Red Ribbon Club(RRC)
Shree Venkateshwara Hi Tech Engineering College inaugurated Red Ribbon Club on 29-09-2011, Thursday. In this function, G.P.Kettimuthu, the Joint Secretary delivered the presidential address. Mr.P.Senkootuvan, Anna University of Technology Coimbatore gave the special address and delivered a lecture on the title of “Celebrating Life”. The Principal of SVHEC, Dr.P.Thangavel, felicitated and gave the welcome address to this function. Nearly 110 students and staff members participated and got benefited by this function.
The Red Ribbon Club (RRC) programme is a voluntary, on-campus intervention, aimed at heightening the risk perception and preventing HIV among youth. Red Ribbon Clubs have become a powerful medium to reach out to young people. Spearheaded by the Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society (TANSACS), with Technical Assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA, this programme is supported by the Department of Higher Education and Department of Technical Education. The RRCs empower students in the age group of 17-25, by giving them information and life-skills to protect themselves from HIV/ AIDS and changes the most active among them into peer educators.Young minds are impressionable and reaching out to the youth can effect behavior change.