A 5 days Training cum Workshop on “Essential Oils, Perfumery & Aromatherapy” started on June 7, 2011 was concluded today. This programme was jointly organized by Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehra Dun and Fragrance and Flavour Development Centre (FFDC), Kannauj at FRI. Plenary & Valedictory session of the Training cum Workshop held in the Conference Hall of the Scientists Hostel, FRI was chaired by Dr. Renu Singh, Director, FRI, Dehradun as Chief Guest. Expressing her satisfaction for the event, she highlighted the relevance of such training programmes to cater the requirements of aroma industry. Discussing the demands of the natural aroma chemicals globally in everyday life, she called upon the scientists, technologists and industrialists to work together not only to strengthen the Indian aroma sector but also to augment its contribution in international market. Congratulating Chemistry and Bioprospecting (C&BP), Division, FRI and FFDC, for successful completion of the Training cum Workshop, she urged the participants to take further the knowledge, skills and experiences acquired in this training programme to boost the growth of Indian aroma industry. Addressing the trainees, special invitee Shri Kamlesh Shah, Proprietor, BBK Specialties, Mumbai and Former Secretary, FAFAI, Mumbai gave an professional perspective of doing aroma business. Shri S.V. Shukla, Principal Director, FFDC assured the participants to extend the expertise and facilities of the FFDC to the participants in future and also informed to organize the customized programmes with the FRI to fulfill the needs of aroma industry.