A Brief Report on WORLD AIDS DAY – 2016

Theme - Hands up for HIV Prevention

Candle Lighting Programme:

Tripura State AIDS Control Society (TSACS) organized Candle Lighting Programme in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society, Tripura Branch marking the World AIDS Day at in front of TSACS Office on 30th November, 2016 from 5 PM onwards. Dr. J.K. Dev Varma, Director, Health Services; Dr. N. Darlong, Director, Family Welfare & Preventive Medicine; Dr. Ashoke Roy, Project Director, TSACS; Dr. Pradip Bhowmik, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, AGMC; Sri N.C. Bhaumik, Hony. Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Tripura Branch, Sri Samir Banik, Secretary, TSNP+ were present in the programme and delivered valuable speeches to grace the occasion. Participants from State Network of Positive People, TI NGOs & other section of the society also contributed to make the Programme successful.

Dr. J.K. Dev Varma & other dignitaries lighting
candle during the programme

Lighting candle by children during the programme

Thereafter, a magic show with messages on HIV/AIDS was conducted to aware the masses and also a message bearing song were performed by five young college students. After that, a candle light rally marched few roads of the city.

Magic Show with messages on HIV/AIDS

Candle Light Rally by the IRCS, Tripura Branch,
TSACS officials & other section of the society 

Songs bearing Message on HIV/AIDS were performed by five young college students
during the Candle Lighting Programme

State Level Mega Mass Rally:

Tripura State AIDS Control Society organized Mega Mass Rally on World AIDS Day 2016, at State level in collaboration with Tripura State NSS Cell at Umakanta Ground on 1st December at 10.30 AM onwards involving approximately 1200 nos. of participants from different section of the society. Participants were from Schools, Colleges, RRC Units, Nursing Institutes, TI NGOs, NYK Volunteers, NSS Volunteers and also from Paramilitary Forces. The rally was inaugurated by Sri. Badal Choudhury, Hon’ble Minister, Health & Family Welfare, Government of Tripura. Sri Sahid Choudhuri, Hon’ble Minister, Youth Affairs & Sports was remain present as Guest of Honour; Sri. Radhacharan Debbarma, Chief Executive Member, Tripura Tribal Area Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) was Special Guest in the programme. Dr. Prafullajit Sinha, Mayor, Agartala Municipal Coorporation; Dr. J.K. Dev Varma, Director, Health Services; Dr. N. Darlong, Director, Family Welfare & Preventive Medicine; Dr. Ashoke Roy, Project Director, TSACS; Sri Dhirendra Choudhury, State NSS Officer; Sri. Tapan Nag, State Director, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sanghatan, Dr. Pradip Bhowmik were some of the dignitaries, who pro-actively participated.  Representative from the Border Security Forces (BSF) & Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and other dignitaries from different Departments/organization, State Network of Positive people with their children also contributed to make the programme successful.  

After delivery of speech from the guests, the signature with message was put in the message board. Thereafter, the rally started its march through some of the main routes of the city like Umakanta Ground to Orient Chowmuhani to Jackson Gate to Kaman Chowmuhani to Post Office Chowmuhani to Paradise Chowmuhani to IGM Chowmuhani and conclude at the Umakanta Ground.

The programme detail and message of Hon’ble Minister, Health & Family Welfare was published in the local newspaper to aware the masses.

Speech deliver by Hon’ble Minister, H&FW
during the inaugural programme

Speech deliver by Hon’ble Minister, YAS

during the inaugural programme of Mass Rally

Hon’ble Minister, H&FW (Left Side) & Hon’ble Minster,

YAS (Right side) signing the board with message on HIV/AIDS

Hon’ble Minister, YAS,
Hon’ble CEM, TTAADC and

other dignatries during the Rally

Signing the board by Ms. Dipa Karmakar,

Arjuna awardee during the Mass Rally Programme

Cultural Team from Khumlwng Performing

dance during the Rally

District & Sub-Divisional Programme on the eve of World AIDS Day – 2016:

The different types of activities were organized at  7 Districts and 7 Sub-Divisional level like Mass Rally, sensitization workshops, etc on the eve of World AIDS Day – 2016 involving School & College students, NGOs, NYK Volunteers, NSS Volunteers, ASHA and also from other sections of the society.

