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Professional satisfaction, hard work, elation! Dear Pharmainfo.net friends and future participants in Skills Test 2011, Good day to you all. I want to share my feelings and thoughts on the competition that we all went through in the last several months. On the whole the feelings that fill me when I think of Skills Test 2010 are feelings of professional satisfaction and elation. What quickly comes to my mind is the hard work that we had to put in to prepare materials for the different blogs. From the beginning our team (ATHARVANA)'s main idea was that we must contribute in a significant manner and that our presence on the platform must make a clear difference. We must write blogs in such a manner that those who read them must get a clear advantage in terms of knowledge and clarity of concept. With this objective we used to sit as a team and discuss. I think I can claim that I was never "authoritarian" in our team's meetings or discussions. Niklesh, Santosh and Kranthi, all used to contribute to the discussion on topics, strategies and plans. We used to meet about once in ten days. I used to allocate the work and everyone was very prompt and attentive to the work on hand. Overall I enjoyed the team play. I also enjoyed the way my students learned and I learnt a few things and techniques from them. I enjoyed the tension that was generated when we had deadlines to meet. I learnt the skills involved in speaking a piece, recording it, sending it to somebody and listening it again. Now I have a lot of professional satisfaction that I have contributed on some relevant topics to the site of Pharmainfo.net. I remember with happiness that I could do the hard work that was necessary to write the blogs. When the questioning races were started, I could participate once but later I could not participate because there were many things on my agenda at the time. The feeling is one of elation, because I could fulfill all the requirements of the test. When I think over the days of Skills Test 2010, I remember many days and nights of pouring over books. I remember feeling wonderful when Niklesh prepared our audio recordings very well and I remember feeling very happy that Kranthi is attending excellently to the blogs of all the people and making relevant comments.But two incidents clearly stand out in my mind's eye, one is of profound happiness, another is of great disappointment. First let me narrate the happy one. In one particular month, students prepared their materials and sent them to me but I was not finding the time to go over them. Finally, one night, I sat late into the night and corrected them one after the other and mailed them to my students. It was nearly 12 o clock in the night when I finished. My nephew, who was watching all this, commented, "I don't think anybody works like you." I told him that our students work hard. He said "I do not believe that. Your students will look at your mails tomorrow morning." Next day morning I opened the Pharmainfo.net website early in the morning at around 5 am, to find that Santosh, to whom I sent the mail at 12 o clock, kept the blog in the site only a few minutes later. I felt very very happy when I understood that my student was awake at that time and was eagerly waiting for my mail, though I did not tell him that I was going to send it on that day. I woke up my nephew and told him about this. Then he said, "may be, your students are like that, no one else is like that." I want to say something here; when we do our work very well, then we feel very very happy. Now let me tell about the unhappy thing. I have been teaching drug interactions since many years and I collected a lot of information on it but I lost many articles that I collected. So on one rainy day, I and Santosh, we went to our AU main library. I showed him the journals in which we have to look for the material and we both searched methodically. After about an hour's search, in one volume of the journal titled, American Pharmacy, we found the title "Drug interactions in NSAIDs", and the index told the page number to be 54. My joy knew no bounds, as I was thinking that I could show Santosh what I used to teach a few years ago. But to our utter consternation and disappointment, at the page 54, the pages containing the article were neatly cut off with a blade. I was really disappointed and it rankled in my heart throughout that day. Things like this should not happen. We are all academic people and we must behave with great responsibility, integrity and sincerity. Well, Pharmainfo.net has given us a chance to showcase our skills, and I want to thank Pharmainfo.net for it. I interacted with all the other leaders and learners and made comments. We shared many discussions. It was always educative in nature. I thank all the participants, I thank the critics and I thank Khan sir. Finally, our team's three idiots, made 2010, a very challenging and "happening" year for me, I appreciate them all for all of this. Vijaya Ratna This blog does not contain any plagiarised material.
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Dr. Vijaya Ratna Jayanthi serving Andhra University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences as Chairman, Pharmaceutical Technology Department.

Dr. J. Vijaya Ratna did her B.Pharm (1977), M.Pharm (1979), PGDAS (1981) and Ph.D (1998) at Andhra University Campus and won "M.L. Khorana Gold Medal" for standing University FIRST in graduation.

