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Year: 2008

World AIDS Day – 1st December

World AIDS Day – 1st December

World AIDS Day (1st December)   PRECAUTION IS PREVENTION AIDS spreads through: Unprotected Sex: Stick to one partner or Use a Condom. Transfusion of HIV infected blood: Take blood from licenced blood banks only. Also donate blood voluntarily. Sharing contaminated needles and syringes: Use sterilised or disposable needles. From an infected mother to her new born baby: Adopt prevention from parent to child transmission programme to reduce the risk. To know your HIV status visit any of the following centres…

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Smoking in Public Places

Smoking in Public Places

Smoking in Public Places Smoking is strictly prohibited in all public places in India Public Places” include auditoriums, Auditorium, Hospital Buildings, Health Institutions, Amusement Centres, Restaurants, Hotels, Public Offices, Court Buildings, Educational Institutions, Libraries, Public Conveyances, Open Auditorium, Stadium, Railway Stations, Bus Stops/stands, Workplaces, Shopping Malls, Cinema Halls, Refreshment Rooms, Discotheques, Coffee House, Pubs, Bars and Airport Lounge. Any violation of this act is a punishable offence with fine upto Rs. 200 However, a hotel having thirty or more rooms…

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Prevention of Corneal Blindness

Prevention of Corneal Blindness

Prevention of Corneal Blindness (This is the message from Pradip Mehra, Adviser to the Administrator, Union Territory of Chandigarh, U.T. Secretariat), Sector 9, Chandigarh – 160017) Nearly 2.0 million people suffer from corneal blindness in India. A majority of them are in the younger age group. Their sight can be restored only by corneal transplantation. Lakhs of people particularly childern are waiting for corneal transplatation. we need around 75,000 to 1.00 lac corneas per year to clear the backlog. To…

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Say ‘No’ to RAGGING

Say ‘No’ to RAGGING

  Say ‘No’ to RAGGING Do not accept ragging in any form   RAGGING IS NEITHER A RITUAL NOR A CUSTOM IN CAMPUS LIFE What is Ragging? Any act resulting in: Mental/Physical/Sexual abuse Verbal abuse Indecent behaviour Criminal itimidation / Wrongful restraint Undermining human dignity Financial exploitation/Extortion Use of force Student indulging in ragging can be: Expelled from the institution Banned from the mess/hostel His/Her scholarship can be withdrawn Debarred from examinations Denied admission to any institution Prosecuted for criminal…

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You know you are in Chandigarh when…

You know you are in Chandigarh when…

You know you are in Chandigarh when…    University elections become more important than MLA, MC elections (SOPU, PUSU bruuahh)   Explaining Gehri to outsiders becomes a tough task   ‘Uphill’ can only be understood by you   You always have a ‘pind’ to goto every month   Kaimbwala requires no further defining   You always have a separate budget (after buying a car) for bigger tyres, alloy wheels, stereo, woofer   Shopping in guys’ vocabulary refers to buying daru…

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