Bhubaneswar, 28thMay 2019: The students and staff of NMIET Bhubaneswar observed Menstrual Hygiene Day today with the women of a nearby village in Patrapada. Women from different walks of life also came together with NMIET to educate the villagers and spread awareness on the need of menstrual hygiene. Present on this occasion were Ms. RichaParida, Director HR, NMIET; Ms. ShilpaParida, Director PR, NMIET; Mrs. Lopamudra Acharya, Member, Chanchala Foundation; Mrs. Trupti Dash, Ex Secretary, Nalco Ladies Club; Mrs. NiveditaNayak, Ex HOD &Professor, Dept of Agriculture, OUAT; Mrs. Valentina Dash, Entrepreneur / Social Worker. They spoke about the importance of menstrual hygiene, the taboo that still exists regarding menstruation and the deadly consequences due to the lack of awareness on the same. Keeping in mind the theme of this year- “Its Time for Action”, a demonstration on the various methods of menstrual hygiene was also given by the speakers. The guests also distributed sanitary napkin kits amongst the ladies.
Expressing her views on the objective of this day, ShilpaParida, Director, Public Relations said, “Menstrual Hygiene as a concept is still unknown to a big part of thefemale population in our country. This awareness programme is a small effort by NMIET to help the women fight the problems that they face every month, which in turn poses a great risk to their lives.”