Mass Rally at Dharmanagar organized by

Chief Medical Officer, North Tripura

School/College Student & different section of

the society participated in the Mass Rally

at Dharmanagar

Mass Rally at Belonia organized by

Chief Medical Officer, South Tripura

Mass Rally at Khowai ogranized by

Chief Medical Officer, Khowai

Pinning of Red Ribbon Badge on the observance of World AIDS Day - 2016:

The Red Ribbon badge was pinned to Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tripura and other officials/staff of Civil Secretariat on 1st December, 2016 by the official/staff of TSACS.

Awareness Programme on HIV/AIDS at Agartala Government Medical College:

Awareness Programme on Prevention on HIV/AIDS was organized by Agartala Government Medical College on the observance of World AIDS Day – 2016 with support of Tripura State AIDS Control Society (TSACS) at the conference hall of the College on 1st December, 2016 at 1.30 am onwards. Dr. Ashoke Roy, Project Director, TSACS delivered a lecture among the Medical Students and aware on HIV/AIDS issues along with other speakers.

AIDS Awareness Programme among the Medical

Students of AGMC on World AIDS Day - 2016

Quiz Competition among the Medical Students

on the eve of World AIDS Day - 2016

Sensitization Programme on HIV/AIDS and screening of Blood samples among Truckers at Jirania Madhabbari Inter State Truck Terminal:

The Sensitization Programme was organized by Tripura State AIDS Control Society in collaboration with Transport Department, Government of Tripura; Truck Diver Syndicate; Vihaan Anandalok, CSC & Hambai Club, TI NGO on 4th December, 2016 at 2 PM at Jirania Madhabbari Inter State Truck Terminal making the World AIDS Day – 2016 involving 70 nos. of truckers and their assistants.

Dr. Ashoke Roy, Project Director, TSACS; Dr. Pradip Bhowmik, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Agartala Government Medical College; Sri. Dibakar Nath, Secretary, Hepatatis Foundation of Tripura; Sri. Subhrajit Bhattacharjee, Assistant Director (IEC), TSACS; Sri. Bipul Bhaumik, Assistant Director (Mainstreaming), TSACS; Sri. Jahangir Hossain, Assistant Director (Publicity), TSACS; Smt. Moushmi Debnath, Project Manager, Hambai Club were present in the programme.

The lecture on the issues and basic knowledge on HIV/AIDS among the Transport Workers were delivered by Dr. Ashoke Roy, Project Director, TSACS. Dr. Pradip Bhowmik, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Agartala Government Medical College; Sri. Dibakar Nath, Secretary, Hepatatis Foundation of Tripura also contributed their valuable speech to make the Programme successful.

Thereafter, the blood sample screening of the participating truckers was done by the ICTC team of Mobile Van present in the programme.  

Dr. Pradip Bhowmik, Associate Professor,

AGMC delivered lecture among Truck Drivers

Dr. Ashoke Roy, Project Director,

TSACS delivered lecture among Truck Drivers

Distribution of Condom during the programme

Blood Screening of the Truck Drivers

after the programme

Advocacy cum Sensitization Workshop with the Chairmen  & Members of Village Councils:

On the occasion of World AIDS Day – 2016, Advocacy cum Sensitization Workshop on HIV/AIDS with the Chairmen & members of all 13 nos. of Village Councils under Damcherra R.D block at the Conference Hall of Block Development Office was organized by Tripura State AIDS Control Society. The meeting was presided over by the Chairman of BAC and also Advocacy cum Sensitization Workshop on Drug Abuse & HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day - 2016.

Advocacy cum Sensitization Workshop on

Drug Abuse & HIV/AIDS on the eve of

World AIDS Day - 2016

Advocacy cum Sensitization Workshop

with the Chairmen & Members of Village

Council at Damcherra