Chavara Home (CH), an AIDS care and support centre at Naharbari celebrated International Women’s day and inauguration of adult literacy programme on Saturday here.
The chief guest for the function was Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) president Anita Loomba.
Chavara home was founded by CMC congregation and its main aim is to provide holistic care for patients affected with HIV and AIDS. It was inaugurated on January 26, 2007 and the first patient was admitted on May 10, 2007. Chavara home is recognized as a DoT provider in Dimapur district and CMC sisters of the home undertake various activities for self help and income generation for the patients.
Anita Loomba speaking on the occasion stated that asha (hope), vishwash (faith) and aastha (belief) are the guiding principles of AWWA and hoped that the little gestures provided by the association would provide healing touch to the people suffering from HIV and AIDS.
AWWA also donated ceiling fans, recreational and sports items and gift hampers were presented to the CMC sisters for their dedication towards humanity.
The adult literacy programme was inaugurated by SPM Sushmita Majumder. Classes for adults would be held on Sunday evenings and would cover subjects ranging from health, nutrition and moral science.
Some of the highlights of the programme included songs and choreography presented by children from Carmel bhavan and Chavara home.