Digital storytelling competition to raise AIDS awareness

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Digital storytelling competition to raise AIDS awareness

DICHEN ONGMU

GANGTOK,: A digital storytelling competition would be held in Gangtok by The Beat Entertainment in association with Sikkim State AIDS Control Society (SSACS) with the theme ‘global solidarity, shared responsibility’. The initiative aims to generate public awareness on HIV-AIDS, informed the organisers.
“Our aim through this competition is to reach out to people to bring awareness amongst the masses. We believe we could generate positive impact in the society and appeal everyone to participate and be a part of this mass awareness on HIV & AIDS”, said SSACS project director Dr D.S. Kerongi.
“The SSACS is is working under NACO and our aim is to control the HIV-AIDS spread in the society. AIDS is a behavioural problem and we are working through different mediums to create awareness,” added Dr. Kerongi.
The digital storytelling competition is open for all wherein the participants can send their videos in Hindi or English or Nepali languages with scripts in subtitles. The time slot is three minutes minimum and seven minutes maximum. The submissions can be made at thebeatentertainment.com from January 25 to February 28, informed The Beat Entertainment proprietor Shivraj Shivakoti.
Top 10 will be selected from the online competition wherein the top three will perform in the finale on March 8.
Dr. Santosh Sharma, Bishal Darnal and Dr. Sudarsan Tamang will judge the competition.
The finalists will be awarded with trophies and certificates. An e-book will also be prepared wherein the stories of all the participants will be recorded, the organisers informed.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi