Red Ribbon Club
Mainstreaming of HIV & AIDS and ensuring safe blood are major activities to control the spread of HIV & AIDS in the country. Of the over 1 billion youth (ages 15-24),worldwide, some 10 million youth are living with HIV : Everyday ,an estimated 6,000 youth are infected with the virus .Out of 2.47 million estimated population infected by HIV in India, 88.7% are in the age group of 15-49 years. In view of this, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India (since 1991) has established a network with universities and educational institutions to generate awareness regarding HIV & AIDS and to promote Voluntary Blood Donation to ensure safe blood and implement preventive programmes on HIV & AIDS.
Red Ribbon club aims at harnessing the potential of the youth by equipping them with correct information on HIV/AIDS prevention. Red Ribbon is the international symbol of HIV and AIDS awareness and is a hope and support for those living with HIV, for the continuing education of those not infected, for maximum efforts to find effective treatments, cures or vaccines and for those who have lost friends, family members or loved ones to AIDS. But the Red Ribbons are not enough. The Red Ribbon is only a useful symbol in the long run, when attached to words and deeds that actually make a difference
Objectives of Red Ribbon Club
- Create and train students to spread awareness about HIV and AIDS and its prevention in the community.
- To induce the spirit among youth to help and support people living with HIV/AIDS thereby reducing stigma and discrimination against them.
- To motivate youth and build their capacity as peer educators and change agents by developing their skills on leadership, negotiation and team building’
- To promote voluntary blood donations among youth.
Dr. Madhumeet (9646776108)
Mrs. Sadhana Tandon (9417389100)
The Red Ribbon Club of the college was formed in 2006 and is dedicated to spreading awareness by organizing extension lectures, seminars, blood donation camps etc.