10 June 2021
During the second phase of the covid pandemic, Hon’ble VC SVSU, Prof. Raj Nehru, has taken many initiatives to serve society. One such initiative was to develop a state-of-the-art Oxygen Concentrator- under the project Sanjeevani towards Self-reliant India. SVSU, in collaboration with Elofic Industries Limited, Faridabad, set it in a record time with unique features. For the development of an oxygen concentrator, Mr. M.B Sahni (Chairman, Elofic) and Mr. K.D Sahni (Vice Chairman, elofic) came forward to help humanity. They provided all access to exercise this pandemic problem with SVSU jointly.
To share the success story, a national webinar on Atamnirbhar Bharat: Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Oxygen Concentrator was organized. Eminent speakers of various universities and IITs delivered their expert talks. Prof. R.S. Rathore taled on the employment scenario. Further, Prof. Raj Nehru emphasized the innovations of India, which led the world in many fields, including astrology, agriculture and medical, etc. Prof. Navin Sheth, VC, GTU, talked about the role of universities in promoting the Aatmanirbhar Bharat. Prof. V.K. Rattan, VC, GNA University, explained the functions of Zeolite and their various grades. Later, Dr. Shiva S., Asst. Prof., IIT Jammu, explained the mechanism of the oxygen concentrator. Finally, Prof. Suresh Kumar, Dean Engineering, SVSU, and Mr. Kamlesh Kaul, VP, elofic, Jointly presented their journey of developing an Oxygen Concentrator with a team of nine members.
The program began with an introductory welcome by Prof. S.K Anand; after that, Prof. Jyoti Rana welcomed all the dignitaries. The webinar moderated by Dr. Preeti, followed by a vote of thanks by Dr. Anuj Kumar Shukla. The clinical trials of Sanjeevani shall start soon in PGIMER- Rohtak before its bulk production. Participants were students, teachers, entrepreneurs, professors, and scientists from all across the country joined through an online mode.