HIV/AIDS Awareness to Mark International Youth Day
The International Youth Day is observed annually in the month of August throughout the world. This day is an opportunity when youth can be sensitized on various important issues like HIV/AIDS.
To address the issue of HIV/AIDS Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society had organized an HIV/AIDS awareness event to mark “International Youth Day in the premises of Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh.
Smt. Anita Kaushal, Principal, PGGCG, Sector-11, Chandigarh along with Dr Vanita Gupta, Project Director inaugurated the programme.
Project Director, Dr Vanita Gupta informed that young people are often the World’s strongest advocates. Researchers have shown that young people are more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. Young People between the ages of 15-24 are the group most affected by HIV/AIDS and account for 40% of all Adult HIV infections.
An awareness event was organized where students from different colleges of Chandigarh participated in various competitions like Rangoli making, poster making, Collage Competition, Essay writing and slogan writing competitions on the theme of HIV/AIDS and Voluntary Blood donation. The objective of the event was to sensitized the youth on HIV/AIDS and to motivate them to come forward and take the correct information on HIV modes of transmission and prevention.
The winners of the various categories are:-
1st prize Ms. Gazal Aneja from SD College,
2nd prize Mr. Pyara Singh from PGGC (co-ed) Sector-11,
3rd prize Ms. Gurman from Dev Samaj of Edu. Sector-36,
Slogan Writing Competition
1st prize Ms. Amita from PGGC-11 (Co-ed),
2nd prize Ms. Paramjit from NINE PGI,
3rd prize Kaur Randhawa from GCCBA-50,
1st prize Ms. Shivani Diwan from NINE, PGI,
2nd prize Ms. Shawta Gupta from Dev Samaj-36,
3rd prize Ms. Harashpreet Kaur from PGGC-11.
1st prize Mr. Raghav Sharma & Anshika Bansal from – SD College,
2nd prize Ms. Megha Saini and Ms. Riya Garg from GCG-42,
3rd prize Ms. Nidhi Sofat and Ms. Nandita Jaswal from GCCBA-50,
Essay Writing competition
1st prize Ms. Heena Devi from NINE PGI,
2nd prize Thokchom Simander from PGGC-11,
3rd prize Ms. Ritu Sharma from GC Edu.-20D.