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SOUL ALLIANCE wins NSACS ZERO Peren
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]OWN Hall Peren was filled to capacity as NSACS ZERO audition touched ground. Six of the finest bands in the district battled it out for the chance to go through to the finals to be held at Dimapur on October 28. During the audition, Haohen and Jere, both from User’s Network Peren, shared their powerful testimonies.Haohen shared about how drugs ruined his life. He also mentioned that without God’s help, it is impossible to get freedom from drugs. Jere focused on alcohol addiction and how it destroys a person from living a productive life. He also challenged the young people present, to live clean lives, away from drugs and alcohol. He encouraged the audience to read the IEC materials distributed by NSACS, in the form of booklets and pamphlets, and equip themselves with the knowledge shared in the materials.
The band, 8th RIP, who were the winners of Rock Plus 2012, Peren edition, made a special appearance. SOUL ALLIANCE came in first place, which was followed by MAGNIFICIENT and EAST ECLAT in second and third place respectively. Joint Director NSACS, Dr. Vikato, who was present at the event, declared the final result and gave Zero T-shirts to Soul Alliance, the winners of the audition. Mr. Ruguokhrietuo Kesiezie a well wisher and Joint Secretary KCCI handed over prizes to 1st and 2nd runner bands.
As part of the campaign, the NSACS ZERO crew visited Baptist High School Peren and was able to interact with more than 200 students. To start the programme, Clueless Attention presented two acoustic numbers “Hole hearted” and “Shine”.
Deputy Director, NSACS, Ayieno Kechu, delivered a short speech on the goals of the ZERO campaign, which are, to achieve Zero new HIV/AIDS infections, Zero discrimination and Zero HIV/AIDS related deaths by 2015. She urged the students to abstain from destructive habits, be faithful in whatever they do and be careful about making choices in life. Headmistress of the school Apele thanked the NSACS crew for taking the time to visit the school and wished the campaign success.