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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, Azadi Ki Amrit Mahotsav and World Fisheries Day were celebrated at ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai

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ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai celebrated the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18th to 24th November) and World Fisheries day (21st November 2021) as a part of ICAR Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav adopting the theme designed by the Fisheries Division of ICAR campaign on ‘Antimicrobial Resistance in Fish’ (22nd to 24th November) during 18th to 24th November 2021.

On this occasion, the institute organized a webinar on 22nd November 2021, wherein Dr. G. Ganga, Associate Professor, Sree Ayyappa College, University of Kerala was the chief guest and delivered a talk on ‘Antimicrobial resistance a global threat’ and covered wide aspects on antimicrobials, their discovery, time line of development of resistance, mechanism of resistance and ways to manage the spread of AMR in all the sectors such as human, livestock and fisheries. The webinar live-telecasted on YouTube was witnessed by about 109 participants. Essay and Elocution competitions related to awareness on antimicrobials were conducted among the staff and students. During the webinar, Dr. K.P. Jithendran, Director, CIBA, in his remarks mentioned about the importance of the awareness creation on AMR towards the sustainable fisheries. He also provided a brief background regarding the situation of AMR in aquaculture practices. During the valedictory session on 24th November, 2021, Dr. S.K. Otta presented a consolidated report and the Director distributed the certificates and prizes to the winners of essay and elocution competitions.