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Awareness generated on ways to keep AIDS at bay

By Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, Dec 3 - Along with the rest of the country, World AIDS Day was observed here with various programmes.

In this connection a unit of Red Horn Division organised an awareness campaign at Jharbari High School in Kokrajhar on Sunday.

The awareness campaign started with a lecture followed by an interactive session with the locals and culminated with group photograph.

Under the present scenario where cases of AIDS are reported in high numbers, it is important to spread awareness and educate people about its causes and prevention.

In an attempt to do the same, the students and locals were informed about the origin and causes of AIDS. They were also educated about various symptoms and preventive measures to avoid STDs.

The awareness programme was attended by the students, local people and village headmen of nearby villages.

Meanwhile, as a part of the AIDS awareness campaign, the Assam State AIDS Control Society of Guwahati in association with the BTC authority and Discovery Club of Kokrajhar recently organised a western rock and indie pop music competition under the name and style �Music for Life� at Kokrajhar.

The programme was held at Bodofa Cultural Complex at Gaurang Park in Kokrajhar where as many as five music bands from seven districts of Lower Assam participated.

Executive Members of BTC, namely Doneswar Goyari and Rajib Kumar Brahma, Deputy Commissioner of Kokrajhar PP Majumder, Ranjan Jyoti Deka, M and E officer, Assam State AIDS Control Society, among others, attended the inaugural programme of the HIV awareness campaign.

It may be mentioned here that the main objective of this programme was to capitalise on the locally popular entertainment channels among youth like music and sports, enhance risk perception and promote safe behaviour, to address issues around stigma and discrimination of people infected with HIV, AIDS etc.

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Awareness generated on ways to keep AIDS at bay

KOKRAJHAR, Dec 3 - Along with the rest of the country, World AIDS Day was observed here with various programmes.

In this connection a unit of Red Horn Division organised an awareness campaign at Jharbari High School in Kokrajhar on Sunday.

The awareness campaign started with a lecture followed by an interactive session with the locals and culminated with group photograph.

Under the present scenario where cases of AIDS are reported in high numbers, it is important to spread awareness and educate people about its causes and prevention.

In an attempt to do the same, the students and locals were informed about the origin and causes of AIDS. They were also educated about various symptoms and preventive measures to avoid STDs.

The awareness programme was attended by the students, local people and village headmen of nearby villages.

Meanwhile, as a part of the AIDS awareness campaign, the Assam State AIDS Control Society of Guwahati in association with the BTC authority and Discovery Club of Kokrajhar recently organised a western rock and indie pop music competition under the name and style �Music for Life� at Kokrajhar.

The programme was held at Bodofa Cultural Complex at Gaurang Park in Kokrajhar where as many as five music bands from seven districts of Lower Assam participated.

Executive Members of BTC, namely Doneswar Goyari and Rajib Kumar Brahma, Deputy Commissioner of Kokrajhar PP Majumder, Ranjan Jyoti Deka, M and E officer, Assam State AIDS Control Society, among others, attended the inaugural programme of the HIV awareness campaign.

It may be mentioned here that the main objective of this programme was to capitalise on the locally popular entertainment channels among youth like music and sports, enhance risk perception and promote safe behaviour, to address issues around stigma and discrimination of people infected with HIV, AIDS etc.