GUWAHATI, Jan 21 - As part of its multimedia campaign on HIV/AIDS, the Assam State AIDS Control Society organised a Western Rock Band Competition on HIV/AIDS awareness at the State Institute of Health and Family Welfare at Khanapara here.
Four rock bands – Bottle Rockets, Battle Symphony, Existence After Trestle and Tyrrhenian – took part in the finals held on Sunday.
Tyrrhenian won the competition while Bottle Rockets and Existence After Trestle were adjudged first and second runners-up respectively. The winner got Rs 15,000 in cash and certificates. The first runner-up and second runner-up received Rs 12,000 and Rs 10, 000 respectively, besides certificates.
The competition was judged by a panel of judges that comprised guitarist Amitabh Baruah, vocalist Hridoyjit Goswami and drummer Gaurav Bania. The bands were judged on the basis of their presentation, quality of performance, synchronicity, interaction skills, songs on HIV and time management. The winner will perform in the North East multimedia event to be held in Kohima on February 18.