Meet the 1st ever female director of Zoological Survey of India: Dhriti Banerjee

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Meet the 1st ever female director of Zoological Survey of India: Dhriti Banerjee

Meet Dhriti Banerjee, a scientist, a mother and now she has become the first woman to be appointed as director of the 105-year-old Zoological Survey of India (ZSI).
The Cabinet of appointment committee on Tuesday ‘approved’ the proposal of Dr. Dhriti Banerjee (Scientist E, Zoological Survey of India (ZSI). Banerjee said,
“I believe ZSI’s 100-year legacy would help me catapult the organization to greener and futuristic heights in biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.” She has been the coordinator of ZSI’s Digital Sequence Information Project since 2012. She had an illustrated career as a scientist and worked in several projects like- Taxonomy, Zoogeography, and molecular systematics.
When asked about her work and new responsibilities, she said, ” I was lucky to have had an exceptionally supportive one. I can’t thank my husband, daughter, and parents enough for the support. I am also grateful to my mentors in the organization for their guidance. I am happy to be part of it. I hope to carry out the legacy with honour. It has become my part and I am ready to take the responsibility.”

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