Sundernagar: The two-week-long Youth vs. AIDS Twenty-20 Cup organised by Centre for Sustainable Development in association with Cricket Association of Mandi with support from HP State AIDS Control Society ended with DSP-XI defeating MLSM College by 72 runs.
Dr Sulakshana Puri, project director, HP State AIDS Control Society, was the chief guest on this occassion while Dr Shashikant Sharma, registrar, HP University, presided over the function. The tournament which was earlier planned form 18-27 February had to be extended to March 3 as it recieved nomination from record 20 teams from various organisations like NTPC Koldam, BHEL, BBMB, HPPWD, HPSEB, DC XI, SDM XI, DSP XI, Technical Directorate XI, Veternary XI, Vyapar Mandal, Tipper Union, Hyva Union, New Hills Club, MLSM College, BAR Association, Contractors XI, Women Eleven, Cricket Association and Junior Boys Academy.
A poster competition was also organised on this occassion in which students of St. Mary’s High School drew posters on AIDS awareness. The special attraction of the day was paragliding. Paragliders flew from the Mulkh Maidan situated on a hill facing Sundernagar. The paragliders threw pamphlets on AIDS awareness. It was for the first time in the country that paragliders distributed AIDS awareness material from sky.