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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-

Most cherished moments of STAR pharmacologists

Shivprakash Rathnam1, Prakash V Diwan2,  
1 Department of Clinical Research, Synchron Research Services Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Clinical Research, Central Research Laboratory, Maratha Mandal Group of Institutions, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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Synchron Research Services Pvt. Ltd., “Synchron House,” B/H Mondeal Park, S.G. Road, Ahmedabad - 380 054, Gujarat

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Rathnam S, Diwan PV. Most cherished moments of STAR pharmacologists.Indian J Pharmacol 2021;53:1-1

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It was a great day for Pharmacologists to witness the smiling faces, exciting and enthusiastic memories, which was live on the computer screen. Past Presidents, EC members, Editors, mentors, academicians, and industrial scientists, all were there to celebrate and meet virtually to give life to a brilliant and thoughtful idea of Indian Pharmacological Society (IPS) team to organize a virtual meet of star pharmacologists on October 30, 2019. It was good to know about their well-being, their experiences, nostalgic memories, and contributions as a professional pharmacologist. This occasion was necessary as we did not have any communication with our senior pharmacologists, who contributed to the growth of pharmacology in India and their contribution to the IPS. Hence, it was appropriate to have a common platform to assemble on virtual screen and talk to them. A unique and unprecedented get together arranged to inculcate the enthusiasm and create an atmosphere for the younger pharmacologists to be in their shoes of success and to feel proud.

A memorable photograph of 50 senior pharmacologists on the cover page of Indian Journal of Pharmacology is worth of thousand wards; however, the memory is priceless. This event will be written in Golden words in the history of Pharmacological Society. This issue is for keeps.

The senior pharmacologists who graced the occasion are Dr. P. S. R. K. Harnath, Dr. R. S. Satoskar, Dr. R. C. Srimal, Dr. P. C. Dandiya, Dr. P. L. Sharma, Prof. S. S. Agarwal, Prof. V. V. Ranade, Dr. Ashok Vaidya, and Dr. R. Rajgopalan, and others appeared on the computer screen made us proud, exited, motivated, and curious to listen to them and exchange their nostalgic memories of the get together.

The feeling among the pharmacologists who had witnessed the event felt that “A good pharmacologist is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have” on the auspicious day of October 30, 2019. It was a great opportunity to pay our respects and honor the deserved. Experience cannot be taught, but it comes with mistakes and makes it as a learning lesson to the younger and dynamic budding pharmacologists of our Society.

We felt that old memories are like glue that binds you together everything you are today because of the amazing memory. The event lasts for few hours, but the memories last forever.

Let us put all our effort to keep the glory of IPS.

“Live Long The IPS.”