9th multi media campaign on HIV/AIDS underway

Dimapur, October 16: The 9th phase of multi media campaign initiated by Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) under National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India is under way with the theme ‘Know your HIV status. Get tested and treated.’
The programme is organized since 2009 with the objective to capitalize on the popularity of music among the youth and draw the attention of young people and spread HIV awareness in the state through music. It aims to promote awareness to people that effective prevention for HIV/AIDS is possible. The campaign also aims to educate the general populace that compassion and support should be given to those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS to live a life without stigma and discrimination.
Entries for the competition is open till November 1, 2019 and the genre should be Indie rock. There will be three zones for selection to the district audition Dimapur (Dimapur, Peren, Mon), Kohima (Kohima, Wokha, Phek, Kiphire) and Mokokchung (Mokokchung, Zunheboto, Tuensang, Longleng). Interested bands can submit entries to their respective zonal districts.
For the entries, bands should send an audio format demo copy of their original song based on HIV/AIDS or drug abuse, the band’s photographs, bio-data, lyrics sheet and contact details. It can be submitted to for Dimapur zone, Kohima zone and Mokokchung zone or couriered/hand delivered to the office of districts AIDS prevention and control unit (DAPCU) or contact at Kohima +91 9856890583, Dimapur 7005293955, Mokokchung 7005408371.
The selected bands will be provided with honorarium to meet their travel expenses food and accommodation on requirement for participation at the district level audition. After screening of entries, the selected bands will be called for the district auditions on November 15. Interaction to the selected bands will be done through the contact details provided.
Two bands will be selected from each zonal districts and they will compete at the state level which will be held on November 26, and the winner of the competition will represent the state at the 2nd Northeast Multiple Media campaign to be held at Imphal, Manipur on December 18. (Page News Service)