We celebrated World AIDS Day 2020 with the construction workers at our project sites in Gurugram, Noida, Mumbai, Kolkata and Pune. The day is celebrated globally in December every year on the theme, ‘Ending the HIV Epidemic: Resilience & Impact’.
To mark the occasion, we conducted awareness and education sessions and health check-up camps for labourers at our various project sites—Candor TechSpace in Gurugram, Noida and Kolkata, Waterstones Hotel and Equinox Business Park in Mumbai, and BGB Park in Pune. There were also HIV/AIDS awareness marches from the project sites to the neighbourhood. The initiatives were organised in collaboration with the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), doctors from the Haryana Government AIDS Awareness Programme and local hospitals.
The event saw active participation by engaged and enthusiastic site workers in multiple activities such as poster and banner making and slogan writing competitions along with quizzes on AIDS awareness and safety. We also honoured the best environment, health and safety conscious performers amongst site staff and workers. The day-long campaign concluded with the distribution of sweets and promoting the message of healthy living.
At Brookfield Properties, we believe that an interdependent and healthy society can prosper by caring for each other. We envision an AIDS-free generation, and it is through these small but significant steps that we can do more, do better and reach out further to promote awareness and help our workers and employees lead a healthy, safe and productive life.