TURA, November 8: An area-level red ribbon quiz competition was held on Tuesday by Don Bosco College, Tura in collaboration with Meghalaya AIDS Control Society (MACS) at Bosco Hall at the college premises.
Dr. Zeany T Ch. Momin, MD Pathology, Specialist, Tura Civil Hospital who was the chief guest on the occasion said that there is so much to be done to get rid of HIV/AIDS in the state.
HIV/AIDS is prevalent among young people and this has had an impact on the career, family life and psychology of the young person suffering from HIV/AIDS, she said.
Dr Zeany also added that there was a need to inspire young people to come forward to donate blood and save lives.
Alexander Kharkongor, Deputy Director (IEC) Meghalaya State AIDS Control Society, Shillong, highlighted the purpose of organizing the zonal quiz competition. He said the Meghalaya AIDS Control Society (MACS) is reaching out to colleges and NGOs to join efforts to help young people become aware of HIV and AIDS. He also informed that the winners and runner up at zonal level will represent the Garo Hills area in a quiz program to be held in Shillong in the month of November.
Dr. Barbara S. Sangma, Nodal Officer of the Red Ribbon Club of Don Bosco College, Tura, highlighted the various activities of the club.
At the Quiz program, Don Bosco College, Tura scored the highest points, followed by Mendipathar College. Both colleges will represent the Garo Hills area in the state level red ribbon quiz competition to be held in Shillong.
The principal of the college, Fr. Bivan Rodriques Mukhim, welcomed the gathering and thanked the Meghalaya AIDS Control Society for organizing the zonal level red ribbon quiz competition in Garo Hills for the three consecutive years. He expressed his gratitude to the College’s Red Ribbon Club for advancing the club’s activities.


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