12 January 2019
Kerala State AIDS Control Society

Every year January 12 is observed as National Youth Day being the birthday of Swami Vivekanandathroughout the country with the theme “Arise, Awake and Stop not until the goal is reached”. Kerala State AIDS Control Society (KSACS) decided to organise the state level observations at Kozhikode.  Thus, District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit (DAPCU) Kozhikode along with District Medical Office organised a District Level Organising Committee (DLOC) on 04th January 2019, at District TB Center. Based on a tentative program plan by KSACS, members from the Department of Health, NHM, IMA, NSS, NYK, Rotary Club, ICS, Kerala Blood Donors Forum, Giants International and other NGOs in the district roughly drafted a program and planned its implementation.  The activities were planned with an intention to disseminate messages on HIV/AIDS prevention among youth, keeping in focus - the recent alarming trends of HIV among adolescents and youth.

District Level Organising Committee Meeting –Dist TB Center, Kozhikode and District Medical Officer Chamber Kozhikode

Seeking Maximum Youth Involvement:

District organising committee meeting held at the Dist TB center  and District AIDS Control officer Dr. P.P. Pramod Kumar preside over the meeting  representatives from NYK, Youth Welfare Board, Giants International, Kerala Blood Donors Forum and representatives from KSACS district facilities.  In this meeting decided to honour youth icons,  Cultural programs, Flash mob and bike rally by college students or youth clubs, Skit performance by KSACS trained folk team, Kite or balloon hoisting, Youth day rally with Chendamelam and Muthukuda etc were planned at different colleges and public places as venues. Each DLOC attendees assured their contributions at different level aiming to make the NYD 2019 fruitful. Another organising committee members meeting held at the chamber of District medical officer (Health) Kozhikode in the presidency of District Medical officer (H) Kozhikode. ADMO, Dy. DMO, Dist. RCH Officer, District Mass Media Officers NSS programme Officer and  DAPCU Staff Participate the meeting. District AIDS control Officer describes the progress of the programme plan.

DAY II: 12/01/2019E


Trained youths from Providence Women’s College contributed significantly in bringing public attention to the day theme by their thrilling footsteps. First flash mob was held at highly crowded Kozhikode Mofusil Bus stand around 4 pm in the evening. The presence and contributions from head load workers, and merchants assisted KSACS, DMO and DAPCU RNTCP officials to coordinate the event fruitfully. However, the second event scheduled to surprise the Kozhikode beach by evening of the same day.

Bike rally (11-01-2019)

As decided in the DLOC meeting the bike rally flagged off by Dr. Ajitha.P.N. President of Rotary Calicut East Rally started from the premises of DAPCU and ends at Kozhikode beach covering 10 KMs through the major city spots.  Giants International club members and youth from NGOs , India Social Center members were participated. Message labelled T-Shirts were offered by Rotary club of Calicut East and distributed for all the riders.