RJPS Vol No: 13 Issue No: 4 eISSN: pISSN:2249-2208
It gives me great pleasure to place Vol 10 issue (1) of RJPS in front of our esteemed readers.
The year 2020 appears to have come with great challenges to the world. It began with the COVID-19 pandemic and a variety of disturbing facts about the heinous Delhi riots, Telangana riots (Bhainsa), Bengaluru riots and other forms of protests from prestigious universities for unrelated issues to students/academics, and other sporadic violence witnessed here and there. Let us hope that our great nation will come out of all the problems quickly and bounce back owing to its vast historical experience. Even though the above issues appear to be political, still I am compelled to mention about it in the editorial of RJPS which is a scientific journal as they do affect the scientific community too in one or the other way. Because scientists are also part and parcel of the system and live in the same world besides, cold and heat affect them too. Even though they try to remain aloof from all this political milieu, they are also affected akin to a forest fire affecting the nearby houses.
Scientists from different walks of life have plenty of challenges. Though they are a few in number, amongst them very few have the matching facilities to carry out their research. There may be deficiencies in terms of infrastructure or finances especially in a country like ours. Yet they struggle and put their best efforts and achieve their coveted goals. They may be from any field working for the betterment of society. Thus, there is enormous potential in this unending field, be it an innovative idea in farming by a simple farmer to drive away the locusts or about ideas in dairy farming, or a five-star scientist working in the most sophisticated laboratory. They may be nuclear scientists or biological scientists or agriculture scientists. The challenges of scientist in drug research can be from COVID-19 drugs, to age old diseases like TB, leprosy, cancers, and CVS, CNS etcetera diseases. Orphan diseases, orphan drugs remain yet to be solved that are not less than 5,000 in number (suffered by 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 1 lakh persons). It is an unending rat race on a circular path in this world by scientists to improve the earlier version of invention and no one knows who is leading and who is lagging.
Alas! On the other hand, some scientists (!?) may be interested in inventing killing machines and eager in manufacturing deadliest weapons on all possible planes of warfare that anyone can guess viz., biological, nuclear, chemical, mechanical, seismic or laser weapons that work at all the strata (s) of existence viz ., land, waters, skies etc. On the contrary, as vice versa, a genuine scientist is interested in improving, modernizing, and making life comfortable on all the planes on this planet. Be it doctors, pharmacists, engineers, botanists,zoologists, historians, mathematicians, biological scientists etc.
We should recollect and salute every day the contributions of all the scientists. Had there been no Edward Jenner or Pasteur (who are in no way less than our enlightened sages), how many would have survived on this planet today? May be countable number of human beings would have survived. Newton, Edison, Einstein, or Vagbhata, Charaka, Sushruta, Chyavana, Patanjali, Madhava dedicated their lives for the enrichment of human lives. On the other hand, instead of harnessing their knowledge to make the life beautiful, peaceful, interesting, long, and healthy one today, plans are being hatched to destroy the life on the planet! How painful and shameful is it?! Now it is high time to realize and act as we are on the brink of destruction at the slightest provocation or probably even without provocation for some whimsical reasons! It may be for power, wealth, expansion, religion etc. Instead of uplifting ourselves and seeking salvation and eternal bliss as the goal of one’s life through spiritualism, we are at loggerheads in the name of religion. This kind of religion can lead to disaster and takes us nowhere. The concept of Vasudhaiva kutumbam i.e., the whole world is one family that was preached in our land by our sages needs to be spread across the world or else…...the tragic end of all is not a far-off phenomenon.
I take this opportunity to thank the honorable vice chancellor Dr.S.Sacchidananda, Dr.B.J. Mahendra, director prasaranga, Dr.Dayanand M, Director Advance Research and the entire editorial team for the support and encouragement. Your valuable feedback will help us in many ways for improving.
Sarve janah sukhino bhavantu, samasta sanmangalani vyapti santu. Asatoma sadgamaya, Tamasoma jyotirgamaya, Mrutyorma amrutamgamaya.