18 November 2010
Jammu and Kashmir Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma on asked personnel from various departments to initiate a comprehensive public campaign against HIV/AIDS and promote protective services against the deadly virus.
Officers, local public representatives and field functionaries of different departments should put their sincere efforts to initiate a comprehensive campaign to mobilise people against this life consuming disease, he said as flagged off the Red Ribbon Express (RRE), a multi media supported exhibition on HIV/AIDS at Udhampur Railway Station, about 65-kms from here on Wednesday.
The Minister also called upon students to share the noble responsibility of spreading the message regarding prevention and control HIV/AIDS.
The RRE is an initiative of the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) in collaboration with National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Ministry of Railways, UNICEF, Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust and the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.
"Let us strive together to make our society and country a healthy and prosperous by achieving excellence in every field", he said and hoped that RRE would prove a great help in disseminating information, developing an understanding about the disease to reduce stigma and discrimination against the people living with HIV/AIDS.
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