First edition of New India @75 campaigns on HIV, Tuberculosis, Blood Donation concludes

Imphal: The first phase of New India @75 campaigns on HIV, Tuberculosis and Blood Donation awareness for school and college in Manipur concluded with prize distributions held in the entire district headquarters on Friday.

Altogether 54 competitions on HIV Awareness, Tuberculosis Awareness and Blood Donation Awareness, at the school and college levels were organised by Manipur State AIDS Control Society through District AIDS Prevention Control Units (DAPCU) in all the districts.

The campaign was launched on August 12, International Youth Day, by Union health and family welfare minister Mansukh Mandaviya through a virtual launching programme, where students and teachers of schools and colleges across the country attended.

In this phase 32 colleges and 35 schools were selected from Manipur. More than 1000 students participated in the painting, face colouring, video competitions organised in all the districts.

The 2nd phase on Blood Donation Awareness will be launched on October 1 and that on HIV and Tuberculosis Awareness will be launched on October 12. As done in the first phase, various competitions will again be held at school and college level, Manipur State AIDS Control Society, project director Haobam Rosita said.

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