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News from Dept . of Biochemistry &



Research Training and Project work:
  • Ms. Reeta & Ms. Sarika Gupta from BHU, Varanasi visited the Centre during April 1 – 3, 2005 for the evaluation of Gultahione – S transferase and 175 kDa collagens in jird model.

  • Mr. Dayaram & Mr. Shubendu  Bhattacharya from BHU, Varanasi visited the Centre during May 10-13, 2005 for immunoprophylactic study.

  • Ms. P. Padmavathi from Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai visited the Centre during May 23 - 31, 2005 for immunoprophylactic study as a part of collaborative work.

Participation in Meetings / Conference / Symposia: 

Dr. B. C. Harinath attended TB Diagnostic Kit review meeting at Transasia Bio-medicals Ltd., Mumbai on June 24, 2005.

Dr. M.V.R. Reddy 

  • Attended 3rd Regional Conference of Eastern Zone ACBI at Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan, Kolkata during April 29 – 30, 2005 and delivered a guest lecture on “Filarial parasite genome initiatives: An update on the development of diagnostic & prophylactic tools”.

  • Visited Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal and K.S. Hegde Medical College, Mangalore and delivered a talk on “Detection, management and control of lymphatic filariasis – An update” at the Academy of Medical Sciences, K.S. Hegde Medical College on May 7, 2005.


Mr. V. Anandharaman, Mr. Shivprasad & Mr. Vijay Upadhye qualified Ph.D. Aptitude test conducted by Nagpur University, Nagpur on May 8th, 2005.

Research Publications:

  • A. S. Bhatia, Sonika Gupta, Neeraj Shende, Satish Kumar and B.C. Harinath. Serodiagnosis of childhood tuberculosis by ELISA. Indian J Pediat 2005 May, 72, 383-87.

  • Sonika Gupta, Niraj Shende, Satish Kumar and B. C. Harinath. Detection of antibodies to a cocktail of mycobacterial excretory–secretory antigens in tuberculosis by ELISA and immunoblotting. Current Science, 2005 June 10;88(11):1825-1827.


Arogyadham is a Traditional Health Care & Research project of Kasturba Health Society for promotion of positive health in addition to taking care of preventive and curative aspects of health care in chronic ailments with Yoga, Meditation & Naturopathy.  With Gradual development of the centre with modern equipments, Arogyadham is making more people aware and understand the various life style disorders and their better management by Meditation, Yoga, Naturopathy, Diet and with special techniques for specific health problems. 

Health awareness camps:

January 2,2005: Dr. O. P. Gupta, Professor, Dept. of Medicine took keen interest in conducting a camp on Hypertension and Cardiac diseases for patients.

January 15-16,2005:  Mr. Das, Principal, Lloyds School, deputed ten students of 8th & 9th classes to Arogyadham for two day self-awareness and recreational camp.

March 24,2005:  Mr. M.P. Tanksale IAS (Retd.) had arranged one day camp for Retired & Active old age members of All India Institute of Local self Govt., Nagpur Branch to bring awareness about NATYOG and emphasis was made on rejuvenation of Health.

April 27 – May 1,2005: Dr. Venkateswarlu, Medical Officer took keen interest to inculcate Naturopathy & Yoga for women to prevent diseases and promote health. Around 70 ladies took benefit out of the 5 days camp conducted in Auditorium of Lloyds Steel factory, Bhugaon.

Video films:

January 21, 2005: To emphasize on the value of meditation a video film on Meditation: ‘Spiritual Reality – The Journey Within’ (SPACE), was presented which briefed all the details regarding Meditation, Pyramid energy, Body, Third eye, Astral travel, Nirvana, Enlightenment and Life after life.

April 5, 2005: Video film on ‘Vipassana Meditation’ by Shri. S. N. Goenka, attracted and educated people regarding the dhamma, compassion & self realisation which was followed by a brief clipping about ‘Asia Plateau in Panchagani’ which emphasised on Effective living & leadership for all. These video shows influenced many to join yoga & mediation classes.

Participation in Training, Inspection etc:

  • Dr. Raja Raja Chozhan was deputed as Inspector by Director, Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN), New Delhi to supervise Shree Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal’s Institute of Yoga & Naturopathy, Amravati and Institute of Naturopathy & Yoga, Yeotmal.

  • Dr. K. Menaga attended 10 days residential Vipassana Meditation Course at Dhamma Nagar, Nagpur during January 26 – February 6, 2005.

  • Dr. Raja Raja Chozhan attended 10 days residential Vipassana Meditation Course at Dhammagiri, Igatpuri, Nashik during May 26 – June 6, 2005.

Herbal Garden:

“Work is Life” culture of Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. (JISL) has shown significant progress in development of Herbal Garden within 2 ˝  years. During 2004 – 05, along with Aonla, some leguminous crops like Udit, Mug, Gram, Sunflower, Soybean were taken as intercrops. These crops will help to enrich the soil fertility. Also, these crops were sown opposite to land slope, so that, rainwater is harvested, to the maximum extent in the field itself.

At present 18475 Aonla plants have been planted and this will be increased to about 20000 in rainy season. Some medicinal plants like Ashwagandha, Adulsa, Shatawari are planted on trial basis. About 1000 Jatropha (Bio-diesel) plants are planted on the hill side, where regular crops can not be taken. Due to acute shortage of water, banana intercrop along with Aonla in between, suffered to a large extent. To avoid water problem in future, deepening of oxidation pond is planned to increase its volume and other measures for water harvesting.