Do you know 1st December is observed as World AIDS Day all over the world, asked the 9 year old boy Karan Dravid.
Karan Dravid, a class 4 student of Kendriya Vidyalaya MEG & Centre, Bangalore and IDF's youngest social ambassador was invited as a guest speaker to speak on importance of health on World AIDS Day.
As part of the World AIDS Day, Indian Deveopment Foundation organized a health awareness programme at Kendriya Vidyalaya ASC Centre, Bangalore where Karan Dravid addressed around 2500 students.
AIDS is a great killer these days which is caused by a virus called HIV. We cannot see through our naked eye, Karan said with a smile. The virus decreases our resistance power to fight against disease, he added.
People should know more about the disease and its bad results. We can only stop AIDS by creating awareness, Karan said.
He later recited Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's "Song of the Youth" and said that the student life was right time to get introduced to social service programs. Dr. S. Franklin, Manager of IDF, thanked Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for their staunch support for social causes. Dr. Franklin spoke on the scientific facts about HIV/AIDS exhorted senior students to participate in social awareness programmes.
While congratulating Indian Development Foundation's role in health, education and development area, Mrs. Rajini Khoda, Vice Principal of the school also applauded Karan Dravid's involvement in social work at a young age and advised the other students to emulate his example.