Wednesday, December 4, 2013

“Zeroing new HIV Infection”-World AIDS Day Message by District Collector Mrs.Jayashree Muralidharan.

World AIDS DAY song by SEVAI TI Project functionaries
President. Trichirapalli Welfare Committee /District Collector Mrs.Jayshree Muralidharan delivered the key note address and appreciated all those involved in eliminating new HIV Infection and also those who care and support the PLHIVs and involved in target intervention and Link workers in rural areas. She mentioned that the rural population voluntarily comes forward for testing and further follow up periodically. District Collector appealed the projects functionaries of HIV/AIDS Projects to create awareness among urban target groups are  also to come forward voluntarily  for testing and follow up without attaching stigma. District Collector also appreciated the role of voluntary organizations, the DAPCU officials and project functionaries, other associated department officials for a systematic approach and implementation of the project for eliminating new HIV infections and also to eliminate the infection from pregnant mothers to new born babies.Mrs.Jayashree Muralidharan also highlighted the Hon;ble Chief Minister’s message for World AIDS Day-2013.She insisted to work towards zeroing HIV new infection, deaths and discrimination.Earlier,the World AIDS DAY Pledge was taken by District collector as followed by the participants. Trichy District works achieving “Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination, and Zero AIDS-Related Deaths” said by K.Govindaraju, Treasurer of Trichy District Welfare Committee on the occasion of the observance of World Aids Day-2013.He appreciated the District Collector Mrs.Jayashree Muralidaharn’s efforts in attaining the above said goals of zeroing. K.Govindaraju further said that by eliminating discrimination against people living with HIV is being achieved in Trichirapalli District. The fight for equality and human rights for all are being  taken up at all levels. District Collector distributed a grant of  Rs.2000 per child for 317 children out of District Welfare fund committee funds for the support of education and nutrition. Prizes were distributed to school students those won in essay writing on World AIDS Day-2013...PLHIV Federation President Ms.Tamil spoke on this occasion. Members of District welfare committee,  Department officials,Medical officers, ICTC counselors and lab.technicians and functionaries of NGOs, Net work members of PLHIVs and students and public participated in this World AIDS Day observation.Earlier,DAPCU District Program Manager Sentil Kumar welcomed the gathering and Mr.Selvakumar,District Supervisor  proposed vote of thanks.SEVAI target intervention team members sang an awareness song on care and support of PLHIVs.-Govin

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