Indira Brain Festival was proud to welcome India's foremost virologists and scientists, Dr. Priya Abraham Senior Professor - Christian Medical College, Vellore, and Dr. Pragya Yadav Scientist ‘F’ from ICMR- National Institute of Virology, Pune on 9th December 2023. The women who were the leading scientists behind making India’s first indigenous vaccine – Covaxin. It was an experience of a lifetime to hear these exceptionally intellectual and brave women talk about their Covid war and their team and the nation overcame one of the most threatening experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. Their strides embody strength, their victory is our pride. As Indians and Indiraites, we embrace the spirit of resilience and excellence!
The Indira Brain Festival reached new heights of intellectual excellence on 9th December 2023 as it proudly welcomed two distinguished virologists and scientists, Dr. Priya Abraham and Dr. Pragya Yadav. Both renowned for their pivotal roles during Covid-19 and in the development of Covaxin, India's first indigenous vaccine against COVID-19, these accomplished women shared their experiences, insights, and triumphs during the challenging times of the pandemic.
The session commenced with an introduction to the esteemed speakers and their significant contributions to the field of virology. Dr. Priya Abraham, a Senior Professor at Christian Medical College, Vellore, and Dr. Pragya Yadav, Scientist ‘F’ at ICMR-National Institute of Virology, Pune, captivated the audience with their narratives of steering through the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The session concluded on a note of national pride, with the speaker's expressing gratitude for the collective resilience shown by the nation. The students resonated with the spirit of resilience and excellence, embracing the accomplishments of these inspiring scientists. The session with Dr. Priya Abraham and Dr. Pragya Yadav at the Indira Brain Festival was a tribute to the triumph of science, teamwork, and the indomitable spirit of India. Their experiences and insights left an indelible mark on the audience, serving as a source of inspiration for future generations of scientists.