Awareness rally mark World AIDS day celebrations at govt women’s college in Jagtial
K M Dayashankar
WHO declares December 1 as World AIDS day in 1988 to create awareness and eradicate deadly disease
JAGTIAL: The World AIDS Day – commemorated on December 1 every year – provides a chance for people across the world to come together in the battle against the disease, show support to those living with it.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared December 1as the World AIDS day in 1988 with a motto to raise awareness about the disease as a first step to eradicate it.
As part of the celebrations, the National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers, students and faculty members of Government Women’s degree college in Jagtial town took out an awareness rally in the town carrying placards and banners against the spread of deadly disease. They also formed a human chain as part of their awareness campaign.
Speaking on the occasion, Principal Y Satyanarayana said that the HIV/AIDS related complexities weaken the human immune system and make it more susceptible to fatal damages. The World AIDS day was being organized to speak out against the stigma of HIV in today’s society. He emphasized the need to prevent the spread of disease only through awareness.
NSS programme officer Adepu Rajani said that over 36 million lives have been lost to HIV’AIDS related diseases so far and an estimated 37.7 million individuals were living with it at the end of 2020, making it one of the deadliest diseases in the world. Quoting this year’s theme “End inequalities – End AIDS”, she called upon the students to play a crucial role in educating the people about the prevention of the deadly disease.
NSS programme officer Madhukar Rao had conducted online quiz competitions for the students on the topic of “New trends in HIV therapy”. The students also participated in the poster making contest.
Vice principal Masroon Sultana, IQAC coordinator Harjit Kaur, NSS programme officer Tirupathi, faculty members Satyaprakash, Srinivas Reddy, Kiranmai, Manasa, Srilatha, Swaroopa, Sai Madhukar, Shankaraiah, Srinivas, Chandraiah and others were also present.