Red Ribbon Club at JNRM

Port Blair
20 Sep 2018

The Andaman & Nicobar AIDS Control Society (ANACS) organized an Orientation and Capacity Building workshop on Prevention and Control of HIV & AIDS for the students of Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya (JNRM) on Wednesday. More than 70 students from Department of Home Science participated in the workshop, which is an initiative for the formation of Red Ribbon Club (RRC) for the first year students.
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 Principal JNRM Dr. N. Francis Xavier motivated and encouraged the youth to enroll and actively participate in the club activities. Dr. M Joy, Project Director, ANACS informed the student how to utilize the platform of RRC to get information on various aspects of HIV & AIDS and its related issues. He also briefed on the harmful effects of addiction viz. alcoholism and drugs & substance abuse.
Dr. Jahanara Yasmeen, Deputy Director IEC, ANACS gave information on the objectives of the formation of RRC and the activities to be continued under the club. They were also given information on HIV & AIDS through power point presentation.  Other faculty members Mrs Nidhi Shekhawat, Assistant Professor; Mrs Rekha Kumari and  Mrs Nitika Garabia from Department of Home Science JNRM were also present for the workshop. Mr Venkatesan, Assistant Professor & Head of the Dept. of Home Science, coordinated the programme.