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This Assam scientist helped DRDO develop Anti Covid Drug 2-DG

By Staff Correspondent
This Assam scientist helped DRDO develop Anti Covid Drug 2-DG

Silchar, May 22: Dr Jubilee Purkayastha, a resident of Mahishashan in Karimganj district who now works as a scientist at Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Delhi has brought great joy for the people of Assam and the country at large being part of the DRDO team which is involved in the process of developing Anti-Covid Drug 2-DG to save people from the clutches of COVID-19.

Daughter of Lt. Sudarshan Purkayastha and Mrs. Binoy Kumari Purkayastha, Dr Jubilee was a student of Karimganj College. She did her PhD from North East Institute of Science and Technology in Jorhat and joined the Defense Research Laboratory of DRDO in Tezpur as a scierntist in 2008. She reached Delhi in 2014. In a media interaction, Dr Jubilee said that she had to strive hard overcoming the hurdles which came on the way. " I am blessed to be a part of a domain which is working for the services of the nation. I love my mother and she is my inspiration. I feel I have a lot to do for my country. Amidst such a crisis, I would urge people to strictly maintain the COVID appropritate behaviour. We hope to get back to normalcy soon," she said.

Meanwhile, the involvement of Dr Jubilee in such a prestigious leap has given the people of Barak Valley a big reason to rejoice even amidst such gloom around. People in her village are overwhelmed as they congratulated her for her activities for the cause of mass welfare. Patharkandi legislator Krishnendu Paul too congratulated Dr Jubilee on this major moment. "It is a matter of pride that she belong to a very small village of Mahishashan in Karimganj district. I pray to God may you reach more height and may you become the role model for each youth of this entire region," he wrote on his social media platform.

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