World Aids Day on 1 December
Jaipur, 30 November: Jaipur based NGO RAYS-Aasha ki ek kiran is organizing a ‘Bike-a-thon’ – a mega bike rally to empower, strengthen and support HIV + children and adults in the state on the occasion of World Aids Day which is on 1 December. This was informed by the President and Co-Founder RAYS- Aasha ki ek Kiran, Captain Gurinder Virk.
He further informed ‘Bike-a-thon’ is an initiative taken by RAYS, to create awareness, positivity and to eliminate discrimination, misinformation and ignorance about HIV. The rally will be flagged off by Sawai Madhopur, MLA, Princess Diya Kumari at 7.45 am at Jawahar Circle. Lt. Gen. Saranjeet Singh, COS, South Western Command shall also be present for the flag off. Major Gen. G.S. Sangha, from South Western Command shall lead the Bike rally with his other officers.Furthermore, Raju Tamhankar’s ‘nukkad natak’ will also be performed to educate the youth about HIV. Participants from Indian Army, Royal Enfield Club, Rajasthan University, Rajasthan Police, educational institutes, corporate houses, and all motorcycling enthusiasts in the city with a valid driving license are making a beeline to be at the rally. Fortis hospital is the medical partner for this event.
He further said that RAYS family has been extremely successful in reaching out to people who care about HIV patients and children in Jaipur and ‘Bike-a-thon’ is an attempt from our end to bring such people to one place and unite to show our support and concern about people affected from HIV..’
About RAYS- Aasha ki ek kiran
The foundation of Rays – Asha ki ek kiran was established in Jaipur on 1st January 2010 by a group of likeminded people from varied walks of life having a common goal of using their skills and resources to give back to the society in their own special ways . The first home was started in July 2010 with the mission of providing core education and better living to HIV+ children. Initially starting with just 3 children the steady growth with determination and hard work has brought the numbers to 57 and still growing.
These children are placed in 2 homes in Shyam Nagar and Devi Nagar. With continuous efforts from sensitive and caring contributors, team RAYS has left no stones unturned in providing them with education, hygienic living conditions , a positive environment of love, care and much more. The kids are engaged in varied activities including art and yoga. Some of the kids are top scorers in academics and lead as normal a life as other children of their age.