Dimapur, June 3: The 3rd State level committee meeting for New India @75-Azadi ka Amrit Mohatsav was held on June 3 under the chairmanship of Amardeep S. Bhatia, IAS, Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare and chairman NSACS. The meeting was attended by representative from the department of DIPR, Social Welfare, All India Radio Kohima (AIR), Doordarshan Kendra Kohima (DDK), Higher Education, Technical Education, NBSE, SCERT, Youth Resources & Sports and PIB Kohima.
The meeting was held to highlight the achievements of New India @75-Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav conducted in 8 high HIV prevalent districts namely Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokchung, Noklak, Phek, Peren, Tuensang and Kiphire in three phased manner on three themes namely HIV, TB and blood donation. District level committees were set up under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner in each identified district to carry out the activities.
The presentation on the overall achievements was given by Thejangunuo Theunuo, Deputy Director (IEC), NSACS. During the presentation, it was highlighted that the campaign was carried out in three phased manners from August 2021 to March 2022 in 75 identified schools and 75 identified colleges/institute/Hr. Sec. Schools (the 75 number each in consonance with the 75 years of India independence) in the identified districts. Through the awareness programme, a total of 16,264 students (youth and adolescents) were reached.
During the various competitions that were conducted (paint your thought, voice your thought, publicize your thought, film your thought, etc), a total of 1,212 students took part and 479 students were declared winners. The publicity of the campaign was supported by DDK, AIR, PIB and DIPR.
Metevinuo Sakkrie, Joint Director (IEC), NSACS thanked each district level committee headed by the Deputy Commissioners for proactively carrying out the activities at its district and accomplishing the campaign of New India@75.
The concept of the campaign is an initiative of the Government of India to commemorate 75 years of India Independence. In support, National AIDS Control Organization, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India has planned the New India@75 campaign on three phased manners namely; HIV, TB and Blood donation. Nagaland State AIDS Control Society has carried out the campaign in coordination with the concerned departments.
(Page News Service)