Red Ribbon Club formed at Andaman College

Port Blair
25 Oct 2018

The Andaman & Nicobar AIDS Control Society (ANACS) organized an Orientation and Capacity Building workshop on Prevention and Control of HIV & AIDS for youth for the students of Andaman College here on Wednesday.  More than 50 students participated. The workshop was an initiative for the formation of Red Ribbon Club (RRC) for the first & second year students.
Dr S. Jaykumar, Principal, graced the occasion as chief guest and motivated & encouraged the youth to enroll and actively participate in the club activities.   The Red Ribbon Club is a movement by the Government of India, targeting Youth who are in the age group of 15-29 years. It is a voluntary on-campus intervention programme for students.
The objective for the formation of club is to equip the youth with correct information on HIV/AIDS; encourage them to learn safe and healthy lifestyles; promote voluntary blood donation; build their capacities as peer educators in spreading messages on positive health behavior; encourage care, concern and support for people living with HIV.
The programme was conducted under the guidance of Dr. M. Joy, Project Director, ANACS. Dr. Jahanara Yasmeen, Deputy Director IEC, ANACS imparted knowledge on the objectives of the formation of RRC and the activities to be continued under the club. She also deliberated extensively on HIV & AIDS through power point presentation. Dr. N Lakshmi, NSS Programme Officer and Dr. N Jagannath Shastry, Assistant NSS Programme Officer, coordinated the whole programme.