K M Dayashankar
World AIDS Day observed
KARIMNAGAR: National Service Scheme volunteers, students and the staff members of Government Women’s Degree and PG college in Karimnagar, organised a rally to make public aware of the dreaded HIV/AIDS and voluntary blood donation in Karimnagar town on Wednesday.
The awareness rally was organised as part of World AIDS Day and it flagged off by incharge principal Dr S Swetha from the college which traversed through the important streets of town and converged at the same college. The students carried banners and placards educating the people about the importance of prevention of spread of deadly HIV and AIDS.
Speaking on the occasion, the incharge principal said that HIV caused AIDS and interfered with the body’s ability to fight infection. If detected early, a regular consultation and proper treatment help in fighting infection and allows a patient to live long, she stated.
NSS programme officer Dr T Lavanya appreciated the efforts of the students and said that they have tried to spread awareness in a unique way. She said it was need of the hour to take the youth along in the campaign so that they can make the society aware. NSS programme officers M Shakunthala and D Sujatha and others were also present. On this occasion, the college had organised an essay writing competition on the role of youth in checking the spread of AIDS.