SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar/Jammu, Dec 1: Several functions were organised across the Jammu and Kashmir on the World AIDS Day Thursday.
The speakers threw detailed light about the dreaded disease and the ways and means to counter it.
In Jammu, Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Sham Lal Sharma called for collective efforts to fight against AIDS, adding that, government efforts was not only sufficient to deal with this sensitive issue, but entire society should take a pledge and contribute to root out this disease from the society.
Addressing a gathering at a function organized by the J&K AIDS Control Society in collaboration with GWC Gandhi Nagar, the Minister advocated for launching a massive awareness campaign against the disease at the district, Tehsil and block level to educate the masses about the HIV AIDS and its preventive measures.
Meanwhile, functions were also held in various degree colleges of the Valley. The Red Ribbon Club of SP College organized an awareness lecture on AIDS for the faculty, students and the residents in the college vicinity.
Dr Khursheed Ahmad Qureshi, consultant Physician, Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Srinagar deliberated upon the issues, causes, symptoms, consequences and preventive measures of AIDS.
The College Principal, Dr Nazir Ahmad Gilkar highlighted the role of religious preachers and intellectuals in disseminating the awareness regarding the disease.
Red Ribbons Club was also constituted in Amar Singh College under the chairmanship of the Principal, Prof Zahoor Ahmad Chatt.
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