December 31, 2009 6:36:10 am
The Red Ribbon Express train will arrive here for its two-day stay at Ahmedabad railway station on Thursday. The train exhibition,a part of the second phase of the anti-AIDS campaign,was flagged off from New Delhi by the All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi on World AIDS Day.
The six-coach train is expected to attract nearly 10,000 visitors a day. The Red Ribbon Express is a comprehensive multi-sectoral,multi-media,multi-theme campaign to create awareness on the issue of HIV/AIDS.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Jay Narayan Vyas will receive the train at 9 am in the presence of city Mayor Kanaji Thakore,stated an official release issued by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation AIDS Control Society,Gujarat on Wednesday. A mobile blood donation centre and a free health check-up camp will be arranged at the railway station during the two-day stay of the train. A roadshow will also be held to attract the general public. The exhibition train entered the state on December 20 and will cover four districts and six stations during its 13-day stay in the state,the release said. The train will have on display interactive touch screens and educational material on AIDS prevention. Facilities like AIDS counselling and syndrome treatment will also be available at the train.
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