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MANGALORE: The city will witness the biggest chain of AIDS awareness programmes in the form of street plays starting from Saturday.
The programme has been organised by the Young Christian Students and Young Students Movement. As many as 45 youngsters have been trained by experts.
The trainees will spread the message by holding street plays in their villages and towns. The trained youth have been divided into two groups.
These groups will hold street plays in various places in Mangalore, including Kankanady Market, Kulashekar Kalpane, Mangalore Old Bus Stand, Lady Goshen Hospital premises, and Central Market.
The Director of the organisation, Charles Menezes, said that the training has worked well for the past eight years.
Fr. Menezes said that many youngsters have gone back to their villages and towns and had effectively spread the message by staging street plays.
Over the years, this mode of communication has proven to be effective. The feedback from Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Bhadravati, Chikmagalur, and Shimoga has been encouraging, Fr. Menezes said.
Another director, Ronald Prakash D'Souza, said that the global statistics of AIDS are frightening. India has the largest number of AIDS patients. Everybody in society has to cooperate to help contain the spread of the dreaded disease, he said.
Trainers Walter D'Souza of Mangalore and Shashikumar Pillai of Bangalore have trained the youngsters to deliver the message effectively by staging street plays.
Fr. D'Souza said that it is everybody's responsibility to control AIDS, and youngsters can play a big role in that direction.
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