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Music-based event to spread HIV/AIDS awareness


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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG: World Vision India, East Khasi Hills Project will organise a music-based event Ieng Iada at Jongksha village, East Khasi Hills district, on World AIDS Day on December 1 at 1pm.

The intention is to create awareness on HIV as it is spreading to the villages of Meghalaya and according to World Vision, there needs to be a social protection and caring system in place to counter this.

Stating that HIV is heading to the villages of Meghalaya and there needs to be a social protection & caring system in place to counter this, World Vision India sees the need to persuade children, young people and other adults in Jongksha and the entire Mawkynrew block to respond to the issue of HIV and AIDS.

In alignment with the global AIDS theme ‘Getting to Zero: zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths’, the organisation will engage with the children to make them understand the other pressing issues around HIV and AIDS.

Known for its unique genre called TransFusion music, Shillong’s very own Summersalt will package this message through their array of socially relevant songs in Khasi.

Sharing the stage will be Phyrnai Marbaniang, song writer and social mass communicator.

There will be a rendition by the children in the form of a Phawar, a traditional way of messaging combining wit and humour.

Meanwhile, to commemorate the World Aids Day, the Meghalaya Aids and Control Society (MACS) will organize a two-day state level convention on HIV and AIDS on November 30 and December 1.

The convention will feature workshops, panel discussion and other programmes.


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