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National Seminar on “IP and the SDGs: Building Our Common Future With Innovation and Creativity”

The IPR Chair, DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, along with the Centre for Study and Research in Intellectual Property Rights (CSRIPR), NUSRL Ranchi conducted a National Seminar on “IP and the SDGs: Building Our Common Future With Innovation and Creativity” on the occasion of World IP Day.
The seminar commenced with the introduction of the session by the moderator, Priya Kumari. Then the Vice Chancellor of NUSRL, Prof. (Dr.) Ashok R. Patil and Dr. M.R.S. Murthy, DPIIT – IPR Chair Professor lit the lamp along with the guests Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao, Vice Chancellor, India International University of Education & Research, Goa & Shri Ravi Shankar Shukla, (IAS) Deputy Commissioner, Saraikela-Kharsawa, Jharkhand. Everyone then proceeded with the national anthem.
Dr. Patil gave a warm welcome to the guests and introduced the topic of the Seminar. He talked about the World IP Day and introduced the theme of the national seminar.
Special guest, Shri Ravi Shankar Shukla, discussed the Flute theory given by Amartya Sen and explained the connection of sustainable development with intellectual property. He also said that Horopathy, an indigenous tribal healing system, is not being utilized to the fullest. He further deliberated upon the accessibility and workability of IPR for the society as a whole.
The chief guest, Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao, commenced his keynote address with a personal anecdote and appreciated the theme of the seminar. He addressed pressing issues such as identifying injustice within a multidimensional framework, localizing sustainable development goals (SDGs) in personal lives, and navigating the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s impact on society. He also emphasized the evolving concept of property as a trust for the wider community, advocating for innovation driven by empathy. He urged for the coexistence for a sustainable future and empowered students to ask pertinent questions and foster critical thinking.
Dr. Murthy briefed about the theme of the seminar and presented the vote of thanks.


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