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Students take oath to spread AIDS awareness

MEMBERS OF 50 Red Ribbon Clubs formed by the National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of the Barkatullah University (BU) took an oath to spreading AIDS awareness at a programme organised at the Samanvaya Bhavan on Tuesday.

india Updated: Feb 07, 2007 19:56 IST

MEMBERS OF 50 Red Ribbon Clubs formed by the National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of the Barkatullah University (BU) took an oath to spreading AIDS awareness at a programme organised at the Samanvaya Bhavan on Tuesday.

The oath-taking ceremony was jointly organised by the MP State AIDS Control Society (MPSACS) and the NSS. The MPSACS has tied up with seven universities in the State to establish 100 Red Ribbon Club under each of them.

The BU NSS unit has already set up 50 clubs in the capital and surrounding places and members of these clubs were administered oath in the presence of MPSACS Project Director Salina Singh. She also flagged off a rally organised by the members.

NSS State coordinator Mahendra Giri and BU head of department of sociology and social work Dr Gautam Gyanendra were also present. Salina Singh said youth should become aware about the important issue themselves and then create awareness in society and since there was no cure for AIDS, it could be prevented only through awareness. She also said if youth
followed traditional Indian culture then AIDS could be prevented.

Deputy director Shraddha Bose spoke about the objectives of the Red Ribbon Clubs – through which youth would voluntarily become aware themselves and then launch a campaign for awareness in society. Dr Mahendra Giri conducted the programme.