AIDS Prevention and Control Project-Voluntary Health Services had organized a signature campaign against discrimination of people living with HIV/AIDS in society especially children at Taj Connemara on Monday. Indian test cricket team skipper Anil Kumble, ace batsman Virender Sehwag and former test cricketer Krish Srikkanth endorsed the signature campaign. Children having AIDS had the privilege to shake hands with the cricketers and also wished them.
This campaign was also supported by a host of film personalities, including actors Sibi, Parthiban, Kausalya, Kushboo, S.Ve. Shekher, Sandhya, director Vasanth and singer Vijay Yesudas, besides a host of television artistes. Supriya Sahu, project director of Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society made a mark by mentioning that this campaign was to highlight the consciousness in workplace, school, family and society as it was the prejudice that killed people, not the disease itself. Michael Friedman, associate director of the Centres for Disease Control-USA and David T. Hopper, U.S. Consul-General, V.K. Subburaj, Health secretary, and N.S. Murali, VHS secretary was present on the occasion.