National Service Scheme volunteers of Madura College here celebrated Deepavali with a difference. They distributed new clothes, sweets and crackers to persons living with HIV and AIDS at a function organised at the college on Sunday. Seventy five families living in and around Madurai district participated in the celebration.

The NSS volunteers presented a cultural programme on the occasion.

The Principal, R. Murali, in his presidential address, said that though death was inevitable, it was possible to prolong life with healthy food and confidence. S. Raju, former NSS Programme Coordinator, Madurai Kamaraj University, distributed the clothes and sweets. S. Chockalingam, Head, Department of Sociology, and S. Theenathayalan, Head, Department of Economics, addressed the gathering. P. Krishnan welcomed the participants and R. Gopi proposed a vote of thanks.

They distributed new clothes, sweets and crackers to persons living with HIV and AIDS

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