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D+WA observe AIDS candlelight memorial

D+WA observe AIDS candlelight memorial
AIDS candlelight memorial day
DIMAPUR: | Publish Date: 5/17/2021 1:42:57 PM IST

 Dimapur HIV Positive Women Association (D+WA) observed the “AIDS candlelight memorial day” on May 16.

In a press release, its media cell stated that NSACS blessed D+WA to observe the day with strict Covid lockdown protocols.

In this regard, D+WA held a candlelight memorial service in 100 positive families through lighting of candles and observing a minute of silence to honour those who had died of AIDS.

The participation exceeded the 100 families target as an estimated 150 positive families, friends and NGOs responded to the invitation to join from their respective homes. Various people from different organisations also acknowledged the initiative. 

On behalf of the Dimapur District Users’ Network (DDUN), its president, Thinusel Victor expressed gratitude to D+WA for the initiative dedicated to those who were infected and affected with the disease and “for always having a compassionate heart to those who couldn’t make it and left us on the way”.

Meanwhile, ART doctor, Dr. Susan, Dimapur Baptist Women Union president, Nukshi Aying and several NGO associates also extended their appreciation.

It may be mentioned that D+WA is an initiative of People in Need Foundation (PNF) and was launched on March 27 by chief medical officer, Dr. Mereninla Senlem.

The Association has undertaken several initiatives in a short period such as study of HIV and AIDS Act 2017,  Covid awareness and motivation session including the 2021 AIDS candlelight memorial service. D+WA has a membership of 160 positive women as of today.

 

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