N E W S Bangladesh AIDS Information and Documentation Services
Campaign for Establishing Human Rights Of the AIDS Infected People Winds Up
AIDS candle light memorial campaign held with the view to ensuring human
rights of the AIDS infected people and commemorating the deceased round
the world, the weeklong campaign program wound up on Friday.
observance of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day 2006,
development organization CCD Bangladesh started the the 5-day campaign
program titled as We Are Always With You on 22 May.
those who died of HIV/AIDS and wishing long lives for those infected,
CCD Bangladesh adopted 5-day program of AIDS awareness campaign up to 25
May in observance of the international day this year. National AIDS/STD
Program (NASP) and UNICEF are supporting this exceptional program.
spectacular candlelight rally was held in Rajshahi University on Sunday
to commemorate those who died in HIV/AIDS and wishing long lives for
those infected. Various sorts of colorful festoon, poster, red ribbon
and banners displaying HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness-related
messages adorned the rally. Some hundreds of students, teachers and
development workers took part in the rally. Similar types of program,
wishing long lives for the HIV/AIDS infected and in honor of the
deceased was performed at Bhuban Mohon Park, Naohata Degree College,
Baneswar Degree College and Puhtia Degree College next days
consecutively. Expressing solidarity with this international program,
CCD Bangladesh and its students wing Bangladesh Advanced Students
Alliance (BASA) organized this program.
large number of professionals including teachers, students, journalists,
development workers, businessmen, political leaders and activists
expressed their solidarity with the program of CCD and attended the
programs. The members of Youth Voice perform folk songs including Baul
song, pot song, theater and gomvira in different places and spread AIDS
awareness and human rights related messages of the HIV/AIDS infected
people among the mass gathering through entertainment. Different
Government, non-Government organizations, donor and international
agencies appreciated such an exceptional AIDS awareness campaign
programs of CCD.
Director of CCD Bangladesh G M Mourtoza conducted the weeklong campaign program while Abu Hena Mostofa Kamal, A H M Abdul Hai, Abdul Muttalib Jewel, Abu Tayeb Shah and Farjana Yeasmin Juicy coordinated the series of cultural functions. Overall assistance in implementing this program was provided by the members and organizers of BASA and Youth Voice.
Developed by Anisul Ashekeen , Information Management Officer, CCD Bangladesh