Red Ribbon Express returns to Delhi

The Red Ribbon Express Train (Phase-III) returned to Delhi on January 10 after a year long journey covering 23 states and halting at 162 stations across the country. During this time it reached about 1.14 crore people.

Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society bagged three awards for the second time at the national level for successful implementation of Red Ribbon Express campaign in the state from December 12-14.

The awardees include UT Deputy Commissioner Mohammed Shayin, Dr Vanita Gupta, Project Director, Chandigarh SACS and Dr Rajiv Vadehra, Director Health Services, UT Chandigarh.

The awards were given in appreciation of the contributions to make the campaign a success. In Chandigarh, during the three days' stay of the Red Ribbon Express, 84,481 people visited the Express. The closing function of completion of Phase-III of the Red Ribbon Express campaign was held at the Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi on January 12.

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad along with Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, Gandhi Selvan, Minister of Health for State, Love Kumar, Director General NACO and Anuradha Johri Additional Director General NACO gave away the awards.

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