Jamshedpur : In an effort to acknowledge the contribution of Truckers in our everyday lives, Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) in collaboration with Jharkhand State AIDS Control Society (JSACS) and National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) organized Truckers Utsav at Jamshedpur Transport Nagar, Dimna today.
As part of the HIV / AIDS prevention program among long distance truck drivers and helpers under ‘Truckers Intervention Project’, a rally was organized yesterday at Transport Nagar to help spread awareness and check the spread of HIV among the trucking community.
Chief Guest for the occasion, Sunil Bhaskaran, Dy. Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel inspired the truckers with his motivational words and urged them to take maximum benefit of TSRDS’s facilities under the Trucker Intervention Project.
Guests of Honour, Dr. A C Srivastava, Professor and HOD, Microbiology Dept., Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College & Hospital (MGMCH), and Dr. Banita Sahay, Gynaecologist, MGMCH, sought the support of truckers in taking forward the initiative of spreading knowledge about the disease and its prevention.
The event was also attended by the staff members of TSRDS as well as representatives of several partner organizations.
On the occasion, several programmes including Multi-specialty health camps on eye, blood and dental as well as awareness generation activities like slogan writing competition, musical chairs and other interactive games for the truckers were held.
The truckers present on the occasion hugely benefited from these free of cost diagnosis and treatment camps.
Tata Steel Family Initiative Foundation(TSFIF), NGOs like Sneh Kendra, Sankalp Jyoti, Parivaar Kalyan Sansthan, Child-in-Need Institute and many more also participated in the event to generate awareness about HIV/AIDS and its repercussions.
The partners of the event were Eicher, Apollo Tyres, Auto World, Axis bank, Tata Motors, Tata Power, BPCL, HPCL, Jamshedpur Transport Welfare Association, Ashok Leyland, Narbod Constructions, Seizer Enterprises, Frontline Associates, Inner Wheel Club, and Tinplate Co.
The overview of the infotainment event was given by Ms. Dilith Castleton, Hony. Jt. Secy, TSRDS while the welcome address was delivered by Mr. Debdoot Mohanty, Hony. Secretary, TSRDS.