World AIDS Day 2014: Jaipur marks World AIDS Day with 'bikeathon' rally

December 1 is World AIDS Day

Jaipur, Dec 1: More than 200 bikers participated in a 'Bikeathon' campaign conducted over the weekend to mark World AIDS Day on Dec 1 and spread awareness about HIV-AIDS in the 'Pink city'. According to the organisers, the purpose of the event was to spread awareness about HIV-AIDS and to stop discrimination against HIV positive people. (Read: 33 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about HIV)

Organised by NGO Rays- the event 'Aasha ki ek kiran Bikeathon', got support from more than 200 enthusiastic motorcyclists. 'This is the third edition of 'Bikeathon.' Curtailment of HIV is WHO's (World Health Organisation) target and theme till 2015 and we will leave no stone unturned in playing our part to spread awareness and provide HIV patients with a good and healthy life,' said Gurinder Virk, president and co-founder of Rays. (Read: Why is India facing shortage of anti-HIV drugs?)

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The NGO 'Rays - Asha ki ek kiran' was established in Jaipur in Jan 2010. The first home under the NGO was started in July 2010 with the mission of providing core education and better living to HIV+ children. Initially, the NGO started with just three children but with the passage of time the number has increased to 57. (Read: It s Not Over watch an inspiring tale of 3 HIV+ people)

Source: IANS

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