Red Ribbon Club (RRC)
Red Ribbon Club is an international symbol of HIV/AIDS awareness. Since 1991 Red Ribbon Club is a movement started by the Government of India in educational institutions, through which students will be made aware about AIDS. December 1st is observed as World AIDS Day to emphasize solidarity and support for people living with HIV
Red Ribbon Clubs- a concept
Red Ribbon Club is a platform where skill and knowledge building sessions are conducted for the youth population. Through RRC, youth are encouraged to learn about safe and healthy lifestyles. The strategy is to promote health seeking behaviour and voluntary blood donation as well as enable them to become change agents in HIV & AIDS prevention programmes in the state.
Goal and Objectives:
The RRC aims at harnessing the potential of youth by equipping them with correct information on HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Support and Treatment. It also aims to build their capacities as peer educators to spread right messages on health seeking behavior and healthy living. They will also be motivated to create enabling environment and increasing voluntary blood donations from among youth. It sims to reduce new occurrences of HIV infection among youth by raising their risk perception through awareness on HIV prevention methods. To induce the spirit among youth to help and support people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) thereby reducing stigma and discrimination against PLHWAs.
Symbol of RRC
Red like Love, as a symbol of passion and tolerance for those affected.
Red like Blood, representing the pain caused by many people who have AIDS..
Red like the anger about the helplessness about which we are facing for a disease for which there is still no cure..
Red is a sign of warning not to carelessly ignore one of the biggest problems of our time.
Our College and RRC Unit
Our College has well organized RRC unit with total volunteers of ____ students. The unit conducts AIDS awareness programmes for the student’s society, through various adepts in this field. The awareness programmes have been headed by famous Doctors, Consultants from STI, ICTC, STD – Government Hospital, Palani, Planning Organizer – HIV affected Welfare Association, Dindigul.
RRC Program Officer
|NAME OF THE PROGRAMME OFFICER|
|Dr. A. SHIBU M.Sc., M.Phil. Ph.D., SET
Department of Botany