Sunday, November 27, 2022

NSACS creates HIV & AIDS awareness through music

With an objective to reach out to youth through music and sanitise them on HIV & AIDS, and to promote awareness, education and support for the issue of HIV and AIDs, Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSAC) organised a zonal district level band competition on November 4 at Town Hall Mokokchung.
A press release by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Mokokchung office informed that the band competition is part of the NSAC’s 10th multimedia campaign being carried out under the theme. “HIV prevention starts from me”.
At the programme, District Programme Officer, District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit (DAPCU) Mokokchung, Makshi Jamir said that the objective of the multimedia campaign was to spread awareness of HIV and AIDs among the youths, encourage safe and responsible behaviour and reduce the level of stigma and discrimination on HIV & AIDS through music and sports. Speaking on the significance of the theme, programme officer, NETSU, Aienla Longchar stated that the only way to know one’s status on HIV was to get tested.
She highlighted the audience on the origin, symptoms the route of transmission and the stigma attached to it.
She also spoke on the how to identify HIV, where to get tested and the need to live responsibly.
Mokokchung Voluntary Blood Donors Association, president, Molu Jamir spoke on safe blood donation and briefed the audience on the act associated to blood donation and the criteria associated with it.
Progressive Souls from Zunheboto was declared as winner of the zonal district level band competition followed by Tell a Story from Mokokchung and Kenny & the Faith Band from Kohima as first and second runners up respectively.

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