Bengaluru,Dec 1 : Braving incessant rainfall in the city, hundreds of students from AIMS Institute of Higher Education, hit the streets holding placards on Friday to create awareness about AIDS. On the occassion of World Aids Day, the students of AIMS had organised one of the mega AIDS awareness rally. The rally which began in the campus located in Peenya first phase went around the Peenya industrial area before culminating at the campus.
The students wanted to convey the message to public in general and industrial workers in particular as to how one needs to take precautions to keep away from AIDS.
The rally was flagged off by Dr.Karunakar Reddy, Director of ACCS (AIMS center for community services wing of AIMS INSTITUTES). About 500 Students from the Post Graduation, Pre-University department and social activists participated by distributing pamphlets among people to create awareness against AIDS/HIV. The rally passed through various streets before culminating on the premises of Peenya and Jalahalli Cross.
An awareness rally and campaign under the theme of ‘Stop AIDS: Keep the promise’, stressed the need to promote voluntary blood donation for controlling HIV/AIDS.
“AIDS day is celebrated on December 1 every year and actually this rally is to educate public and try to remove stigma that makes HIV patience life hope and to be better. Having responsibility and transparency in life is very important. Every general public should take care of his life and health,” said by Mrs.Anitha B who is ACCS wing in charge and HOD of MSW department.
Interestingly, Ms.Praveena and Ms.Madhuri students from the department of Social Work and Commerce had taken initiative on this campaign.
Dr.Kiran Reddy, Principal of AIMS, Mr.Omprakash Gupta,Manager for ACCS, And AIMS Registrar Sherry Kurian were present on this awareness rally.