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Safe sex, safe choice message marks multimedia campaign

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Nov 26, 2019 10:40 pm
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TuneUp Channel, winners of the state-level multimedia campaign celebrate during the event’s ceremony, on November 26 at The Heritage in Kohima. (EM Images)


Our Correspondent

Kohima, Nov. 26 (EMN): The state-level grand finale of the ninth multimedia campaign organised by the Nagaland State Control Society was conducted on November 26 at The Heritage in Kohima.

The advisor for Task Force for Music & Arts, Theja Meru attended the event as its special guest. He expressed happiness at ‘the downtrend of HIV/AIDS’ in the state.

Meru expressed confidence that 2030’s vision of eradicating HIV/AIDS would be a possibility with the participation and support of everyone in being responsible about their choices.

He maintained that 94% of infections over the recent times were through unprotected sex, 4% through needles and 2% from infected mothers. “It is high time that we talk about the reality.”

The advisor asked the gathering, composed of students from various institutions, ‘to live right.’ “It is the responsibility of everyone for one’s life to live right,” he added.

Speaking about being faithful, being safe and true love, he said, “Love can bear the wait. Lust can’t wait to get,” he said, advising the youths ‘to stay away till the right time.’

According to Meru, while sex education has been a taboo subject for sometime it is life-saving. He called for concerted efforts from individuals and schools to promote it.

Also, he spoke about his vision to make Nagaland a place for all things music and musical. He sought the support of the people in this regard.

Reigning Miss Kohima Khrienuo Liezietsu gave a motivational talk. She urged the young to fight in the form of promoting responsible sexual behaviour and engaging comprehensive sex education.

“It’s time that we change the mentality of the people. HIV is not a death sentence,” Liezietsu said.

In the band competition, Tune Up Channel from Mokokchung was adjudged the winners. They will now represent the state at the 2nd Northeast Multimedia Campaign on December 18 at Imphal in Manipur.

The first runner-up prize went to Pin Drop Silence from Kiphire, while Fifthe Note from Kohima took the second runner-up prize.

 

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Nov 26, 2019 10:40:14 pm