Spreading Awareness in Kerala
The Art of Living has undertaken a campaign to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS and to reduce stigma by putting up posters and door-to-door campaigning. This has reached over 15,000 people in Kerala.
"Stigma around the disease can only be overcome if religious leaders openly speak about the disease. We need to educate the masses about the disease. This task cannot be accomplished solely by the government and NGOs. If all of us can take on this project to educate the youth, to educate youngsters about healthy living, positive thinking and a stigma-free, inhibition-free attitude towards people, we would have taken a big step."
Gurudev at the Faith in Action Conference on HIV/AIDS, Art of Living International Center, Bangalore, June 2008.