E-conference at NIT dwells on challenges posed by Covid-19

Jalandhar, October 23

The Centre for Continuing Education, Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, on Thursday started a two-day e-International Conference on ‘Socio-Economic and Health Challenges due to Covid-19 and Mitigation Strategies’.

The event aims at providing a forum for accessing the most up-to-date developments pertaining to novel coronavirus, sharing authoritative knowledge from both commercial and academic worlds which would be fruitful in mitigating the current and aftermath of this pandemic. Anurag Thakur, Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, said: “We need to re-balance, re-image, re-create and re-start our life with an emphasis on a new normal while living with pandemic and planning one’s future with health as a priority”.

He talked on numerous initiatives taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi such as setting of coronavirus emergency relief fund by bringing together SAARC state heads together, only country in the world to offer free food grains to 800 million people, six-month moratorium period, becoming the second largest PPE Kit manufacturer in the world, rebooting and researching on the path of Atam Nirbhar Bharat for the economic revival.

Prof Lalit Kumar Awasthi, Director NIT, said: “Researchers across many disciplines are working hard for the development of new binding technologies and medicines to control the spread of Covid. Despite the continuing efforts, there is a requirement for faster, more sensitive and reliable technologies to counter this pandemic.” Conference members shared that the conference has witnessed a huge participation across the globe. — TNS

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