TAMIL NADU

AIDS awareness programme

CHENNAI, JULY 24. The Confederation of Indian Industry-Southern Region (CII-SR) in association with AIDS Prevention and Control (APAC), Chennai, launched an HIV/AIDS industry intervention project at Saint-Gobain Glass Ltd at Sriperumbudur today.

B. Santhanam, vice-chairman, CII-Tamil Nadu, and managing director of Saint-Gobain, said the company and its ancillary units have nearly 1,000 persons, including outsourced workers and truck drivers. It was its social responsibility to educate its employees, the community and the supply chain on AIDS prevention and control, says a release.

Saint-Gobain is planning a weeklong campaign up to July 31 and will cover balwadi teachers and high school students at Sriperumbudur. An AIDS awareness campaign will be inaugurated at Mampakkam here by the Kancheepuram Collector, R. Venkatesan, on July 29.

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