Red Ribbon Express spreading AIDS awareness reaches Jalandhar

November 2nd, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Jalandhar, Nov 2 (ANI): The Red Ribbon Express, spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS, has reach Jalandhar.

The exhibition train will remain open for people for their viewing at Jalandhar station on Sunday, according to reports.

The train comprises of seven coaches, which is equipped with educational material (primarily on HIV/AIDS), interactive touch screens, an LCSD projector and platform for folk performances and counseling cabins for providing counseling.

The express was flagged-off from New Delhi on December 1, AIDS Day, last year.

Till date, it has covered 22 states.

The train has seen more than 50 lakh people and has covered more than 50,000 villages, according to Daman Ahuja, National Coordinator, RRE-UNICEF.

The idea of the project was conceived by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and was implemented by National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) in collaboration with UNICEF and Indian Railways. (ANI)

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