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This Octogenarian Spreads Awareness on HIV, Swine Flu Virus

Indian Express
19 April 2010

This Octogenarian Spreads Awareness on HIV, Swine Flu Virus
AT 85, Bhalchandra Tamboli’s spirit is indefatigable. Over the past 14 years, he has been actively crusading for the rights of HIV positive persons and travelling through various districts in Pune to spread awareness about the disease.

Now, the Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society (MSACS) and Pune Zilla Parishad have approved a project under which he can conduct lectures on the subject at district primary health centres. Claiming that he travels nearly 100 kilometres every alternate day, Tamboli says of HIV positive persons and travelling through various districts in Pune to spread awareness about the disease.

Now, the Maha rashtra State AIDS Control Society (MSACS) and Pune Zilla Parishad have approved a project under which he can conduct lectures on the subject at district primary health centres. Claiming that he travels nearly 100 kilometres every alternate day, Tamboli says “Somebody has to take up the cause against HIV/AIDS.” In a letter dated April 1 to MSACS director Ramesh Deokar, Tamboli said he has tried to reach out to as many youngsters as possible in the rural areas and conduct two lectures on the given days at the primary health centres. He has also made clear his willingness to carry on the work for another two years. Tamboli set up an AIDS action committee for senior citizens and regularly prints pamphlets on facts about HIV. The swine flu pandemic also led the octogenarian to issue and distributed pamphlets about fighting the virus. eas and conduct two lectures on the given days at the primary health centres. He has also made clear his willingness to carry on the work for another two years. Tamboli set up an AIDS action committee for senior citizens and regularly prints pamphlets on facts about HIV . The swine flu pandemic also led the octogenarian to is sue and distributed pamphlets about fighting the virus.

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