Hritik Roshan, Farah Khan pledge support for HIV/AIDS patients

May 20th, 2009 - 10:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Farah Khan Mumbai, May 20 (ANI): To express their solidarity with people living with HIV/AIDS, Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar attended the 26th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial in Mumbai today.

Sponsored by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society had organized the event to pay tribute to those who lost their lives to the deadly disease.

Themed ‘Together, We Are the Solution,’ the programme was a part of the Global Health Council to spread awareness about HIV and AIDS across the world.

Hrithik Roshan, who was accompanied by wife Suzzane Roshan, floated a lantern in the air carrying the message, “Together we are the solution”.

Roshan, who had just returned from Cannes Film Festival to attend the campaign, took the pledge to create awareness and educate people about HIV and AIDS.

“This is not a one time thing, this has to go on. I am here to take my pledge to be a part of this and I will do whatever I can. Not only just come and give speeches but be personally present in places where I can pass on, embrace and educate people through visual medium,” said Roshan.

Actor-cum-director Farhan Akhtar, who also attended the event, said that he was glad to see such a huge turnout of people for such a noble cause.

“Whether it’s voting or HIV or any other serious issue it’s (awareness) always a good thing and I am glad that people come forward and do it,” said Akhtar.

Sujatha Rao, Director General of NACO, A V Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla, author Shobha De also attended the event among others.

Choreographer Sandeep Soparrkar accompanied by model Jesse Randhawa put up a dance presentation. (ANI)

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