26 Sep,Sahil Bansal,PEC,Chandigarh : Commonwealth Youth Ambassadors for Positive Living Shaveta Dhawan and Shiney Gupta from PEC in collaboration with NSS Unit of the college organized an AIDS Awareness session to make the college students aware about the social and economic aspects related to AIDS. The main focus throughout the session was to clarify the doubts and myths associated with the issue in the minds of the youth. Chief guest, Md. Mr. Aminul Islam Khan, the program manager of Commonwealth Youth Program Asia Centre and Dr.Jolly from govt. hospital sector 16 enlightened the youth with their knowledge on HIV/AIDS. A quiz and an open house were also organized to make the session more interactive and enlightening. The students showed very keen interest and breaking all the barriers took part in the discussion.
A new concept of ‘MAGIC BOX’ was also adopted where the students could ask their doubts without mentioning their name. Commonwealth in collaboration with NSS has also being working very eminently in the past to create awareness amongst the masses about AIDS and have been trying to reduce the stigma associated with it. It was noticed towards the end of the event that everybody was very open to the topic and were discussing it openly.