Ahmedabad on 04th December 2018. Dr Mori presented various activities related occupational health and interacted with the scientists of the ICMR-NIOH on the various aspects of Occupational health and safety. Dr. Kamalesh Sarkar Director ICMR-NIOH Ahmedabad briefed the research activities of the institute to the group.
Convocation ceremony of 2nd batch of Associate Fellow of Industrial Health was held on 28/11/2018 at ICMR-NIOH Regional Occupational Health Centre, Bangalore. Dr Kamalesh Sarkar, Director ICMR-NIOH Ahmedabad distributed certificate to students on this occasion .
The inaugural function of 3rd National Training on “Advanced Instrumentation in Ergonomics for Occupational Health research” was held on 3rd October 2018. This program was partially sponsored by ICMR-DHR, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Gujarat Council of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat. A total of forty participants of 21 national institutes from 14 states of India participated in the programme. Shri MF Dastoor, Chief Fire Officer and Director, State Fire Prevention Services, Gujarat State graced the occasion as Chief Guest, who spoke about the importance of Ergonomics in the present work scenario. Dr. Kamalesh Sarkar, Director ICMR-NIOH spoke about Institute’s endeavour in research on occupational and environmental health to provide a safe, healthy and comfortable work environment. Shri Joydeep Majumder, Scientist-C and Programme Coordinator briefed about the programme. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Rekha Kashyap, Scientist-F.
The Workshop on Research Methods for Biological Science Students 05-07 September 2018 supported by Gujarat Council of Science & Technology, Department of Science, Govt of Gujarat was conducted. Descriptive Studies, Analytical Study Designs, Introduction to Ethical Issues, Interventional/Experimental studies, Sampling methods and sample size determination, Data Entry and Management: Database creation, data entry, data manipulation/ transformation and importing external databases, Descriptive Statistics, Test of Significance, Correlation and Regression, Epidemiological tests were covered during the workshop and Demonstration/Hands on training were provided on the above topics in statistical software such as SPSS.
Green Skill Development Programme on “Laboratory Assistant for Eco-Friendly Food Testing Laboratory” at ENVIS-NIOH Resources Partner, ICMR-NIOH, Ahmedabad has been started on 23rd July, 2018. The Inaugural function was started with Prayer by Dr. Mamta Purohit and Lighting of Lamp by Dr. Chander Shekhar, Additional Director General, ICMR New Delhi. Welcome Address was given by Dr. H. G. Sadhu, Scientist-F, ICMR-NIOH. He gave brief introduction of chief guest Dr. Chander Shekhar and acknowledged MoEF&CC.