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Snehalaya Trust, MCC Bank Ltd observe World AIDS Day

Snehalaya Trust MCC Bank Ltd observe World AIDS Day
Photo Credit : By Author Stanly Bantwal

Mangaluru: As a part of the World Aids Day Celebration, Snehalaya Charitable Trust in collaboration with the MCC Bank Ltd conducted a programme on Dec. 4, 2022. The programme was held in the MCC Bank Auditorium, Hampankatta, Mangalore.

The world observes World AIDS Day on December 1 of every year. People get together from all over the world to support those affected by and living with HIV as well as to commemorate those who lost their lives due to AIDS. The theme for World Aids Day 2022 is ‘Equalize.’ The students from St.Aloysious College under the leadership of Carol and from HPR Para-Medical college under the leadership of Principal Rehana have conducted various Cultural Programmes and  Games for the PLHIV.

The programme was inaugurated by Rakesh, Alukkas Pvt Ltd. Mangalore and the felicitation was given by Bro. Joseph Crasta, Founder of Snehalaya Charitable Trust. After the cultural events, there was an amazing Magic Performance by Fr Paul Sebastian D Souza. The Body Building show by Joslan Derick D Souza was well appreciated by the audience. Team Hongirana also put up a superb Show.

In the Valedictory Program, prizes were given out to the winners of various games. The presence of Vasanth Shetty, Lion’s Multiple Council Chairman, Mangalore, Anil Lobo Chairman of MCC Bank Ltd, Sunil Menezes The General Manager of MCC Bank Ltd, Mangalore, Bro Joseph Crasta, Founder, Trustees and Staff of Snehalaya were Present for the Programme. Altogether 250 PLHIV have joined for the extravaganza.  Vasanthi and Renitta PLHIV shared their experience on this special day.

Today, we recognize that HIV prevention is a public health priority and essential for the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. We understand the need to reduce stigma and discrimination and to ensure equal access to healthcare services for those affected by HIV and AIDS.

To this end, we have taken a number of initiatives to help spread awareness and support HIV prevention efforts. Throughout the year, we have provided support to those affected by HIV and AIDS, helping them to access healthcare services and providing emotional and psychological support. We have also provided financial assistance and Food kits to help the PLHIV.

We are committed to continuing our work in HIV prevention, and we hope that our efforts will help to reduce the impact of HIV and AIDS on individuals, families and communities. We believe that with continued education and awareness, we can all make a difference.

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