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WORLD ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS WEEK (WAAW-2019) CELEBRATION

  November 24,2019

World Antibiotic Awareness Week was celebrated by College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry from November, 18 - 24, 2019. A weeklong celebration included the poster making, painting, debate and awareness quiz competition. A farmer awareness shibir was also organized at Dabhela Village, Ta. Amirgadh in the gracious presence of Dr. D. V. Joshi, Dean, Veterinary; Dr. S. K. Mody, Professor & Head, Pharmacology and Dr. H. C. Chauhan, Department of Microbiology.  Total 275 farmers participated with keen interest.  Expert lectures on “Judicious use of antibiotics and role of farmers” were delivered and locally available herbs having antimicrobial and immune boosting activities were demonstrated to farmers and exhibition on “Awareness on Antimicrobial Use” were also organized at Khedut Shibir.  The celebration of week was well responded by large number of students’ participation in Poster making (26), Debate (10), Quiz (40). A week long exhibition on “Awareness on Antibiotic Use” was displayed in college corridor which was visited by UG and PG students of the colleges of various faculties of university, students from BSF Kendriy Vidhyalay.  A round table conference on “Antibiotic Resistance and its mitigation” was organized and questions received from clinicians were discussed at length with technical discussion and recommendation. Clinicians, veterinarians, para-veterinarians and academicians interacted technically on the current issues. The celebration of week was accomplished with prize distribution ceremony to awards prizes and certificate to winners of various competitions. The function was graced by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Dr. R. K. Patel and He narrated the different issues pertaining to antimicrobial resistance nicely and appreciated the efforts of Dean and team veterinary for organizing programme. He awarded the prizes and certificates to all winner students and congratulated the winners.    

Entire programme was executed and organized in on alignment with mandates of ICAR-MDR-EP project running in the Department of Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology, and FAO-ICAR- INFAAR consortium project running in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology, College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry.