Wednesday, 18 December 2013

DAPCU Udupi Response to the Theme: World AIDS Day-2013

World AIDS Day programme 2013 was commemorated at Bhandarkar’s Arts and Science College Kundapura on December 3 at R.N.Shetty Hall. All the Degree and Pre University college students and lecturers, Health department representatives were present the programme as audience.

Welcome speech by District H&FW Officer Udupi

District Health and Family welfare Officer Dr.Ramachandra Bairy has welcomed all the Guest and Gatherings.

Dr.Ashok H District AIDS Control and Prevention officer said that Sustained efforts had brought down the number of persons living with HIV/AIDs . Though Udupi ditrict had moved to the yellow list, the Health and Family Welfare Department wanted to bring down the number of HIV/AIDS cases.

Further he said that it is the youth in the age group of 15-24 who are increasingly becoming prone to the disease due to lack of knowledge on safe sex.He said to achieve the theme of the year “Getting to Zero”,it is essential to target the youth and to sensitize them over the implications of it.He said 35 million people across the world are infected with the virus. There are nearly 2.5million new infected people,out of nearly 40 percent are in the age group of 15-24.Further he said that 35 Red Ribbon Clubs are newly constituted in the pre university colleges and 19 Red ribbon clubs are already in The Degree Colleges. Youths are sensitized at their institutional level by the health professionals. Further he also informed about the LW scheme which is working at the District.

"World AIDS Day"Inaguration by Udupi ZP President Upendra Nayak

Oath Taking Ceremony by students through candle lightening

Inaugural Speech by ZP President Upendra Nayak

Honor to Link workers

Comprehensive District Hiv Prevention Programmes(Link workers Schemes) Incentive based Link workers are Honoured for their immense work at Rural areas and  identifying highest new HRG cases at the district.

1.Rajeshwari Shetty, 2.Ashok, 3.Geetha, 4.Meenakshi, 5.Latha Manipura
MruPENDRA Nayak , said that  all efforts would be made to bring  down the Stigma and Discrimination among the Hiv positives.They should be treated respectfully in the society. Udupi dist. Under green list from the yellow for HIV/AIDS cases. He was speaking after inaugurating a function to mark world AIDS Day, organized by the Karnataka State AIDS prevention Society. Department of health and Family welfare dist. Administration Zilla panchayath and other organization at the government Pre-University collage. Mr. Nayak said a lot of factor were responsible for Udupi District being in the red list. Most persons living with HIV/AIDS in the district were migrants . There was more testing for HIV/AIDS in Udupi dist. When compared to other dist.However due to the intensive efforts of the Health and Family Welfare and other departments,the dist.had now entered the Yellow list,which was a positive sign. It was necessary to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS especially among the youth .Any campaign would become successful only if students got involved in it. Students of pre-university and other collages should extend their cooperation to this campaign on HIV/AIDS Mr. Nayak Said.

Prize Distribution:

Slogan writing and Quiz competitions were conducted on the eve of the programme for the college students and the Prize was distributed to the Prize winners by AC and Standing committee President.

A chief guest of the Programme Mr.Yogishwar assistant commissioner,kundapura had said that all the services should be easily accessible for the HIV positives and further he promised that all the efforts would be done to reach the needy by the department.

Unicef Provided IEC STALLS were displayed at the College Premises by the Link workers and students.

Vote of Thanks by Satyanaraya NSS Officer

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