National Aids Control Organization of India(NACO) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare organized a grand Event on National Best Award Felicitation Event-2019 with the theme of “Communities make the difference” as India’s voice against AIDS on Observance of World AIDS Day 2019 at Kedarnath Sahni Auditorium in New Delhi on 1st December 2019. In that prime event, Red Ribbon Club of Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College received the National Award for Best Red Ribbon Club among various educational Institutions under Pondicherry AIDS Control Society, Puducherry, and also the prideful award was received by Dr.Renuka K Principal&Programme Organizer, RRC, KGNC & Mrs.Umamaheswari.R, Secretary, RRC, KGNC.
The programme was inaugurated and presided over by the Honourable Union Minister of Health and Family welfare Dr.Harsh Vardhan and also Shri.Arun Kumar Panda,Secretary (MSME ),Shri .Sanjeeva Kumar, Special Secretary (NACO), Shri. Alok Saxena, Joint Secretary (NACO), Dr.Naresh Goel, Deputy Director-General, NACO, Dr.Bilali Camara, Country Coordinator, UNAIDS and Dr.Benk Henkedam, WHO Country Representative to India and more than 1200 members of partners and various CSO s, NGOs and BSF,CISF made their gracious presence over the event, in order to achieve the theme on communities make the difference in eradication of HIV/AIDS, initiatives such as NACO – Mobile App, NACO – AIDS calendar and private practitioner’s module for managing AIDS patients were launched and widely appreciated. The mobile app is made available in google play as Dr.Harsh Vardan App. As a part of this programme. The Red Ribbon Clubs of various states have been selected and felicitated for providing AIDS awareness among Public. For Puducherry Union Territory Region, Red Ribbon Club Unit of KGNC has been nominated as one of the Best RRCs among other educational Institutions under Pondicherry AIDS Control Society in Puducherry. From KGNC, Dr.Renuka K, Principal & Programme Organizer, RRC, KGNC & Mrs.Umamaheswari.R Secretary, RRC, KGNC received Best RRC Award. Dr.Govindarajan, Project Director, PACS appreciated the institution received the Felicitation Award.