It’s good to escape a bite

Youngsters of Mar Ivanios College stage street play as part of ‘Sneha gramam’ initiative

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Nov 15: Youngsters of Mar Ivanios College earned the applause of the public through a unique street play staged at Karakulam grama panchayat as part of the Sneha gramam awareness initiative of the Hindustan Latex Ltd (HLL) against mosquito-related diseases.

The play titled ‘Kadi Kollathirunnal Kollam (Good if you escape a mosquito bite) was penned by volunteers of the Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust (HLFPPT) and presented by members of the National Service Scheme at Mar Ivanios College.

Sneha Gramam project is part of the social responsibility initiatives of HLL Lifecare Ltd. The aim of the project is to strengthen health sanitation-education programmes of the Karakulam grama panchayat and Primary Health Centre.

Besides the grama panchayat, primary health centre and Mar Ivanios College, the partners of the project include District Medical Office and Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust.

The project targets eliminating mosquitoes at source and evolve programmes to prevent spread of diseases like dengue at homes, various establishments and public places.

Street plays, door-to-door campaign, magic shows, school-based awareness programmes and cleanliness drives at public places are also part of the project.

Shri Vattapara Jayakumar, president of Karakulam panchayat, officially inaugurated the programme.

Shri D. Sasi, District Mass Media Officer, presided.

Health Inspector, Fr. Shoji, faculty of Mar Ivanios College; and HLFPPT State Programme Manager Shri Baby Prabhakaran spoke.

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