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December 2nd, 2012

Awareness lectures, rallies mark AIDS Day

STATE TIMES NEWS
POUNI: AIDS Day was celebrated in the premises of GHSS Pouni. In this regard, a debate competition was organised in which Hardeep Singh, Shubham Sharma, Rashmi Bral and Jagreet Kour were adjudged as the best speakers. The programme was adjudged by Ajay Vashist, Kasturi Lal Sharma, Gurnam Singh, Amritpal Singh and Shivali Sharma.
A rally was also organised to spread Awareness among the people which passed through the main bazaar of Pouni. Various prominent citizens were also present on the occasion.
Principal Jagdish Raj Sharma stressed upon the students to lead a moral and healthy life and spread the message of this dreaded disease which is incurable.
S. Mohan Singh, Gurvinder Singh, Anita Sharma, Sushma Devi and Jatinder Dev spoke on the occasion and gave valuable information to the students.
The proceeding of the programme was conducted by Pardeep Kumar Sharma and Sunil Sharma.
Meanwhile, The NSS Unit of Hill People’s College of education organised awareness rally and symposium on World AIDS Day.
The Chairman of the College, Khalid Jahangir Malik and Secretary of the College Kousar Usmani Malik flagged off the rally. The motto of the rally was to spread message among the village people about the vulnerable disease AIDS through chart and banners made by the students. The rally started from the college premises and passed through the surrounding village Bhalwal.
A symposium was also organised by the college on this day where students and faculty members participated and highlighted the causes and prevention of this disease and directed the students to spread an awareness message among the people about the deadly disease AIDS.
The Sarpanch of the village appreciated the efforts of the college by organising such type of awareness programme in the locality through which the people of the locality will be benefitted. Vote of thanks was presented by the Staff Secretary Upasana Pandita.
The NSS Programme Officer Neelam made all efforts to make the programme purposeful.
BILLAWAR:  The NSS Unit of Government Degree College Billawar celebrated AIDS Day on Saturday to commemorate the World AIDS Day that is celebrated every year on 1st December.
A rally was organised by the NSS unit of the College under the supervision of Dr. Mool Raj, NSS Program Officer, GDC Billawar. The rally started from the college campus and proceeded towards Billawar city before culminating in the college premises. Principal GDC Billawar, Prof. (Dr.) B. L Gupta, flagged off the rally.
Principal appreciated the NSS unit and highlighted the importance of celebrating World AIDS Day by stating that World AIDS day celebration brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. Dr. Gupta urged the students to take up the national service in its true spirit and meaning.
Dr. Mool Raj reiterated that such occasions provide opportunity for public and private partners to spread awareness about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in high prevalence countries and around the world.
The rally was attended by the NSS volunteers and the teachers of the college.
VIJAYPUR:  On the occasion of World AIDS Day, NSS unit of R K Degree College Vijaypur Samba conducted an awareness rally of students and staff from the college premises which passed through main highway at Vijaypur Chowk and  culminated back in the college.
The students carried placards in their hand with different messages and slogans appealing the people for taking maximum precaution for AIDS.
Principal Prof. P.K Koul while addressing the rally, urged them that it is the need of the hour to make people aware of those activities which proves to be alarming and infects them with disease of HIV / AIDS.
Managing Director of the College Rajesh Sharma appreciated the students for contributing for making the society healthy.
KATHUA: Speak India Environmental Foundation (SIEF) organised a awareness programme on the occasion of World AIDS Day with the support of NYK Kathua in the premises of Baba Balo Dev Ji College of Paramedical Sciences Kathua. In this programme different NGO’s head, social activists, students of institutes, journalists participated in the function.
Chairman of the Organisation, Sunil Sharma said that AIDS is very dangerous disease and this is social responsibilities of every individual/citizen to aware the general  masses about the ill effect of HIV AIDS by organising awareness programme in cities as well as rural areas.
Vijay Sharma a famous poet of Kathua motivated the young generation through his poem and said that always take precautions to keep away from the HIV AIDS.
Various students namely Sonia, Jyoti, Madhu Barsha, Rishu, Jai Mala, Nisha presented a brief note on the ill effect of HIV AIDS and appealed to the young generation to sensitise the general masses specially in the rural areas. In this programme President Vivekanand Club Love Singh, Executive Member of SIEF Naresh Kumar, Sham Lal Poet of Kathua, Vinay Sharma, Madan Sharma, Nitin were present.
UDHAMPUR: District Hospital Udhampur organised a seminar in the premises of the hospital in connection with World AIDS day in which large number of ANMT participated.
The programme was organised under the guidance of Medical Superintendent District Hospital Dr. Chander Parkash. In order to create awareness and spread massage among the audience, trainne students delivered awareness lectures regarding AIDS.
Dr. Chander Parkash urged the participants to spread the message of theme of the year ‘Getting to Zero’, zero new HIV infection, zero discrimination with HIV positive persons and zero AIDS related deaths .
Meanwhile Narsingh Dev. Institute of Medical Sciences Udhampur observed the world AIDS Day.
Joint Director Planning, Udhampur, Rakesh Jamwal was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Secretary Red Cross Udhampur, Dr. V.P Sharma, Former Director SSA, Viney Mohan Raina, Social Worker Dr. K.C Sharma attended the function.
Principal of the Institution, Dr. K. K Kudyar highlighted the important of world AIDS day.
On the occasion a symposium was also held.
Munish , Mahroof and Suman bagged ,first, second and third position in the contest respectively. Consolation prize was awarded to Chitra Jamwal.
KATRA: Government Girls High School, Katra organised a symposium on World’s AIDS Day to disseminate awareness among the students about the issue.
The Chief Education Officer, Reasi, Tarsem Lal was Chief Guest whereas Dr. Harsh Sharma and Dr. Neelu Sharma were the Guests of Honour on the occasion.
The Chief Guest hailed the efforts of the school authorities for organising such awareness programme adding that awareness is vital to check the spread of the disease and students can help to generate  more and more awareness about AIDS in the society.
Students of various schools such as Government Girls High School, Katra, Dev Kids World, Government High Schools Nomain and Kotli Bhaga expressed their views on the issue.
Senior Headmaster of the School Harish Dubey highlighted the aim and objectives of the AIDS awareness programme organised by the school.
Mementoes were distributed by the Chief Guest among the officers and students who participated in the symposium.
Usha Dogra of GGHS Katra conducted the proceedings of the programme, Gopal Krishan Komal, Head Master High School Kotli Bhaga recited his poems which gave the message to audience that life is precious.
President Hotels and Restaurants Association Katra, Sham Lal Kesar, Naib Tehsildar Katra, Sher Singh, District Education and Planning Officer, Kuldeep Gupta, Head Master GHS Nomain, Madan Lal, Lecturer GHSS, S. M. Dharmatt, Principal Dev Kids World Ajay Singh, prominent citizens, teachers  and students were present on the occasion.

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