Menstrual Hygiene Day observed in Hailakandi district in befitting manner, SHGs producing home-made, cost effective sanitary pads.
Leading from the front, Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli said it was time to break taboos surrounding menstruation and normalise conversation around it and make young girls feel positively towards their own anatomy.
This year’s theme is on #timetotakeaction.
Deputy Commissioner Jalli along with DPM, ASRLM Biplab Nath visited Netaji Village Organisation at Rangauti Part II where for the first time in the district SHGs are making sanitary pads as a means of livelihood with help and guidance from ASRLM.
Jalli congratulated president Morjina Begum Choudhury and secretary Samara Khanum Barbhuiya and team for the brave and commendable step for bringing dignity to the lives of poor girls and women by producing home-made and cost effective sanitary pads.
“It is seen that access to sanitary pads helps increase school attendance of girl children by 11% and nullifies chances of infection through cloth rags,” said Jalli, adding that her administration would extend help and support to Netaji Village Organisation and request all to show patronage ‘as the sanitary pads are wholly home-made and cost effective’.
It may be mentioned that the district administration had distributed sanitary pads produced by Netaji Village Organisation free of cost to enhance women voters’ participation during the general elections and to promote menstrual hygiene.