Department of Biotechnology organized an interactive "Healthcare session" by Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd on 29th March 2017 for its undergraduate students. Ms. Jyoti(Executive, Dept. of Science, Yakult Danone India Pvt.Ltd) delivered useful insights on the benefits of probiotic drink and its associated health advantages. In her session,she told students that digestive system performs a vital role for healthy and long life and focused on the prime role of intestine in digestion, absorption, removal of waste material and most importantly in building of immunity. She spoke on intestinal flora and their role in digestion as well as in enhancement of immunity by suppressing harmful microbes and by activating NK cell which fight against cancerous cells.

She also emphasised on factors such as ageing, stress, medication, imbalance diet and infections which can demolish intestinal microbial flora. After that she discussed the prevention steps that should be taken to balance the flora in side our intestine like balanced and healthy diet, adequate sleep and intake of pro-biotics like Yakult milk. In brief introduction of Yakult company and its product she shared the information that Yakult is a fermented milk drink that contains over 6.5 billion probiotic bacteria - Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota which can give good health and longevity.

After this enlightening session, Ms. Jyoti has solved many quarries raised by students and faculty members related to Yakult and other pro-biotic products. She also shared information about the training and placement opportunities in Yakult company.

Today's Healthcare session was attended by 115 students of Biotechnology department along with respective faculty members

Date: 29-March-2017