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Inter-school debate on AIDS Awareness initiated by Dr,L H Hiranandani Hospital.

Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai  initaited a Programme on WORLD AIDS DAY 2009 for Enhancing Aids Awareness. The event started with a street play on Aids awareness performed by the students of the hiranandani nursing college .

After the street play, there was a debate on AIDS and HIV, between particiapting schools

  1. Hirnandani Foundation school (Anirudh Thyagrajan & Arunav Vaish)
  2. City Intentaional school (Shailendra Pande & Kopal Cheema)
  3. St. Mary High School Girls.

It was these enthusiastic Kids who made the event such as a great event, Even though the kids were misinformed or rather  underinformed.

The HFS school kids were very confident in their demeanor, but I personally found them to be less sensitive about the whole issue.I hope the schools and parents can get together and help spread the message of awareness.

The City International Kids seemed more informed and aware, but lacked the confidence to push themselves.The School teacher Ms Satwant Palekar who accompanied the kids, said she was going to speak to the school and probably and encourage students to become more aware about the Aids and HIV.

St. Mary girls were reading from their notes and didnt take the debate very seriously and had a “we know it all” kind of attitude.

The winner were of-course the HFS kids. Iam very sure they got the winning marks by the judges for their sheer confidence. Keep it up guys.

The Theme for the year is “Universal Access and Human Rights” which will continue to be promoted with interschool debate followed by street play on the campaigning slogan

The Guest of Honour were

  • Ms. Neha D.Hiranandani
  • Ms Juhi Pande-Channel [V] VJ
  • Ms Elsie Gabriel
  • Ms Krishna Iyer form the Kripa Foundation

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