OSDD-VP Short YouTube Contest

With the objective of creating awareness among the public on "The Need of New Drugs for Tuberculosis", CSIR- OSDD, in collaboration with Vigyan Prasar conducted a YouTube based short video competition on the same theme during Oct-Nov 2012. The contest saw the participation of 180 individuals/ teams across the country, of which 23 selected videos were awarded cash prizes after a final screening by a national jury headed by veteran actor / director Shri Amol Palekar in Kolkata during 06-07 January 2013. . This venture has proved to be a fruitful exercise towards sensitizing the public, policy makers and pharma companies towards the urgent need of discovering novel therapies for TB. 

The following videos bagged the prizes. All the 180 videos are available in YouTube with the keyword search "Need of New Drugs for Tuberculosis"

 Award 
 Title of Film 
 Producer 
 FirstKshaya Rog: Nayee Davayen, Nayee Chunatiyan Nayee Ashayen Dr. Jayanti Dutta
 Second -1
Need of New Drugs For TB : We Need This Mr Srigireesh Rasiappan
 Second -2Journey 
 Mr Pradeep Gopal
 Second -3The Need of New Drugs for TB: The Loss
 Mr Surya Venu
 Third 1
TB : The Global Burden
 Mr Sameer Javed Wani
 Third 2
The Need : By The Need Mr Karman Khanna
 Special Jury
 Need of New Drugs for TB
 Mr Matiur Rahman