25 September 2017
World Pharmacists Day, established by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), falls on 25th September every year – the date FIP was founded in 1912.  This day celebrates the work of pharmacists around the world, and FIP encourages pharmacists to “use this day to organise activities that promote and advocate for the role of the pharmacist in improving health in every corner of the world”.
World Pharmacists Day is used by FIP’s members and others around the globe to highlight the value of the pharmacy profession and impact on improving health to authorities, other professions and the media, as well as to the general public.
The theme is dynamic and represents a contemporary global topic. The theme for 2017 is “From research to health care: Your pharmacist is at your service”. According to FIP President Dr Carmen Peña, “this theme was chosen to reflect the numerous contributions the pharmacy profession makes to health. From research and development of medicines, to educating future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, and providing direct care, we do all this in the service of our patients and communities”.
Pharmacists have a vital role in the outcome of pharmacological therapies and ultimately strive to improve patients’ quality of life. They have the expertise to provide patient care services that are cost-effective and of high quality. They are the most accessible health professionals, and the public places great trust in them.
To mark this occasion at NIPER, SAS Nagar, two student oriented competitions were organised viz. an essay competition and a debate competition. While the former was an individual participation, the latter was a team effort. Both the events were very well received.
The winner and two runner-ups of each of the competition shall receive the certificate of participation and a prize during the National Pharmacy Week celebration, later in the 3rd week of November this year.
The students and staff of the institute condoled the death of Dr. Bhagwan Dass Miglani, known as father of Hospital pharmacy, who left for heavenly abode on 23rd September late evening. A message of condolence was read out by the acting director followed by 2-minute silence to pray for the departed soul.


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