Jalandhar November 24 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- The Red Ribbon Club of Innocent Hearts College of Education observed HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign in the Slum area near Khambra, in the Jalandhar district which has been adopted by the Red Ribbon Club (RRC) of the college.
The event was in sync with the theme given by WHO for the upcoming World Aids day 2023 that is ‘Let communities lead’ because change depends not in a moment but on a movement. Before organizing the awareness campaign, RRC Programme officer Ms. Tarunjyoti Kaur visited the slum to inspect the area and make necessary arrangements. Then RRC volunteers Medhavi, Diksha, Sonam, Sarika, Sonia and Enna created posters about information on HIV/AIDS, framed quiz questions on AIDS, prepared cleanliness item packages for distribution and they made and wore red ribbons to raise awareness about AIDS.
Sarika and Diksha elucidated the symptoms of HIV and treatment of AIDS
During the awareness campaign, the RRC volunteers Enna, Medhavi, Tanya and Vanni shared facts and medically accurate information about HIV and AIDS. NSS volunteers Sarika and Diksha elucidated the symptoms of HIV and treatment of AIDS, raising awareness about AIDS which is Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome caused by the spread of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection. AIDS awareness slogans ‘Let’s Stop HIV Together’, ‘Open your eyes before AIDS closes them’ resonated through the air.
A quiz was also conducted by RRC volunteers Bunny and Pragya to check the understanding level of adopting precautions or the measures of prevention against HIV/AIDS by the slum dwellers. Each family in the slum was given daily use cleanliness item packages. Three winners who were given prizes felt very special.
Principal Dr. Arjinder Singh said that the message given by WHO “Let communities lead” to tackle the menace of AIDS will not only ring out through awareness campaigns in late November, but will reach a crescendo on World AIDS day on 1 December and will continue to echo throughout December and beyond by the RRC volunteers in our three adopted slum areas.