Dehradun, November 30

Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna, on the eve of World AIDS Day today, appealed to the masses to ensure their participation in HIV/AIDS control campaigns. In his message, he said to check the spread of life threatening diseases like HIV/AIDS, only education and awareness were the effective measures.

He called upon educational institutions, the NCC, the NSS, volunteer organisations, media, public representatives and people working in health sectors to contribute in spreading awareness to check the spread of HIV/AIDS.
He directed Health Department officials to involve these institutions in HIV/AIDS control awareness campaigns. He appealed to the general public not to hold negative attitude towards HIV patients.
Meanwhile, members of Mamta, a social organisation, today took out a rally to make people aware about HIV/AIDS. Carrying banners depicting the message of awareness about HIV/AIDS, they marched through various city roads and reached Gandhi Park. Students of SGRR School also presented a skit at Gandhi Park.

Tribune News Service

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