Red Ribbon Club-GEC Inauguration
10th December 2021
The Red Ribbon Club-GEC was inaugurated at Goa College of Engineering on10 th December 2021 in the presence of Dr. Geeta Kakodkar- Project director of Goa state AIDS control society, Dr Nutan Dev- Pediatrician & Ex-head of ID Hospital Ponda, Dr. R.B Lohani - Principal of GEC and Chairman of RRC-GEC, Prof. Ganesh Manerkar-Convenor of RRC- GEC, Mrs. Jeunesse D. Fernandes, Assistant Director (Youth Affairs), Mr. Umakant Sawant, Assistant Director (IEC) Members of RRC-GEC Advisory committee, faculty staff and students.
Prof Ganesh welcomed the gathering. Lighting of the traditional lamp by the dignitaries marked the inauguration of the RRC in GEC. Dr. Geeta Kakodkar- Project director of Goa state AIDS control society was the chief guest for the ceremony. Dr Geeta in her address urged the youth to be aware about the causes and precaution of AIDS and to spread this awareness to others. Dr. Nutan Dev gave a key note address on Sensitization on HIV/AIDS. In her address Dr Dev made the youth aware of the current statistics of AIDS infections in the state, country and globally. She also stressed upon the fact that Red Ribbon club should work towards achieving three zeros-0 deaths,0 infections,0-discrimination. Dr. R.B Lohani in his address urged the youth to keep away from alcohol and drugs as these are the root factors that lead to downfall of the society. Prof. Melina Maria Afonso, Faculty member of the RRC-GEC proposed the vote of thanks. The ceremony was compeered by the RRC-GEC student members Ms. Kashifa Sayed and Mr. Gaurang Tari.