Red Ribbon Express welcomed in Aurangabad

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Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Sep 3 (UNI) The Red Ribbon Express, a 10 coach train that started from Delhi on December 1, 2007 with the aim of spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS throughout the country, arrived in the city today and will leave for Chalisgaon tomorrow.

Informing about the train, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the awareness train, M S Rana, said, the concept of the Express was developed by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) with the assistance of the Indian Railways.

The train was started from New Delhi on the World AIDS Day on December 1, 2007, and has traveled through 18 states so far in the past nine months covering 142 stations. The rest of the journey will cover the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Jammu, Haryana and the campaign will be completed with its return to New Delhi on December 1.

The ten coach train has two coaches reserved for the 20 technical employees; the next three coaches exhibit the educational materials primarily on HIV/AIDS with interactive tourch screens and 3-D models.

The train management has appealed the citizens to visit the train exhibition along with family and friends during their stay at the local railway station tomorrow.

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