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CWS GCW Parade organises awareness programme on Menstrual Hygiene

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JAMMU: Centre for Women’s Studies of GCW Parade Ground Jammu in collaboration with FICCI, FLO & Niine Foundation on Tuesday organized an awareness programme on Menstrual Health and Hygiene.
Priya Sethi, National Executive Member of Bharatiya Janata Party was the Guest of Honour on the occasion. Other dignitaries present were Varuna Anand, Chairperson FICCI FLO J&K & Ladakh, Atul Gupta, Trustee Niine Foundation and other members of FICCI FLO.
Key Speakers were Dr Shivika Gupta, Gynaecologist & Obstetrician, Dr Palki Sharma, Dermatologist and Cosmetologist and Kanu Priya, certified Yoga teacher & founder Life Of Balance.
Priya Sethi shared her thoughts on the prevalence of ignorance and inhibition among teenage girls and young adults regarding issues pertaining to menstrual health. She also raised concerns about the long term consequences of non addressal of such issues and also rendered such programmes as need of the hour.
Varuna Anand said that females are still ignorant about menstrual hygiene and lack sanitary care regarding menstrual health, and such events are necessary to create awareness among women so that they don’t feel shy to discuss these issues.
Atul Gupta shared his ideas on the issues pertaining menstrual health and hygiene of women and girls though his talk and screening of short videos. Convener CWS Dr. Sonia Khajuria in her welcome address said that to overcome discriminatory practices political, corporate, and public sector leadership is required.
Principal of the College, Dr S.P Sarswat said that the college always work for the betterment of student.
students’ good health is a priority for college as good health gives way to good mind and wisdom. Dr Shivika Gupta through her talk made students aware about menstrual health, and importance of safe and affordable sanitary materials to manage their menstruation, which will decrease their risk of infections.
Dr Palki Sharma highlighted that hormone levels such as oestrogen and progesterone are low during menstruating days.
This results in dryness of skin that can accentuate lines and wrinkles. During the first few days of cycle, moisturising and hydration can be good skin enhancers.
Kanupriya deliberated upon lifestyle modification and said that regular practice of yoga might help the body feel more comfortable during the monthly cycles.
At the end of the program sanitary napkins were distributed amongst students by the team headed by Dr Varuna, Atul Gupta and other FICCI FLO members.
Program was moderated by Presidium head Khushi and formal vote of thanks was presented by Dr Piyali Arora member, SWS. The program concluded successfully with the support and cooperation of all the faculty members of Centre for Women’s Studies Dr Palak Malhotra, Dr Mamta Sharma, Dr Asha, Presidium members of the college, NSS volunteers, NCC cadets and students.

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