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A.R.Khan's picture

Your presence is a blessing for all teams of Skills Test 2010 . You really set an example for rest of them . Great Madam. I learned a lot from your blogs .
Prof. J. Vijaya Ratna's picture

Dear Khan Sir Your appreciation means a lot to me. Thank You for being there. Vijaya Ratna
Uma Pratyusha's picture

Dear madam, Your presence bought a special life and glory to the skills test-2010 and I am glad that I have been a part of it and able to interact with you and many more dignitaries! I am also happy that I am able to learn a lot here apart from the texts which I can proudly say would help me a lot for my future!

Regards

Uma Prathyusha

Prof. J. Vijaya Ratna's picture

Uma You have been very actively participating in the blogs and in the interactions. All the best. You have given an excellent performance. Vijaya Ratna
Santosh kumar. JH's picture

Dear Madam, When you accepted my invitation to form a team with my friends Kranthi and Nikilesh.....at that moment when I was in your cabin, I send a message to them that, we will have a turn around in our career this year...because Vijaya Ratna madam is going to lead us!!!! It had happened.... The greatest thing of you is, even though you are busy with the regular academic schedules you are very dedicated to the assigned task... this inspired us a lot to give the best... At the start of every month for the first four days, I eagerly wait for the topics schedule list from you.....I felt very happy that day morning, when you called me and appreciated my immediate response... The day we spent in the library was an memorable one.... In-fact that was the first time, I could see our library in full view and it was my first visit to library for a search of information in a journal, but not for a search of textbook for which I use to go ... I never expected that we had such a worth of resources in the library.....and the way you made the Abstract Index search, made me to understand how to collect the data for our study and make a review of it, I remember we searched around 300+ journals from 2007 to 1998 for a review topic on Drug Interactions on Antibiotics.. I think in 1998 bundle we got if, after a through search of 3 hours...this is what patience and passion to the profession is all about!! We learned a lot from you in this year... May your blessing's be with us!!! Thank You ma'am for all the inspiration!!!
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Dear Santosh Your comments make my heart swell with happiness and pride. All the best. May GOD bless you. Vijaya Ratna
TK Indira's picture

Really nice to meet an eminent teacher through this platform. The efforts put by your team for each blog is really appreciable. Your team stands as a living example for team work for future participants. Even am glad to share that i met you directly in APTICON-2010. Nice meeting you mam.

T.K. Indira. http://www.pharmainfo.net/tkindira

-- "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall..." Team 'Char'minar.

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Dear Indira I could meet you and your leader Dr. Lakshmi, in APTICON2010. I felt vey very happy for that. Vijaya Ratna
Niklesh Rao V's picture

Dear ma'am, I am forever greatful for all the guidance and support you have given us throughout the competition. It has been a complete pleasure working with you. And I sincerely hope and wish to always have your guidance and your blessings throughout my career. Thank you so much ma'am.

Regards, Niklesh Rao V

Prof. J. Vijaya Ratna's picture

Dear Niklesh You are a very good student. Students like you are the source of our strength. I learnt a few skills from you. If there is one lesson that I learnt from Skills Test 2010, it is that knowledge together with modern communicating skills can do wonders and can reach out to people much better. Thank you Niklesh for your warm comments. May God bless you. Vijaya Ratna
Amol Malpani's picture

Respected Madam, Your kind, soft palm of blessing became a shadow for everyone during this hot journey of skill test. Thanks for your active presence. Keep Blessing!!! Regards,
Prof. J. Vijaya Ratna's picture

Dear Amol Sir Thank You. We all, together, could maintain a healthy, positive environment. That is our combined achievement. Vijaya Ratna
P.V.ABHIGNA's picture

Dear madam, Frankly speeking I jus loved your presence in this competition.I feel very lucky I met you if not directly atleast through this competition.All time you posted such complete blogs which had a lot of information.While reading the blog I really felt as if I was being taught in a class.You are an excellent professor and jus the person whom I can proudly say a wonderful person and a mind blowing lecturer. Thank you for all the support and information that you provided to us and I request you, pls stay wid us all the time so that at any point of time you are ready to help us out. Once again thankyou for spending your valuable time with us. Thank you. Regards,

ABHIGNA.P.V.

Prof. J. Vijaya Ratna's picture

Dear Abhigna Thank you for your affection and love. And hearty congratulations on your success. Of course, I will always be a part of this happy pharmacy site. Whatever is on your mind, you express and if I know the answer , I will tell you definitely. All the best and thanks again. Vijaya Ratna
Seema Meena's picture

well said mam

thanks SEEMA MEENA

Seema Meena's picture

well said mam

thanks SEEMA MEENA

Seema Meena's picture

well said mam

thanks SEEMA MEENA

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