Staff Reporter

KOTTAYAM: The Red Ribbon Express carrying the message of awareness against AIDS arrived here on Thursday for the day-long stay at the Kottayam Railway Station.

The exhibition, awareness programmes, seminar and counselling programme at the train were inaugurated by K. Suresh Kurup, MP. V. N. Vasavan MLA, presided.

District Collector Sharmila Mary Joseph, DMO Benjamin George, district information officer MG Prakash and others spoke.

In spite of the hartal, the train which remained halted at platform No. 3 had a regular stream of visitors, mostly students.