Championing the cause of SaS, our student superhero Saathvik Vennelaganti (who previously attended the SaS workshop at CCMB in 2019) and his friends Jaswanth Pallapothu and Sanvrit Kumar Das from Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Begumpet, Hyderabad have taken the message of the wonder of antibiotics and the perils of AMR to his fellow students through an online session in August.

“It is saddening that other students who aspired to join such an event this year have to be held back”, says Saathvik as he remembers his time at last year’s workshop and what inspired him to lead this in his school.

“Superheroes Against Superbugs: Public Engagement and Why?” webinar was conducted for the faculty of Dr N.G.P. Arts and Science College at Coimbatore as part of their Faculty Development Programme.

SaS lead, Ponnari spoke about the need for science faculty to take up engagement initiatives and interact with public on issues of infections, microbes and science.

Sas in Bengaluru: Researcher at InStem, Sathya Srinivasachari conducted a SaS-inspired workshop for school students at British Council, Bengaluru, February 2020

An informal one day “Train the Trainer” session was conducted by Program Facilitator Somdatta at research institute NCBS, Bengaluru, February 2020