AIDS awareness programme – 2011
Sahyadri institute of health sciences organized HIV/AIDS campaign on 14/12/2011. As a part of the campaign, a collage competition was organized for the students of the sister concern colleges. Students participated from Sahyadri College of Nursing & Pre University College.
The campaign began with the inauguration of the rally by Mr. Akthar Hussain, Panchayath President, Pudu at Farngipete. The rally started from Farangipete through National Highway to Sahyadri Campus, Adyar. The students shouted slogans on the theme and regarding prevention of HIV/AIDS. A street play was played at Farangipete to educate the public on HIV/AIDS. The rally was followed by a formal programme for which Prof. Leena K.C., Professor Department of Community Health Nursing, Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangalore was the Chief Guest. In her address to the gathering she congratulated the management and staff of Sahyadri College for successfully organizing the HIV/AIDS awareness campaign since 2002 till date perpetuating the work on HIV/AIDS.
She spoke on the theme “Getting to Zero” emphasizing 3 aspects:
- Zero new cases of AIDS
- Zero discrimination
- Zero death due to AIDS
She created awareness regarding post exposure prophylaxis. She also distributed the prizes for the winners of the collage competition.