|Event Topic||Wednesday Wisdom: Let’s Talk AIDS|
|Date & Day||2nd December, 2020|
“Real change is difficult at the beginning, but gorgeous at the end”
Moderator: - Ms. Aditi Khullar (student, IMS Ghaziabad University courses campus)
Mr. Shiv N Bharadwaj (student, IMS Ghaziabad University courses campus)
Panelist: - Mr. Dhruv Singhwani (student, IMS Ghaziabad University courses campus)
Mr. Kapil Garg (Student, IMS Ghaziabad University courses campus)
Ms. Nitika Sharma (Student, IMS Ghaziabad University courses campus)
Ms. Anushka Arya (Student, IMS Ghaziabad University courses campus)
The panel discussion was organised to discuss a very sensitive topic AIDS on Occasion of World’s AIDS Day, by KreaNabo- The Buzz Communication cell under the umbrella of Wednesday wisdom at IMS Ghaziabad University Courses campus to aware the students about HIV-AIDS. The session began with the introduction of panelist. The objective of this program to develop an insight into the minds of students about this Epidemic. The panel consists of:
· Mr. Dhruv Singhwani (Student, IMS Ghaziabad University courses campus)
· Mr. Kapil Garg (Student, IMS Ghaziabad University courses campus)
· Ms. Nitika Sharma (Student, IMS Ghaziabad University courses campus)
· Ms. Anushka Arya (Student, IMS Ghaziabad University courses campus)
The discussion was initiated by Mr. Shiv N Bhardwaj, moderator of the session. He initiated the conversation by quoting – “Globally, there are an estimated 38 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history. It is an opportunity to show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide. But isn't it ironic? That being an epidemic people roll their eyes when asked about HIV and AIDS.”
The first Question that he asked the panelist- “How do you think we can increase the knowledge that pubescent teens have about AIDS?” and answering his question every panelist gave their view points. Thus, the overall message reflected by their answered entailed:
· Create awareness through sessions, crusades.
· Knowing starts from home- parents should start disseminating with their children about this illness
The second question asked by Aditi Khullar to the panelist entailed:
What can be done to overcome the barriers to universal access to HIV prevention services faced by young women and girl?
Answering this question Ms. Nitika quoted- “Since the start of the global HIV epidemic, women in many regions have been disproportionately affected by HIV. Today, women constitute more than half of all people living with HIV1 and AIDS-related illnesses remain the leading cause of death for women aged between 15 and 49”
Their answer centralized on the fact entailed:
· Sex Education at Young age
· Support them and Educate them
· Awareness regarding medicines of particular diseases
The ‘Wednesday Wisdom’ proposal focuses mainly on students’ personal growth. And growth can’t be pursued without interaction. So, the charge of the event was again taken by the moderators tossing questions to the panelist that has been asked by the audience.
Then, the session was wrapped up with great insights from Prof. Yagbala Kapil and Prof. Aastha Sawhney. Lastly Mr. Ashutosh – (Preator, Kreanabo- The Buzz Communication cell) wherein he stated- “This event is a creative and artistic way to talk about a very Sensitive topic” followed by proposing a gratitude note to the panelist. 57+ Students participate in the event with great enthusiasm.