The largest biotechnology conglomerate Global Bio-India 2021 was inaugurated in New Delhi today by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare 1st March 2021.
Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, was the special guest at the inaugural session. The three-day event will see different sessions touching down upon different aspects of biotechnology.
The first session of the Global Bio-India addressed how India's campaign of ‘Make in India’ has translated into "Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan" to provide resilience and self-sufficiency" to the country.
The session highlighted the National Priorities, examples from India’s experience in turning COVID pandemic challenges into opportunities for developing domestic innovation ecosystem gaining self-sufficiency in requirements e.g., Vaccine, Drugs, Diagnostics, Personal protective equipment (PPE) kits, ventilators, thermal scanners, Masks, etc.