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Can Youth commemorates World Health Day with series of events

By EMN Updated: Apr 08, 2024 3:08 pm
Can Youth commemorates World Health Day with series of events
Members of Can Youth and other organisations with residents during the commemoration of World Health Day at Neisatuo colony, Dimapur.

DIMAPUR — Can Youth, in collaboration with YANA Foundation, Dimapur Battalion Assam Rifles IGAR , and the Regional Ayurvedic Research Centre Dimapur (RARC), organised a series of events to commemorate World Health Day (WHD) on the theme ‘My health, my right’, on April 7.

The events aimed to raise awareness about critical health issues and promote overall well-being among adolescents in various communities, an update stated.

The WHD celebration took place across multiple locations including Mhainamtsi village and Jalukie in Peren district and Neisatuo colony, Khermahal, Namgalong colony, Burma Camp in Dimapur district.

The events engaged with members of the Adolescent Club under Can Youth‘s project, alongside volunteers and healthcare professionals from partner organisations, community leaders, church, youth organisation and interns from Assam Down Town University.

The events featured a diverse array of activities including life skills workshops, awareness programmes on various health topics, and enlightening discussions on the importance of Ayurvedic medicine led by Dr. Deepak Rahangdale and Dr. Neha Mech from RARC.

Priya Kumari (Fit India Brand Ambassador) and Pradeep Kumar, Goonj NGO, shared insights on menstrual hygiene, advocating for awareness and sustainable practices, especially in context of their cycling expedition across the Northeast to promote this cause.

Mary Konyak, project coordinator of Can Youth, and Sentimongla Ozukum, programme in-charge, addressed the communities on the WHD theme in Mhainamtsi village and Namgalong colony, respectively.

The activities further included practical initiatives such as hemoglobin testing, distribution of nutrition items, medicines and sanitary pads, to foster hygiene and overall well-being among adolescents.

The Can Youth expressed gratitude to collaborators including Assam Rifles, RARC, YANA Foundation, local churches, community leaders, and individual partners such as Mese Kapfo (board member, Can Youth) and Hema Das (secretary, Eastern Action Socio Economic Development Trust) for their unwavering commitment to the health and social well-being of adolescents.

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By EMN Updated: Apr 08, 2024 3:08:05 pm
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