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    India recruits beggars to curb spread of AIDS

    KOLKATA (Reuters) - Thousands of beggars in eastern India have been recruited to help stem the spread of the HIV/AIDS virus by singing songs and acting in plays about safe ***.

    Officials in the impoverished state of Bihar say they want to train many of the state's estimated 100,000 vagrants to sing songs in trains and buses and beside busy roads, as well as enact street plays about the deadly virus.

    "Beggars are great actors and very creative," Vijay Prakash, Bihar's welfare secretary,told Reuters. "They always had the skills, but lacked direction which we are giving them and the experiments have so been very successful."

    India has the world's highest HIV/AIDS caseload with 5.7 million infected people, according to the United Nations AIDS agency. But activists say the true figure may be much higher as surveillance is limited in much of the country.

    According to official figures, just 1,078 people from Bihar's population of over 83 million are infected with the virus -- although AIDS campaigners say infection rates are grossly under reported.

    The new recruits will be paid a few hundred rupees for their work.

    In India, beggars are regularly seen singing popular Bollywood or folk songs in crowded trains and buses to solicit money.

    "Some can dance very well, and we hope our training programme will help them earn a living," Prakash said.

    If the project is successful, officials plan to recruit beggars to promote awareness of diseases like polio and malaria.

    why dont they gift free condoms instead?

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    ^ resume sent. thx spy

    free condoms lol.
    do u like halwa made juice and injected into body?

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    LOL in India its real fun to see this issue of AIDS.

    At homes/social gatherings, either hush falls (leading to some other topic in haste) whenever such a topic comes up, or if they wanna show that they are aware they talk all crap about it.

    If a kid is there, (s)he would never be able to make out from their (crappy) conversations what the heck is this AIDS, how it spreads, and how you can try to stop it.

    Thats India.
    You donít get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.

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    ^yeah those situation very common in india.
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    Yeh Mera India .. I love my India .. Watan mera India .. Karam mera India ..

    Yeh duniya .........

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    it had to b kolkatta ...
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    100,000 vagrants to sing songs in trains and buses and beside busy roads
    Pardesi Pardesi jaana nahi
    AIDS chhodh ke, AIDS chhodh ke.
    Pardesi mere yaara, waada nibhana, kandome saath rakhna, kabhi bhool na jaana.
    "It is significant that whenever the public mind is to be diverted from great social wrong, a crusade is inaugurated against indecency." - Emma Goldman

    Not accepting any gifts.
    Thank you.

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    singing songs and acting out scripts on safe se.x ...

    in public ..

    by tramps ..

    'wow' we've got a genius ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanju_strings
    it had to b kolkatta ...

    and what is that supposed to mean?
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    and surely Iíll buy mine !
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