Kakinada: District collector Karthikeya Misra exhorted the AIDS affected children to overcome it with hope and acquiring self-confidence. He took breakfast with AIDS affected children here on Friday on the eve of World’s AIDS Day. He assured the children for supporting them in health and education aspects and also cited the life of famous basketball player Michel Jordan, who continuing his life as basketball coach, even he was affected with this disease and many celebrities are leading their life taking it as a challenge and suggested the children that the disease affects the body, but not the mind. In this connection, the children were given nutritious food kits, blankets and towels contributed by Rice Millers Association and other organizations.
Participating in the programme, Kakinada Mayor Sunkara Pavani said that the children should not get depression with AIDS and they should engage other programmes. Later, an AIDs awareness rally was held at Kakinada from P.R. Government College to Balajicheruvu. Ms.Pavani said that prevention is the only alternative to the challenging disease AIDs which needs wider awareness among the people to protect from this disease.