A scientist from Assam helped the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) Delhi team to develop the Anti-Covid Drug 2-DG.

The scientist, Dr Jubilee Purkayastha is a resident of Mahishashan in Assam’s Karimganj district.

According to reports, Dr Purkayastha currently works as a scientist at Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Delhi.

Jubilee Purkayastha, who studied at Karimganj College, did her PhD from North East Institute of Science and Technology in Jorhat.

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In 2008, she joined the Defense Research Laboratory of DRDO in Tezpur as a scientist and was posted in Delhi in 2014.

Daughter of Lt. Sudarshan Purkayastha and Binoy Kumari Purkayastha, Dr Jubilee Purkayastha said she was “blessed to be a part of a domain which is working for the services of the nation”.

Talking to the media, Dr Jubilee said, “I love my mother and she is my inspiration. I feel I have a lot to do for my country.”

Amidst such a crisis situation, the scientist urged the people to strictly maintain the COVID-appropritate behaviour.

“We hope to get back to normalcy soon,” the scientist expected.

Patharkandi MLA Krishnendu Paul has congratulated the scientist.

“It is a matter of pride that she belong to a very small village namely #Mahisashan situated under #KarimganjDist of #Assam. DR JUBILEE PURKAYASTHA D/O Lt. Sudarshan Purkayastha & Mrs. Binoy Kumari Purkayastha is the one who is actively involve in the process of discovering DRDO Anti Covid Drug 2-DG to save humanity from ferocious virus #Covid,” the MLA wrote in a Facebook post.

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