Host of events mark AIDS Day

Collector administers pledge to government officials

December 02, 2014 12:38 pm | Updated April 07, 2016 02:25 am IST - TIRUCHI:

Campaign for a cause: Artists performing the road show for Aids awareness campaign to mark the World AIDS Day in Tiruchi City on Monday. Photo: M. Srinath

Campaign for a cause: Artists performing the road show for Aids awareness campaign to mark the World AIDS Day in Tiruchi City on Monday. Photo: M. Srinath

Awareness rally, administration of pledge, and human chain formed part of the observance of World AIDS Day in the city on Monday. Various institutions and agencies took part in the observance.

An awareness rally was taken out by the office-bearers of Tiruchi Zone of Confederation of Indian Industry from the uzhavar sandhai to Chathram Bus stand where a cultural programme was organised, said A.Velraj, Head, Tiruchi Zone of Confederation of Indian Industry.

S.Mariappan, City Health Officer, flagged off the rally in which volunteers of YI and SRF Foundation and various service organisations participated.

District Collector Jayashree Muralidharan administered a pledge on World AIDS Day to government officials and members of the public. She also participated in the special feast organised for the AIDS-affected.

The Collector said that the District Welfare Committee had released Rs.6.34 lakh to 317 HIV-positive children during 2013-14. This apart, 2,380 persons had been sanctioned assistance and pension under various government schemes, including 61, who were allotted Green Houses. Group houses have also been allotted to 32 others and pension to 240 widows. Mohamed A.Aleem, vice-principal, K.A.P.Viswanatham Government Medical College, was present.

Volunteers of NSS, Leo Club, and Red Ribbon Club of Tiruchi Engineering College participated in an awareness function organised at the college. V.Thiyagarajan, principal, spoke on the need to adhere to value and discipline.

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