Chandigarh, October 31, 2009: Adding on to its innovative initiatives, TODAY, Yuvsatta in association with HLL (Hindustan Latex Limited) and State AIDS Control Society, U.T., Chandigarh organized a CONDOM promotion programme in Manimajra town. Before the organization of programme, YUVSATTA & HLL volunteers with proper invitations went all over the area, inviting people, women to be the change for promoting healthy life style amongst the people and contacting men (between the age group of 15-49), with the message that ‘MEN MAKES THE DIFFERENCE’. And as a result a crowd of around 300 people were there to participate in the happenings. Priyanshu Jain from NACO (National AIDS Control Organization) was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Major highlight of the programme was a Puppet Show titled ‘CONDOM RAJA BAJEYE AIDS KA BAJA’ by artists of Badri Bhatt. The puppet show highlighted that promotion of Condoms is very important not only for family planning purposes but also for prevention of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS.
A Quiz on HIV/AIDS was also organzied and Arun Gangadhar, Assistant Marketing Manager, Hindustan Latex Limited honoured the winners of the Quiz. Yuvsatta volunteers distributed around 2500 free Condoms in the people, various demonstrations of right technique of using CONDOMS were also arranged.
Explaining the programme Mr. Parmod Sharma, Coordinator of YUVSATTA said that despite of high rate of literacy in urban areas the Condom usage is going down due to many myths and inhibitions associated with condoms. And more and more such programmes should be organized at regular intervals for all segments of society to take the message of healthy life-style to masses at large.