Multimedia Campaign on HIV/AIDS kicks off in style
Daporijo, Nov 10: The four month long Multimedia Campaign on HIV/AIDS which started with a Musical Competition was kicked off today.
Addressing the people on the occasion, Minister Health & Family Welfare Tanga Byaling cautioned them on the dangerous effects of HIV/ AIDS and said that it shouldn’t be allowed into the society and people should be aware of it.
He also emphasized to the people that unprotected sex, use of drugs, blood transfusion were some of the causes of AIDS.
MLA Daporijo Tapen Siga emphasizing on blood donation in the state and terming it as a life saving service advised everyone present to donate blood voluntarily. He also openly and frankly explained to the public about the effects of unprotected sex and advised the people to abstain from it. He said that it was only through open discussions that awareness could be spread to all sections of the society. PD (APSACS) Emi Rumi gave a brief introduction on the Multimedia Campaign and hoped that this campaign would spread awareness and take the AIDS awareness to new heights.
The evening witnessed electric performances by six bands namely Daporijo Cultural Society, Sons of Lucifer, Combination band, Scarecrow, Girry Achu and Dumporijo Cultural Association. The evening ended with performance of the star performers for the event-Alien Gods who would be performing in the every event of the month long campaign.
Earlier in the morning, APSACS also organized an Inter Personnel Communication Programme at the auditorium of Govt. Higher Secondary School, Daporijo. Minister for Health and Family Welfare Tanga Byaling in the programme requested the teachers to discuss about HIV/AIDS in the class. Around 5 students participated in the programme where 20 boys were chosen as peer educators for disseminating better awareness on HIV/AIDS among the students. (DIPRO)
Source: The Arunachal Times