A S College holds function
WORLD AIDS DAY–2011
Srinagar, Dec 5: The Red Ribbons Club of Amar Singh College in collaboration with the three National Service Scheme Units headed by Prof. Abida Parveen, Dr. Syed Aijaz and Dr. Hamidullah Wani organised a function in the campus on the World AIDS Day.
College Principal, Prof. Zahoor Ahmad Chatt underscored the need to launch round the year programmes in educational institutions and the proactive role played by youth to help fight various health hazards and social evils prevalent in the society. He made a point that the teaching community should play an effective role in this domain, a communiqué issued by the college said.
The lecture session, attended by the students and staff evoked a responsive group discussion between the speakers and the college faculty wherein all the participants pledged to work as a team to spread the message of “Getting to Zero”—Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths.”
Nodal Finance Officer, RRC Dr. Syed Aijaz spoke about various challenges confronting the world health due to spread of AIDS.
A Presentation on ‘AIDS Awareness–Causes, Transmission, Prevention and Role of Civil Society’ was made by Dr. Lubna Khan from the Support Trust. Tasneem Akhtar, a social activist highlighted the need for strengthening moral values and sensitization of civil society.
The Club thanked Dr. Wilayat Rizvi and Dr. Shabnam Ara for their technical support. The activities ended with vote of thanks by Dr. Deeba Sarmad.
ISLAMABAD COLLEGE ORGANISES SEMINAR
The Red Ribbon Club and NSS wing of the government degree college (Boys) Islamabad (Anantnag) organized a seminar “Getting to zero-zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS related deaths” to mark the world AIDS Day.
According to college communiqué, the seminar conducted under the chairmanship of Principal, Prof. Yaseen Ahmad Shah was attended by senior faculty members, team of medical specialists and students.
The Principal highlighted the threat caused by HIV/AIDS to the humanity. “We must act as individuals, communities and nation as a whole to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS,” Prof. Yaseen said, adding, the student community had a moral responsibility to sensitize the society about the disease.
Prof. Mebooba Bano, programme officer, Red Ribbon Club also addressed the gathering While Department of Botany, Assistant Professor, Dr. Muhammad Rafiq Wani was the Rapporteur.
Dr. Gulzar Ahmad, Chief Medical Officer, Islamabad (Anantnag) who was the chief guest said Jammu and Kashmir had been designated as low prevalent state as far as the spread of the disease was concerned when compared with the cases registered in other states of the country.
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