Lanjigarh: Vedanta’s Lanjigarh Unit organised an awareness programme in Baterlima village in Kalahandi district to raise awareness on menstrual hygiene management on the occasion of World Menstrual Hygiene Day.
With over 60 girls and women attending the programme, Prerna Mohan, wife of Vedanta, Lanjigarh unit’s COO, said, “India’s growth curve on the socio-economic development of women is in its gradual progress. The taboos around menstruation must be highlighted and we believe it is the responsibility of all empowered women to spread this awareness to all.”
“This campaign provides the right platform to enlighten fellow women about critical aspects like use of safe or hygienic materials and sanitary pads that can protect them from harmful diseases,” said she.
The programme evaluated the knowledge of participating women on menstruation, encouraged them to share their stories and the issues they faced, and informed them of ways to overcome the challenges. There were also discussions on the right use of sanitary pads, and nurses from Vedanta Hospital oriented attendees about the normal and abnormal conditions of menstruation and the necessity, at times, to consult a doctor.
Jyotsna Rani, lady supervisor, Lanjigarh, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) also graced the event.