NGO Nischay and other stakeholders collect over 5000 pads in three months
Jamshedpur: City-based outfit �Nishchay� launched a campaign to create a �pad bank� in government schools of the state on the occasion of Menstrual Hygiene Day on Monday. The campaign was inaugurated during �It�s Women�s Pride�, a programme organzied at a hotel in Sakchi.
The chief guest of the event was Ranjana Mishra, Director, NEP, East Singhbhum, while the special guest was Sanjay Kumar, Special Officer, Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee.
Other dignitaries present on the occasion included the district Civil Surgeon Dr Maheshwar Prasad, Arbind Tiwary, Headmaster of Upgraded Middle School, Tangrain, and Sumita Srivastava, a teacher of Girls High School, Jamshedpur.
The guests and outfit members gave sanitary pads to Arbind Tiwary and Sumita Srivastava to help them create pad banks in their respective schools.
Tarun Kumar, secretary of Nishchay, said more than 5000 pads were collected under the �Sanitary Pads For Rural Girls� campaign launched across the district in the last three months.
The chief guest and other dignitaries praised the efforts put in by Nishchay members. They were informed that the pad banks would be created in 50 villages of the district through public participation.
It was unanimously agreed to encourage healthy habits in girls regarding personal hygiene.
The chief guest said the government was encouraging self help groups in the rural areas of Jharkhand to prepare sanitary pads.
The JNAC Special Officer said films played effective role in spreading social messages. He praised the film �The Best Gift� made by Nikhil Sharda.
More than 100 people participated in the event. They included Dr Anju Bajoria, Dr Jaya Moitra, Poorvi Ghosh, Barnali Chakraborty, Puja Mahato, Poonam Mahanand, Govind Madhav Sharan and Ashu Tiwary.