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Red Ribbon Express Bus and Red Ribbon youth clubs in colleges of Punjab for AIDS awareness

 

Pushpa Gujral Science City has been given a project by AIDS Control Society, Punjab to spread awareness about AIDS amongst youth. Under this project, a grant of Rs. 43.76 lacs has been received with details as under:   

  1. Contribution of Punjab State AIDS Control Society Rs. 34.42 lakhs ( 78.66% of the total project cost)
  2. Contribution of Pushpa Gujral Science City Rs. 9.34 lakhs ( 21.34% of total project cost)

 

Under this programme, Red Ribbon Youth Clubs have been formed in various colleges of the State. The staff under this project visits the institutions and with the help of the club members undertakes various activities to spread awareness about AIDS and its control.

In the first phase a Red Ribbon Express Bus has been purchased and commissioned into service to cover all the colleges of the State.

 

Highlights of the Red Ribbon Express Bus:

 

  • Visited 404 colleges of Punjab and covered a population of around 5.5 lacs of Punjab ( Up to May ,2011).
  • Covered 18 districts of Punjab.
  • The counsellor of the Red Ribbon Campaign, mobilizes the participants particularly the college students to watch a film on awareness generation on HIV/AIDS in the Red Ribbon Express bus.
  • The relevant information, educational and communication material is demonstrated and disseminated to the college students.
  • Most of the queries from the students pertains to myths and misconceptions regarding HIV/AIDS.
  • Red ribbon distribution motivates the youth to join the campaign and initiate red ribbon clubs in their institutions.

 

 


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