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Shillong to host motorsport event for HIV/AIDS awareness

SHILLONG:  The city will host the Shillong Endurance Motorsport Challenge  commencing from November 22

The three-day event will be held at Iew shyllong Umtyngngar  and the event is being organised by  Shillong Endurance Motorsport  Club in collaboration with Meghalaya Aids Control Society

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday,  General Secretary of the  Club, Vicky Kharkrang said that  the event will have different categories like 4X4, Motocross cycle and non gear scooters

He said that the motocross event has large following of youths and they want to make awareness about HIV/AIDS

Alex Kharkongor , Assistant Director (IEC), MACS said that  motor cross event is a platform  where MACS is looking to create awareness about HIV and encourage healthy behavior among the youths

Barry L Kharmalki,  said that the event will be helpful in creating awareness about stigma and challenge which an HIV patient and a drug users face

Last time, around  120  participants participated in the event and this time  too, organizers are expecting   participants from across the region

The organizers have also printed pamphlets which speak about the need to end HIV AIDS besides the idea of fighting AIDS and not people with AIDS

 

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