The Wishess Band from Manipur posing for lens after being adjudged the winner of the first North East Multimedia Campaign held at Local Ground, Kohima on February 18. The band won a cash prize of Rupees one lakh. All the prizes for the competition were sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). (Morung Photo)
The Wishess Band, Manipur emerged the winner of North East Multi Media Music Competition held as part of 1st North East Multimedia Campaign on HIV/AIDS here today.
With this, it pocketed a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh.
Iuli Yeptho & the band, Nagaland stood Ist runner up and received a cash prize of Rs. 70,000
2nd runner up Roll Heads, Sikkim awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 50, 000.
Consolation prizes went to Tyrrhenian, Assam, Jerry Lalrinawma, Mizoram, Wreckless Shadow, Meghalaya, Vanghum 100 yrs band, Tripura and The Megh, Arunachal Pradesh and it received Rs. 30,000 each.
The prizes was handed over by I. Himato Zhimomi, principal secretary health and family welfare Nagaland, Dr. Naresh Goel, deputy director general NACO and Dr. V. Sam Prasad, Country programme director, AHF India.
The prize was sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
The event also featured theatre performance by Dreamz Unlimited, special performances by Nise Meruno, Alobo Naga, Tetseo Sisters, Guru Rewben Mashangva, Bozio Nienu, Moko Koza and Linka.
Other highlights of the programme includes parade by all the eight NE states’ AIDS control societies and 16 tribes of Nagaland, Bharat Scouts and Guides, Assam Rifles and NCC.
Featuring music competition, exhibition stalls and awareness booth on HIV, distribution of IEC materials, HIV testing facility, blood donation camps, etc, this first North East Multi Media Campaign was hosted by Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) under the banner ‘North east united against HIV and AIDS.’
Multi Media Campaign is a special package provided exclusively for the northeast states since 2009 by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) to promote awareness, compassion, education and support for the issue of HIV and AIDS in the region.
Alongside the participation of representatives and artistes from Nagaland, Tripura, Manipur, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, students from 60 schools and 20 colleges in and around Kohima joined the programme.
(Morung Express News)