The work is being done by ISCI Foundation to make girls schools in the Gwalior district period friendly so that personal hygiene can be promoted among girls and girls' hesitation can be reduced while buying sanitary napkins from the market. Under this program, machines have been installed in various educational institutions of the district for the purpose of promoting the use of sanitary napkins, and today under this program the work of making Gajaraja Kanya Vidyalaya period friendly was done. This program is organized by ISCI Foundation with its C.S.R. Associates Essar TMT. In this program GOGS and the women's unit of Indian Medical Association Gwalior are also supporting the foundation as awareness partners.
Shweta Ji, Director, ISCI Foundation said that due to periods, many girls do not come to school for those 5 days every month, which means being deprived of two months of education in a year. To solve this problem, this program is being run and under this program, work is being done to make girls schools period friendly. Under the initiative, 10 sanitary pad vending machines are being installed in various educational institutions in the district to promote menstrual hygiene and the use of sanitary napkins. She said that personal hygiene among women is the first step toward a healthy life.
To increase awareness among girls about menstrual hygiene, Dr. Priyamvada Bhasin, President, Indian Medical Association, Gwalior, Dr. Veera Lohia, President of Women's Unit Dr. Sasmita Mungi, Senior Gynecologist Dr. Veena Pradhan, and Dr. Archana Dubey, participated in the program. They questioned the girls about their menstrual health problems and provided on-the-spot solutions and counseling. They explained the importance of menstrual hygiene and sanitary napkins and talked about various taboos related to menstruation with the girls. Principal Dr. Vibha Sharma said that this is a very important topic to talk about and she is glad that ISCI Foundation is taking steps to address such problems.
Volunteers Pranjali and Gaurav did a great job in managing the entire event and making it a success. They inspired girls to raise questions related to menstrual hygiene with doctors and also acted as a link between doctors and girls.
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