Guwahati: Rongali Bihu, the most popular festival of Assam that will be celebrated this weekend, will perceive some leading singers and performers assist generate awareness about HIV/AIDS which has affected 14,000 people in the state.
Several leading performers of the state have been involved by the National Aids Control Organization (NACO) in association with the Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS) to spread awareness about the disease, which has killed 419 people in the state thus far.
Sources said that “We have so far tied up leading singer Manas Robin and performer Tarun Tanmoy for an hour long programme on HIV/AIDS. They will sing songs to generate awareness about the disease and ways to stay away from it.”
“We have selected the Bihu festival due to its popularity. Rongali Bihu is the most popular festival of Assam. It has appeal for people of all age groups, from children to the elderly,” the source added.
The Kamrup district records the maximum HIV/AIDS infected people in the state at 2,675, the reports said.
Singer Manas Robin told that “It is a good thing that ASACS have decided to spread awareness about the HIV/AIDS through Bihu songs. I have composed a few of the songs on the topic of HIV/AIDS, which I will present before the audience in Bihu rhythm.”