Govt schools of Jammu division observe Menstrual Hygiene Day


JAMMU : To break the taboo and bring awareness about the need and importance of better menstrual hygiene “World Menstrual Hygiene day” was observed widely across Government schools of Jammu division today.

Different activities related to adolescent education for the month of May culminated with the celebration of World menstrual hygiene day today.

The Campaigns were held in different Govt. schools of Jammu division regarding menstrual hygiene management.

Activities like class talks by teachers, poem recitations, poster making on the theme, Role plays, dissemination of information through videos, powerpoint presentations , sensitization of girls by organizing question answer sessions by different schools etc. by faculty counselors/ZCC’s/DCC’s helped in creating mass awareness among young girls and all stakeholders.

Besides guidance and counseling activities already taking place in government schools on menstrual hygiene, the main event was organized by Counseling Cell, DSEJ in the form of an interactive online program by Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, GMC Jammu Dr. Amita Gupta (MBBS, MD, FICOG).

The girl students were sensitized in detail about various ways to manage these days effectively, to maintain proper hygiene, and to remove misconceptions about periods. They were also informed about how they can seek help in case of any problem related to menstruation. The webinar was followed by a question answer session in which many girl students inquired about various problems faced during the menstrual cycle.

Dr. Romesh Kumar, I/C Counselling Cell DSEJ said that “Menstrual period is one of the leading reason for girl student dropouts in many far flung areas and Programmes like this will definitely facilitate the girl children for better management of their health and hygiene thereby leading to happy and healthy kids.

The DSEJ has also launched tele-counseling helpline Aao Baat Karein (6006800068) for catering to all such guidance and counseling needs of school students.