Pongal for the HIV-positive

Staff Reporter

MADURAI: Pongal was celebrated in a special way exclusively for people living with HIV/AIDS on Monday by the Russ Foundation at Chatra Thondamonpatti for the people in Madurai West and Alanganalur blocks.

According to a release, a gift bag containing rice, jaggery, coconut, oranges, biscuits and sugarcane were distributed to 70 persons.

The RUSS-AIDS Prevention and Control Project entertained the audience with thought provoking skits, songs and plays. A. Parikaruppu, social worker, A. Vanarajan, project co-ordinator, Berlin Jose, founder secretary of Russ Foundation, and Adrie Brujin from the Netherlands participated.

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