he spirit of a football stadium is hard to capture, fans throng and emotions run high. Football is the most popular sport in the world, but for cricket crazy India, we seem to be taking time to embrace the game.
On November 3rd, the Delhi Dynamos Football Club an Indian Super League football franchise, invited many NGO’s working with children to witness their match against the Northeast United at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. This was in a bid to make the game popular among school children. They also sponsored refreshments for the little guests.
Think of AIDS, one thing that comes to mind is the social stigma and myths associated with it. Despite the efforts made by the government, the disease continues to spread and so does the social stigma and taboos for a person affected with the disease. The fear of being stigmatized prevents people from coming forward for testing, accessing condoms or insisting on safer sex, and disclosing their HIV status to sexual partners. Some organizations are hesitant to provide accurate and accessible information about sexuality and sexually transmitted infections even today. While UNAID has formulated a strategy to end AIDS by 2030, India has a long way to go for not only eradicating it but also creating a positive change towards the disease and patients.