BTC DAV COLLEGE BANIKHET DALHOUSIE(H.P)
Affiliated to Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla & H.P Board of School Education Dharamshala
Red Ribbon Club
Red Ribbon Club is a collaboration project of H.P. State AIDS Control Society, Shimla, that helps increase awareness on HIV/ AIDS and removes the stigma attached to the deadly infection. Mrs. Bhuwan Nayyer, Asst. Prof., Deptt. of Zoology is the program officer of Red Ribbon Club in the college. Students are enrolled as members of this club every year. These members spread awareness and help to improve the stigma attached to HIV/ AIDS. Many activities have been carried out by this club. Red Ribbon is the global symbol of solidarity with HIV positive people living with AIDS. It unites the people in the common fight against disease. The preamble of Red Ribbon club states that the HIV/AIDS situation in India has become catastrophic and the epidemic represents and unprecedented crises. The first AIDS case in India was detected in 1986, and since then, HIV infection has been reported in all States and Union Territories. More than 5.22 millions Indians are infected with HIV today. The AIDS related suffering of individuals, families and socities is enormous. If left unchecked, the AIDS castastrophe in India will continue to worsen.