Delhi Public School,R.K.Puram organised a Virtual Guest Speaker Programme on 5th May, 2021 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. for the students of classes VI-XII. The speaker for the event was Dr. Sujata Sharma, an alumna of Delhi Public School,R.K.Puram. Dr Sharma is a structural biologist, biophysicist and a professor at the Department of Biophysics at AIIMS, Delhi.The event was held on the Zoom Platform and addressed the trending topic of “Covid-19 Vaccines”.
The programme began with the virtual felicitation of Dr. Sharma followed by an address by the Principal, Ms. Padma Srinivasan. Dr. Sujata’s talk session coupled with a 30-minute presentation gave a brief overview of the SARS-Cov2 virus, which we know as Covid-19 and also discussed the various aspects of vaccine development, citing examples of all the currently existing vaccines against the virus.
Succeeding the presentation was the Question & Answer segment in which many questions were put forth by the students to Dr. Sujata and her clarifications on certain aspects of vaccination like the time gap between the two doses and adverse side effects by some vaccines were sought. Both the students and teachers, including Mrs. Archna Deepak, in-charge of Think Lab participated enthusiastically to get their queries answered.
After the Question & Answer session, the gathering was addressed by the Vice Principal, Dr. Renu Nayar who appreciated Dr.Sujata for giving us clarity on the Covid-19 vaccination drive and removing our apprehensions. The event concluded with a vote of thanks by the Headmistress, Mrs. Rashmi Malhotra who expressed gratitude to Dr. Sujata on behalf of everyone for conducting the session and debunking the myths.