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Red Ribbon Train Express arrives in Raebareli

Red Ribbon Train Express arrives in Raebareli
01/07
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School children from different schools across the city came to see the Red Ribbon Express.
Red Ribbon Train Express arrives in Raebareli
02/07
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A National Cadet Corps student stands with a volunteer at the event.
Red Ribbon Train Express arrives in Raebareli
03/07
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A medical Doctor was there, at a Blood Donation camp organised at the event.
Red Ribbon Train Express arrives in Raebareli
04/07
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Young girls from a school at the event.
Red Ribbon Train Express arrives in Raebareli
05/07
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A women listens to the phone message recorded for the awareness.
Red Ribbon Train Express arrives in Raebareli
06/07
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Dance and cultural activities were organised for the inauguration.
Red Ribbon Train Express arrives in Raebareli
07/07
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Red Ribbon Express at the Raebareli Railway Station.
  • Red Ribbon Train Express arrives in Raebareli
  • Red Ribbon Train Express arrives in Raebareli
  • Red Ribbon Train Express arrives in Raebareli
  • Red Ribbon Train Express arrives in Raebareli
  • Red Ribbon Train Express arrives in Raebareli
  • Red Ribbon Train Express arrives in Raebareli
  • Red Ribbon Train Express arrives in Raebareli

Red Ribbon Express is an AIDS/HIV awareness campaign train by the Indian Railways. The motto of the Red Ribbon Express is “Embarking on the journey of life".

The Red Ribbon Express was launched in India on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2007. The seven coach train was flagged off by United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.[2] The Red Ribbon Express became the first time information and awareness about HIV/AIDS was disseminated through a train service, Indian Railways.[3] Initial talk of the HIV/AIDS awareness train began over two years before its launch.[4] The idea of the Red Ribbon Express was developed by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, the National AIDS Control Organisation and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan in 2004.

The Red Ribbon Express’ second phase was flagged off by Sonia Gandhi on World AIDS Day, 2009.The Red Ribbon Express seeks to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS, promote safe sex and reduce discrimination against AIDS victims in India, especially those in rural regions. India has the third largest population of HIV/AIDS victims worldwide (with over 2.4 million people affected in 2007), after South Africa (5.7 million) and Nigeria (2.6 million).

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