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BZ Entertainment concludes HIV awareness street play tour

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By EMN Updated: Feb 24, 2024 4:45 pm
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BZ Entertainment and NSACS members with villagers during a street play to raise awareness on HIV in Noklak.

DIMAPUR BZ Entertainment, in collaboration with the Nagaland State Aids Control Society (NSACS), successfully concluded an extensive 60-show street play tour across six districts, marking a significant stride in the collective effort against HIV/AIDS.

BZ Entertainment’s initiative to spread HIV awareness and combat stigma in Nagaland, commenced in Dimapur at Naga Shopping Arcade on Nov. 17, 2023, heralding the beginning of a transformative journey that culminated on Feb. 17 this year in Kiphire district, an update stated.

During the course of the tour, BZ Entertainment delivered10 impactful street plays in each district, engaging audiences with crucial information regarding HIV transmission and the imperative of testing.

Each street play was meticulously crafted to disseminate vital knowledge about HIV/AIDS while highlighting the importance of testing and combating societal stigma.

Following every performance, the NSACS Mobile Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre (MICTC) team offered complimentary blood tests for HIV and counseling services, ensuring that attendees had access to indispensable support and information, it stated.

In addition to delivering on-the-ground assistance, BZ Entertainment took proactive measures to empower attendees by prominently displaying the contact details of the District Programme Officers (DPOs) at every venue.

This initiative enables individuals to inquire about their HIV status and seek further assistance, reinforcing the organization’s steadfast commitment to aiding those impacted by HIV/AIDS.

“BZ Entertainment firmly believes in the transformative influence of art and culture in driving societal change, and this collaboration exemplifies their dedication to utilizing creative expression as a catalyst for positive transformation,” it stated.

The initiative spanned across the districts of Dimapur, Kohima, Kiphire, Peren, Tuensang, and Noklak, with 10 shows conducted in each district, showcasing the commitment of BZ Entertainment and NSACS to reach every corner of Nagaland in the pursuit of HIV awareness and eradication of discrimination.

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By EMN Updated: Feb 24, 2024 4:45:47 pm
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