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Kandla Port Trust observed ‘World AIDS Day’

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Date: 02/12/2016

Kandla Port Trust observed ‘World AIDS Day’ in a befitting manner on 1.12.2016. In order to percolate the message on the potential threats of HIV/AIDS, various initiatives has been initiated today including distribution of IEC materials & condoms, health check-up of private labourers, red ribbon campaign etc., at three different locations i.e KPT Hospital, Gopalpuri, A.O. Building, Gandhidham and North Gate, Kandla.

2.       As a part of the approved ‘Workplace Policy on HIV/AIDS’, the Kandla Port Trust takes up different activities in consultation with Gujarat State AIDS Control Society (GSACS), in the area of mainstreaming interventions. During last year, different initiatives towards sensitization with a special focus on the migratory labourers, who were/are directly or indirectly associated with Port activities, was initiated by the Labour Welfare Division of General Administration Department. Various programmes like Street Play, Short Film Show, Condom Distribution, Health Check-up, IEC Materials distribution,
one-to-one counseling were organized through-out the year and thousands of labourers were sensitized.

3.       Looking into the efforts of KPT Management, the Joint Director of Gujarat State Aids Control Society (GSACS), awarded a special trophy to the Kandla Port Trust in a ceremonial function organized by the GSACS at Palanpur on the occasion of ‘World AIDS Day’. This is the second consecutive occasion where Kandla Port Trust has been awarded special trophy by the GSACS for mainstreaming interventions in the area of HIV/AIDS. Upon being contacted, Shri Y.K. Singh, Personnel Officer, KPT, informed that the top management of Kandla Port Trust specially the Chairman, Shri Ravi M. Parmar, IAS, the Deputy Chairman, Shri Alok Singh, IRS and the Secretary, Shri Bimal Kumar Jha, have always been supportive to these kind of noble initiatives taken for the betterment of society.   

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