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  • Writer's pictureMohit Modi


Taking a major step towards promoting personal hygiene among girls and reducing the hesitation of girls while buying sanitary napkins from the market, ISCI Foundation in CSR partnership with Essar TMT and in collaboration with GOGS established two new sanitary napkins vending machines.

ISCI Foundation's Director Shweta Ji said that under the initiative 10 such machines would be installed in various educational institutions in the district. She said that the machines have been installed for the purpose of promoting menstrual hygiene and the use of sanitary napkins. She said that personal hygiene among women is the first step toward a healthy life. She said that in order to properly dispose of the used sanitary napkins, an incinerator is also available in the girls' toilets in which the girls can dispose of the used napkins. The incinerator burns these napkins.

To raise awareness among girls about menstrual hygiene, a renowned panel of doctors of GOGS namely Dr. Shashibala Bhonsle, Chairperson of GOGS, Dr. Monika Jain, Dr. Rita Mishra, Dr. Vimal Garg, Dr. Veena Pradhan, and Dr. Preeti Gupta attended 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.

Vice Principal Mr. Byomesh Sharma said that this is a very important topic to talk about and he is glad that ISCI Foundation is taking steps to address such problems. He also said that he had not imagined that such a renowned panel of doctors would visit his school to make girls aware of the subject.

Volunteers Aditi, Shivani, and Harshali 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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