Guwahati: To mark the World Aids Day, Assam State Aids Control Society (ASACS) along with a city-based NGO ‘Prithibi’ organised an all girls bike rally on Tuesday to spread awareness regarding the disease.
The motor bike rally flagged off from ASACS office in Khanapara to Panbazar, Silpukhuri, Panjabari and ended again in Khanapara.
Themed as ‘Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility’, the rally was aimed at breaking taboos about HIV positives and showing solidarity to the struggle of HIV positive patients.
Sharing the experience, Akashitora Saikia, a social activist said, “It is empowering to unite girls from Northeast who are Enfield riders under the umbrella of our NGO Prithibi for Assam State Aids Control Society for a cause.”
“And to encourage people to talk about taboos and empathies with the HIV positive is very gratifying,” Saikia further added.
The event saw participation from all over Northeast. Women from various cities, states took part in the awareness program.
The programme also hosted a state-level function with health and family welfare minister Pijush Hazarika as chief guest and Nahid Afrin, popular singer, being the guest of honor.