DESH BHAGAT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS MAKE PEOPLE AWARE AGAINST AIDS AND OTHER DISEASES MANDI GOBINDGARH â€˜There are lot of such diseases from which we can save ourselves only by taking precautions and preventive measures, AIDS is one of them, said Ms. Tejinder Kaur , Pro Chancellor Desh Bhagat University. She was presiding over the awareness programme, organised by Punjab National Bank at Farmersâ€™ Training Centre, Fatehgarh Sahib. Addressing the students and farmers, she emphasized that awareness is the major instrument to protect our society, especially the youths from such dreadful diseases. Mr. J.P. Singh (PNB Circle Head, Patiala) & Mr. K. K. Mahindru (DGM, PS & LB, HO, New Delhi) were specially present on this occasion as special guests along with Dr. Kulbhushan (Director, Desh Bhagat Faculty of Ayurveda & Resarch). More than 200 Farmers from local areas were present on this occasion. Director Faculty of Nursing Dr. Ramandeep Dhillon revealed that during this programme, Nursing Students of Desh Bhagat University made the people aware about AIDS, Drug Addiction, Female Foeticide, Magic Healing and some other evils. They also educated the community about the causes, transmission and prevention of AIDS and ART (Anti Retro Viral Therapy) treatment through role play and charts. Apart from this, the students also arranged Nukaad Natak at different places on â€˜Myths Related to AIDSâ€™ and other diseases. Farmers and other people showed great interest in these educative and entertaining activities, which gave them lots of knowledge on AIDS, ICTC (Integrated Counselling & Testing Centres) & ART. Mr. Prabhjot Singh (Assistant Professor) accompanied the students during this campaign and the programme was truly liked by the people, bank management and farmers as well, she added. University Chancellor Dr. Zora Singh appreciated the initiative taken by the nursing students and said that such programmes are very helpful for the youth, especially for the rural area youth to create awareness against this dangerous disease.