MULTI-MEDIA CAMPAIGN – “LIFE NOW – Yes Life, No HIV”
The 7th phase of Multi media campaign to educate the youth, promote awareness , compassion, education and support for the issue of HIV & AIDS in the state with the campaign tagline” LIFE NOW- Yes Life, NO HIV” was successfully conducted.
The key component of the campaign was HIV education through music competition.
A state level competition through open advertisement from all the districts of Nagaland invited bands to submit demo songs based on HIV & AIDS and drug Abuse. 18 bands from across Nagaland submitted original songs where 12 bands were shortlisted to compete for the state level band competition which was held on 1st of December 2017 at the Heritage, Kohima Nagaland. Around 5000 young people attended the vent. The event was managed by Life Pro.
A grand dinner and band briefing with the officials was organized on the 30th of November 2017. During this event Ms. Metevinuo Sakhrie, Joint Director IEC, NSACS and Mr. Ainato Yeptho, Asst. Director, IEC NSACS, shared the importance of Multi Media Campaign and encouraged the bands to move forward with their music in promoting and spreading the message of HIV & AIDS through their songs.
The State level band competition was graced by shri R. Ramakhrishnan, IAS commissioner & Secretary (H & FW), Govt. of Nagaland. He impressed upon the gathering to treat people living with HIV with love and affection “This is one life. We have to enjoy and live this life happily”, he said. He was accompanied by Shri Saravanan, IPS special Secretary (Home)
Winner- Since 90’s
1st runner up- Pay the rent
2nd runners up- Trans Effect
Best vocalist- Fifth Note
Best Guitarist- Trans Effect
Best Bassist- Pay the Rent
Best Drummer- Since 90’s
Best Original song- Tune up channel
Best Original Song
“SAVE A LIFE”
I know you feeling alive there…
Cos you are breathing enough…
But that won’t last evermore
You’ve got to earn something by giving…
I know you standing toug now
Cos you are blooming high
Bust it will fade away
What are you waiting for…
Wait no more…
I met a preacher the other day
He said son, “you can do greater things than now”
Tons of question, barrage my life
I got a dodge it and save a sparkle
What are you waiting for, no time to wait
What are you wondering for…
Cos you gotta save a life…
Ooh when you’re alive
Yes, you can save a life
Composed and arranged by Tune up Channel
International Youth Day (IYD) 2017
NSACS in collaboration with Red Ribbon Colleges in Kohima dict celebrated IYD on the 12th of August 2017 at the auditorium of Mount Olive College, Kohima on the theme “Hands Up For #HIV Prevention: Yes Life. No HIV.” The program was attended by 346 RRC members from 17 colleges in Kohima district. Ms. Metevino Sakhrie, Jt. Director (IEC), NSACS, exhorted the gathering.
Highlights of the Program:
- Painting: 15 colleges participated in the painting competition on the theme “HIV Prevention”. The Judges were: Mr. Theja Meru, Director, Dream Corp, Ms. K. Cynthia Kilakhe, Street Art and Ms. Metevinuo Sakhrie, Jt. Director (IEC), NSACS. The Winners were: Aonechet Kichu : Kohima Science college (Winner), Weto-u Kapfo: Sazolie College (1st Runners up) and Limanukla: Modern Institute of Teacher Education (2nd Runners up).
- Elocution: The Elocution competition was participated by 16 colleges on the theme “My responsibility in HIV prevention”. The Judges were: Mr, Sievituo Solo, Adventure Traveler & Social Activities (Project 72 Hrs), Mrs. Neilakhonuo Theunuo, HoD English Dept. MOCK and Dr. Ruokuobeinuo Chielie, Dy. Director , NSACS. The Winners were: Imlitemjen Jamir: Mount Olive College (Winner), Kezia Zhimo: Capital College of Higher Education (1st Runners up) and Wellenchila E. Chang: Sazolie College (2nd Runners up)
- Signing of Pledge
- HIV Testing: 36 students tested for HIV
- Distribution of IEC materials, Red Ribbon Badge and Wrist Band.
NATIONAL YOUTH DAY
National Youth Day 2017 was observed on the 29th of January 2018 with the theme “Be an Agent of Change” at Oriental College Kohima. The event was managed by Project 72 Hrs. The welcome address was given by Ms. Akhrieno, Nodal Officer Red Ribbon Club. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Nganshimeren, project Director, NSACS. Mr. Sievituo solo gave a motivational talk and vote of thanks and significance of the day was given by Red Ribbon Club members. The event concluded with signing of pledge with the key message, prevention is the only cure. On the same day wall painting with the theme “wings of change” was made by the team project 72 Hrs. where messages on HIV & AIDS were inscribe. About 400 students along with the officials attended the programme. IEC materials, pen and badge with HIV messages were also distributed to the students
WORLD AIDS DAY
A Walkathon was organized on World AIDS Day-1st December 2017 under the theme “Right to Health” and the slogan “My Health, My Right”. The flagged-off program was held at Old M.L.A Hostel Junction, Kohima Town, at 6.00 A.M. with Shri R. Ramakrishnan, IAS, Commissioner & Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Nagaland as the Chief Guest. During the program, Dr. Ngangshimeren, Project Director, NSACS shared about the significance of the day. A special song was presented by Kohima Network of People living with HIV (KNP+), while the program was chaired by Dr. Vezokholu Theyo, Deputy Director (SIMU/BSD), NSACS. The Walkathon was flagged off by the Chief Guest. The Walkathon started from Old M.L.A Hostel Junction and the participants held banners, placards and flags printed with HIV prevention messages and wore tee shirts and caps printed with the World AIDS Day theme. The Walkathon culminated at High School Junction with a vote of thanks by Dr. Ngangshimeren, Project Director, NSACS and light refreshment were distributed. A total of about 280 people participated in the Walkathon. The participants included officials & staff of the Department, allied Departments, Assam Rifles, churches, Project 72 Hours, Vihaan, NNP+, KNP+, Red Ribbon Club members, concerned citizens and people from various walks of life.
World AIDS Day was also observed in all the other 10 districts of Nagaland.
WORD HEPATITIS DAY
With the theme ““eliminate hepatitis”, NSACS in Collaboration with Nagaland Health Mission, Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, observed “World Hepatitis Day” on the 28th of July 2017 at the directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Kohima. Mission Director, NHM, Dr. Limaakum Jamir chaired the programme. The programme was attended by about 150 participants from the Dept. Health Family Welfare, NSACS, NGOs, and others.
Dr. Ngangshimeren, Project Director, NSACS delivered the keynote address. Jr. specialist Dr. K. Vanlalruati Nyuthe shared about the basics of hepatitis. Dr. Kejavisa Savino, Bethel Medical Centre, Physician shared a presentation on “Hepatitis C treatment protocol”. Mr. Abou Mere, Director Kripa Foundation highlighted the perspective of NGOs in the context of Nagaland. Renbothung Nagaland Users Network shared treatment experience, while Deputy Director, NSACS Dr. Ruokuobeinuo Chielie proposed the vote of thanks.