Hyderabad, April 10, 2023….. Speaking about periods openly is no more taboo, Mayor Gadwal Vijayalakshmi tells NBT Nagar, Govt High School for Girls.
Let us shun old ways of managing periods. You must change along with changing times. Use sanitary pads. Pay attention to personal hygiene. Periods are a natural and biological process. And every girl goes through this process. Pain is also attached to Periods. You must face it and you must also attend School, she said while addressing 100 plus girls of the school.
Earlier Gadwal Vijayalakshmi, the Mayor of Hyderabad inaugurated the Sanitary Pads Vending Machine and an Incinerator along with Ms. Ritu Shah, Chairperson of FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO). Later she distributed pads to girls.
FLO under its ‘Sustain her health’ initiative donated both machines and pads. They will continue to provide pads free of cost for the benefit of the girls.
No one should skip school due to periods or periods related to pain, or uneasiness. Education is also equally important, said Ritu Shah while addressing the girls.
Later Dr. Sweta Agarwal spoke about menstrual hygiene, Physical Wellness, and Ms. Kanika Jain about Mental Wellness.
Dr. Sweta Agarwal told them to follow three rules of periods. One is to pay utmost importance to hygiene. Two always use sanitary pads. Three is to dispose of used pads hygienically.
No one needs to feel shy talking about periods. She asked them if they watched the Padman movie, and if not asked them to watch it. Please talk openly, she told them. She told them to eat such fruits which contain a lot of water such as Water Melon, Cucumber, etc.
Ms. Kanika Jain while talking about Mental Wellness I am sure you all are prone to menstrual-related stress, which is normal. You need to learn to cope with it, she told them. She suggested some home remedies. And asked them to use medicine when the pain becomes unbearable sometimes. She also told them to play outdoor sports to deal with stress.
Anita Headmistress of the school also participated in the function.