6. HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme:

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VEAD conducted a HIV/AIDS Awareness seminar on 14.07.2012 and 15.07.2012 at VEAD Training centre in Kulithalai for women SHGs members. 30 Animators and 30 Representatives from Thanneerpalli, Poyyamani, Bangalapudhur, Melnangavaram and Tamilsolai villages participated in the seminar. Dr. Pon.Marudhamuthu, M.B.B.S and govt. PHC,VHN, Inungur conducted the sessions of the HIV/AIDS seminar. The following AIDS related topics were covered.
- Scientific information of HIV/AIDS
- Mode of spread of HIV
- Myths and misconception of HIV&STD
- Medical treatment for STD/HIV
- Free HIV test in govt. Hospital
- Free ART medicines in the govt.ICTC, in govt. hospital
- PPTCT (Prevention of Parent To Child Transmission)
- Proper use of condom.

At the question-Answer session, the doubts of the participants were clarified by the doctor.


7. Awareness Seminar on Rain Water Harvesting:

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VEAD Organized on Awareness seminar on Rainwater Harvesting for Women SHGs leaders on 17th February at its Training Centre in Kulithalai. These 60 Women SHG Leaders participated in the seminar with exuberant enthusiasm representing Two leaders from 30 villages of Kulithalai Block. Miss.Deepa,Women Coordinator facilitated the seminar along with other office staff Mr. K. Subramaniyan the chief of VEAD delivered a special address on Rain Water Harvesting. In his special address Mr. K. Subramaniyan covered the following topics related who Rain Water Harvesting and special futures.
- Rain Water and Life water
- Regeneration of ground water through Rainwater
- Rain Water Harvesting through roof top tiled roof house, Teraced roof
- Rain Water can be consumed in a tank.
- Rain Water Harvesting in open well.
- Rain Water changes the solidarity of open well water gradually.
End of the Seminar the participants were distributed Handbills which contained Awareness messages on various methods of Rain Water Harvesting.


8. NABARD’S sustainable Agriculture Programme:

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In the Kulithalai block area, VEAD has organized 5 farmers clubs which have been connected to NABARD. These farmers clubs have been given training on low-cost form implements and high production techniques. Further, each farmer club has been started bank account and motivated the farmers clubs members towards group savings. Moreover, VEAD plans to organize organic farming training for the club members.


9. NABARD’S Training on sanitary napkin manufacturing:

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Which the financial assistance from NABARD, Karur under Micro Enterprises Development Programme (MEDP), a 5 days training on sanitary napkin manufacturing was conducted by VEAD at its training centre in Kulithalai. 30 rural women from women SHGs benefited from the MEDP Training. Mr.Abdul Nazar, Auxium, Dindigul conducted the Napkin training Programme. . Mr.Parthipan,AGM,NABARD,Karur spoke in the training on marketing and collective involvement of the women in the venture.

Further, one day training was provided to 5 women SHGs on micro enterprises,Reccord maintenance, accounts maintaining and other schemes of NABARD.