It is a personal
honor and pleasure for me to be the Convener of hope
2000 - The International Conference on Substance Abuse
and AIDS/HIV Prevention and Control. It is a great privilege
to welcome this celebrated gathering of professionals
from both these fields as a part of hope 2000.
of HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse have been growing at
alarming proportions over the last decade in India,
and I have personally seen these problems affecting
almost every strata of the social milieu of India. It
has been my personal endeavor to combat these problems
in any small way that I can and helping organize this
conference has been one such step. It has been a very
satisfying experience for me and I hope this conference
will help in formulating both a global and an indigenous
strategy aimed at combating both the Substance Abuse
and AIDS / HIV problems.
I welcome all the delegates to hope 2000.
Convenor of Hope 2000.