Radiance News Service
Coimbatore, Dec. 4: Assisi Snehalaya organised a seminar to mark the World AIDS Day Observation for 2023 at Ettimadai here today. Graced by an array of distinguished participants, the seminar proved an enlightening and impactful event. It focused on raising awareness about HIV/AIDS.
Mr. Ashik Ali (IAS), Assistant Collector, Coimbatore District; Dr. M. Janakiram (Joint Director, TANSACS, Chennai); and Dr. Kezevino Aram (President, Shanthi Ashram, CBE) participated in the seminar as Chief Guests.
Fr. Alphonse Vazhappanady (Vicar Provincial SMK Province, India), Mr. Biju Ram (RAF), Slt. Aditya Banchhiwal (Navy), Lt Col J.M Joshi (Com. Officer), Col Emmanual Tamanhg (Officer Commanding 2 NCC, CBE) and Mr. Abdul Hakkim (Secretary of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, CBE) participated therein as Special Guests.
The event saw enthusiastic participation from thousands of school children and nursing college students who engaged in an educational discourse facilitated by the esteemed guests. The focus remained on creating awareness and sharing knowledge about HIV/AIDS, particularly targeting the younger generation.
In addition to informative sessions, the program featured cultural events, including dance and song performances led by talented students. These activities not only added vibrancy to the event but also conveyed the importance of tackling HIV/AIDS through creative expression.
Reverend Fr. Alphonse Vazhappanady extended a heartfelt vote of thanks, expressing gratitude to all the attendees for their valuable contributions.
Mr. Abdul Hakkim showcased a generous gesture by presenting knowledgeable books to all the esteemed guests from the Knowledge Centre of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind CBE, enriching their resources on the subject matter.
The successful execution of this program was under the leadership of Fr. Giles Veliyana (OFM conv), whose guidance ensured a seamless and impactful event, leaving a lasting impression on everyone present.
The World AIDS Day Observation of 2023 at Assisi Snehalaya not only educated and created awareness among the attendees but also showcased unity in the collective effort to combat the global challenge of HIV/AIDS.