This 1st December 2012, High Street Phoenix & Heroes Project join hands to celebrate World AIDS Day with a host of activities that seek to propagate awareness about HIV.
The day will begin with the setting-up of a condom box on the Aastha table, the “Pledge Your Support” machine where people can pledge their support and a doctor’s room for counseling. There will be a team from Aastha Parivaar and Heroes Project present at High Street Phoenix to speak to the visitors.
Around 3 pm in the afternoon, veteran rangoli artist Ramakant Shedge will start work on his 6ft X 4 ft live rangoli. Chocolate/book stall will be set up and volunteers will meet people and ask them to take a small quiz.
This will be followed by 2 dance performances, one by Elizabeth Pereira & her dance troupe & another by kids from Aryan Dance Academy. Subhrima and Padmanav from the hit singing-reality show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa” will enthrall the mall-rats with their stellar vocal renditions.
Finally, celebrity Swapnil Joshi will read an excerpt from the book “Not Like Most Young Girls”, complied by Aastha Parivaar (attached pdf file on the book). He will say a few words on the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and its effect on people. Swapnil will also give prizes to the winners of the quiz and felicitate the performers and release 200 red balloons with community members and the dancers as well as the customers.