Mohali, May 24, 2019 : An awareness programme for 100 underprivileged girls was held at Gur Asara Trust, Mohali on the importance of maintaining good menstrual hygiene in a bid to enable them to reach their full potential. Promoting the ‘Janaushadhi Kendras’ initiative under the Pradhan Mantri Yojna, 6000 biodegradable sanitary pads were distributed from the orphanage in Mohali, sufficient for three months of usage per participant.
NGO ‘Spend for a Cause’ collaborated with Elante Mall to promote Project Triya, which has been working towards this initiative to help women and girls in any way possible to make their life easier during menstruation.
Talking about the initiative, Pooja Khosla, Founder, Spend for a Cause said, “The project Triya (meaning young girl) is a move by a group of budding social entrepreneurs under the NGO ‘Spend for a cause’ to spread awareness on menstrual hygiene among underprivileged women and girls. It's about educating girls, women and their families and helping them remove the taboos associated with periods. Project Triya is focused on the very basic right- ‘Triyas’ right to bleed hygienically.”
A presentation regarding the importance of menstrual hygiene was done by Dr. Neeru Bali, who also educated the women participants on the disposal of sanitary pads.