Nagaland

Assam Rifles Conducts AIDS Awareness Campaign at Punglwa & Ahthibung on World AIDS Day

Kohima, December 02 (NEx): Jalukie Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (N) conducted AIDS Awareness Campaign on account of World AIDS Day at Punglwa & Ahthibung villages under Peren district on December 1st, 2020.

A press release from the PRO HQ IGAR (N) on Tuesday said that standing firm to it’s credo of “Friends of the North East People”, Assam Rifles troops reached out to the people at Punglwa and Ahthibung Villages to spread awareness about AIDS, Corona and their preventive measures on the occasion of World AIDS Day, December 01, 2020.

(AIDS awareness campaign at Punglwa village by Assam rifles on December 01, 2020)

AIDS Awareness Campaign at Punglwa:

The Assam Rifles troops moved forward to spread awareness among the people of Punglwa village on the occasion of World AIDS Day and conducted a lecture and interactive session to draw attention of the locals on ways to address AIDS and the ongoing Corona pandemic.

The AR troops also deliberated on the importance of detection at early stages and treatments available. Also, the troops embedded to the villagers that the motto of prevention is the only cure and emphasized on means of spreading of AIDS and use of preventive measures to avoid it. The villagers were also briefed about the various health and hygiene methods to be implemented to avoid the disease.

A total of 35 people attended the awareness drive at Punglwa village, said the release.

(AIDS awareness campaign at Ahthibung by Assam rifles in collaboration with Cultural Club of Ahthibung, PHC Ahthibung and Ahthibung Regional Club on December 01, 2020)

AIDS awareness campaign at Ahthibung:

On the occasion of the World AIDS Day, Assam Rifles troops in collaboration with Cultural Club of Ahthibung (CCA), PHC Ahthibung and Ahthibung Regional Club (ARC) reached out to people of Ahthibung and conducted AIDS awareness programme.

Awareness lectures were conducted by Assam Rifles and ARC representatives. The Cultural Club of Ahthibung and PHC Ahthibung made provisions for on-site sample collection for AIDS testing, while ensuring anonymity of the volunteers. The villagers were also briefed about the various health and hygiene precautions to be taken during the COVID-19 crisis, said the press release from PRO to AR.

A total of 48 people attended the campaign and 05 volunteers were tested for HIV AIDS, the release said.