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7 Colleges & 6 schools covered under 2nd phase of New India@75 in Dimapur

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Dimapur, December 11: The 2nd phase campaign on New India @75 -Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav was virtually launched on October 12021 at the National level organized by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India. Which were planned to conduct awareness campaign on the three themes namely; HIV, TB and Blood donation with the objectives to disseminate information regarding HIV/TB prevention and services; developing an understanding about the infection and to reduce stigma & discrimination against People Living with HIV/AIDS and TB; and also to encourage blood donation within youths.
The District Committee under the Chairmanship of Rajesh Soundararajan, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur and Dr. I. Moatemjen, CMO, Dimapur as the Member Secretary launched the 2nd phase campaign at the district level. The 2nd Phase awareness campaign was conducted during the month of October and November which was spearheaded by District AIDS Prevention & Control Unit (DAPCU) and District Tuberculosis Officer, Dimapur and conducted awareness camps on HIV, TB and Blood donation to various schools and colleges within Dimapur district.
Altogether 7 RRC Colleges namely Dimapur Government College, Golden Crown College, St.John College, Mt. Mary College, Eastern Christian College, Patkai Christian College, Government Polytechnic college, Seithekema ‘C’ and following 6 schools i.e. Government Higher Secondary School, Purana Bazar; Government High School Thahekhu, Government High School Lingrijan, Government High School Burma Camp, Government Higher Secondary School Medziphema and Government Higher Secondary School Diphupar, were covered under the 2nd phase of awareness campaign.
The campaign also included competitions on 3themes i.e. HIV, TB and Blood donation for the schools and colleges. In the school category the competition were on Paint your thought (Face painting/ Mask painting) and Voice your thought (Spoken word competition), and in the college level the competition were on Publicize your though (Poster making) and Film your thought (short video/ documentary. Altogether 545 youths and 567 adolescences were sensitized on HIV, TB and Blood donation in the entire 2nd Phase campaign.
After all the entries were received the screening committee which comprised of Dy. CMO, and DPO, DAPCU, Dimapur screened and judged the entries received from the students under the three themes.
After the committee screened the entries the result of the competition was declared on December 10 with CMO and EAC (Development), Dimapur who felicitated the winners as the special guests. (Page News Service)

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