Spreading awareness graffiti way

Spreading awareness graffiti way

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Spread out on the ground in front of Bangalore Central Mall, youngsters thronged the place to write messages on satin graffiti sheets. The graffiti sheets were put up at ITPL at 10 am to raise awareness about AIDS amongst corporate companies. The sheets were then moved to the premises of the mall for the general public. Around 5,000 people wrote their messages till 8 pm. The event partners were Deccan Herald and Durex. 

Different manner

Vasanth Kumar, CMD of the company said, "We wanted to spread awareness about AIDS in a different way and hence decided to break the existing graffiti record of 768.32 meters. We are expecting around 8,000 messages."

However, he revealed that the youngsters were more excited about being part of the world record. Kumar said that they would take photographs of the message sheets and send them to the Limca Book of World Records. Along with the graffiti, interactive programmes were also held. To encourage people, Kumar said that the best positive message would be rewarded.  

Our responsibility

Around 2.3 million people are currently living with AIDS in India. Although, UNAIDS report states that there is a 17 per cent drop in new infections in the past eight years, the company feels that the onus to spread awareness on AIDS lies on everyone, especially among youngsters and the marginalised sections of the society.

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