Ministry of Human Resource Development in collaboration with National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) has launched an educational programme, known as Adolescence Education Programme (AEP) which is being implemented by all the States and Union Territories of the country.
The Programme is aimed at the following learning outcomes: (i) to make the learners aware of the major concerns, i.e. process of growing up during adolescence, HIV/AIDS and drug (substance) abuse; (ii) to inculcate in them positive attitude regarding these concerns; and (iii) to help them acquire life skills so that they avoid risky situations like HIV infection and drug abuse and develop healthy and responsible behaviour.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shri M.A.A. Fatmi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.